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Google’s “Nexus” takes on the Tablet

Posted by Donny Torrefranca

According to rumours, Google is in talks with Korea-based company, LG for it’s first hardware entry into the Tablet market. It was just a matter of time, and Google’s own ‘Nexus’ brand explores the Tablet world.

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As expected, Google once again hires the assistance of one of it’s outside manufacturer. The very first appearance was back in January 5, 2010 in the form of HTC-designed ‘Nexus One’ running Android version 2.1. Although it was seen as a disappointment in terms of sales, the device itself was, and still is one of the best smartphones currently available. Even with the number of smartphones released since, it still remains a popular Android device. Then in July 2010, Google CEO Eric Schmidt announced that “There will be no Nexus Two.” He was right… Because in December 16, 2010, the Google-branded Samsung device was born in the form of the “Nexus S”. a follow up to Samsung’s Galaxy S line, only Google-branded. Google also took this opportunity to introduce Android 2.3 to the world, code-named “Gingerbread”.
The collaboration should bring exciting news amongst tablet fans. With LG already announcing the “G-Slate” for T-mobile. Not only does this add variety to would-be tablet owners, the history of success behind the Nexus line should make this an interesting tablet for future consideration. As these are only rumors for now, it is still a possibility that this device could just be a prototype used internally by Google for development. (by BGR). For now, we can only wonder what Google has in store for us in the ever growing tablet world.

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About Donny Torrefranca

Former Founder of Mobile blog site MGauge.ca is the Managing Editor for TekTok.ca A smartphone fanatic which started with the iPhone 3G to multiple Blackberry and Android Devices. Willingly sacrificed an arm (and possibly a leg) in order to save his iPad 2.

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