Rivers of speculation have been flowing ever since first rumors surface last year (2011), that Google Inc may be launching a Google-branded 7″ Android tablet in 2012. So, what the Nexus tablet will be made by Asus, will cost only $199.99 and it’ll be named “Google Play.’ Would you like that?
Apparently on February 29 Google registered over a dozen of new domain names through the brand protection company MarkMonitor, like GooglePlayApps dot com or GooglePlayGames dot com, hinting at a new product or maybe a device which could only point to a Google-tablet.
Full list of domains:
Google couldn’t be confirmed as the official buyer (owner) of these Google Play domains since the registrant is protected by Whois privacy, but Google is known to regularly use MarkMonitor to acquire domain names. Its own Google.com (Whois) is registered via MarkMonitor, says Fusible in a post from last week.
Going to a more recent rumor from earlier today AndroidandMe claims that a possible Google Nexus tablet is made by Asus and it could sport Nvidia’s Tegra 3 (4-Plus-1) Quad-core chipset. Furthermore at the time when this 7-inch tablet arrives on shelves will cost only $199 which hints that it will take on Amazon’s Kindle Fire currently heading to the number #1 spot tablet outrunning Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the number of units sold.