Asus representative confirms Nexus tablet coming “by the end of June”

Daniel Bader

June 10, 2012 7:37pm


Another confirmation that the Nexus Tablet is coming soon. An Asus representative at Computex told Android Authority that it will be releasing a tablet in collaboration with Google, which will debut “at the end of June,” likely during Google I/O.

The collaboration extends to Nvidia as well, which is expected to debut its Tegra 3-based Kai platform for low-cost Android tablets at the conference. We know that Kai is not a single device but an implementation of Tegra 3 at 1.3Ghz with low-cost DDR2 RAM and a number of other cost-cutting methods to help keep the price below $250. The Nexus Tablet is rumoured to debut at $199, but that remains to be seen.

The not-so-secret project will hopefully propel sales of Android tablets by bringing the price-to-performance ratio to a level that would be seen as competitive with Apple’s iPad. And while existing high-end Android tablets such as the Asus Transformer Prime are extremely powerful, it’s the lack of an app ecosystem that has hindered adoption levels.

With the Nexus Tablet and Android 4.1 Jellybean, Google will look to convince app developers that there is money to be made in the tablet space. The unnamed Asus rep also mentioned a North American debut for the 1080p TF700T tablet and the PadFone, which could come to AT&T.

We’ll be at Google I/O on June 27th and 28th to cover all the major announcements, so be sure to check back!

Source: Android Authority

  • anaj

    :o jellybean? Cant wait!

  • ace

    so i could buy 3 of these, or 1 ipad…. wtf apple?

    • Threecube

      You can’t really compare this to the ipad price wise since this is a 7 inch and the ipad is a 10 inch. But yeah I hear you on the over pricing of Apple products.

  • Marc

    While this is extremely exciting I’d rather they not imploy cost cutting methods at the expense of quality. I’d rather pay $400-$500 for a quality build with solid specs.

    If they can do all that for the low price tag than great but I’m a little skeptical unless Google will be subsidizing the development.

    • Marc

      *then

    • ace

      Hey Marc, sure the ipad costs ~$600, but thats because apple is greedy and there is a huge markup… components only cost around ~$260. ITs all the same stuff made by Samsung and other japanese companies etc….

      google isuppli and you will see for yourself… Take my money already googs :)

  • Nightcrawler

    Ya Baby. Come to papa…

  • Abe

    I highly doubt this is coming with jelly bean. I remember a while back google saying there going to release yearly updates from now on,in that case jelly bean will be out in the fall.

  • TKG26

    Love the playbook size, this could be a real hit with me and the price point is sweet.

  • john Wu

    What a waste of time bring another great new product to this super cheap land no one wants pay a penny

  • ed moss

    [NVDA] KEPLER— WILL OVER COME ALL CHALLENGERS FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE . IT WILL HAVE THE SAME EFFECT AS WHEN A HUGE WAVE CRUSHES WHAT EVER LIES IN IT’S WAY .

  • RIM

    blackberry playbook 2.0 os is faster than quadcore!
    and playbook has flash which increases the memory speed…and also micro usb slot for better battery life!

  • vengefulspirit99

    Shut up and take my money

  • Sanjiro

    I wonder what kind of display it’ll have, I think anything higher than TN panels would be great (IPS, VA, PLS, etc.), but if it’s got a display similar to the Acer A100, it won’t sell well; can’t have a good tablet without a decent screen to go with it.

  • Dylan k

    I don’t think that it’s going to be “cheaply made”, could have sworn that Google will be munching part of the cost (subsidized device) to keep the price low, I’m expecting a decent tablet for $200, and Acer announced one at the same price point too, love competition.

  • Marc

    lol you guys went off on the down votes…what did I say wrong. If the price is cheap and the quality is still good then great..Im happy, but I wouldn’t want to pay subpar prices for a subpar product…if Google is subsidizing..then again, great.

    Ace I never even mentioned the iPad, the iPad is an outdated device IMO…only successful because of the app environment. Im looking for quality build with high performance specs. I want a machine, not a toy.