Google’s Nexus phones are some of the most popular and well-designed Android devices around, and if recent rumors are to be beleived, Google may intend to bring the Nexus brand to tablets as well. It’s reported partner is Asus, which is pretty good at selling quality devices at compartively low price points. That’s likely music to Google’s ears, which is why the deal seems so possible.
Google reportedly went through several manufacturers before settling on Asus to develop its 7-inch “Kindle Fire killer,” the Google Nexus tablet. The duo is expected to unveil the device as early as May with the previously reported price range of $199 to $249 USD. The news arrives after Google debunked rumors that the tablet would be called Google Play, as it consolidated its four main services into one network brand using that very name.
Given the track record of Asus and its popular Transformer tablets, Google seems to be in a good position to enter the tablet market using its Nexus brand. Asus recently reported February revenues of $931 million, up 26.49-percent from January and up 94.03-percent from February 2011. January-February revenues of NT $49.417 billion hiked 45-percent on year, Asus said.