In a little under one year we have seen radical developments in the global tablet market. The tablet boom was initially started by the first iPad that Apple released back in 2010. Since then the fruit company’s product has been the go to tablet for millions of people around the world. Many other manufacturers released their own tablets but they were not able to perform well as compared to the iPad. There were some heavy casualties as well, for example the HP TouchPad which was discontinued merely months after it was released.
Recently Google has been making waves in the tablet market. The internet search giant paired up with ASUS and released Nexus 7 tablet earlier this year. This mid-range 7 inch tablet has really given the iPad a run for its money. It is now being rumored that following up on the success of Nexus 7, Google is working on releasing another Nexus tablet in the very near future which would be priced at an astonishing $99 only.
The 7 inch tablet boom was started by Amazon Kindle Fire. Up till last year it was the only tablet that could be considered a worthy opponent for iPad, despite lacking in terms of screen size, performance as well as specifications. It so happens to be the most sold Android tablet, notwithstanding the fact that it runs a heavily modified version of Android. Amazon created a whole new niche by pricing the Kindle Fire at just $199, and this is considered one of the main reasons why Apple is working on the elusive iPad Mini.
Google Nexus 7 on the other hand offers quite a decent set of specifications. It was the first Android device to ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as default operating system. Furthermore it has an amazing 7 inch display and a fiery Tegra 3 quadcore processor. The Nexus 7 started flying off shelves as soon as it was released and it can be said without a doubt that a $99 version would be received very well too.
Word on the street is that Google and ASUS are working on two new versions of Nexus tablet, one which will be priced at $99 whereas the other will be priced at $199. Both of these tablets are said to be thinner than the current Nexus 7 tablet. With the holiday season approaching, and Apple expected to announce iPad Mini just before it, there is a high possibility that we might have two new Nexus tablets in our midst in the very near future.