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[8]: Nexus 4
by cdude on Wed 31st Oct 2012 06:49 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Nexus 4"
cdude
Member since:
2008-09-21

For me it sounds like you assume noname == Nexus 4 == bad quality cause they (Google) has a rather low margin. I strongly disagree with that logic chain.

Fact is Google is making money by making Android the #1 and having fast majority of customers (user stay customers cause of the service-story afterwards) using there door to the internet. They make money and the strategy works out well what is what counts (for google). Sure they could make more by increasing the profit margin for the hardware but this could (and would) mean lesser market share and hence lesser ad- and services-income, lesser customers for there core business. This is not google's business model. Its not there target to make money by selling devices, unlike Apple, but by being everybodys door to the internet, to there services.

Your logic that the quality is more miserable if the end-uder price is lower is just flawed. It completely misses the differences in the business models, it misses target groups, it misses the profit differences between Apple and google, it misses the ecosystem-effect google build around Android with exactly that cheap price tactic, it misses market segmentation, it misses strategy investments. It boils all that down to:

Higher end-user price == higher quality.

Also when you are going to compare on sold devices only then add least try to get the likes like Samsung into your comparission. They are much closer to Apple's business model then Google is. Try to understand WHO is doing the R&D for iPhone vs Android and WHO is doing the services for iPhone vs Android and WHO is doing the products/devices for iPhone vs Android and WHAT are there business models.

Then its clear why your logic chain is wrong. Just accept the fact that Apple as of today is not interested to increase market share, there focus is on increasing profit by sold device. Unlike google which does not even make a single $ with all the Android devices e.g. Samsung sold UP to the moment the customer has the device in there hand and starts using it.

Edited 2012-10-31 07:06 UTC

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RE[9]: Nexus 4
by leos on Wed 31st Oct 2012 14:21 in reply to "RE[8]: Nexus 4"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

For me it sounds like you assume noname == Nexus 4 == bad quality cause they (Google) has a rather low margin. I strongly disagree with that logic chain.


The discussion is about no-name brands like "Huawei" which unclefester mentioned. No one is talking about Nexus 4 as no-name. Hence, the rest of your argument doesn't apply.

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RE[10]: Nexus 4
by ichi on Wed 31st Oct 2012 15:26 in reply to "RE[9]: Nexus 4"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

The discussion is about no-name brands like "Huawei" which unclefester mentioned. No one is talking about Nexus 4 as no-name. Hence, the rest of your argument doesn't apply.


I wouldn't call the world's largest telecom equipment company a "no-name".

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