There is no denying the competition in the tablet market is really heating up. More than just the general competition, the competition to come up with the cheapest tablet with maximum specs seem to be the key to winning this competition. We had the Nexus 7 launch at $199 price range and then a couple of tablets from Amazon in the form of new Kindle fires before Barnes and Noble also jumped into the competition. It is indeed very difficult to decide who is the clear winner in this category because all these three devices are indeed very different from each other. In fact the latter two do not even run a full fledged Android OS. They are a very themed form of the OS. And that is probably the main reason why most of the Apps also do not work on these devices.
However, to be able to clearly stand heads and shoulder above the competition, it seems like Google has decided to take the matters in it’s own hands regarding their own Flagship device that is the Nexus 7. According to Digitimes Google are working with Asus in the production of two new tablets in the Nexus 7 range. The report stated that, “One of the models will be priced at US$199 while the other will be priced at US$99, and both models are expected to hit markets by the end of 2012”. There is also rumor doing rounds that there may be a launch of an iPad Mini somewhere in October by Apple which may well be in the sub $300 category. If that is indeed the case then it makes a lot of sense for the path that Google is taking.
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