Exec says the co-branded device will take aim at Amazon.
In the past, Google has partnered with Samsung and Motorola to release an official co-branded Google device, and Taiwan-based Asustek is the next in line to team with the Android creator for its first tablet.
But with the iPad trouncing all rivals time and time again, can the Google Asus tablet hope to attract Apple's consumers?
Possibly not, as Reuters reports an Asustek executive, that says the forthcoming tablet will focus its attempts to steal the Amazon Kindle Fire's thunder, rather than the iPad's.
Of course, said Fire thunder slowed in Q1, when sales fell to 700,000 from an impressive four million in Q4 – when the device was launched.
The exec, said: "It's targeting Amazon. The Kindle is based on Google's platform but with its own service, so Google has to launch its own service, too."
The Google Play store is rumoured to be receiving a makeover for the Jelly Bean OS upgrade, and it's possible the search giant will keep some tricks up its sleeve to make its tablet stand out from the rest of the crowd.