Google’s plan to release its own tablet, the Google Nexus, in the next six months.
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt revealed the company’s roadmap for the Google Nexus during a recent interview with the media in Italy.
A major concern of the local PC industry is that the Google Nexus is likely to run on Android 4.1, while those Ice Cream Sandwich models to be rolled out in the first half of 2012 are to be powered by Android 4.0 – a development which is likely to cause deferred effects in the purchase of Android tablet PCs by consumers, the sources argued.
Asustek Computer has launched Android 4.0 tablet PCs, with Acer and Lenovo to release comparable models in early 2012, the sources indicated.
Those Android 4.0 models can be upgraded to Android 4.1 when the new OS is available.
However, the new tablet may be made by Motorola, which Google acquired earlier this year for $12.5 billion.
More info should be made available in the coming months, the Mobile World Congress (27 February – 1 March 2012) being a prime candidate for such a product announcement.