Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2012 20:27 UTC
Google So yeah, Google totally just won the conference showdown by easily beating both Apple and Microsoft. Not only did Google announce Android 4.1 with some really cool new features, a cheap but non-crippled tablet, and a new Android device called the Nexus Q, but they also opened up pre-orders for Google Glass. So yeah.
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RE[4]: Seriously?
by dsmogor on Thu 28th Jun 2012 13:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Seriously?"
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Asus will recoup the marketing (not unlike MS-Nokia way) and distribution cost while getting a share from content revenue, not a terrible deal in my book.

The problem is that it effectively kills all independent Android tablet market, at least in the middle category (all where it mattered).
To OEMS that seems to be at least as bad as MS announcement. As a consumer it makes me excited (not sure I will oppose a thought of possessing tablet any longer).

Google apparently seems to agree with Nelson about prospects of Android tablet ecosystem being bleak in current situation. They responded appropriately (on SW and HW fronts), will it be enough to stand up to Win8?

Edited 2012-06-28 13:28 UTC

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