Google is rumored to be working on its own branded tablet, in cooperation with ASUS. It's expected to be a dirt cheap, 7-inch tablet which will bring the full ICS experience to the lower end of the price spectrum.
Now, CEO Larry Page fueled the speculation by praising small cheap Android tablets that have been successful. While he doesn't say it by name, he's of course referring to the Kindle Fire.
The Fire does run Android, but it's a completely customized build with no Google services, an empty victory for Google.
"Obviously there's been a lot of success on some lower-price tablets that run Android, maybe not the full Google version of Android," he said in a conference call. "But we definitely believe that 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. "