LG Making Nexus Tablet for Google, Source Says
Google plans to expand its Nexus line of devices with an entry in the tablet market, and LG is reportedly the manufacturer that will make the hardware for the search giant.
Google has produced a couple of Nexus-branded phones (made by HTC and Samsung) to showcase the stock Android experience on smartphones and provide standardized platforms for developers. With the increasing popularity of tablets and the wave of Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets coming to market, Google wants to do the same thing with an Android tablet.
Sources for news blog Mobile Review say the Nexus tablet should be ready by midsummer or early autumn.
The sources indicated that LG, maker of the upcoming G-Slate Android tablet for T-Mobile , has been chosen to manufacture the Google Nexus tablet. There were few details other than the obvious: It will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb. So far, tablets have run the gamut from 7 inches to 10 (18 to 25 centimeters), so it's hard to guess what size Google will go for. (The G-Slate is 8.9 inches, or 23 centimeters.)
The Nexus tablet may not see a wide release. Like the Cr-48 Chrome OS laptop that Google produced, the Nexus tablet could be intended mostly for testers and developers as Google tries to boost tablet app development.