Well folks, it looks like we’re getting closer and closer to seeing Google’s Nexus tablet a reality. We were among the first to tell you that Google planned on introducing its tablet at Google I/O next week, but now we have some additional details adding to this excitement. According to DigiTimes, the Nexus tablet will drop in at 7-inches, feature a WiFi-only connection and will only feature a front-facing camera for a budget-friendly price of only $199. Software-wise, we won’t know what OS the device will come preloaded with (though speculation points directly at Jelly Bean)— but DigiTimes confirms the device will feature Google’s own Chrome Browser. While we already see plenty of signs that ASUS would have a hand in the Nexus tablet’s development, it is also believed that Quanta Computer will be playing a part in the manufacturing of the device.
It looks as if Google is full steam ahead too with bringing Nexus tablets to stores. DigiTimes adds:
“The 7-inch Nexus tablet PC already started shipping in June and is estimated to be available in the retail channel in July with the device’s total shipments expected to reach at least three million units in the second half of the year”.
Well folks, if DigiTimes is correct, it looks like we’ll be seeing something special very soon. We’ll find out soon enough as Google and Asustek Chairman Jonney Shih are slated to announce the tablet at Google I/O next week.