“Reference” tablet from Google , which the company is developing jointly with ASUS , can be sold at a very low price – from 150 to 200 dollars. This informs blog AndroidAndMe citing a senior company of the component supplier to the United States, who wished to remain anonymous.
The fact that Google has chosen for his own ASUS “pills”, AndroidAndMe reported earlier this month. How to tell the blog informed sources, the Internet giant is interested in the 250 dollar tablet Memo 370T, which ASUS shows in January at CES, and instructed the Taiwan company to produce a device “for themselves.” Then it was noted that the apparatus equipped quad-core Tegra 3, and the retail price for a tablet range from 199 to 249 dollars.
However, in order to reduce the cost of components, writes AndroidAndMe, Google decided to abandon the chip NVIDIA. According to blog editor Taylor Wimberly, the ultimate in “Nexus-plate” can be a Snapdragon processor from the company Qualcomm, which ASUS closely.
If the latest rumors are true, then the 7-inch “Nexus-plate” may be the most accessible “pill” in the market. To date, the cheapest Android-tablet is a Kindle Fire from Amazon, which is sold in the U.S. for about $ 200.
Novelty can be displayed at the exhibition CTIA Wireless, which will be held from 8 to 10 May in New Orleans. According to the sources of the blog, the gadget will work on OS Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), but not eliminated and the version of Jelly Bean. Read more about it can be discussed at the conference Google I / O, which will begin June 27.