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: Seriously?
by karunko on Thu 28th Jun 2012 09:14 UTC in reply to "Seriously?"
karunko
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2008-10-28

Project Butter? Really? Because The Verge says that it STILL isn't as smooth as an iPad.

First: The Verge is not the be-all-and-end-all of tech reporting and even if they pretend not to, they have their fair share of bias and everything they write should be taken with a (very big) grain of salt.

Second: The 16 GB Nexus 7 costs $249, the cheapest 16 GB iPad (2) is $399 while the latest and greatest 16 GB model starts at $499, therefore price should be taken into account when comparing them.

Third: Some people prefer 7", so even even the iPad is "better", that doesn't help them until Apple makes one (and I think it's a matter of when rather than if).

In other words, the Nexus 7 should be considered as a direct competitor to the Kindle Fire, not the iPad.



RT.

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RE[2]: Seriously?
by Nelson on Thu 28th Jun 2012 09:43 in reply to "RE: Seriously?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29


First: The Verge is not the be-all-and-end-all of tech reporting and even if they pretend not to, they have their fair share of bias and everything they write should be taken with a (very big) grain of salt.


Sure but past is prologue. People said the same thing about how ICS finally made Android smooth.

I'm glad after throwing a quad core CPU and a monstrous GPU its almost as smooth as iOS and Windows Phone.

I'm glad after writing bullshit articles on Google+ denying the problem, they finally acknowledge it exists

I just have no faith in Google's initiatives. What happened to the Handset Upgrade Alliance? Crickets?

P.S I'm not downplaying Nexus 7 pricing, I'm just saying its unsustainable. They're hoping to loss lead. Its hardly remarkable, its not like they solved some engineering problem letting them make super cheap tablets. They're just deciding to lose more money. Good, but not great.

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RE[3]: Seriously?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2012 09:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Seriously?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm glad after throwing a quad core CPU and a monstrous GPU its almost as smooth as iOS and Windows Phone.


My SII with CM9 is just as smooth as iOS, perhaps even smoother. WP7.5 is smoother *in some applications*, but in most, it's a total turd sandwich due to how WP7 handles networking; everything starts to stutter and comes to a grinding halt when networking is slow, which is all the time on WP7 - even on wifi backed by a 120MB connection.

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RE[3]: Seriously?
by JAlexoid on Thu 28th Jun 2012 11:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Seriously?"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

I'm glad after writing bullshit articles on Google+ denying the problem, they finally acknowledge it exists

I'm sorry, but did you read the same G+ thread as I? There was no denial of the issue in that whole thread. Some fanboys did do that, but no one at Google did.

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RE[3]: Seriously?
by zima on Sun 1st Jul 2012 11:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Seriously?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

P.S I'm not downplaying Nexus 7 pricing, I'm just saying its unsustainable.

The prices will only fall from here ...PC ended up on similar "unsustainable" spiral like that - so what? It's good for us.

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RE[2]: Seriously?
by zima on Sun 1st Jul 2012 11:32 in reply to "RE: Seriously?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

In other words, the Nexus 7 should be considered as a direct competitor to the Kindle Fire, not the iPad.

People will use all three of them to do pretty much the same stuff. That makes them competitors.

Edited 2012-07-01 11:33 UTC

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