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Google Nexus Tablet Release Date Set for June

The rumored release for the upcoming 7-inch Google Nexus tablet has reportedly been set back until July, according to tech site 9to5Google.

The device was originally expected to debut in May, however that date was only a previous rumor that was never officially confirmed by the company.

The news of a July release comes after TheVerge published this report earlier today, showing the reasons for the delay.

"The Mountain View team plans to make some design changes and hopes to lower the price from $249," wrote the site. "The tablet, made in partnership with Taiwan's Asustek Computer, currently comes with a 7-inch screen, an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, and is Wi-Fi only."

The tablet will also include Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich and Google reportedly hopes to lower the price down into the $149-$199 range in order to better compete with the low-end tablet market leader, the Amazon Kindle Fire.

Other reports surfaced yesterday regarding Apple's rumored iPad mini.

The company is reportedly testing a 7.85-inch iPad in its labs, according to DaringFireball's John Gruber, who revealed the information in a recent podcast.

Gruber was a guest on a Talk Show podcast hosted by Dan Benjamin, who asked him if he thought a 7.85-inch iPad would ever be released. His answer was quite surprising.

"Well, I don't know," said Gruber. "What I do know is that they have one in the lab … a 7.85-inch iPad that runs at 1024 x 768."

He also described this device's capabilities in comparison to its larger predecessors.

"It's just like the 9.7-inch iPad shrunk down a little bit," he added. "Apps wouldn't need to be recompiled or redesigned to work optimally on it. It's just the iPad smaller."

According the MacRumors, Gruber is reliable source for information pertaining to Apple and its products. He also noted that the company has many products that enter into testing that never actually make it into the open market.

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