At this year’s MWC 2012, Asus gave out the impression that it might be closely working with Google to bring the Google Nexus tablet. Google has been working with one manufacturer each year to bring a Nexus device which sets the bar for that years Android phone hardware. All Nexus device also enjoy immediate Android updates and receives vanilla Android OS.
Now Google is trying to do the same with tablets. Going by Android tablets’ pitiful record, it’s obvious that Google needs to take the matter in its own hands if they want to gain at per cent market share in at least double digits.
According to recent report by Digitimes, Asus might just bring out a 7-inch Nexus tablet priced between $199-$249 as early as May 2012.
With Apple’s new iPad launch, iPad 2 pricing is expected to give tough competition to Android tablets recently announced. iPad 2, which starts from $399 for 16GB WiFi only model is still the cheapest and value for money tablet in the market. But if Asus manages to bring a 7-inch tablet priced at $199, Google and Asus would definitely have a winner with them.
While not everything reported by Digitimes turns out to be true, we have a hunch that this one might be.