Google Promises 'Highest Quality' Tablet in 2012 | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

Google chairman Eric Schmidt said this week that the company will produce an Android tablet of "the highest quality" in the next six months to better compete with Apple's market-dominating iPad. In an interview published Monday by the Italian-language Corriere della Sera, Schmidt praised the late Steve Jobs as "the Michelangelo of our time" but promised a "brutal competition" between Google and Apple in mobile communications and the smartphone market.

Jobs was "[a] friend of mine and a unique character, able to combine creativity and visionary genius with an extraordinary engineering ability," Schmidt said in a Google translation from Italian of the Corriere della Sera interview. "Sometimes you find people who have one thing or the other, but not the two together. Steve realized the revolutionary potential of the tablet and created an amazing product [in] the iPad. ...


Google Promises 'Highest Quality' Tablet in 2012 | News & Opinion | PCMag.com