AllThingsD’s Ina Fried got the chance to sit down with Google’s Andy Rubin and Asus’ Jonney Shih yesterday to discuss the development of the Nexus 7 Android tablet. One of the more interesting facts to come out of the interview is that Google gave Asus just four months to develop the Nexus 7 tablet.
“We went from zero to working product in four months.” Rubin told AllThingsD. Shih revealed further details about the development process, explaining that Asus sent a team of at least 40 engineers to Silicon Valley to work closely with Google and meet their goal of building a high-end tablet that could sell for just $200. “They ask a lot,” Shih said of Google, “Our engineers told me it is like torture.” Of course, all that hard work paid off, and Rubin was very grateful toward the hard-working Asus team. “I don’t think there would have been any other partner that could move that fast.” he said.
Check out Fried’s full story on AllThingsD.