In Brief

The rumors are true. The search giant will be launching a real-live iPad threat in 2012.

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has reportedly confirmed that the company will release a high-end tablet computer in the next six month. According to the UK Telegraph, Schmidt made the comment during an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. There are already plenty of tablets running Google’s Android software but “the device mentioned by Schmidt would not be a tablet running Google software yet made by someone else, such as the Xoom—it would be a Google product, from top to bottom.” Big Think

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