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Google and Asus might release co-branded tablet in May

Google seems to be Shaking hands with Asus for their seven inch Android Tablet which might be on the market by May

According to a recent report from Digitimes it is being supposed that Google is working with Asus to come up with a new Android model which will be competing with the Amazons Kindle Fire. The tablet will obviously be using the Google’s Android platform and will most probably be of the same size as the Kindle fire that is 7inch.

There is also a possibility sited that the device will be available for the consumers by May of this year and might be priced at $199-$249. It was believed that Google were searching for a hardware partner for this tablet that seems to be finally rested with Asus.

According to Digitimes, some of their other choices were HTC and also Acer but they failed as HTC wanted too much development control and wasn’t showing much interested in a lower priced model, while Acer didn’t have the in house development capability which could satisfy Google. Google finally decided to go with the Asus because of its product quality and manufacturing capacity, and Asus also was keen to make a good business in the US tablet market.

This Tablet also seems to be the first to feature the new Google Play Store though no other specifics has been released yet. This competition may also heat up as there is a rumor saying Apple is also planning for a smaller version of iPad in the future. So let’s see what these entire 7inch tablets have for the consumers in the future and how their scores in the tablet market. 


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-03-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)