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Google's first branded tablet coming next month?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 May 2012 21:46 User comments (3)

Google's first branded tablet coming next month? According to multiple sources, Google is preparing to begin shipping their first 7-inch branded tablet next month.
The Asus-built tablet will be the first "Nexus" Android tablet, coming with a vanilla version of Android 4.0 that does not include any third-party user interface or bloatware apps.

Rumors have been swirling for months about the tablet, which was first reported to be released in May. The device had to be pushed back to July due to "design issues," says the report.

Supply chain sources say Google has ordered 600,000 tablets for June with a plan to ship 2.5 million by the end of the year.

If past rumors prove accurate, the device will run on a powerful dual-core processor, include mid-to-high end specs and sell for just $150, undercutting the feature-strapped Amazon Kindle Fire.

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3 user comments

125.5.2012 9:04

Asus?
Give me a break.

225.5.2012 9:28

Hhhhaaaaeey... I 'kinda' like my Asus Transformer... Except for all the crapware, it does the job... Despite the fact I said I wouldn't necessarily dive into the tablet market (mumble, grumble).

If this is basically another Asus without all that garbage for me to get rid of (i.e., using 3rd party software & an hour of 'my' time to get rid of it all), then yeah, I'm kinda interested. Especially seeing as 'cheaper' is in the vocabulary.


325.5.2012 22:07

I love Asus. Aside from H&H Gregg, Asus has given me some of the best customer service that I have ever received, going so far as to replace my Radeon HD 5770 despite being told that the warranty had expired. Google + Asus would be an amazing combination...Still, I refuse to buy a tablet because I have no use for one. If only Google would have broken into the gamer market with them instead!

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