The Google Nexus 7 has just been launched at this year’s Google I/O edition to target one specific Android tablet, Amazon’s Kindle Fire, but the company may soon unveil a device that will take on the other more important “enemy,” Apple’s iPad.
Google has not confirmed that’s working on a 10-inch tablet yet, not that we’d expect the company to mention such plans at this time, but it looks like Digitimes has learned from certain suppliers that the Search giant has already ordered 10-inch displays.
Apparently AU Optronics and Wintek are going to provide the 10-inch panels to Google, but I’m sure neither company will confirm such details. Moreover, considering Digitimes’ hit and miss track record when reporting on upcoming devices, we’ll take everything with a grain of salt for now. That’s not to say we don’t expect Google to make a 10-inch tablet in the future. In fact, that’s probably going to happen since, let’s not forget, Google did acquire Motorola, and the company does make a few Android tablets of its own.
The Taiwanese publication has also revealed in its report that Wintek is now the largest touch panel supplier for Google, according to the same sources. The company shipped 500,000 units of one glass solution (OGS) touch panels for the Google Nexus 7 this month, with total OGS shipments topping one million units during May-July. If that’s true, then it means Google plans to sell quite a few Google Nexus 7 units in the following months.
Anyone interested in a Google Nexus 10 tablet or is the 7-inch version just perfect for your mobile computing needs?