Google preps 199 USD tablet

About 2 months ago rumors about an upcoming Google tablet surfaced for the first time. Back then the information was scarce and the rumors seemed unlikely but they persisted and this week surfaced anew with even a greater strength.

According to Richard Slim, who works for DisplaySearch, Google is currently working on a 7-inch display tablet that will feature 1280×800 pixels of resolution. The development process has also advanced to such a stage that production is expected to start in April 2012 with the manufacturing of 1.5 million to 2 million units at first. He also claims that the device will retail for just 199 USD – and this is where the best selling Amazon Kindle Fire resides.

This is bad news for Amazon not only because the Google slate will be better than the Kindle Fire, but also because its own tablet has become target for other companies, one of which is Barnes & Noble and their new 8 GB Nook tablet. It appears that Amazon is in for some hard time on the tablet market.

Google tablet

Google has also an ace in its sleeve too – the rumored Google tablet will run Android 4.0 natively, while the Kindle Fire comes with Android 2.3 – and a customized version at that. Still, from what we know Amazon is preparing Kindle Fire 2, which is expected to debut in mid-2012 along with a bigger model that may come with a 9-inch or a 10-inch display.

Of course all the information here is unofficial so such a tablet may not appear at all or if it appears it may be different so only time will tell the true story of the rumored Google tablet.


Source: Phonearena

Related posts

LG starts sales of 27-inch 27EA83 monitor

The Korean company LG has released the 27-inch 27EA83 monitor to market in Europe. The new device measures 643 x 226 x 459 mm and weighs 7.3 kilograms. The 27EA83 is based on an IPS display that operates at 2560 x 1440 pixels and supports WHQD. The monitor offers 6 ms of...

Sharkoon presents the SharkZone H30 headset

Sharkoon presents the SharkZone H30 headset

The maker of gaming peripherals Sharkoon has expanded its range of gaming headsets with the addition of the new SharkZone H30 headset that might as well be the perfect solution for the upcoming Fallout 4 game that is said to have three times more music content than its predecessor. The new...

NEC introduces lightest ultrabook ever

NEC has proudly introduced to this world what may be the world’s lightest ultrabook. The VersaPro UltraLite VG is NEC’s latest ultrabook offering and being the lightest ultrabook ever seen the device comes in a 14.9 mm thick chassis made of a lithium-magnesium alloy for a total weight of just...

Leave a comment