Google tablet set to limbo in at low $199 entry point
The Google Nexus tablet will be co-branded with Asus. More importantly, it will be inexpensive at $199.
Google will launch a $199 tablet this week at its developers conference co-branded with Asus, Bloomberg is reporting.
The one feature garnering the most attention is price. At $199, the Google tablet is $200 less than Apple's $399 iPad 2.
Previous reports have claimed the Nexus device will sport the quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of memory, and IPS (in-plane-switching) screen -- which boasts wide viewing angles.operating system, a
The $399 iPad 2, by comparison, comes with a dual-core A5 and 512MB of RAM.
Of course, apps are what matter to many, if not most, people. Though Google claims hundreds of thousands of apps, the iPad has more apps overall and more apps designed specifically for the tablet format, as reviewers are wont to point out.
An 8GB model will cost $199, while the 16GB version will still be pretty cheap at $249, according to Gizmodo Australia.
It's worth noting this isn't the first highly anticipated $199 Android tablet. The $199 Amazon Kindle Fire was announced last year to great fanfare and acould arrive as early as July.