Back in December we brought you news that Google might have their own Google-branded tablet in the works. In an interview with an Italian newspaper, Eric Schmidt said that Google was working on a high-quality tablet to challenge the iPad. In the interview Schmidt promised that the tablet would be available sometime in the next six months.
According to a report today from CNet, that Google-branded tablet might be well on its way to becoming a reality. According to DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim, Google is preparing a 7-inch tablet with a resolution of 1280×800, slated to begin production in April. The tablet will likely sell in the same price range as the Kindle Fire (which has a slightly lower resolution). The tablet will almost certainly run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (or maybe 5.0 Jelly Bean?).
A request for comment sent to Google has not yet received a response. Given Eric Schmidt’s certainty about a Google tablet back in December you can be pretty sure that such a device is somewhere in Google’s pipeline. Whether Shim’s details are correct or not remains to be seen. We will definitely keep you posted as more details become available.
What do you think? Would you be interested in a Google-branded tablet? Let us know what you think in the comments.