The Google tablet in development?

The Google tablet in development?

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A few days after the release of the iPad, it’s Google’s turn to take an interest in the market for touch pads. The American giant, who has already ventured into telephony with the Nexus One and the Android OS, could compete with Apple with a tablet that is under development.

Eric Schimdt, CEO of Google, reportedly told friends at a recent event that the Californian firm was working on a competing model of the iPad, running exclusively on Android, the home operating system. No Chrome OS in the program therefore, but a tool clearly turned to books, newspapers and magazines. Google would test it with certain publishers in order to collect their first impressions.

Last week, Reuters announced a touch pad for Nokia, which should be available by fall.

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