Google Nexus tablet slated to be $200 7-inch slate this July
The timing from this leak could powerfully suggest that Google could announce the Google Nexus 7 tablet and Android Jelly Bean at Google I/O, which falls out at 27-29 June. Not an whole lot is recognised about Jelly Bean other than it could boast further tablet optimisations, and Google Chrome could put back the stock browser. It’s as well possible that Majel — Google’s answer to Siri — could first appearance with Jelly Bean.
More significantly, although, the Google Nexus 7 tablet is anticipated to cost betwixt $200 and $250 — as is price as the Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire, and a whole $150-200 to a lesser degree the lowest-spec iPad — and dealt at once by the Google Play Store, as if the Galaxy Nexus. Display- and SoC-wise, the Google Nexus 7 tablet could be adrift the separate 7-inch tablets out from the water, and the quad-core Tegra 3 had better be quicker than the A5 SoC discovered at the iPad 2 — CPU-wise leastwise. The Powerboard benchmark ensues to the GPU from Nexus 7 do not seem good: only 18 fps at Rightware’s OpenGL ES 2.0 Taiji test.
What stays to be seen is whether there’s a sizable market to affordable 7-inch tablets. The Kindle Fire surely sold well at the winter, catching 50% of the Android tablet commercialise — just at conclusive numbers, we are still just discussing some million units, likened to Apple’s 11 million iPads distributed at the same period. Kindle Fire’s sales have since decompressed.
Then again, there are bearing on rumors that Apple is as well looking acquiring a 7-inch iPad — and for causes we’ve discussed much moment, a mini iPad could nearly surely be cheaper and heftier than the competition. A Nexus tablet maintained and sold by Big G itself may be the just way to stop Apple from getting through the 7-inch Nexus tablet market.