Google working on ‘Nexus’ tablet to challenge Apple’s market-dominating iPad

“Google is working on a Nexus tablet for release by mid-2012, as the company looks to challenge Apple‘s iPad,” Mobiledia reports for Forbes.

Google “has only used the Nexus label on high-end smartphones that are ‘pure Google’ devices. In other words, Nexus phones contain the stock version of the newest Android OS without bloatware from any manufacturer,” Mobiledia reports. “The Nexus tablet will also be high-end and likely run Google’s new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform. The OS is a marriage of Android 2.3 Gingerbread for smartphones and Honeycomb, which has been used for tablets. Android tablets have struggled to gain traction against the iPad, but critics hail ICS as a much improved, cleaner OS that may have what it takes to go up against iOS.”

Mobiledia reports, “Google’s Nexus tablet may give the company the first high-end tablet that’s formidable enough to be labeled a true iPad competitor, but if it fails, it will join a long list of products before it that couldn’t knock the king off the throne.”

Read more in the full article here.

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29 Comments

  1. Let’s hope that it won’t be a ‘replicant’ of the iPad, as that would be a very ‘Dick’ move by Google.

    It’ll probably be a decent table when it reaches version ‘6’.

  2. “Google working on ‘Nexus’ tablet to challenge Apple’s market-dominating iPad”
    What’s their plan? to buy tons of ipads 2 and sell them with google’s brand? that didn’t work out well for HP (remember the “HP iPods”?)

  3. Sounds like Google is copying Microsoft now, spewing FUD just before Christmas in the hopes that iPad buyers will wait for whatever vapor product Googe might release in six months’ time.

  4. Sounds like the only loser will be Microsoft. Google and Apple are now solidly locked in an arms race. With Apple gearing up the Nuclear Weapons response and Google is digging-in or shoring up the weak elements. Microsoft is liken to Italy of World War 2, a lot of talk and crappy fighting. But, we will see if Good Or Bad prevails….

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