Ever since Apple first dished out its flagship tablet device iPad in 2010, this massively popular offering from the Cupertino based tech giant has survived the onslaughts of a handful of rival products - be it RIM's PlayBook or HP's now officially dead TouchPad.
And, not only did it survive the onslaught, it eventually climbed all the way to the top and established itself as a sort of undisputed king in the global tablet market.
However, with Google eying a share out of the tablet market, the dominance of the iPad in the market could soon face some rather tough challenge. At least that's what it seems like if we are to go by the words of Eric Schmidt - Google's acting chairman.
Schmidt confirmed that his company is currently planning to launch its own tablet device in no later than the next 6 months.
"In the next six months we plan to market a tablet of the highest quality," Schmidt said during an interview with an Italian newspaper notes Boy Genius Report.
It is important to note here that the iPad line up is already under pressure with the launch of Amazon's maiden venture into the tablet market - Kindle Fire.