“Nexus tablet” rumored as early as May for as low as $149 (!)

Rumor has it Google and ASUS are working together to release a “Nexus tablet” (i.e. a tablet that runs vanilla Android, presumably Ice Cream Sandwich, and is directly updated by Google). This Nexus tablet is rumored to go on sale as early as May 2012 (!) and start as low as $149 (!!).


Hold your droids sonny; this is a semi-confirmed rumor but aside from the expected released date and price there aren’t many more details available. It should be mentioned, however, the tablet is rumored to be 7 inches (boooooo) and will likely have one of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors in it. The tablet was originally rumored to be sold for $249-199 with Tegra 3; but now, with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon (which is reportedly cheaper to procure than Tegra 3,) the tablet is rumored to come out at $199-149, a price range that will undercut the iPad by a significant amount although, because of its form factor, the Nexus tablet is seen more of a competitor to the Kindle Fire than anything else. Oh Amazon, you really should have put Google Play on the Fire.

Because of the time frame it is being released, the Nexus tablet will likely have Ice Cream Sandwich on it. However, if it truly is a Nexus tablet, then it may be the first tablet to get Jelly Bean, the next version of Android. And seeing as CTIM Wireless goes on May 8-10, that may be where Nexus tablet is shown off to the world.


Holy crap. I think I just shat in my pants. Admittedly, I’ll be disappointed if Google and ASUS opt out of a quad-core because of that low price range; and I don’t very much appreciate 7 inch tablets and am hoping we will see a 10 incher from Google and ASUS, too. However, if the rumors are true this may be the first tablet I jump on without hesitation.

Feel free to share your thoughts on this matter in the comments below.

[via Android and Me]

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  • Ashraf

    @Locutus: Jerk.

    @dbareis: Welcome to the club!

    @Orson Carte: Poor Englishmen. They get rolled in Cricket and pay 2x the prices of everything.

  • Orson Carte

    I’ll offer odds of 10 to 1 that if these tablets are ever sold in the UK they will be at least twice the price they are in the good ole U.S.ofA.

  • dbareis

    7″ and at that price, I’ll probably buy one.

  • Locutus

    If this is true this’ll be my

    wait for it

    third tablet!

  • Ashraf

    @rachana: ROFLMAO!

    @PCbasics: Oh innocent you.

    @tejas: I was holding out for Windows 8 tablets myself but I’m with you there. Not sure what would stop me from grabbing a Nexus tablet at $149.

    @Prema: I’m surprised Google hasn’t yet created a Nexus tablet.

  • Hi PC Basics signor
    I am eager to know Ur from which school.As I want my brother’s kid to be there


  • @PCbasics:

    If you do it, you name it!

  • oh my god!! I’m looking for a tablet right now, and I was looking the the Nexus phone and was thinking- “how cool would it be to have a nexus tablet!!”

  • tejas

    @PCbasics: You need a new dictionary. ;)

    An ASUS NEXUS, for $150……………… if true, this will be my first tablet. :)

  • Dan

    Actually, there is..albeit, a derivitive of it’s more widely used root, it’s still considered a less vulgar and/or more humorious term to use by many world-wide..Ashraf included. :-)

  • PCbasics

    Sp. error: No such word as “shat”.