Google Nexus Tablet by ASUS rumored for July release

May 24, 2012
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This isn't the first time we've heard this rumor, and it certainly won't be the last. The often accurate DigiTimes has just brought this rumor back into the limelight stating that the Google Nexus quad-core tablet being manufactured by ASUS will be released in June, with market availability coming in July.

According to sources this tablet will most likely be 7-inches as expected, but has been undergoing a few small changes otherwise it would have been possibly released this month. DigiTimes reports that around 600,000 ASUS/Google tablets have been ordered and will see production, arriving sometime in June. This puts it right in time for Google I/O in late June (we'll be there live) so hopefully that will give us additional details.

Google nor ASUS has confirmed any of these reports, and for now these rumors are still just flowing out of the supply chains. With recent talks of NVIDIA's new KAI budget-friendly quad-core processor this could end up being what we see next month. A 7-inch quad-core Google Play Nexus tablet made by ASUS and sold in the Google Play Store for the awesome price point of $199. If initial sales look promising that 600,000 device order might get filled quite fast. Stay tuned for more details and hopefully we hear more as Google I/O approaches.

[via PocketNow]


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Castellano/1311687279 Chris Castellano

    I hope that is not a picture of the tab in the article above. to much black space around the screen.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      That is the original 7-inch ASUS MeMO quad-core tablet from CES.. It’s since been redesigned a bit but we have no clue what it will actually look like @facebook-1311687279:disqus

  • Jesslyn Hendrix

    As a fan of my GTab 8.9, I really hope that someone makes a 8.9 Nexus tablet. I hated the too big 9/10″ and the 7″ is too small for movies and games, IMO. heavy sigh. I do not get why I always end up liking the tech that doesn’t make it (ie, smartphones w/ qwerty)

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      I agree @google-471ccb87f22a3eb08bb3702ad2eb17ed:disqus although I have the Galaxy Tab 7, 7.7, 8.9, and 10 all sitting here and to be honest my favorite is the 7.7

      7 is too small, and I loved 8.9 but now I have the 7.7 I think it might be the perfect size.

  • http://twitter.com/EmalLikeBau5 Emal Jaan

    I just cancelled my SGS3 order and i will definitely wait to get a pure tablet with ICE Sandwich instead of mobile! My Galaxy Tab 10.1 sax with TouchWize! My Galaxy Nexus rocks!

  • Greg Montaño

    Is this supposed to be 4g or wifi only? Any carriers rumored?

  • KID ANDROID

    @ Emal I dont think youll see ICS on the NEXUS TAB, Im thinking that this will be the first device we see the New Jelly bean 5.0 on :-)