If anyone could believe their eyes at CES 2012, then it’s time because Google is making some smart moves into Hardware segment. Google CEO Eric Schmidt promised that a Google tablet would be coming within six months last December. If Google is to meet that six-month timeframe, Google should officially be introducing its first Android tablet in June 2012.
According to the specs, which popped up recently in the benchmarking site Rightware, the tablet, dubbed the Nexus 7, will use a quad-core NVidia Tegra 3 processor, and come with the Android 4.1 (“Jelly Bean”) operating system. Jelly bean update can be inferred from the fact that all the Nexus devices, upon launch are shipped with the latest version of Android OS and if any these rumors are true, then the letter “J” being used in the code to describe the software build can very well mean that Jelly Bean update is round the corner.
The name “Google Asus Nexus 7” suggests that this will be a 7-inch tablet manufactured by Asus. Details on the device show the display to have a 1280-pixel-by-768-pixel resolution. Inside, the slate tablet sports a quad-core NVidia Tegra 3 processor clocking at 1.3GHz along with an NVidia ULP GeForce graphics processing unit.
As for software, the Nexus 7 shown on the PowerBoard site is running Google’s latest Android tablet OS, Android 4.1 JRN51B or “Jelly Bean”.
A Suggestive 7-inch Tab was displayed by a collaboration of NVidia and Asus during CES 2012, which had a 1.2GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor (part of NVidia’s new inexpensive tablet platform, Kai), a WXGA (1280-pixel- by-800-pixel resolution) display, 1GB of memory, and 16GB of storage. This model was priced at $199, and If Google chalks out a tablet on these lines, a Sub-$200 tablet could be a reality soon.
On broader terms, this tablet would not be posing a big threat to the iPad, but it could kill Kindle fire, armed with the raw power of android from the powerhouse Google itself. A native nexus device also means that updates would be pushed more faster, without the cosmetic skinning procedures by hardware companies. if you are planning to buy a tablet soon, then it would be worth the wait for the launch of Google nexus Tab.
A NVidia Quad-Core 1.3Ghz Processor, 16Gb storage, Great display and a equally good RAM bundled at $200. I am surely going to lay my hands on it, will you?. Drop in your views below.