Google Nexus 7 tablet launching in next two hours, multiple confirmations

If you were skeptical about the Gizmodo report that Nexus 7 tablet is indeed making its debut at Google I/O, Reuters and Bloomberg have got multiple confirmations that the tablet will indeed be launched today.

Reuters reports:

Google Inc will soon unveil a tablet co-branded with Taiwan’s Asustek Computer Inc and priced to compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire device, an Asustek executive said on Wednesday.

“It’s targeting Amazon. The Kindle is based on Google’s platform but with its own service, so Google has to launch its own service, too,” said the executive of the device.

Bloomberg reports:

Google Inc. plans to unveil a $199 tablet at its developers conference this week, taking direct aim at Apple’s iPad, according to two people familiar with the matter. The device will also showcase new features of Android, according to one person, who said the latest version of the software is named Jelly Bean.

Apart from these two reports, Talk Android was able to spot the Nexus banner at the Moscone center, which is the venue of Google I/O, hinting towards the Nexus 7 launch.


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