Google is speculated to have been working on a Nexus Tab, a tablet that will offer a pure Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich experience.
Speculation rose after Google revamped the Android website and gave it a cosmetic feel of the major Android 4.0 update dubbed as Ice Cream Sandwich.
In the page, the internet giant has carried an image of tablet loaded with Android 4.0 — which is perhaps an indication that the Nexus is on the way. However, there is no word from Google regarding the same.
The Nexus Tab would be the development platform standard to develop the apps meant for the Android 4.0 running tablets. That’s because Google wants tablet friendly applications considering the current limited collection for the Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets.
Google’s first Android tablet came with Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and we believe that the Nexus Tab might just come with quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 or a different mobile processor.
The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is expected to provide a uniform and similar user experience on smartphones as well as tablets. Google recently released the source code for the Android 4.0 ICS for smartphones. However, there is no mention, nor even a hint, for the Android 4.0 code for the tablets.
Google along with another major tablet manufacturer is said to be working on a tablet dubbed as Nexus Tab which will come with pure Android 4.0 experience and doesn’t have any third-party customisations.
However, Android Handset hardware partners like Motorola, HTC, Samsung and LG add their own bit of custom user interface on the top of Android version. So the same would happen with the Android tablets. Technically, the Motorola Xoom was first tablet with pure Android experience with no third party customisations.