Google 7-Inch $199 Nexus Tablet with ICS May Come From Asus; to Sport Quad Core Tegra 3 Chip

March 6, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

There have been rumors about Google panning to roll out a Google Experience Tablet during the second quarter of 2012, but no further hints were available.

But now it looks like the deal will go to Asus to make the device and roll out it in market for a magical $199.

Though we are yet to get any confirmation on this, we guess Google was more than impressed with what Asus has shown off as MeMo 370T at the Consumer Electronic Show. MeMo 370 T was powered by a Tegra 3 quad-core processor and was slapped a $249 bill.

An impressed Google made talks with Asus about making a similar device for a cheaper price tag. It seems that the two have reached a deal on the price tag by shaving off some of the storage which can be solved by leaving a microSD slot and the cloud options for data storage.

So putting them together, there are chances that the highly rumored 7 inch Android tablet stuffed with Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich and powered by Tegra 3 will be made by Asus for $199.

The move is obvious as Google is getting a little panicky about the sales figures of the Kindle Fire tablet from Amazon.

Though the $199 Kindle Fire is pointed out as the most successful Android tablet in the market, Google is not getting any of the profit out of it.

Amazon, who has successfully shipped more than 5 million units in the last quarter of 2011 only, has replaced the usual Google ecosystem in the Android OS with their own one on Kindle Fire.

So Google is getting no revenue it usually gets through the Android Market. A new device, with a cheaper bill, but with full Google ecosystem will turn out to be a success in the market, thinks Google.

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