Rumour: Google To Launch 7-Inch Nexus Tablet In Late Q1 2012

esLate last year Google chairman Eric Schmidt commented to an Italian newspaper that "in the next six months [Google planned] to market a tablet of the highest quality". His statement generated much speculation primarily over whether Google planned on releasing a self-branded "Nexus" tablet or whether they would merely partner with a device manufacturer, such as Motorola, Samsung, or HTC.

According to a rumour from Taiwanese electronics daily DigiTimes, Google may be preparing to launch an "own-brand tablet PC...targeting Amazon's 7-inch Kindle Fire". Naturally, Google Taiwan has already released a statement indicating that it has "never heard about plans of launching an own-brand tablet PC".
Sources from Google's upstream supply chain believe that the 7-inch Android 4.0 tablet will launch late in the first quarter of 2012, with a price of less than US$199, putting it in direct competition against Amazon's Kindle Fire.

Source: DigiTimes via: AndroidPolice