Google/ASUS Nexus Tablet Unveil Iminent
A couple of weeks ago, our very own TonyTha1AndOnly brought you details confirming the existence of a Google/ASUS Nexus tablet. Well folks, it now looks as though the Google/ASUS Nexus Tablet unveil is just about a sure thing. We expected for a while that the device would be introduced at Google I/O (June 27th – 29th) in San Francisco, but new details appear to confirm that suspicion. As indicated by Digitimes, the tablet will arrive with a 7-inch display and be priced at a modest $199. Considering the initial price reports and the rumor that it will have magazine subscription based capability, it’s clear that Google is looking to appeal to the same consumer base that made the Kindle Fire a success.
Furthermore, to keep the entry price competitive and attractive, it’s reported by sources that the device will feature a single front facing camera for video conferencing, and support a WiFi only connection. Assuming the hardware reports are correct, the omission of a backside camera will not be missed. I find it awkward attempting to take photos while holding a tablet and it looks plain silly. I may be in the minority here, but that’s why we have cameras in our phones. The inclusion of the front-side webcam is the one that matters, and provides the most usability. The Nexus will come loaded with the Chrome browser and as reported earlier Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) is the anticipated OS. However, that has not been confirmed.
If reports are true, Asustek Chairman Jonney Shih is expected to be present at Google I/O to jointly announce the device.
So there you have it. If the latest details are correct, the Google tablet we have long awaited for will hit the spotlight. I know I will be in line for one, will you?