Google Nexus 7 Tablet Successor to Launch at $99

A Google Nexus 7 tablet successor could be launching in the near future and will be priced as low as $99.

Digitimes reported earlier today that Asustek and Google are considering releasing two new variants of the Nexus 7. One of these models will be an upgraded version that will feature some new hardware and will replace the existing 8GB Nexus 7 and cost $199.

The companies are also planning to introduce a $99 entry-level model. This cheaper version will certainly increase the sales of the Nexus 7, which has already had a successful run in the market thus far.

In other Google news, the Google Play store now offers various games and apps for just 25 cents.

Google reported on Wednesday that its app store had reached 25 billion downloads and this offer coincides with the company's recent accomplishment.

Google is offering special app reduced prices for the next 10 days that includes games created by companies such as Gameloft, EA, Rovio, Runtastic and Full Fat. These titles will be offered in the Google Play store for 25 cents.

Android users will also have access to other promotions related to the 25 billion downloads including "25 movies you need to own," "25 banned books," "25 albums that changed the planet," and "25 best selling magazines."

Apple accomplished the 25 billion download mark back in March of this year. The company awarded Chunli Fu Qingdao, a person in this city in eastern China, with a $10,000 prize for being the 25 billionth app customer. The app he downloaded was a free version of Disney's physics-based puzzle game Where's My Water.

The Google Play store has a total of 675,000 apps and games while Apple's app store now boasts 650,000 apps, according to announcement made by the company's CEO Tim Cook at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference that took place in June.