Android co-founder Rich Miner is working on Android tablets, according to ComputerWorld. It looked into Google’s tablet history and noticed Miner’s LinkedIn page lists his current title as "CTO Android Tablets" at Google.
Why does it matter?
Google recently announced Android 12L - the first indication it still cares about tablets. It positions it as a "special feature drop that makes Android 12 even better on large screens".
What's my take?
Given Apple's huge success and dominance of the tablet space with the iPad, it's about time Google returned to compete, rather than leave it to Amazon, Samsung and Microsoft to dominate when it comes to alternatives.
I believe it will be some time before the company can offer a viable option, but you've got to start somewhere. And, with the Pixel smartphone range enjoying critical and commercial success, now is the time to capitalise.