Google Android director: 10in tablets are ‘overpriced and underpowered’

Google Android director: 10in tablets are ‘overpriced and underpowered’Google lifted the lid on three wallet-friendly Nexus devices at the end of October, namely the LG Nexus 4, 32GB Asus Nexus 7, and the Samsung-built Nexus 10 tablet.

Now Google’s Android director explains why they went for a 10in tablet, specifically because the competitors are expensive, and disappointing spec-wise.

Nexus 10 specs include a 10in display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 (yielding an iPad-punching PPI of 300), dual-core Exynos 5 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, and 2GB of RAM.

The 16GB Nexus 10 weighs in at £319, while the 32GB Nexus 10 costs £389. Not too shabby at all, and a fair chunk cheaper than the you-know-what. Yeah, the iPad.

In an interview with The New York Times, John Lagerling, director of business development for Android, explains the logic behind the Nexus 10. He reveals: “We felt the 10-inch category was overpriced and underpowered, and we wanted to see what we could do for that from our perspective.

“I negotiated the prices and I’m very pleased with being able to deliver these things at these prices.”

We heard yesterday that Apple’s grip on the tablet market is beginning to wane, though the iPad fourth gen and iPad mini reportedly set new opening weekend sales records. Confused? Me too.

In any case, the fight is on. Probably.

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4 comments

Pondlife  Nov. 6, 2012 at 17:59

Bet Asus loved that.

Andy247  Nov. 6, 2012 at 18:25

The reports are only saying Apple's market share is diluted, not that it's selling any fewer units, but the competitors are selling more. High profile court cases and such like are showing the general public that there are alternatives.

Pondlife  Nov. 6, 2012 at 19:26

Ones I saw on here, said that it was selling fewer, 17m down to 14m but who knows really.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 7, 2012 at 02:56

Ones I saw on here, said that it was selling fewer, 17m down to 14m but who knows really.
Who knows is true; there's no central body looking over tablet and smartphone sales from every manufacturer.

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