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SUPERMARKET GIANT Tesco reportedly is planning to launch a cheap Android tablet called Hudl to rival Google's new Nexus 7 this Christmas.
The Guardian reports that the Tesco Hudl will be a 7in tablet built by a Chinese hardware maker that is likely to fetch less than £100 when it arrives on store shelves in time for the holidays.
Unfortunately that's all we know about Tesco's rival to the new Nexus 7. However, it's likely to arrive running Google's Android mobile operating system, which Tesco will apparently supplement with some homegrown features including its supermarket and Blinkbox apps, much like Amazon does with its Kindle tablets.
The Guardian said, "The tablet would contain easy ways to order goods from Tesco and also offer fast access to Blinkbox video-on-demand, which Tesco has controlled since April 2011."
Given that Tesco also has its own mobile phone network, it's likely that the tablet will feature a SIM slot as well, so that users can pick up 3G connectivity on the go. It's also likely that the tablet will be offered as part of a bundle with a smartphone from the Tesco Mobile lineup.
Tesco unsurprisingly hasn't commented on the speculation, although a quick Google Search for "Tesco Hudl" brings up a link to the supermarket's website. Although the link is not working at the moment, it points to a webpage that is titled, "Buy Hudl from our iPad and Tablets range".
There are no availability details yet, but the Tesco Hudl is likely to make its debut in the coming months. µ
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