Google Tablet to Take on HP’s Slate & Apple’s iPad, Supposedly Runs Android

April 12, 2010, By Alex Ion

All the hype around tablets got Google in the mood for joining the market. Just like they did with mobile phones a few years ago when they released their first iteration of the Android mobile OS, Google is now supposedly considering an Android tablet that will take on the newly announced Apple iPad and the upcoming HP Slate.

Google Tablet PC would exclusively run Android

So just how far are we from seeing a Google branded computer/laptop/netbook, because it looks like they’re invading every market Apple has tackled as of late?

Word is that Eric Schmidt couldn’t keep tight-lipped to a bunch of his friends and at a recent party in Los Angele he revealed that Google is working on a PC tablet. But that’s a bit confusing as we know how Schmidt thinks about the iPad — “You might want to tell me the difference between a large phone and a tablet,” he said some time ago.

According to the New York Times, the new device would run exclusively run Android, and if we’re to believe some “unauthorized” sources, people with direct knowledge about the project have said that the company already experimented in “stealth mode” with a few publishers to explore delivery of books, magazines and other content on a tablet.

For now we only have some renderings with Google’s iPad and HP Slate killer, so take it with a pinch of salt before we know more.

(via NewYorkTimes)

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