The 8GB and 16GB Nexus 7 tablets might be joined by a new $99 Nexus 7 tablet sometime later this year according to a new rumor.
Digitimes is reporting that industry sources say that Google and Asus are working on two new Nexus 7 tablets for launch sometime later this year, presumably before the holiday season. Both devices are apparently thinner than the Nexus 7 models that are currently on the market. However, its the pricing where the devices, if real, will differ.
One Nexus 7 device will apparently check in with a $199 price tag. That’s the same price as the 8GB Nexus 7. However, the other Nexus 7 will apparently retail for a mere $99, much cheaper than either of the Nexus 7 tablets on the market, and really, just about any other tablet that’s on the market.
Other aspects of the devices remain in the shadows.
It’s unclear just what a $99 Nexus 7 would entail. To get the price that low, Google and Asus would likely have to chop off some features or potentially offer the device on-contract with cellular data. It’s also possible that both of these could be the case.
Digitimes is also a completely hit or miss publication so it’s also possible that neither of these new Nexus 7 devices are real. However, with thenew 7.85-inch iPad Mini rumored to be launching in October, Google might be trying to better position itself or the holiday shopping season and a $99 tablet could be something its willing to bet on.
Read: Nexus 7 Review.
Neither Google nor Asus has confirmed the news so at this point, those interested in a $99 Nexus 7 need to temper their expectations.
The Nexus 7 is Google’s first Nexus-branded tablet and it was the first device to launch with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google’s new operating system out of the box. It features a 7-inch display, quad-core processor, and a minimalistic design that has been a hit with users.
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