In an in depth interview with Eric Schmidt with Italian Newspaper Corriere della Sea it was revealed that an offical Nexus Tablet is well on it’s way to the market. Mr. Schmidt opened up about where Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is focusing it’s efforts and what to expect in the coming years from the tech giant.
Slashgear quoted Eric Schmidt as saying, “In the next six months we plan to market a tablet of the highest quality” in the “brutal competition” between Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). In the Italian Newspaper interview Mr. Schmit was asked a few questions about Apple’s Siri voice recognition technology and what Google expected to do to compete with the success of the iPhone 4s Siri.
When asked about Android releasing a voice recongition product like Siri Eric Schmidt said the question was a little strange. Mr. Schmidit responded that Google has had the best translation software service for a long time referring to their mobile search voice recongition and their newly integrated Google organic searching by voice. It was revealed that Google plans to continue to develop the Google Voice technology and integrate it in it’s future products like the new Google Nexus tablet.
The Google Nexus tablet specs and details weren’t revealed in the interview but there are many things you can expect from the new official Google Nexus tablet. The new tablet will be using Google’s new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet OS to run its new high performance tablet hardware on. Google could be planning on using its acquisition of Motorola Mobility to integrate new features in the Google Tablet that users will see on the market in 6 months. Android Apps from the Google Android Market are already being featured with NFC capabilities and will probably have high profile Android games aligned with it’s launch.
Previous lines of Android tablets have been a moderate success for Google and it’s competiton with the Apple iPad tablets. The Motorola XOOM had a lot of fanfare and had success in getting users acquainted with Google Honeycomb. Other successors were Nexus models like the HTC Nexus One, Samsung Nexus S which included NFC and the most recent with the Galaxy Nexus.
The Galaxy Nexus just had a major promoted tweet campaign on Twitter with the #GalaxyNexus as the promoted hashtag with Verizon. Google contributed to the excitement with an 8-bit YouTube video called Ninja Unboxing 3.
You can expect to see the next Android tablet on the market according to Eric Schmidt not too long after the Christmas tablet rush in about six months. Cheap tablets are starting to flood the market and what the Google Nexus can do to compete with lower priced tablets on the market remains to be seen.