Schmidt: Google tablet in 2012

Macworld Australia Staff
24 December, 2011
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The first Google Nexus tablet could be arriving within six months, according to Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, who also promises we’ll see even more “brutal competition” between Apple and Google.

Schmidt told Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera (reported in Slashgear) that “in the next six months we plan to market a tablet of the highest quality.” Although he didn’t call it a Nexus tablet or reveal any other details, reports have been circulating about a Nexus Android tablet since late March. Even better than those early reports, however: The Google tablet would most likely run not Honeycomb, but the new and improved Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Schmidt also had kind words to say about Steve Jobs in the interview, calling him a “Michelangelo of our time” who “realised the revolutionary potential of the tablet.”

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