Google plans to launch its own tablet in the next six months

20 December, 2011 | Comments (32) | Post your comment

In an interview with an Italian newspaper, Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt let it slip that in six months they plan to market a tablet of the highest quality. This means we might finally get to see a Nexus tablet. No information on what it will be like but they might enlist the help of Motorola like they did with the Xoom and who knows, it might even come with a newer version of Android.

Google planning to make its own tablet does not come across as too shocking. It obviously understands that the current Android tablets are doing quite badly and the only Android tablet so far that has come even close to matching the success of the iPad is the Kindle Fire, the one tablet that Google does not earn a cent from. In fact it goes out of its way to avoid the use any software or service from Google, other than the core OS itself.

With their own tablet, Google probably thinks it has a better chance against the iPad and can even beat it. This also means Google doesn't think much of the current Android tablets. Not to mention the fact that it isn't doing the OEMs any favor by talking about its own tablet. Anyone interested in an Android tablet is now likely to wait and see what Google has to offer, not good news for the OEMs which aren't doing all that well already.

Guess we'll just have to wait and see what Google in store for us. Looking forward to June 2012.

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Google plans to launch its own tablet in the next six months - reader comments

  • Anonymous

wait a minute. isn't google have Motorola?

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  • 2011-12-21 12:49
  • KiuD
  • jack

guys.. guys.. be cool.. this is absolute nonsense.. when things go like this we all including developers gets F*****. you know why?? Apple - iOS. Samsung - Joined hand with Linux and looking for the most powerful Linux OS TIZEN. N...

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  • 2011-12-21 10:03
  • tRnj
  • islander

Good to be true......cant wait then... lol cheers

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  • 2011-12-21 07:50
  • t44p