Google CEO drops low cost tablet hint


Google CEO Larry Page says internet giant is focused on the tablet market and could manufacturer a low end device moving forward

Google CEO Larry Page (pictured) has hinted the internet super company could enter into the low cost tablet market – admitting the market was “exciting”.

Google’s Android platform has grown significantly in recent years with market research firm Canalys recently releasing figures showing the platform now accounts for 48.8 per cent of the smartphone market.

Google has also enjoyed success with the launch of its Google nexus devices which have been manufactured by Samsung and have an agreement in place to purchase mobile phone giant Motorola.

“We’re very excited about tablets, obviously there’s been a lot of success on some lower priced tablets running Android,” Page said.

“We definitely believe there’s going to be a lot of success at the lower end of the market as well with lower price products.

“It’s definitely an area we think is important and we’re quite focused on,”