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Pocketnow has posted an image of mystery Android tablet. Is this the rumoured Google Nexus tablet we’ve been hearing so much about?
According to reports, the tablet is set for launch somewhere between May and June. If the reports are true, then this would mean that the Nexus tablet will be unveiled either in CTIA Wireless, which will be held early in May, or at the Google I/O conference, which will be held late in June. If the tablet will make its first appearance at Google I/O conference, it’s possible Google will be giving away a tablet to all of the conference’s attendees like it did last year when it gave each attendee a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Pocketnow mentions something strange about the render. The image seems to show a tablet sporting a 10.1 inch display, when previous reports say that the new tablet will sport a 7 inch display. However, the number of icons seen on the screen suggests that the device will sport a 7 inch display.
ASUS is said to have been chosen to manufacture the Google Nexus tablet. Google is also rumoured to be taking a page out of Amazon’s book, cutting down the tablet’s price tag similar to that of the Kindle Fire, which may be the only way to compete with the dominating force in the tablet market, the new iPad (successor of the iPad 2).
Other than the render, there’s not much known about the mystery tablet. We’ll just have to wait until May or June to confirm if this is the Google Nexus tablet or not.
Just last week, iOS smartphone users were horrified when it was revealed that Apple was tracking their locations. Apple quickly explained that they were indeed tracking your location, but the files were encrypted, which did not allow anyone access to these files. Now, Google is facing the same issue. However, they are now facing the issue through a law suit.
In Oakland County, Michigan, USA, two residents filed a law suit against Google on the 27th of April of this year. The residents were using HTC Inspire 4Gs and accused Google’s Android OS of tracking their locations without their consent. The two residents are seeking to represent Android users as a whole in the lawsuit. They are demanding a fee of at least $50 million in damages. Furthermore, they are demanding a court order that requires Google to stop tracking their customer’s whereabouts.
If the complainants are successful in proving Google’s location tracking activities, the $50 million in damages is the least of Google’s problems. They would have to completely overhaul the way certain apps and location-based services function. This would mean a large expense in trying to redevelop the way their smartphones work. It could also possibly equate to a massive recall of Android devices.
In reality, we say goodbye to privacy when devices ranging from the HTC Desire to the Samsung Galaxy S2 and from the iPhone 4 to the Nokia E7 are used. We just enjoy the features they have to offer too much. In fact, there are a lot of us who broadcast our exact location on Facebook or Twitter through apps such as Gowalla and Foursquare. If we really didn’t want these platforms to track our locations, then there wouldn’t be location-based applications to begin with. If you’re really paranoid about smartphones tracking your exact location, then don’t consider using smartphones, or take the time to read the agreement.
There have been reports by analysts predicting that Honeycomb tablets would be a force to be reckoned with against Apple’s tablets. However, recent figures turned out to be disappointing. To take action, Google is rumored to release its Nexus Tablet. Here are the rumors flying around about this highly anticipated tablet.
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In the past Google had HTC create the Nexus One and Samsung create the Nexus S. It is rumored that LG will be given the task of creating the Nexus tablet. This makes sense since LG has recently fallen short of expectations with its Optimus series such as its dual-core handset. A partnership with Google is sure to mend scars caused by the competition. Apparently, the Korean firm has shown willingness to agree to the terms made by the search giant.
Another rumor flying around is the tablet’s version of the Honeycomb OS. In the past, their smartphones showcased smartphone Android OS versions never seen before. Is it too farfetched to believe that this will be the same case with their first tablet? It does make sense, doesn’t it? It has also been rumored that the tablet is most likely to appear late this year or early in 2012.
Rumors suggest that Google has learned from its unfruitful experiences with its Nexus smartphones and network carriers. With the tablet, this is all about to change. It will no longer need assistance from carriers, nor will the device be tied down to lengthy contracts. It will be purely Wi-Fi. This will also make the slate more affordable.
The specifications of the said tablet remain a mystery. However, since LG is on the table, it is possible that the device will be similar to its own Optimus Pad. This suggests that the Nexus tablet will come with more impressive stereoscopic 3D functions wherein the Pad lacked in as proven in convention demos. Although this sounds impressive, it is also possible that Google will prioritize on features that will emphasize Android’s prowess. Sadly, this does not include 3D.