After a few smartphones, Google has reportedly decided to release a tablet with their own branding. The Nexus Tablet will be running the slate-friendly Android 3.0 Honeycomb and will be manufactured by LG.
Rumor has it that unlike the Nexus One and the Nexus S, the Nexus Tablet won’t have a twin sold under its manufacturer branding. So could this mean that Google will finally be trying to make some good sales on their own device? The company didn’t try very hard with either Nexus smartphone, but maybe things will be different with tablets.
The same source also claims that devices running Android versions 2.x won’t be able to upgrade to 3.0. Now Samsung said a while ago that it will bring Honeycomb update to its 7” Galaxy Tab eventually so we are not sure what to believe here.
Still it would be a very interesting to see what happens if Google decides to directly compete with its Android partners. Sony Ericsson and Motorola are tied to the platform, but HTC and Samsung have other options and might decide to take their business elsewhere if this happens.
This does seem pretty unlikely though and we will probably end up with another over-priced device for the Droid purists to purchase.
Source (in Russian)