We’ve been hearing reports of a Google Nexus Tablet for months now, however the reports are suggesting it may be coming sooner, rather than later. Android and Me claims to have solid sources within Asus that report a $149 quad-core Nexus tablet is a “done deal”, however The Verge is suggesting it might be closer to $199. Either way this is a great price for a 7-inch pure Google tablet, and will be an important step if they are going to protect the Google marketplace from the Amazon onslaught.
Google may be gearing up to launch a tablet of its own, one that could serve as a benchmark for other Android tablet makers to follow when designing their own slates. Eric Schmidt, Google's Executive Chairman, reportedly told an Italian newspaper during an interview that the search giant plans to market a premium quality tablet within the next six months.
The venerable Nexus One was launched in early 2010 and set the stage for a new breed of faster Android devices. Sales were lackluster, but a certain contingent of Android lovers embraced the Nexus One, and many still use it today. Google, however, is less smitten with this phone of yesteryear. The Big G announced today that the Nexus One will not be getting an official update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
With Samsung’s CTIA event just days away, the Android leaks are really starting to hit. According to BGR and GSM Arena, the upcoming Nexus device has been dubbed the Galaxy Nexus, and will be exclusive to Verizon Wireless in the US. The site also got a spec sheet they say is final.
In the wake of a lackluster iPhone 4S announcement, many phone fans are looking forward to next week’s CTIA event where Google and Samsung are expected to make a big Android announcement. In an apparent effor to stoke the fires, Samsung has released a teaser video that contains a glimpse of what is likely to be the Nexus Prime. This new flagship device is expected to be a major departure from last year’s model.