Crazy rumour: Google Is Working On A 7-Inch Tablet Priced To Beat The Kindle Fire

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A few weeks ago, Google chairman Eric Schmidt let it slip that the company had plans to market “a tablet of the highest quality” within the next six months.That led to a lot of speculation, but Google refused to clarify Schmidt’s statements.

Now DigiTimes is reporting that the so-called Nexus tablet will be a 7-inch device running Android Ice Cream Sandwich. It’ll also be priced to compete with Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire.

DigiTimes’ sources from Google’s supply chain say the tablet could be ready by this April. 

The DigiTimes report feels a bit wishy-washy to us since Google’s Taiwan office denied knowing anything about a Google-branded tablet, so we’re treating it as a major rumour. Plus, DigiTimes has a very hot and cold record when it comes to reports like this.

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