There is a growing buzz about the rumor Google is developing a tablet. The move would be similar to Google’s Nexus phone. It would probably sport a slick design and the newest version of Android (Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean depending how long it took to release).
The Google tablet would help propel the tablet explosion by providing a credible alternative to the iPad. While there are other tablets, none of them currently appears to be pushing technology or design limits. Google would be able to do that.
The big effect of a Google tablet, though, would be to structure the Android community. There are numerous versions of Android and each runs on different devices of different sizes. Android fragmentation hampers web site developments and is seen by many as a weakness of digital marketing. A Google tablet, however, would provide a model for other developers to achieve. That would make the job of the social media agency much easier. The tablet would push other developers for consistent updates, which would help advertisers maintain a consistent message.
We will know more in a few months. Until then there will be more and more speculation as Google’s team makes improvements in its design and performance. The social media agency should be aware of the coming changes and also try to push its partners to update ads and servers for better Android integration.