Google Nexus 7 Tablet Offered With $100 Credit From AT&T

The Google Nexus 7 tablet will now be offered with $100 credit for customers purchasing the device through AT&T.

In order to receive the credit, the tablet must be purchased before Feb. 14 with a new 2-year contract on one of the carrier's eligible plans. Once the device is bought, the customer must then call AT&T to receive the bill credit.

This deal applies to the HSPA+ version of the Google Nexus 7 which can be found in the Google Play online store.

The successor to the Google Nexus 7 could be released as early as May 2013, as Google announced in November that it will hold its Google I/O developers conference that month.

It will take place from May 15-17 at The Moscone Center West in San Francisco, according to an announcement made by the company yesterday.

At last year's conference, the company introduced its new Google Nexus 7 tablet, along with its Android 4.1, Jelly Bean OS.

This year's event could be the place where Google introduces the world to the successor of the tremendously successful Nexus 7 Android tablet.

Google I/O usually spans over a few days and the company uses it to unveil its latest hardware and software.

Nexus 7, along with the Android 4.1, JellyBean update to 2011's Ice Cream Sandwich, have brought the company much success.

Now, Google is rumored to be releasing its Android 5.0, Key Lime Pie sometime in the near future. Next year's Google I/O conference might be the perfect time and place to do it. It also would make sense to introduce the software on a Nexus tablet, since the last major Android refresh debuted on a smartphone known as the Galaxy Nexus.

Either way, Google does not plan on confirming any more information on this year's conference until next month, so Android fans will have to hold out a little bit longer