Google Nexus 7 is one of the cheapest tablet in the market now. Google has set its Nexus 7 price at $199. Most of the fans of Nexus 7 don’t know that how much does Google spend to make it. Recently, IHS iSuppli has revealed a research note about the Nexus 7 making cost. The Android tablet’s making cost is $151.75 for the 8GB version. The 16GB version cost a bit more at $159.25.
The research firm has separately shown the making cost of memory, display, touchscreen, processor, camera, user interface & sensors & combo module, power management, battery, mechanical or elector-mechanical and box contents. But the firm may don’t consider the workmanship, time put into development of the tablet and operating system. They just point out how much the materials cost. The Nexus 7 retailing price is at $199 (8GB) and $249 (16GB). It seems that Google will not be making much by selling the version with less storage.
Here is the full chart comparing making costs with Amazon’s Kindle Fire.