Google's yearly I/O expo will take place just a month from now, on the 27th of June in San Francisco. And up to now, we haven't heard anything definite from the all-encompassing tech giants regarding the release of their long-awaited Nexus tablet.
This tablet is what many believe is the "tablet of highest quality" hinted at by former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt late last year.
A new rumor, though, is suggesting that Google may announce a low-cost 7-inch tablet at this year's Google I/O. According to this rumor, this little tablet would come with a lot of power under the hood, courtesy of the Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset. This includes a quad-core processor which should immediately make Google's upcoming Nexus tablet one of the fastest and more powerful slates out in the market.
However, the Google Nexus probably won't be going up against Apple's new iPad. Chances are it may not even be marketed as an alternative to other full-sized tablets like the Asus Transformer series or the Samsung Galaxy series.
Instead, the Nexus will be offered as a low-cost tablet in the same league as Amazon's Kindle Fire, which, for some time, was the world's second-hottest selling tablet. Price points have been projected at around $200, and according to Nvidia officials, their "Kai" platform is the key to maintaining such a low price point for a powerful tablet.
This platform reportedly requires less power and uses more inexpensive components to achieve such an end.
There isn't much known about the Google Nexus tablet, but other rumors are hinting that it may ship with Android 5.0 Jelly Bean. I/O 2012 isn't too far away, so there's a chance more details will be available by next month.