Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 18:14 UTC
Google While Microsoft is unveiling all about Windows Phone 8, Google ruined the party a little bit by 'leaking' all about Android 4.2, the Nexus 10 tablet, and the new Nexus phone, the LG Nexus 4. There's some pretty awesome stuff in here from Google - except for the fact the devices themselves are kind of ugly.
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RE[3]: Nexus 4
by nemith on Tue 30th Oct 2012 07:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nexus 4"
nemith
Member since:
2005-07-28


The only concern I would have about this trend is that Google is likely just breaking even on the hardware or the margins are razor thin. So where are they making their money?


Don't fool yourself. Apple is in advertising as well. Just cause you shell out a sh%t ton of money doesn't mean they aren't doing the same analytics on your usage and data.

Three is nothing to prove that Apple isn't any more or less evil than Google other than crack pot ideas about pricing of devices.

When it comes down to it the reason why Google is coming out with cheap tablets is to gain adoption. They want a consumer this holiday season to look at a Nexus device and choose it on price over some of the competition. The goal here is to try and kick start the Android tablet eco-system. Attract more developers or get current developers to write tablet optimized devices.

The biggest complaint about Android tablets is the lack of proper applications. Prove android is a proper and popular platform and allow for other non-nexus devices to charge a premium later down the road once the ecosystem is a true competitor to iOS/iPad.

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RE[4]: Nexus 4
by leos on Tue 30th Oct 2012 15:10 in reply to "RE[3]: Nexus 4"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

Don't fool yourself. Apple is in advertising as well. Just cause you shell out a sh%t ton of money doesn't mean they aren't doing the same analytics on your usage and data.


Big difference between being in advertising and your entire business model depending on it. The lions share of Apple's profits comes from hardware and one would hope that they will be smart enough not to endanger those profits by alienating people with intrusive adverts. I think they do get it. Just look at a mac compared to a PC out of the box. Any consumer PC is riddled with advertisements and shitty trialware software out of the box, while a mac is clean.

That said I would prefer if they were not in advertising at all.

Three is nothing to prove that Apple isn't any more or less evil than Google other than crack pot ideas about pricing of devices.


And yet people seem to believe Google's hilarious "do no evil" motto.

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RE[5]: Nexus 4
by JAlexoid on Wed 31st Oct 2012 11:25 in reply to "RE[4]: Nexus 4"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

endanger those profits by alienating people with intrusive adverts

But they don't need to deliver those adverts. They can just sell the aggregate marketing data to "research" companies and let the ad agencies use that data...

Any consumer PC is riddled with advertisements and shitty trialware software out of the box

My Lenovo T430s disagrees with that statement.

Google's hilarious "do no evil" motto

If only that was their motto...

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