Google plans to take on Apple’s Ipad with the release of £150 Nexus tablet. The seven-inch Nexus could be a big rival to the top-selling Apple device which starts at around £400.
The machine will run the latest version of the Android operating system which has been a huge success on millions of smartphones.
The tablet is said to have a powerful computer chip — although its seven-inch screen is smaller than the iPad.
Its price in the US is set to be $250 for the 16GB model, and $199 for the 8GB device.
If this translates to the UK, that will mean £160 and £128.
But big firms normally sell goods for a slightly higher price in Britain — so prices could be £200 and £150.
That is a lot less than the iPad, which costs from £399 to £659. But Apple’s machine dominates the tablet market — with 67million sold in just two years. So far, web search giant Google’s Android tablets have failed to eat into iPad sales — unlike its phones which now outsell iPhones.
It is a key time for the firm because it has a new rival in Microsoft’s hotly-tipped new Surface tablets which have already been dubbed iPad killers.
Google, which is making the Nexus with computer firm Asus, will announce full details at a conference in San Francisco tonight. Photos that claim to be of the device have already been leaked on to the net.
The tablet is likely to be available in a white-and-black finish, have a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, a nine-hour battery and wi-fi. But it is not thought to have 3G connectivity.
Sales of tablets are expected to triple in the next two years, topping 180million in 2013.
Source from The Sun