By Akansha Srivastava | Jun 29, 2012 10:36 AM EDT
Google has been experiencing quite an eventful week for a while. The Android OS creator has already hit the market with a bunch of new launches and upgrades in the tech ocean.
Besides announcing the next generation OS, upgrades to Web products, and a streaming media player at its Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, the company also confirmed the rumors of its upcoming tablet and unveiled Google-branded Asus-made tablet, called the Nexus 7. The tablet was definitely the show stealer at the event, especially when the company announced that it would be released in the market at a price tag of $199.99 in mid-July.
And even as the consumers are still waiting to get their hands on the latest tablet offering by the Mountain View company, new reports have emerged online that Google is also prepping up to launch a 10-inch version of the Nexus 7 tablet as well, which most likely will be nicknamed the Nexus 10.
DigiTimes reported, citing "sources" among touch panel screen manufacturers, that Google has plans to use 10-inch touch panels from AU Optronics and Wintek for the new Nexus 10 tablet.
Meanwhile, Wintek is assumed to be a supplier for the Nexus 7 tablets, too. The manufacturer is tipped to have already shipped 500,000 touch panels for the 7-inch Jelly Bean device in June, according to industry sources.
Reportedly, Wintek is also believed to be supplying Google's Nexus 7 hardware partner ASUS with over one million OGS (one glass solution) touch panel units during May through July, indicating the scale of Google's tablet plans.
However, Wintek is apparently not the only supplier of the components. TPK Holding has reportedly been said to be shipping touch panels from its subsidiary Cando, for an unspecified number.
Well, for right now, the report is just a piece of speculation and there are no details on when the rumored Nexus 10 will be announced and what will be the price of the tablet. However, if the rumors turn out to be true, Google might be able to score past tablet leader Apple and the new kid on the block, Microsoft, especially if the 10-inch tablet is launched at a wallet-friendly price.
What do you think? If Google launches a 10-inch tablet, will you buy it or would you rather head to an Apple store to get your hands on the new iPad?
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