Google to Release 7 Inch Tablet this Summer

imageIn January 2010, Google released the Nexus One, which is its first branded Android device. The smartphone was made by HTC. It failed to make an impact on the market as Verizon stuck with the Apple Android and other Android phones. Google 7 Inch Tablet

But Nexus One paved the way for other Android smartphones from various companies. The platform became the leader in the smartphone market as more Android smartphones are sold compared to the Apple iPhone.

One major issue that Google encountered with the Nexus One was that it was only available through online order. The meant that consumers couldn’t experience the look and feel of the device until it was shipped out to the buyer. As a result, a lot of Nexus One units were returned to Google and HTC because they didn’t live up to their expectations.

For its second attempt at con-branded Android device, Google is set to release a tablet that would be available near the end of the summer season. Google CEO Eric Schmidt said last December that the tablet would be ready in six months. Google originally planned to launch the device next month but pushed it back because the device was getting too expensive.

Google opted to spend a few more months to bring the price down so that it would be competitive with the Apple iPad and other tablets on the market today. It has a 7 inch screen, NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, and runs on Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.