The much waited and oft-rumored Google-branded tablet, which will be manufactured by ASUS, has been in lime light since Google chairman Eric Schmidt started a firestorm when he was quoted to an Italian newspaper in December, stated that the company is planning to launch a tablet of the highest quality in the next six months.
While we were left wondering if slate will run on quad core Tegra 3 processor, a recent report claims that the tablet will be powered by dual core chip and will be sold for $149-199. The source also says that the Google Nexus tablet is a “done deal” and that it will be made by ASUS, which will likely enter in production in April. Although incredibly cheap, the new device will offer great quality to all users.
One thing that hasn’t been set as of yet is the product’s name, it seems. However, chances are that it would be included in the Nexus line as the Nexus Play.
With the way things are lining up, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the device unveiled either at CTIA in May or, more likely, at Google I/O which kicks off in San Francisco at the end of June.