Is Asus working on a £125 Google-branded tablet?

News Ben Griffin 10:19, 5 Mar 2012

Rumours suggest Asus will be behind the first Google tablet and it could be the cheapest Google-branded device yet

Asus could be the first manufacturer to offer a Google-branded tablet, it has been reported.

The rumoured Asus device is expected to cost around £125 - the cheapest Google-branded device yet.

According to website IntoMobile, Google is after the same market as Amazon's Kindle Fire, which has seen impressive sales in the US.

Though Asus isn't the first word in tablets, or in fact mobile in general, it is close to Google, which would explain why Eric Schmidt and company might've chosen it to get the ball rolling.

And Asus is certainly no stranger to the budget, low-end device, which is what Google would need to take on the wallet-friendly Amazon Kindle Fire, which has sold over 6 million units in the US alone.

The Asus tablet will likely feature a 7-inch screen and Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Other specs are scarce at this time.

Previous rumours from DigiTimes pinned the release of an Ice Cream Sandwich Asus tablet down for an April 2012 US launch - could this be the Google tablet? Will it come to the UK, as the Google Nexus One and Galaxy Nexus smartphones did before it? Guess we'll soon find out.

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