Google Nexus Tablet by LG in pipeline for mid-Summer launch?

March 28, 2011
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Google is reportedly working with LG on a new self-branded device, only this time it's a tablet rather than a smartphone. The "Google Nexus Tablet" (name not confirmed, mind) will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb and, according to Mobile-Review, is expected to launch in mid-summer or early fall.

LG, of course, already has its own Honeycomb tablet, the LG Optimus Pad/T-Mobile G-Slate. However, according to the rumors, Google is looking to prepare a core Android reference design tablet, which would be first to get OS updates in the same manner as the Nexus line of smartphones, and only LG - out of the known, key Android tablet manufacturers - was willing to agree to the search giant's terms.

Apparently the project is already underway, though there's no word on carrier support or whether Google will look to sell the Nexus Tablet direct. Similarly, specifications are currently unknown.

[via Xataka]


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  • Robert

    If thats a photo of it. Then it had better be packing a good amount of power.

    A reference tablet that is slower and with a worse form factor then tablets already released would be bad.

    • Honeycomb_FTW

      That’s a picture of LG’s 3D Honeycomb tablet. It’s not the “nexus tablet.”

    • Anonymous

      that tablet is LG optimus pad or also called the G-slate w/c is coming to t-mobile. not the nexus tab.

    • Anonymous

      that tablet is LG optimus pad or also called the G-slate w/c is coming to t-mobile. not the nexus tab.

    • Anonymous

      that tablet is LG optimus pad or also called the G-slate w/c is coming to t-mobile. not the nexus tab.

  • Robert

    If thats a photo of it. Then it had better be packing a good amount of power.

    A reference tablet that is slower and with a worse form factor then tablets already released would be bad.

  • bkj216

    If its true, great. Looks to be another solid Nexus-themed product. If those glasses next to it suggest 3D integration. BLEH. Stop forcing 3D on us!!

    • Anonymous

      its the g-slate. there’s a big chance that the nexus tablet would be an entirely different device than the g slate.

    • Anonymous

      its the g-slate. there’s a big chance that the nexus tablet would be an entirely different device than the g slate.

    • Anonymous

      its the g-slate. there’s a big chance that the nexus tablet would be an entirely different device than the g slate.

  • Honeycomb_FTW

    Does this mean that the Xoom won’t be getting updates from Google?

    This “nexus tablet” had better ship with the quad-core Tegra 3 or a major step-up dual-core.

    • Anonymous

      why? the xoom updates will depend upon motorola not entirely by Google.

    • Anonymous

      why? the xoom updates will depend upon motorola not entirely by Google.

      • Cj04life

        Because them zoom is vanilla it is still loaded with bloatware. Google release updates would not work on a non stock android system (stock is vanilla without bloatware). If u buy a car and modify it u don’t go to dealership when modifications need maintenance. So Google says to manufacterer us added the bloatware u customize the update for the device.

    • Anonymous

      why? the xoom updates will depend upon motorola not entirely by Google.

    • Anonymous

      Products released directly by google tend to get updates the speediest.

      I am using my Nexus One from when it was released in January 2010, and even that phone has been upgraded time and time again to now be running on Android 2.3.4

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/547E75SAQFGHBZ4KLONOS4E4GE BuzzSaw

    So much for your BOZO predictions Chris Davies … “The “Google Nexus Tablet” (name not confirmed, mind) will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb and, according to Mobile-Review, is expected to launch in mid-summer or early fall.”  IT’S JANUARY of 2012 and NADA!!

    Another fool in the media.