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[5]: Seriously?
by JAlexoid on Thu 28th Jun 2012 23:04 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Seriously?"
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Just like Galaxy Nexus killed SGS2 sales? Wait.... that is not the case! For OEMs it's a very good announcement, since it's built in 4 months and it's not Motorola that is building it. And now they have a reasonably good baseline.

Remember, that Nexus program is not about market share, it's about the baseline. I, frankly, don't believe that anything can compete with iPad and iPhone in their specific markets without sacrificing performance/functionality/quality. Android took off by introducing innovative new products and ways of delivering those products. Apple products do the same. Now it's time for the Android tablet manufacturers to think outside the box, sadly Samsung has an issue with that in the tablet space and ASUS does not have enough bandwidth to push their tablet line considerably forward.
With the Nexus 7 as the baseline, others have to take that spark and run like hell. More stuff like Galaxy Note, EeePad Transformer and PadPhone's.
I hope it will be a message that the game needs to change. Just like I hope that Surface is just a major signal to Windows tablet manufacturers that the game needs to change.
Taking on the iPad head to head is worthless, you have to make sure that all the people that buy accessories will see a product that needs none of those accessories and gives them exactly what they need.

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