DO YOU PLAN ON BUYING THE NEW GOOGLE TABLET? Does Google's $199 tablet target $499 iPad or Kindle Fire? Some analysts believe Google's real target for new Nexus tablet is Amazon, not Apple
The report said the Nexus 7 will run the latest Android version, Jelly Bean, and a high-end Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor. The documents also revealed the $199 price tag for a low-end version,
The manufacturing cost structure and the $199 price tag indicate that the Google device is intended to take on the 7-in. Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, not the 9.7-in. iPad that starts at $499, said Tom Mainelli, an analyst at IDC.
In 2011, the iPad commanded 59% of the global tablet market, while Amazon had 6.9%, IDC said.
With the combination of a high-end Tegra 3 quad-core processor and other cost-efficient features, the Nexus 7 could be a winning piece of hardware, but it has to compete against tablets coming from Asus and Acer with similar price tags and functionality, analysts have noted.
The 7-in. Acer Iconia Tab A110, shown at Computex earlier this month, is expected to sell for less than $200, and will also include a quad-core Tegra 3 processor.
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