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Google delays first “Nexus tablet” until July as it aims to slash the price?

News reported from the Verge is that the first instalment in Google’s range of tablets; the “Nexus tablet”, will be delayed until at least July. It seems that Google is keen to lower the cost of the co-branded Android device, reports stating that the price stands at around £156 ($249) currently and the tech giant wants to match the cost of Amazon’s Kindle Fire. The Kindle Fire launched with an RRP of £125 ($199) in November 2011.

Google is developing the tablet with the help of ASUS for a co-branded 7-inch wi-fi only tablet, that will also include the latest Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Although the design was set to go on sale in May, last minute changes to the design hope to lower the final RRP of the tablet.

 

The 7-inch tablet will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, not the hotly anticipated Android 5.0 Jelly Bean OS. The smaller size of the tablet could be Google’s attempt to match reports of an iPad mini from Apple, rumoured to sport a 7.85-inch screen.

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