Google has been rumored to be working on a tablet for months now. According to The Verge, the device will, in fact, be a co-branded offering coming from both Google and Asus. Upon launch, consumers will find the long-rumored 7-inch display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, and Wi-Fi connectivity, according to the blog's sources.
Regardless of when it launches and how, it's clear that the tablet -- if it ever hits the market -- is designed to take on Amazon's Kindle Fire. That tablet, which retails for just $199, comes with the same 7-inch display and Wi-Fi-only connectivity. And according to some reports that have pegged its fourth-quarter sales at 5 million units, it has proven quite successful.
Google did not immediately respond to CNET's request for comment.