Google is once again making a push to compete with it's main rival Apple, this time hoping to take a bite out of the tablet market. Apple currently dominates the tablet market with it's beloved iPad line but now Google is planning to re-launch their own Android-based tablets via their own web store, reports wsj.com.
The Journal cites several sources within the Google camp that have confirmed the web search giant's plans to offer co-branded tablets with manufacturers already making the products. Google previously went this route with their Nexus One smartphone but pulled back after they found higher sales of Android phones that were not co-branded.
Google will co-brand with a mix of different manufacturers including Samsung, with whom they are currently partnered. Though details are still thin, there may be plans for Google to manufacture their own tablets in the future, using facilities acquired through their pending takeover of Motorola.
Thus far there is no prospective launch date of a Google tablet store.
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