The much-rumoured, lesser-spotted Google Nexus branded tablet will finally become reality this year, sources familiar with matters have claimed.
According to unnamed tech insiders cited by Fudzilla, the tablet is likely to feature an Amazon Kindle Fire-style compact seven-inch screen - no doubt influenced by the two-million-plus sales of the retailer giant’s debut Android effort.
Under the hood, Google will reportedly opt for a powerful Tegra 3 quad-core processor that puts its slate in line with the latest challengers unveiled last month at Mobile World Congress (MWC).
Other than that, details are hard to come by. But speculation is rife that instead of its trad Nexus handset partners Samsung and HTC, Google will choose lesser-light Asus to build its tablet.
However, this seems almost entirely based on the fact that Asus unveiled a similar-sounding seven-inch, quad-core processor-toting tablet at MWC. That’s led some to guess that this could be rebadged and rebranded under the Google banner.
On the other hand, Google has shown that it’s keen to spread the love around when it comes to building its devices, so we guess you can’t rule out Asus’s involvement completely.