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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My take...
by tomcat on Thu 28th Jun 2012 01:27 UTC
tomcat
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2006-01-06

1. Q is going to be a complete flop. The only ones who install it are going to be Google employees. The architecture and content are inane. There's just no other way to describe it.

2. Why would anybody buy a Nexus Tablet when they can simply buy an Amazon Kindle Fire? Where's the value prop? Amazon has the content.

3. Google Glasses. Cool concept. Google would like you to believe they invented this concept. They did not. I think it will remain a niche device for a long while. Probably 3-5 years.

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RE: My take...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 28th Jun 2012 02:27 in reply to "My take..."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

What content does amazon have that an android device does not? Amazon streaming content? I'm not aware of anyone using that service. Although I must admit, I don't see the value in buying *any* tablet.

And agreed on Q, roku is aprox $60. Why use any other set top box? It even has Amazon Streaming video, for all the millions that depend on that service for critical life sustaining video.

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RE: My take...
by ricegf on Thu 28th Jun 2012 03:19 in reply to "My take..."
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Why would anybody buy a Nexus Tablet when they can simply buy an Amazon Kindle Fire?


Android 4.1? Higher resolution screen? Twice the RAM? USB? Front facing camera?

Was that a serious question?

You might try http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/spec_comparison_new_ipad_v._... for a spec comparison. This Apple-centric site concludes, "we think that Nexus 7 and Jelly Bean combine to make for the first Android tablet that can reasonably give the iPad a run for its money in terms of the user experience".

Of course, if you're only interested in Amazon content, stick with the Fire. My wife owns one, and simply adores it. I, OTOH, have an iPad - but I think I see a Nexus in my future.

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RE[2]: My take...
by tomcat on Thu 28th Jun 2012 22:39 in reply to "RE: My take..."
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

"Why would anybody buy a Nexus Tablet when they can simply buy an Amazon Kindle Fire?


Android 4.1? Higher resolution screen? Twice the RAM? USB? Front facing camera?

Was that a serious question?

You might try http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/spec_comparison_new_ipad_v._... for a spec comparison. This Apple-centric site concludes, "we think that Nexus 7 and Jelly Bean combine to make for the first Android tablet that can reasonably give the iPad a run for its money in terms of the user experience".

Of course, if you're only interested in Amazon content, stick with the Fire. My wife owns one, and simply adores it. I, OTOH, have an iPad - but I think I see a Nexus in my future.
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Improved hardware specs are of marginal benefit in a tablet. Kindle Fire does everything that tablet users need to do, and you answered that issue, yourself. Your wife is the average test case.

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RE: My take...
by No it isnt on Thu 28th Jun 2012 10:27 in reply to "My take..."
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

I can answer 2 for you: anyone living outside of the U.S. wanting a cheap and powerful 7" tablet. The Kindle Fire is U.S. only. It also sucks, and most of the content you speak of -- except the books you can read in the Kindle App available through Google Play -- is U.S. only.

Personally, I have no use for the Q and the glasses.

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RE: My take...
by dsmogor on Thu 28th Jun 2012 13:14 in reply to "My take..."
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

nevermind

Edited 2012-06-28 13:16 UTC

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