Currently with the heating up smartphone world anything can happen, like the report says that Google to produce a $99 Nexus tablet for release by the end of this year. Not only that, we’ve been hearing about Google’s Nexus 7 tablet over a last few weeks and seen the 32GB sporting Nexts 7 pop-up at a number of retailers, the device is rumored to be replacing the 16GB Nexus and will apparently retail for the same price tag as the existing model. How far it goes, we aren’t sure about it, but the details that surfaced can make some reveal.
According to the reports from DigiTimes, Google was readying a 99 dollar Nexus tablet for release this quarter, and the same one already mentioned a $99 Nexus in the past, and CNET last week cited an NPD analyst as confirming a $99 Nexus would go into production before this year ending.
It also claimed that the company’s slate will come with a single-core processor, but won’t be developed with help from ASUS, rather Google is working with a trio of Asian manufacturers — WonderMedia, HannStar, and Quanta — to bring the tablet to market, and even goes so far as to name its processor, the WonderMedia PRIZM 8950, according to the report stated.
So, the company is currently working with Taiwan-based Quanta Computer to produce a $99 Nexus tablet boasting a single-core processor that will launch by the end of this year? and not partnered with Asus, the company that helped Google to build it’s Nexus 7. The cheaper tablet is, at least now, separate from the Nexus 7 lineup.
It could be possible that the new Nexus tablet from Google which prepping a version that would cost $99, along with another that would retail for $199. It also said that Google possibly launching a more expensive Nexus 7. U.K. retailer Argos has released a Christmas Gift Guide showcasing a 32GB Nexus 7. The commercial ad, which was discovered by The Next Web, list the device for 199 British Pounds (approx $323).
Speaking about Google’s Nexus 7, which launched earlier this year, is currently available in 8GB and 16GB variants. The 8GB option retails for $199, whereas the 16GB goes for sale at $249. The Argos’ leaked 32GB Nexus 7 shown off on Steples Advantage, a retail site for business users. That device was listed for $248.37.
All these rumors and speculations comes with sake of competition, while Apple has sent out invitations for its special media event on Tuesday that is likely to showcase the long-rumored iPad Mini. The tablet device, which will reportedly come with a 7.85-inch screen, is specially designed to take on devices like Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD this holiday-season for shopping.
The next $99 Nexus 7 device will feature a single core ARM based processor. Of course this new cheaper Nexus 7 tablet has yet to be confirmed by Google.
We got no other great details about the launch date, nor the pricing yet about the Google’s next-generation Nexus 7 tablet. We will surely update it here if any information regarding to it comes out. Stay tuned!