Recent reports have indicated that Google may be releasing a Google Nexus tablet within six months times. This was revealed recently by the chairman of Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), Eric Schmidt, in an interview with Corriere Della Sera, an Italian newspaper. Although he did not call it the Google Nexus tablet, reports of a possible Nexus Android tablet have been going around since the early part of the year.
The reported Google Nexus tablet will reportedly increase the competition level between Google and Apple since the tablet is supposed to have the highest quality to allow it to compete in the market that is currently dominated by Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). Even though it was uncertain of the reported Google Nexus tablet will be built by Google some observers have indicated that the tablet may be produced by other manufacturers with the Nexus brand of the company placed on it. This is what Google has been practicing with its smartphone offerings.
Reports have also indicated that the supposed Google Nexus tablet may come with the Ice Cream Sandwich Android instead of the Honeycomb Android OS. The mobile operating system of Google is being utilized in a number of tablets produced by other manufacturers. These include the Motorola Xoom, Motorola Droid Xyboard, Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Asus Transformer Prime.
The Ice Cream Sandwich Android was initially utilized on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus although the latest variant of the Android OS will be released to other devices in the coming year.
Aside from the reported Google Nexus tablet, Schmidt also revealed that the voice translation software of the company is also the best in the market although it must be developed to be able to utilize it for other functions similar to the Siri virtual assistant of Apple.
With the supposed release of the reported Google Nexus tablet set within six months, it will go up against the iPad 3 of Apple, which reports have indicated will be released sometime in the first quarter of 2012.