Google looks set to delay the release of its branded Android tablet until July in an effort to reduce the device's cost.
Consumer technology news blog The Verge cited company sources who said Google had originally planned to debut the device in May, but concerns over pricing have delayed the release date.
The site reported that in order to reduce the price from $249 to $199 or under, the company has had to make changes to the system's design.
The site further reports that the tablet in its current form runs an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and features a 7in screen.
Reports of a Google Android tablet have been bubbling to the surface in recent weeks.
Digitimes first reported the tablet in March, claiming that the company was looking to enter the small-screen tablet space.
The Wall Street Journal also cited company sources in reporting that Google was working with Samsung and Asus on a design for a tablet which would challenge Amazon Kindle Fire in the tablet market.
The Kindle Fire sports a 7in screen similar in size to the device described in the Verge report.
The Google tablet is not believed to be aimed at Apple's iPad, which has thus far dominated the tablet space.
Following a strong reception in its first days on the market, the new iPad has received criticism for apparent technical flaws, including a high operating temperature and reports of Wi-Fi connectivity issues on some models.
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