Motorola plans Android tablet

Motorola looks like it will release it own tablet-style device soon, just like the rest of the world and its pooch.

In a cosy chat with money men, Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha suggested a seven-to-ten-inch Android tablet may not be far off.

Discussing a "companion product" to a TV that users might wander around the house with, Jha said: "We're very focused on participating in this convergence between mobility and home, and I actually think you will see some products from us in a very short period of time."

Jha let slip he thought that Google's Android would fit that sort of device quite nicely.

Motorola has already shown off one prototype Android tablet and is keen on the OS in its phones.

"Nearly all of my focus is on Android today," Jha said, but added the the OS is not foremost in consumers' minds when choosing a phone. "OS alone is not what consumers choose a phone on," Jha said. Look and feel is equally important, he said - and even more so outside the US, he reckons.

Jha's keynote from yesterday's Barclays Capital Global Communications, Media and Technology Conference is here.