Google is prepping an Android-powered Nexus tablet for later this year, rumours suggest, as it looks to ramp up its challenge to Apple's iPad in the burgeoning tablet space.
According to Mobile Review, the search giant’s first-ever slate will land during the summer and, not entirely surprisingly, will run the tablet-optimised Honeycomb iteration of Android.
The Nexus tablet will be manufactured on Google’s behalf by Korean phone maker LG, the report states - marking it the third partner for a Nexus product after HTC worked on the original Nexus One handset and Sammy brought us its successor the Nexus S.
Specs remain strictly under wraps right now. But we’d be very surprised if the kit didn’t pack a dual core processor to put it in line with the new additions to the Galaxy Tab range.
Elsewhere, you’ll have all the new features Honeycomb is bringing to Android powered gadgets to look forward to, including tabbed browsing, an all-new 3D UI to take advantage of slates’ larger display real estate and video chat over Google Talk.
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