Google to open online tablet store

Google to open online tablet storeIf you’re not particularly fond of the good people at Apple, you might be interested to hear that Google is looking to take a bite out of its rival (sorry) with a cheeky online store.

Details are still a little vague at this early stage, however the story comes via the Wall Street Journal, so we’ll leave the salt to the side for now.

According to WSJ’s unnamed sources, Google’s online store will stock tablets as opposed to smartphones. Asus and Samsung have both been mentioned as possible suppliers. It’s thought that the likes of the Transformer Prime and Galaxy Tab 10.1 might sell alongside official Nexus tablets.

Speaking of Nexus tablets, we’re still waiting to hear official juice about this supposed budget thingy. Last December, Eric Schmidt crooned: “In the next six months we plan to market a tablet of the highest quality.”

Since then, we’ve heard that the Nexus tablet might be built by Asus (as opposed to Nexus stalwart Samsung or Google’s own Motorola), launching in May with a price tag under £100.

The first iPad launched two years ago, and the only tablet to really give Apple any concerns is the Amazon Kindle Fire. With a price tag of $199, it’s led to a trend for budget tablets.

via: Engadget

Read more about: Android

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Pondlife  Mar. 30, 2012 at 11:49

Kind of an odd departure.

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