We’ve been hearing about Google’s Nexus tablet for a while now, with Motorola being the favourite company to manufacture it. After all, Google bought Motorola Mobility and they could make good use of their technology. Google chairman Eric Schmidt was quoted as saying that the company has planned a “tablet of the highest quality”, that’s expected to have a 7 inch display and a price similar the one of the Kindle Fire.
This slate will likely run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and it will compete with the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet, especially since the latter recently got an 8GB version with a lower price. DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shin was quoted by CNET saying that the Google Nexus Tablet will enter product phase in April, with the initial yield being expected to be around 1.5 million to 2 million units. Shi also claims that the Nexus tablet will pack a high resolution 1280 x 800 pixel screen, that beats the Amazon 1024 x 600 panel.
A launch this summer seems probable and I guess we’ll be seeing the latest in Android, Chrome and Google technology on the device. The CPU of choice will be an interesting option and I’m guessing that it’s either TI OMAP or Qualcomm Snapdragon.