Google’s Eric Schmidt told an Italian newspaper that we will see a Nexus tablet in the next 6 months. Schmidt indicated to the paper “In the next six months we plan to market a tablet of the highest quality,” although he didn’t offer very many more details on what that would entail.
During the interview Schmidt also confirmed Google was working on a Siri competitor that would offer some of the same voice-controlled functionality as Siri does for the iPhone 4S.
Google worked with Motorola to release the first Honeycomb tablet, the Motorola Xoom. The Xoom didn’t do as well in sales as either had hoped, so it should be interesting to see what Google does differently with an Ice Cream Sandwich tablet.
Schmidt didn’t comment on who would be making the Nexus tablet, although its pending purchase of Motorola would give the company a definite advantage over the competition.
What would you like to see in a Nexus tablet? Who do you hope Google selects to make the device?