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Google Nexus tablet 'to be made by Asus'

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Google will reportedly release a new Google Nexus tablet computer this year, with Asus rumoured to be producing the product.

Fudzilla cites "a few sources" as confirming that the first Nexus tablet is on the way, with an expected price of between $199 (£128) and $249 (£158).

This would put the expected 7-inch screen product in direct competition with the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire, which is still yet to become available outside the US.

> Google confirms tablet computer plans

Google is also thought to be keen to take on Apple, which will this week introduce a new iPad model, but this could be part of a longer-term product strategy.

Interestingly, Fudzilla says that the Nexus tablet will use the Nvidia's Tegra 3 chipset, leading it to believe that Asus has been selected to make the product.

At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Asus showed off a 7-inch Eee Pad powered by the same chip and running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

No further details have been issued about the mystery tablet, leading to speculation that it will form the basis of the Nexus.

If true, Google would have turned to Asus over Samsung Electronics, despite previously teaming up with the Korean firm for the Galaxy Nexus smartphone last year.

Google is thought to be preparing to put the budget Nexus tablet into production in April, with a view to launching the product later in the year.

It is widely expected that the tablet will take on the Kindle Fire, which has sold millions of units in the US and given Amazon a platform to sell through its other content services.

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