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Google: Time to focus on cheap Android tablets

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 13 Apr 2012 8:39 User comments (3)

Google: Time to focus on cheap Android tablets

Google's CEO Larry Page has noted today that the company is focusing on cheap Android tablets into the future, lending credence to the unrelenting rumor that the company is releasing a $150 "Nexus" tablet later this year to compete with Apple and Amazon.
Said Page during a conference call: "[W]e definitely believe that there's going to be a lot of success at the lower end of the market as well with lower-priced products that will be very significant. And it's definitely an area we think is important and we're quite focused on."

Page praised other low-priced Android tablet makers, without naming names. Barnes & Noble and Amazon control the market for 7-inch entertainment tablets but Apple is rumored to be testing an "iPad Mini."

If the rumors are accurate, Google's Nexus tablet will be Asus MeMo 370T which includes a quad-core processor and Ice Cream Sandwich.

Rumor has it Google will unveil the tablet at its developer's conference in June.

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3 user comments

113.4.2012 23:00

i hope its great i really do

213.4.2012 23:26

Originally posted by A5J4DX:
i hope its great i really do
+! with u

314.4.2012 21:55

If they make it a Tegra3 quad core, I'd pay $250-300, much less $150 - lol. Root that sucker, install Linux, and use a Bluetooth mini-keyboard = pwn the world!

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