Google Nexus tablet to feature 7-inch form to rival Kindle

Google's first own brand tablet will rival the Amazon Kindle Fire, new reports claim

Seemingly reserved to losing out to the iPad Google looks set to target another device with its first own branded tablet aim at the 7-inchAmazon Kindle Fire

The first own branded Google Nexus tablet previously hinted at by Eric Schmidt is set to land with a 7-inch form factor and an Amazon Kindle Fire rivalling price tag, new reports have suggested.

Having stated that Google will “market a tablet of the highest quality” to further stoke the “brutal competition between Apple and Google Android” Schmidt’s teasing of a Nexus tablet is now expected to see Google launch a 7-inch device to curb the threat of online retailer come gadget manufacturing powerhouse, Amazon.

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Citing unnamed sources, frequent pre-release gadget tipster come rumour monger Digitimes has suggested the sub-sized tablet will land as early as March following a possible MWC 2012 unveiling with the company’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS fully integrated and optimised onboard.

“Google will launch the own-brand tablet PC in March-April, featuring a 7-inch panel and Android 4.0 with a price less than US$199 to compete against Amazon,” the sources claimed.

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Via: Digitimes