Google planning cheaper Nexus 7, report claims | Mobile - CNET News (click for full article) Summary: Google is planning a Nexus 7 that could eventually go as low as $99, an Asia-based report claims. by Brooke Crothers December 19, 2012 11:54 PM PST "Google is planning low-ball itself with an even cheaper Nexus 7, according to an Asia-based report. Google and Asus wowed consumers with the $199 Nexus 7 and now they're aiming at price points below $150, ultimately going as low as $99, according to Taipei-based Digitimes, citing sources at display component maker O-Film Tech. The lower-priced Nexus 7 should be released by the second quarter of next year, said the technology site, which covers device manufacturers and component suppliers in Asia. O-Film started shipping components for the lower-priced Nexus 7 in December, the report said. The company's touch-screen glass-glass film technology will contribute to lower production costs and make it thinner, Digitimes said."