Google is said to be planning to hit the market with a 7-inch Nexus tablet in the coming months at a target price of $149-$199 which will be a competitor for Amazon’s Kindle Fire
It is also reported that Google and Asustek are working together on their 7-inch co-branded tablet PC as early as May. Asus displayed its MeMO ME370T tablet – a 7-inch tablet engineered with a Tegra 3 SoC, 1280 x 800 resolution display but it was scrapped.
Though rumours are doing the rounds for quite sometime, but Eric Schmidt, Google chairman, is the one who actually started the firestorm when he was reported telling an Italian publication Corriere Della Sera that his company will market a competitive tablet within the next six months. And since then, speculations surrounding a Google-branded tablet are rife.
Android chief Andy Rubin said recently that Google wanted consumers to see its tablets as part of the broader Android ecosystem. Google’s formal announcement on the 7-inch Nexus tablet is awaited .