PC-maker Asus is looking to roll out the second generation of the Google-Nexus 7 tablet by the end of the year, a move that comes after the first generation was marked by long delays and pricing issues.
This comes after Google Chairman Eric Schmidt’s recent visit to India, where he stated that better availability of the Nexus devices was a priority.
'I apologize for the lack of Nexus devices in India. Part of the problem is that our products are more expensive than what they should be here in India. We want a fully-serviced market,' Mr. Schmidt had said.
The original Nexus 7, which was manufactured for Google by Asus, has performed well in the Indian market and has met the company’s internal targets, according to Peter Chang, Country Manager for Asus India.
'Its hard to say how well the Nexus 7 has done, though it has met our expectations, as it has only been less than six months since it was introduced. However, the process for the second generation is under control and hopefully by our fourth quarter we will be introduce it to India,' Mr. Chang said, in an interaction with The Hindu.
He was in Chennai on Monday to announce the launch of the company’s second exclusive store in the city.