Asus to build Google's 7-inch Android Nexus tablet?

News Natasha Garyali 23:14, 5 Mar 2012

According to rumors, Asus will be behind Google's Rs 10,000 priced 7-inch Android Nexus tablet

Asus will be behind Google's 7 inch Android Nexus tablet.

The rumors stem from a quote given by Benson Lin, Corporate Vice President at ASUS to TechRadar recently. He said: 'ASUS is very close to Google, so once they have Android 5.0 I think there will be a high possibility that we will be the first wave to offer the Jelly Bean update.'

Intomobile explains that under the Google's Nexus program the company ropes in a new manufacturer to produce a Android run device. We saw the partnership result in Nexus One, Nexus S, and the more recent Galaxy Nexus.

It appears that Google is likely to extend this partnership to tablets as well. Priced at $200 (Rs 10,000 approx), the Google Android Nexus tablet will probably be the cheapest device emerging from Google's stable still date.

What is interesting is that when Google's chairman Eric Schimdt  told the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sea said ‘within the next six months, we plan to make a tablet of the highest quality’, everybody thought it would be in partnership with Motorola Mobility. So, Asus's name definitely comes as a surprise.

No brownies for guessing who Google is gunning for with its 7-inch delight - Amazon's Kindle Fire.

A major competitor in the budget tablet market, Amazon's $200 Fire tablet's sales are estimated to be over 6 million range. The  tablet is not only in its nascent stage but has been in just one country.

With the Google tablet PC expected to launch somewhere in April this year, we can't help wait for the battle to begin.

Do you think Nexus tablet will be the next big thing to emerge this year?

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