Google 7-inch tablet imminent, says report
Heads up, Google 7-inch tablet incoming. It could be released as soon as July.
The Google 7-inch tablet is on the way, according to a fresh report -- the latest in a long line of reports dating back to the beginning of the year.
Asus is expected to manufacture the device.
NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard ShimCNET previously that a 7-inch Goggle tablet was in the works, though a June shipment date means that an original projection of an April production run was apparently premature.
That said, total production for 2012 of about two million units, cited in today's report, is in keeping with NPD DisplaySearch's original estimate.
If Google's 7-inch tablet materializes and a rumored tablet 7.85-inch "" from Apple also surfaces, that would add to a growing collection of smaller tablets from first-tier suppliers.
Amazon is already a major force in the 7-inch market segment and Samsung has recently begun selling its 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2.