Google tablet to arrive in July

Google tablet to arrive in July

Google is set to launch its new tablet in July this year after delays put the device back from its original release date of May.

It is expected to boast a quad-cord processor, a seven-inch touch screen and, according to The Verge, will be Wi-Fi only.

The Asus manufactured device is expected to undercut the dominant iPad and be in direct competition with the Amazon Kindle Fire, which is also due to be released this year.

Reports suggest that the mobile device will run a fully-optimised tablet version of Google's Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 operating system.

Market research from both ABI and IDC have predicted that small Android tablet devices will begin to make an impact on the market and negatively affect Apple's dominance of the tablet sector.

ABI has predicted that the worldwide appeal of sub-£250 tablets will give the Android OS 60 per cent of the market by 2016.