Eric Schmidt: Google plans Nexus tablet launch within 6 months, in time for Google I/O
posted by Michael H. / Dec 19, 2011, 12:40 PM
Schmidt made the comment while speaking with an Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera. Schmidt said, “in the next six months we plan to market a tablet of the highest quality”, and noted that the smartphone market specifically will see "brutal competition between Apple and Google Android." Schmidt also paid respect to Steve Jobs calling him "the Michelangelo of our time."
A Nexus tablet seemed pretty much inevitable with the release of Ice Cream Sandwich, because at its root, Nexus devices are developer reference devices. At last year's Google I/O, Google gave away the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to developers, but it's about time Google had a tablet to call its own. Given that Google I/O 2012 is just over 6 months away, it seems reasonable that Google wants the Nexus tablet out in time for that developer conference.
Unfortunately, there's no more word on the tablet. At the least it seems reasonable that it will include a quad-core processor, but beyond that we don't know what to expect, or even who the hardware partner will be. Given the quality of their Android tablets in the market, it seems likely that Samsung and Asus are on the short list to be that partner. As always, we'll bring you more as it comes out.
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please drop a tegra 3 and 2Gb of ram in that thing, a 720p gorilla glass display would have me placing an instant preorder.
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 12:50 PM 9
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if we are lucky since its a tablet a 1080p gorilla glass display with 2gb of ram and hopefully it'll be samsung so we can have a quadcore exynos in that beast with 2 gb of ram 32 or possibly 64gb of internal storage :D
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 1:06 PM 7
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..only swap that tegra with a snapdragon four cores running at 2.5 ghz. ;)
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 2:28 PM 3
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Just please... PLEASE!!! Whatever you do, come out with the WiFi only version first! By starting with the most expensive 3G model and adding an $800 price tag to it, Motorola killed the Xoom in its crib! Who would consider an $800 tablet by Motorola, when Apple makes tables for $300 less? Draw them in with the intro model first and when you get em' in the door, up sale em' to that high model. Please don't let history repeat itself!
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 12:55 PM 2
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If it's anything like my Galaxy Nexus I am so ready. I just hope they have Samsung do the hardware again. You can't beat a samsung screen.
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 1:04 PM 5
Dude, I'm with you. It's about time Google started setting the standard as far as what their tabs should look and perform like. I think we are finally going to get one that can compete with the iPad. I just hope Google takes advantage of this and does some mass marketing.
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 4:20 PM 5
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Launch the Exynos Quad core with 2 gigs of ram in the tablet. Make me want it baby!!!! :) lol
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 1:11 PM 2
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Maybe you can contact google throught that. If you really want this. I haven't tested this yet. Keep in mind that proposals such as these are always a bit difficult to handle, so be patient and persistent :) ct_type=bizdev&rd=1
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 1:22 PM 3
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posted on Dec 19, 2011, 3:08 PM 1
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Do we really need more Android tablets? There's too many and they barely carry any market share as is.. I'm not saying they're bad, because the Galaxy Tab 10.1 kicks ass
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 6:57 PM 0
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As much as i agree... (too many cheap knockoff tablets using fake versions of Android...) the Nexus is supposed to be the standard. :) showing people the best of what they can expect! there are a bunch of amazing tablets out there. i love anything Asus. and asus + google = instant cult for me to join but that's besides the point.. This is a chance for Google to show how its done.
posted on Dec 20, 2011, 12:10 AM 0
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Motorola will be up next I bet. Hope not, their tabs aren't as good as Asus and Samsung. As far as HTC, I would go Moto over them, their phone success hasn't translated to tablets. As far as LG, have they even made any tabs yet?
posted on Dec 20, 2011, 1:51 PM 0
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