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Google Nexus tablet to tip up next month

Teams up with Asus despite Motorola acquisition

Google's rumoured Nexus tablet is tipped to be unveiled next month possibly with Android 5.0 Jelly Bean.

Rumour has it that Google has teamed up with Asus to produce its first Nexus tablet which will sport a 7in screen. Techno Buffalo reports that it will be shown off at next month's Google I/O conference. See alsoGroup test: What's the best tablet PC?

"We’ve confirmed with a trusted source that Google will indeed unveil the Asus-built Nexus tablet during the conference and, better yet, will give a unit out to each of the developers attending the conference." said Techno Buffalo.

Like Asus' Transformer Prime, the Nexus tablet will be powered by an nVidia Tegra 3 processor and cost less than $200. It would follow on from the Nexus smartphones the latest of which, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, introduced Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Recent news suggests that Android 5.0 Jelly Bean will launch this fall with five Nexus devices, instead of just one. Partnering with Asus seems a strange move to us considering Google recently completed its acquisition of smartphone and tablet maker Motorola Mobility.

For all the latest juice on the next version of Android check out our Android 5 Jelly Bean release date, features, rumour round-up.


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