The slate is expected to go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2012
Google is still struggling to fulfill the high-demand for its Nexus 7 tablet. On top of that, the company plans to phase out the 16GB Nexus 7 tablet and replace it with a 32GB model.Well, it looks like Android enthusiasts are in for another pleasant surprise from Google as the search giant is reportedly planning to launch another Nexus tablet.
If you’re wondering why Google would launch another Nexus tablet, though the Nexus 7 is still one of the best-selling Android tablets of all times, then here’s what rumors are claiming.
Digitimes reports, citing sources close to the matter, that Google is still considering releasing an Android tablet priced under $100 USD (75 EUR).
In fact, this is exactly what Nexus 7 should have been, but given the improved hardware installed, the slate was priced much higher in the end.
It’s unclear who’s to blame for that, but according to the latest hearsay, the cheapest Nexus tablet launched by Google won’t be built by Asus anymore.
Apparently, the next Nexus tablet, which will be available for purchase for no more than $99 USD (75 EUR), will be manufactured by Taiwan-based Quanta Computer.
According to Digitimes, “the US$99 Nexus tablet is equipped with an ARM-architecture single-core processor 8950 developed by China-based WonderMedia Technologies, and a HUVA TN panel made by Taiwan-based HannStar Display.”
Furthermore, rumor has it that Google prepares this cheap Nexus tablet for a Q4 2012 release, though we don’t have more details on this one yet.
While Asus specifically said that it had no plans to launch another Nexus tablet in the near future, Quanta Computer declined to comment.
Given the fact that there are only a few months left until the end of the year, it’s likely that more details on this $99 USD (75 EUR) Nexus tablet will surface in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more updates on the matter.