Google to Release ‘Nexus’ Android Tablet to Rival Apple’s iPad
Eric Schmidt, Google’s Chairman, has announced that the search engine giant is set to release an Android Tablet, which forms part of the ‘Nexus’ range.
The tablet is due to be released within the next 6 months and hopes to rival Apple’s iPad in a way that the Nexus smartphone range has been creeping up on the iPhone. Mr Schmidt stated that the Nexus Tablet would be the “highest quality” product on the market.
Google first got involved with the product development of tablets earlier this year with the Motorola Xoom. However, sales were disappointing due to the scale of competition from Apple.
Mr Schmidt hopes that 2012 will be the year of the Nexus range, which boasts new versions of Android technology and state of the art hardware. The most recent Nexus device is the Galaxy Nexus smartphone, manufactured by Samsung.
However, competition between Apple and Android is set to be “brutal” as the legacy left by Steve Job’s is a daunting task to equal.
Whatever the outcome, it will be interesting see what features and platforms the Google Nexus Tablet will possess.