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Nexus Tablet might arrive in six months

The Nexus tablet will arrive in around 6 months, but not much revealed

Google seems soon to take a leap towards the hardware market as Eric Schmidt begins prompting the first official Nexus tablet within the next six months. This device is expected to be a tough competition for the Apple’s iPads.

According to Schmidt in the next six months this high quality tablet will be marketed, as he was speaking to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. He also confirms that it will have a voice recognition technology which has the capability to challenge Apple’s Siri.

He also praised Apple co-founder Steve Jobs for his work in converting the tablets from the enterprise market to consumer centric product. Schmidt even called him as Michelangelo of our time as he realized the potential of the tablets and created an amazing product like the iPad.

Till now nothing is revealed about the upcoming tablet, even the fact that the tablet will be branded with Google’s Nexus name or another manufacturer’s model. Something quite same was also being witnessed by us earlier when Google worked with Motorola to launch the XOOM, which was the first Honeycomb tablet on the market.

However the same Motorola Mobility is already in the process to get acquired by Google now, and could well use its close ties with the company to develop the Nexus tablet. One more thing is for sure that the next device is to be powered by Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest Android 4.0 version.

Till now Google has used the Nexus range with smartphones with the aid of the HTC Nexus one, or the Samsung Nexus S, or the recently released Galaxy Nexus. The Galaxy Nexus even introduced Android 4.0.

However, so far we have seen the Android tablets are struggling in the market to compete with the iPad or even the HP touchpad. Now we have to see how they will do with their own Tablet along with the Ice cream Sandwich. 


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-12-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)