Google to Debut Tablet at I/O 2012

According to a confidential source, Google will be announcing their answer to Apple’s iPad: a $199 tablet, co-branded with the Taiwanese company Asustek Computer.  Although both Asustek and Google have declined to comment on this leak, the 7″ device is said to premiere new features of Android like JellyBean, it’s latest software operating system.

The tablet’s success is crucial for Google.  “The tablet market is a major challenge for Google at this point.  They need to have a competitive product with the iPad.” said Clayton Martin, a Florida-based analyst at Benchmark Co.

With it’s rival closer to arriving, do you think Apple will be able to stay on top of the tablet market?

 

Bloomberg

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