Our cereal is well and truly loaded with salt this morning, as we digest the latest round of rumour mongering from good old hit-and-miss Digitimes.
According to high-paid analyst types, the way forward for Android tablet manufacturers is to take a leaf out of Amazon’s book, and sources from the “upstream supply chain” (where else?) reckon Google is taking up the challenge.
The sources claim Google will release its own-brand tablet as soon as March this year. It’ll have a 7in display with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and sell for “less than $199”.
That doesn’t exactly chime with Eric Schmidt’s recent tablet hint. The Google chairman told an Italian newspaper: “In the next six months we plan to market a tablet of the highest quality”.
Amazon sells the Kindle Fire at a loss, but makes its money back on content – mp3s, eBooks, apps from the Amazon Android Marketplace…
Nah, we’re really not convinced about this one. We’re thinking the Nexus tablet is still several months away, and it’ll surely be a high-end quad-core beast. Surely.