Google’s Tablet Delayed
By Will765 On 10 Apr, 2012 At 11:20 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

The collaboration between Google and Asustek was supposed to produce a tablet by June. However, it now looks like it will not appear until at least July, if not August.  Apparently Google feels the seven-inch device is too expensive right now, at $249 USD.  The delay in release is to figure out ways to reduce the cost down to around what an Amazon Kindle Fire retails for-$199 USD.  Of course, the Google tablet was said to have a Tegra3 quad-core processor, IPS screen, etc, etc.  Whether the tablet can be sold for such a low price, with so many features, remains to be seen.  Rumors that it is delayed so that it can ship with Google’s next operating system, Jelly Bean, are almost certainly incorrect.  Ice Cream Sandwich still has very limited market penetration, and to throw a new os into the mix would likely be a bad idea.  However, the delays are not good for Google or Asus.  The longer they don’t put this device onto the market, the longer the new iPad and every other android tablet gets to grab a piece of the tablet market.  By the time it finally shows up, unless it is really spectacular, many may greet it with a yawn.

 

About - Bill Anderson posts under the clever alias will765. Gets to work from a home office for a piano moving company, in glorious Lake Hopatcong, NJ. Pretty new to android, but love technology and have been building my own(and friends)pc's for about 15 years

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