One-fifth of Irish households do not have access to the internet in 2014, new Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures suggest. While 42pc of those without internet said they didn’t need it, 39pc cited lack of skills.
Dublin: 18.12.2014 05.21PM
The market for smaller tablets just got a little bigger with Google apparently set to throw its hat into the ring this summer.
Rumours have begun circulating about a Google collaboration with Asus to launch a 7-inch tablet PC following a report from DigiTimes. The report on the Taipei-based news website claims the tablet will ship 600,000 units in June this year to reach the market in July.
This adds an interesting twist to the growing mini-tablet market, with Amazon’s Kindle Fire at the forefront, as well as Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 on the way. Not to be outdone, Apple is also rumoured to be working on a 7-inch iPad, expecting its debut in August.
However, rumours are just rumours and as yet these reports are unconfirmed by either Asus or Google – who, having just acquired Motorola Mobility, may have other plans up its sleeve.