Google’s new Android Tablet which was expected to be launched in May has been delayed to the Mid of this summer… June -July.
Actually Google is trying in making a 7-inch Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) tablet that will be priced between $149-$249. To be precise, less than the Amazon’s $200 Kindle Fire. Google really want to be the benefactor of the low-cost tablets, currently of which Amazon is.
“In the next six months we plan to market a tablet of the highest quality,” Schmidt told reporters last year December.
Rumors are there that the tablet will be having the 7-inch display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, and Wi-Fi connectivity as compared to Kindle of $199 with the same 7-inch display and Wi-Fi-only connectivity.
Right now there are indications that Google has tied up with Taiwan-based Asus to co-produce this low-cost 7-inch tablet. With such tablet Google will try to take on Amazon’s Kindle Fire that has successfully dethroned Samsung Galaxy Tab to occupy the second slot in tablet market with its low pricing and some useful features.
Kindle Fire right now is the only Android tablet with any real traction. With Android tablets having so far failed to make any major dent in Apple’s iPad dominance, it might be time to start tossing the dice. Many reviewers have already compared the Apple iOS with the Google Ice Cream Sandwich.