Google's Schmidt says Android tablet to compete with iPad
A tablet running on Android could present competition for the iPad. Android would open the door to Google's multitude of services and when it comes to using the cloud, the open source OS get sit while Apple still doesn't. And while the App Store still has a multiple of the number of apps in the Android Market, the latter is moving fast to close the gap. Those "in the know" about the project say that Google has been working in "stealth mode" trying to put together all of the pieces. As for which company will be manufacturing the Android tablet, the Times story says that Hewlett Packard has been working on such a device called the "half-pint" with a 6 inch screen measured diagonally.That would make it smaller than the iPad. No word on when the Android tablet would be launched or what the price range would be. For those who have become fans of the Android OS, offering an alternative to the iPad can not come fast enough.
source: NYTimes via Wired