A tablet out of Google’s Nexus program has been rumored to launch for quite a while, and the consensus is that it is going to be announced at this year’s Google I/O between June 27 and June 29. An unnamed Asus representative confirmed to Android Authority at Computex this week that Asus and Google partnered to manufacturer the 7-inch tablet. It will be announced by the end of June. With that time frame, Google I/O sounds like the most likely place that the Nexus tablet will be announced.
The representative was not able to offer any information on pricing or specs but said the tablet is going to be “awesome.” The Nexus tablet has been rumored to cost between $150 and $200 to compete with Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire that now has more than half of the Android tablet market share.
As for the operating system that the tablet will feature, all signs point to the next version of Android called “Jelly Bean.” We will cover I/O live at the end of the month, where we hope to learn more about this supposed “Fire killer.”
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