Taiwan-based supply chain makers claim that Google is going to introduce a new model of Nexus 7 Tablet by the end of 2012, which will be priced as low as USD $99. The report was published recently in the leading technology media Digitimes.
The Nexus 7 series of tablets were first launched by Google in collaboration with Asus on July 13, 2012 in Australia and USA. The PC Tablet sporting Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) Operating System was offered at an introductory price of USD $199 for 8 GB version and USD $249 for 16 GB version.
As per Digitimes reports, the upcoming USD $99 Nexus Tablets will be manufactured by Quanta Computer, Taiwan and will feature :
- ARM-Architecture Single-Core Processor 8950 (Developer : WonderMedia Technologies, China)
- HUVA TN Panel (Developer : HannStar Display, Taiwan)
When asked about this USD $99 model, Quanta Computers declined to offer any official comment. The Taiwanese manufacturer Asus, however declared that it has no plans to introduce Google Nexus 7 Tablets priced at USD $99.
So, there is a suspicion if we will see Nexus 7 Tablet models priced as low as USD $99 by the end of 2012. Only time can tell. If such models are launched then it’s certain that Chinese manufacturers of cheap tablets would have to face die-hard tough competition from Google and Asus.