Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 3   >   >>
KB3001
User Rank
CEO
re: Google launches 7-inch, $199 Android tablet
KB3001   7/5/2012 2:40:27 PM
NO RATINGS
I am too! Long live competition!

yalanand
User Rank
Rookie
re: Google launches 7-inch, $199 Android tablet
yalanand   7/3/2012 10:02:24 AM
NO RATINGS
@marvin99, I think it's to get more people to use cloud storage but true not providing micro-SD feature was a mistake.

yalanand
User Rank
Rookie
re: Google launches 7-inch, $199 Android tablet
yalanand   7/3/2012 9:56:47 AM
NO RATINGS
@dylan, Good to hear that the features are almost similar to that of ipad. But how do you compare the specs of Nexus 7 with Microsoft surface?

t.alex
User Rank
Rookie
re: Google launches 7-inch, $199 Android tablet
t.alex   7/1/2012 1:33:17 PM
NO RATINGS
I am quite tempted to buy this.

mcjw
User Rank
Rookie
re: Google launches 7-inch, $199 Android tablet
mcjw   6/30/2012 1:49:16 AM
NO RATINGS
This has less to do with co-developing than custom-ordering, but it's the same strategy to me, that is, playing one OEM against another. It's just that a different company kowtows every year. The Nexus 7 is a much more restrictive Android device than any other. According to Brian Klug of Anandtech, not only did Google omit microSD expansion (~$40 for 64GB card), they killed USB mass storage, too. USB-OTG is strictly for keyboards and such. Therefore you're locked into this "tablet built for GooglePlay", in their own words. It's like the smart-chip they put inside inkjet printers a few years ago to discourage third-party ink. This is a business model where the device is subsidized by Google, rather than a free gift you seem to think.

MVincent
User Rank
Rookie
re: Google launches 7-inch, $199 Android tablet
MVincent   6/29/2012 9:05:57 PM
NO RATINGS
It's almost perfect, except for the missing micro-SD slot. I know we are supposed to store everything in the cloud now, but 8 GB is a bit small when you are travelling outside wifi reach.

Sanjib.A
User Rank
CEO
re: Google launches 7-inch, $199 Android tablet
Sanjib.A   6/29/2012 4:24:53 PM
NO RATINGS
True...this is the strongest competitor for Amazon's Kindle fire. The price is very attractive and hence this might just possess threats for all other 7" tabs...especially Samsung's Galaxy tab?

eewiz
User Rank
CEO
re: Google launches 7-inch, $199 Android tablet
eewiz   6/29/2012 8:45:16 AM
NO RATINGS
According to Google's Rubin 'When it gets sold through the Play store there's no margin, it just basically gets (sold) through.' http://www.knowyourmobile.com/blog/1455823/google_says_theres_no_margin_on_nexus_7.html Google hopes to sell you content and take your personal info to show ads to make money. Basically 'spoiled the market' for other vendors.

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
re: Google launches 7-inch, $199 Android tablet
rick merritt   6/29/2012 8:30:11 AM
NO RATINGS
Well, it scratches the surface at least on a story of what sounds like an intense but good collaboration. Beats the heck out of what the NYT said the HP/M'soft collaboration on tablets was like!!!

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
re: Google launches 7-inch, $199 Android tablet
rick merritt   6/29/2012 8:25:30 AM
NO RATINGS
What no 3G???

Page 1 / 3   >   >>


EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Fist Bumps & the Zombie Apocalypse
Max Maxfield
39 comments
Are you concerned about the possibility of a Zombie Apocalypse or do you scoff at the thought of such an eventuality? If the latter, would you be surprised to hear that the US military has ...

Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
8 comments
A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
41 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
151 comments
Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)