A new report surfaced Friday that again suggests Google and Asus are working on a co-branded tablet, likely the Nexus tablet we’ve heard so much about, and the device could be available on store shelves as soon as this May. According to DigiTimes, both companies are aiming to price the device in the Kindle Fire’s territory and it could cost between $200 and $250.
Google reportedly chose to partner with Asus because HTC wanted to control development and wasn’t interested in creating a budget tablet. DigiTimes said Acer’s research and development departement wasn’t up to snuff, either, and ultimately chose Asus due to the high quality of its products. We can’t argue that one, we’re big fans of the Transformer Prime and the new PadFone that was revealed during Mobile World Congress.
The 7-inch tablet will reportedly be the first tablet to launch with the Google Play Store.