Eric Schmidt Never Said “Nexus” Tablet

I think, before it gets further speculated anymore, we need to clarify something on the whole “Nexus Tablet”   Note that when Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt made a  comment to an Italian paper regarding a tablet, nowhere in the statement will you find the word “Nexus”.  Thanks to Google Translate, this is what was said:

“We in the next six months plan to market a tablet of the highest quality.”

Just to reiterate, there was never any mention of the word “Nexus” though many just assumed or implied it.  Just goes to show you how strongly the word Nexus is when associated to a Google product release.  But recall that Google has been down this road before when they partnered with Motorola to release the Motorola Xoom tablet.  No Nexus there either and yet it was a device with no carrier branding or bloatware and came with an unlock-able bootloader.  So, it’s completely possible Google could very well be getting ready to market an awesome tab for the masses.  The moral of the story however, is don’t go putting words in others’ mouths.  Feel free to speculate further about the tablet in our comments section below.

[via Android Central]


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Joe was born in New Jersey and spent most of his childhood moving around from state to state. He eventually made his way to Pennsylvania where he met his Portuguese beauty and made her his wife. He now has three great kids and full access to all of the Portuguese food he can eat. Joe's love for mobile technology began when he bought his first Palm Pilot, a Palm M130 and left it on top of his car, driving off, causing it to smash into a thousand pieces. Forced to buy a new device, he quickly discovered that specs were changing so rapidly he was buying a new device every six months just to keep up. Since then, he has constantly felt the need to have the latest and greatest. When the "smartphone" revolution began and integrating cell phones and PDA's was the norm, he quickly jumped to Windows Mobile for several years until the first Android device was launched, the T-Mobile G1. Joe began appreciating all of the free utilities Google provided and sold his soul (his precious data) to Google long before they got into the mobile OS business. So, there was no hesitation at all for him to jump on board and ride the Android train as an early adopter. And boy has it been a blast. Joe now works in the Engineering & Operations dept for a major mobile carrier where he remotely troubleshoots cell sites and loves being an Editor for TalkAndroid.