Android director says 10" tablets were overpriced and underpowered
0. phoneArena 05 Nov 2012, 03:47 posted on
In an interview with The New York Times, Android's director of business development shared his views that until now, the 10" Android tablets didn't really provide the substance to justify the price that was asked...
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1. MeoCao (unregistered)
Google always has very good balance between their own interests and interests of their customers.
Good job Google.
11. frydaexiii (Posts: 1456; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Yup, unlike a certain fruit company, who sells subpar products at a premium price so it seems like the best to the rich, Google actually wants to provide the best they've got to everyone.
14. Hemlocke (unregistered)
Except that the iPad blows the doors off the N10. Nice try, but the Nexus line is still second best.
23. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Blows it out of what water the N10 has a better display then the RESOLUTIONARY display that was the main selling point besides LTE and its cheaper.
N10 is to hot for the water your iPad rests in.
34. TheMan (Posts: 490; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Totally missed the point. Whether it is or is not the best matters not. The goal was excellent specs at a reasonable price.
Under $400 vs $500 or more sounds like a bargain.
40. JunitoNH (Posts: 1852; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Why the man said, Android tablets are underpowered and overpriced.
27. moronman66 (Posts: 162; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)
The resolution, processor, amount of RAM and operating system are better than that of the competition, and less expensive, but said fruit company (as much as I hate them) has brilliant marketing to those who don't even consider the competition, and people who are too lazy to do research and see that other products are better.
36. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
I cannot for the life of me understand why week harp on the fact that Apple products are expensive and Google's aren't. Apple products have ALWAYS been more expensive than their competition. Google has always had a tendency of giving products out for free or at an extremely low cost. This is not news and after over a decade, you should be tired of complaining about it.
I do agree with him though...but I still think most tablets are overpriced. I wouldn't say underpowered though. I've not had a moment when I thought...man I really can't do something I want to do because this tab doesn't have the specs.
37. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
True, look at their Macbooks...wow, why would anyone spend so much on a Macbook or Mac desktop Mac...crazy...
19. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Nexus 10 will quite possibly be the ultimate tablet in price-performance ratios for ost part of 2013 as well
39. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)
they just want to sell more .. thats all .. there are not any different..
2. tech2 (Posts: 3463; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
I wonder what tablet he was referring to !?!?!? ;) :D
6. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
"The 10" Android tablets didn't really provide the substance to justify the price that was asked."
Don't be a troll. Apple actually makes good powerful tablets, even if the OS is a bit old and stale. He said Android tablets, meaning the crappy, laggy, heavily skinned Galaxy Tab line and models similar. I wouldn't buy one of those to save my life. Until now, Asus was the only company making good Android tablets.
Okay, maybe with the exception of the Note 10.1. Haven't tried it to see whether or not it's good, but I hear it's good.
12. tech2 (Posts: 3463; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
The statement “ the 10" Android tablets……” are not in quotes which means that is an interpretation and not a statement made by him. The next line “We felt the 10-inch category…..” are in quotes which means those are his own words and therefore referring to overall 10-inch tablets market.
Just because you think Samsung’s tablets are crappy and laggy doesn’t mean that he was pointing towards Samsung. He was clearly and only referring to 10 inch tablet’s ‘price’.
IMO I don’t think he would take a jab at Samsung who clearly have a huge market share in 10-inch android tablets.
21. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
i've tried the note 10.1.thanks to crapwiz it's clunky even with that exynos inside it. -_- not for the most part but yeah the clunkyness is still there.
24. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Well we and them and the manufactures no that Android is and was a needed a heavy hardware to push the OS, they still ignored it. Tabs should come with 3GBRAM due to once instaling Skype Tango Anti-Virus Games Task killers calenders widgets. Each of those apps take up 30MB of RAM, leaving you with just 100MB for browsing, when opening 2 pages, Ram drops to 50MB and then starts to lag. How stupid of them to provide with 1GB RAM.
31. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Do you ever talk about anything besides specs, man? They aren't everything. Get over it.
41. lsutigers (Posts: 820; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
Sony makes good tablets too, the original Tablet S and new Xperia Tablet S are nice Android tablets.
3. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
+1 to this.i still have my original galaxy tab 10.1 which i bought a year back.it still costs almost 30k [indian rupees] in india.clunky as f---.even with the official ics update.
5. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
Er, all android tablets except Nexus ones (specially the ones we get in India) are POS.
8. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Same here, desperately searching for a cost effective, good tab but no luck. No Nexus tabs here..
9. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
The only fairly decent tablet is the iPad, irrespective of whatever. No surface, no Nexus tabs. WTF
43. anglosaxonengland (Posts: 55; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)
Agreed, iPad or iOS and even Surface RT for some reason are the only devices that require very little power to run the most demanding applications quickly and smoothly.
Android only caught up with it using cortex a15s. Besides having super high benchmarks that mean sh1t for day today performance, it still needs to pay some catch up in terms of optimising it and making it run a lot quicker and smoother
15. Aeires (unregistered)
My Transformer disagrees.
25. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
I haven't seen it in person and don't think its available here (officially at least).
17. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
agreed.but we don't get any nexus products here anyways :P gotta order from ebay.
38. toyds123 (Posts: 28; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Hmm, I think if its vanilla android it runs better. I have seen galaxy tabs and man they are slow. However, I have an HP Touchpad with official cm9 and it runs really fast. I was surprised that it was really snappy. Way faster than the Gtab 10.1 I tried. I can even play NFS most wanted without lag considering it has an old S3 processor. I think that's why the nexus line up has always performed well.
4. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
Google is pushing the limits. nicely done. Show us more of your engineering prowess.