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  • Schmidt: Google to Unleash Supreme Quality Tablet to Rival iPad in Six Months


    This one comes not from the rumor mill but directly from Google Chairman Eric Schmidt's mouth. The Internet search giant is planning to launch an Android-powered "Nexus" tablet within the first half of 2012 to challenge Apple's dominant iPad in the increasingly competitive tablet wars.

    For now, Schmidt will only confess that the release will be "a tablet of the highest quality." Of course, we've heard similar (although indirect) promises from Google and its partners before, namely prior to the early 2011 release of the Android-powered Motorola Xoom.

    In retrospect, the Xoom didn't rock the tablet market by any stretch of the imagination. And the iPad's dominant share of the tablet market hasn't been diminished much despite taking on all comers over the last twelve months. But if Google is poised to release what is expected to be the first official Nexus tablet, it could be somewhat of a game-changer, especially if the device lives up to the hype of being "the highest quality."

    “Steve Jobs was the Michelangelo of our time,” Schmidt reportedly told an Italian publication. “[He] realized the revolutionary potential of the tablet and has created an amazing product like the iPad.” However, “our companies compete” he added. “It is capitalism.”

    Source: SlashGear
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Schmidt: Google to Unleash Supreme Quality Tablet to Rival iPad in Six Months started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. Cheesey123's Avatar
      Cheesey123 -
      £200 cheaper than the iPad and I'll think about it same pricing I'll stick with my iPad 2.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      By then, 100 more tablets will have been introduced. Better be a doosie Google. I will also stick to my iPad 2.
    1. s0ulp1xel's Avatar
      s0ulp1xel -
      I will stick to my iPad 1
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      This is one product where I'm amazed that the competitors are trying to compete with equal pricing (assuming the Google tablet will be priced the same as the iPad). The primary reason people go Windows over Mac OSX is because a PC is less than half the cost.

      It'd be like Ford trying to price their cars the same as a BMW and expecting to make a dent in the market.
    1. trek-life's Avatar
      trek-life -
      Quote Originally Posted by AUZambo View Post
      This is one product where I'm amazed that the competitors are trying to compete with equal pricing (assuming the Google tablet will be priced the same as the iPad). The primary reason people go Windows over Mac OSX is because a PC is less than half the cost.

      It'd be like Ford trying to price their cars the same as a BMW and expecting to make a dent in the market.
      Exactly! The tablets that are competing are priced much cheaper. A lot of people don't really need as much as the iPad offers, to price something less and still offer close to as much would be the key
    1. Greatbiguns's Avatar
      Greatbiguns -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post
      By then, 100 more tablets will have been introduced. Better be a doosie Google. I will also stick to my iPad 2.

      By that time, I will already have my iPad 3!!
    1. prestone683's Avatar
      prestone683 -
      I'll stick to my ipad3. Err. Wait. :/
    1. ohthatguyagain's Avatar
      ohthatguyagain -
      Quote Originally Posted by s0ulp1xel View Post
      I will stick to my iPad 1
      +1

      ...until iPad 3, most likely debuting before nexus 1.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Greatbiguns View Post
      By that time, I will already have my iPad 3!!
      Thats what I was thinking! Can't wait for the new iPad!
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by Greatbiguns View Post
      By that time, I will already have my iPad 3!!
      But there may not be an iPad 3 jailbreak.even close to the release date.
    1. ZipZapp's Avatar
      ZipZapp -
      History shows us that PC based manufacturers dont have a clue what users want. They are driven by cost and profit.

      With all the success of Apple and the Job's mantra as evidence, they still miss the mark over and over.
    1. iPadRaper's Avatar
      iPadRaper -
      do you think google is stupid enough to make a tablet that won't be able to bite off apple's market share? oh c'mon, just look at the Galaxy S/S II