Google expected to release a new tablet at Google I/O under its own name – Part 2

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 5:00:49 by

Currently, the 7-inch tablet market is ruled by Amazon with its trend-setting Kindle Fire, released in 2011. Barnes & Noble also dances well on the floor but is not the market leader. Samsung and other OEMs have also released 7 inchers but due to high prices users either go for 10.1 alternatives or a Kindle Fire.

Google hinted that the upcoming tablet will be a whole new experience with a smaller screen. But the thing that makes the difference is the price in this particular category. The new Google tablet is tipped to be in the neighbourhood of $150 to $250. Although most rumours point to a Kindle Fire-competitive price of $199 but quad-core processors don’t come that cheap.

Word on the street is that new Google tablet, Nexus 7 as it is reported, has a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, clocked at 1.3 GHz. No word on RAM but that is like stating the obvious. The processor is coupled with a Nvidia’s ULP GeForce GPU, to oomph up the screen with a resolution of 768×1,280 pixels.

The dimensions are unclear but the way Google works, lock yourself in for a surprise. Other specifications like Wi-Fi connectivity, a front-facing camera and Chrome browser are standard these days. However, Bluetooth connectivity, even as an option, would be welcome, if you know what I mean.

The new tablet is not the only thing that Google will play for three days. A new version of the Android is also expected to take the stage at the event, probably following the launch of the tablet.


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