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In a recent interview Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt let slip news that the company plans to escalate its ongoing war for market supremacy with Apple, releasing its own-brand Android tablet.

The revelation came during an interview Schmidt conducted with Italian web site Corriere Della Sera. During the interview the ex-Google CEO dropped a slew of comments indicating Google planned to release its own fabled Nexus Tablet in as little as six months time. "In the next six months we plan to market a tablet of the highest quality," Corriere Della Sera reported Schmidt as commenting.

Schmidt's comments come after numerous rumours erupted across the internet suggesting Google planned to follow up the success of its Nexus series of smartphones with a tablet. Unfortunately for those interested in the fabled tablet, Schimdt offered no details regarding the device's spec or design.

If true, Schmidt's six month time frame could put Nexus tablet in the same release window as Apple's, also unconfirmed, iPad 3 tablet. Though Apple is yet to release any firm information on its next entry into the iPad series, numerous tech sites have pegged the tablet with a Q1, 2012 release date.

At the time this article was written, Google hadn't responded to the International Business Times UK's requests for comment.