Asus-made Google pad set for June debut
All eyes on Google I/O
An Asus staffer has let slip that the Taiwanese tablet maker is indeed working on a seven-incher for Google and that the gadget will be announced at the end of the month.
The Android 4.1 standard bearer seems set, then, to be unveiled at Google I/O, the online advertising giant's annual technology conference, says Android Authority, into whose ear the Asus rep whispered during the Computex show  last week.
Such a device has already been spied on benchmark sites whose readouts appear to confirm the so-called Nexus 7 will use Nvidia's Tegra 3 chip  running at 1.3GHz and driving a 1280 x 768 screen.
Originally expected by the end of Q2, the tablet now looks set to ship in July , other moles from Taiwan's component manufactuerer community have said in the past. That would certainly tally with a late June unveiling.
Other whispers have it that the Nexus 7 will be priced at $199 to take the fight straight to Amazon's Kindle Fire as much as Apple's market-leading iPad. ®