Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/13/google_confirms_low_end_tablet_to_compete_with_amazon/

Google boss points to low-end tablet for fight with Amazon

Fire it up

By Caleb Cox

Posted in Tablets, 13th April 2012 13:35 GMT

Google has hinted that it's rumoured forthcoming tablet will compete with Amazon's Kindle Fire rather than high-end slates such as Apple's iPad 3.

The online advertising giant's CEO, Larry Page, told financial analysts that Google believes there will be "a lot of success at the lower end" of the tablet market, Mobile Today reports.

"[The low end] is an area we think is important and we're going to focus on," Page told market watchers.

Amazon Kindle Fire Android tablet

Can the big G bring the heat?

Rumours of a low-end Nexus fondleslab have been floating around for a while now, with Asus said to be working on the design. The possibility that it would indeed go head to head with the Kindle Fire was mooted at the time, but has never confirmed by either company.

Thanks for making it so, Mr. Page. Now when can we realistically expect to see it on the shelves? ®