Asus Executive: Yes, Google is Launching Its Own Android Tablet This Month

A Google-branded Android tablet has been the heart of many rumours over the past year. At long last, there is something concrete to place hope on.

The 7-inch Asus-made tablet, expected to cost $250 or less, is anticipated to be one of the best Android tablets to date—after all, Google should know a thing or two about making the most of its own mobile platform. But it was only a dream—until this weekend, when an anonymous Asus executive told Android Authority that the so-called "Nexus 7" is indeed real and may even launch by the end of this month.

Now, we are able to confirm to you that ASUS is indeed partnering with Google for the Nexus tablet. An ASUS representative, who wished to remain anonymous, told us during COMPUTEX that the Google tablet will come by the end of June, and that can only mean one thing – Google I/O.

If the Nexus 7 stays in the $200 to $250 price range, it will spell bad news for Research In Motion, whose BlackBerry PlayBooks no longer have a $199 option.

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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