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Confirmed: Nexus Tablet Debuting End of June at Google I/O

Authored by: Steven Blum — Jun 11, 2012

We've long heard rumors that Google's $200 Nexus tablet would be making its debut at the I/O Conference this June and now we have confirmation from an exclusive source at ASUS that this is indeed the case. Android Authority says they've made contact with an unnamed ASUS employee who confirmed the fact that the smartly-priced Nexus tablet will be debuting at Google's big conference. But that's not the only juicy tidbit we've found out about this tablet...

According to an Italian website, AndroidHD, the new tablet will offer users the option of subscribing to magazines directly from the device. If this rumor is true, it would mean Google is taking its cues from Amazon's Kindle's groundbreaking success. With movies, books, apps, games and now magazines, Google is building a similarly extensive ecosystem as Amazon's.

Other rumores point to a Tegra 3 1.3GHz processor, 7" screen and Android 4.1 Jellybean. Certainly the tablet will have to be incredible in order to compete with both the iPad and Microsoft's Windows 8 platform. It's a tough market for Android tablets these days, but it's possible the Nexus tablet will have what it takes to slay the competition.

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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  • Steven Blum Jun 11, 2012 Link to comment

    Haha, good question! I'm certainly glad ASUS is getting a shot this time around. Love that company...

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    Jun 11, 2012 Link to comment

    What happens when all of the major brands have made nexus devices? will they come up with a new name? call it the nexus 2 or what?

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