Google Working On An iPad Clone

iPad stand FAIL

Google is “exploring” building an iPad clone, the New York Times reports.

Google had been working with third-party hardware manufacturers, encouraging them to build Android-based tablet computers, but now, the Times reports, “Google is going one step further, exploring the idea of building its own slate, an e-reader that would function like a computer.”

Times: Eric E. Schmidt, chief executive of Google, told friends at a recent party in Los Angeles about the new device, which would exclusively run the Android operating system. People with direct knowledge of the project — who did not want to be named because they said they were unauthorised to speak publicly about the device — said the company had been experimenting in “stealth mode” with a few publishers to explore delivery of books, magazines and other content on a tablet.

Here’s what a Google Tablet could look like (according to images from January) →

The Google Pad

Looks as cool as the iPad!

With a smaller bezel

And bigger screen

So Apple won't have this market to themselves for two years, the way it did with iPhones

Ah, well

It's great for consumers...

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