Is a Google-branded Nexus tablet coming? Yes.
Will it be any good in the sub-$200 price range? That’s the real question.
It may be good compared to the Kindle Fire. But is that good enough? Like it or not, even at 7-inches, it’s going to be compared to the gold standards of tablets: the iPad.
And I still just find it very hard to believe that a sub-$200 tablet is going to be able to hold a candle to the iPad. Unless Google/ASUS plans to sell it at a significant loss. Which they won’t.
The easiest way to sell something cheaply is to make it with cheap components. And that never seems to translate to a great device.