Friday, December 21, 2012

Report Hints At Cheaper Google Nexus 7

Report Hints At Cheaper Google Nexus 7
Google Nexus 7 Tablet
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The GoogleNexus 7 is already a relatively low-priced tablet but according to Digitimes, the online search giant is reportedly working on a much-cheaper version of the device.

The Google Nexus 7 was offered with a $199 price tag, which impressed a number of consumers. However, Google is reportedly working on offering a similar device that is priced under $150 with the ultimate goal of selling one at a price tag of $99.

The Taiwan-based tech site indicated that the low-priced Google Nexus 7 will be available in the market by the second quarter of 2013.

Components for the low-priced Nexus 7 tablet were already shipped by O-Film this month. The manufacturer reportedly offers a touch-screen glass to glass film technology that helped bring down the cost of producing the device aside from making is slimmer.

The lower production expenses will eventually bring down the price of the Google Nexus 7 to $99 although it is not possible for the moment. The report indicated that the upcoming model of the device will be price from $129 to $149.

First quarter deliveries are expected to reach 600,000 units according to delivery estimates. By offering the Google Nexus 7 at a price lower than $150 is seen as a challenge to the iPad Mini of Apple, which is priced around $329. When the price will go down to $99, the Google Nexus 7 is expected to give the tablet offering of Apple a run for its money. The quality of the low-priced Google Nexus 7 will reportedly compete with the quality offered by the iPad of Apple.

However, since the report is based on the supply chain of the device, its accuracy remains to be seen. Orders for the unconfirmed components of the supposed low-price Google Nexus 7 may be cancelled by the company any time, which means the report should be taken with a grain of salt.

For the moment, around one million units of the Google Nexus 7 is delivered by Asus and Google each month.

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