Google plans to launch low-priced 7-inch tablet computer.

GoogleSan Francisco: Google is teaming with Asia-based hardware makers on a low-priced, 7-inch tablet computer, the reports said on Thursday.

Android software backed by the California Internet giant will power hardware built by partners comprising Samsung and Asustek to compete with iPad and Kindle devices, according to the reports.

An Asustek tablet could be unconfined as early as May with a price of $199 to make it an alternative for shoppers allowing for the Kindle Fire made by said the reports.

Google put its weight following an economical tablet would expected put pressure on other gadget makers to lower prices. Google did not react instantly to an AFP request for comment.

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