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7-inch Google tablet by Asus pushed till July

Google and Asus hoping to compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire with new 7 inch tablet

Google and Asus together are set to introduce a 7 inch tablet in the month of July. It is known that from an unverified source that the shipments of these tablets will start from June and the initial number will be 600,000 units.

Earlier, the 7 inch tablet PC was about to be released on May, but as the designs and costs of the tablets did not meet the expectations of Google, so it was postponed to July for some changes that are to be done.

According to a report by DigTimes way back in March the low priced tablet from Google and Asus will give a stiff competition to Amazon’s Kindle Fire. While Google agreed to work with as Asus as they think Asus have ODM capability and good product quality  and Asus on the other hand joined hands to gain an in with Google on Android development and jump in the U.S tablet market.

The shipments of the tablet are expected to reach 2-2.5 million units this year as predicted by author Monica Chen.

In recent years Asus has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of netbooks. Now they are also trying their hands out in the laptop market. They are planning to ship more number of laptops than netbooks this year.

Not only Asus, Google has also said that it would like to bring out the highest quality of tablets in the coming six months. But it is not sure whether it is the co-branded tablet that Google was referring to, or the flagship tablet that will be released in alliance with its new acquisition Motorola Mobility.

Meanwhile Google completed the purchase of Motorola on Tuesday at $12.5 billion. Motorola was one of the first vendors to release an Android tablet along with its Xoom device. Motorola will run as a separate business and Android licensee.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-05-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)