Remember that interesting rumor last month that detailed a low-cost, Asus-made, Google-branded tablet that was aiming for Amazon’s Kindle Fire? Well, there’s a new tip that suggests that it might actually happen. A Google staffer told the New York Times that the company was indeed working on it, and it’s going to be out “later this year.”
Specific details wasn’t given out, but the new report coincides with the earlier rumor, mentioning that the tablet is going to be set up to compete with both the iPad and the Kindle Fire. Last month’s rumors also said that the “Google Nexus Tablet” could be based on the 7-inch MeMo 370T that Asus showed off back in CES, and could be priced as low as $149-$199.
The source didn’t mention availability besides “later this year,” but it could make an appearance at Google’s I/O conference in June.