Google Delays Tablet Until July For Last-Minute Tweaks?


For months now, we’ve been hearing rumors about Google’s plans to branch-out from having only smartphones released under its name to also include tablets. There have been a lot of consistencies with the reports so far, often claiming that the device will have a seven-inch display, and there have been multiple mentions of ASUS as a potential manufacturer. We’ve also heard that the plans were to get the tablet out sometime in May, but a new rumor out this morning claims that Google is delaying the release until July in the hopes of making some last-minute adjustments.

Supposedly, the impetus behind these tweaks is a desire to reduce manufacturing expenses, and ultimately offer the tablet at a lower price point. We’ve heard a couple ranges for possible prices mentioned, but lately it’s been sounding like something up around $250 could be likely. Google’s reportedly very interested in keeping that figure down; there’s no word on if it has a goal price in mind, but there have been suggestions that it doesn’t want to break $200. Even at the price, the tablet is supposed to feature a quad-core Tegra 3 chip; maybe NVIDIA wasn’t so unrealistic about its predictions for low-cost tablets, after all.

Source: The Verge

Via: Android Central

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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