Google Nexus 7 denied in China, might mean halving sales outlook for 2012
0. phoneArena 11 Sep 2012, 08:51 posted on
The Google Nexus 7 tablet arrived with a splash a couple of months ago opening wide the $199 7-inch tablet niche, after the Amazon Kindle Fire started it all last year…
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1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Ouch. That's going to affect Google. No tabs = no content bought in Google Play store.
8. Aeires (unregistered)
Likely no market for Motorola handsets either. Ouch indeed.
2. MeoCao (unregistered)
I don't think Chinese government can do that, this would start a trade war against China's interests.
I guess this is only a red tape delay.
5. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Yes China can and will do. It is on all front. They would not even budge on the Syria situation.
And since USA owe big debt to China, USA already lost the bargaining chip. Trade war? It's pretty much one sided, USA will not function without cheap chinese made components on all fronts.
10. Aeires (unregistered)
And guess where most of the US manufacturing went?
Corporations have no loyalty to any government, only to their bank accounts.
15. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)
Mexico, India, Taiwan, Japan, Brazil, Vietnam, Indonesia, and, yes, even Canuckastan (who are the US's largest trading partners by far).
18. threed61 (Posts: 205; Member since: 27 May 2011)
US could retaliate against Huawei and ZTE. And the debt holder is very much at the mercy of the debtor when you talk numbers like US and China. It's more likely China will make its point and then the two will reach an accord.
35. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Yes they will, but not after Chinese branded tablets have enough time to take off and gain enough market shares.
21. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)
Or US coporates can invest in Myanmar(where??look it up in google earth)I heard the country just opened up to the world after decades of isolation and also according to the reports cost of labour is even cheaper than china,you get 3 labourers for the price of 1 compare to China but on a side note I don't think its all about cheap labourers I think its also about rare earth metals,again those can be found in Myanmar too(guess i'm too into these stuffs;)
36. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
There is no proper infrastructure in Myanmar. And yes people know where Myanmar is and it's the former Burma.
There is no proper government support and it is really corrupted. You have to guard against your investment. It's a tiresome affairs even if you have inside men or partners to guide you through.
The best you could invest there right now is probably construction contracts.
45. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)
Yeah since they just opened up their infrastructures gonna need a lot of development,the fact that it just reformed I guess transparency level is pretty low but in a few years it should definitely attract a lot of investment around manufacturing
14. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)
This is international saber rattling 101
The ban has no real benefit to the chinese government, they just want to show Google that they can do it. It's a show of strength...
37. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Yes they do. The benefit is keeping Chinese Yuan inside China and make Chinese Companies prosper. Maybe the USA should do some of that for a start.
31. rf1975 (Posts: 258; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
If us can impose unfaire tariffs on chinese solar panels to protect us solar manufactures, Why chinese cant do to this?
38. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
And after imposing tariffs, US solar panels still cost more than their Chinese counterparts.
They issues is Labour cost is too high in the USA, raw material cost is too high, and you naturally end up with a higher cost product.
To fix the issues, labour cost and pricing structure needs to fix across boards in the USA and there is no way this will ever happen.
3. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)
If chinese government doesnt want,Indian government will welcome it with big welcoming hands!!!
17. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)
I want to double thumbs up this...
As soon as India gets infrastructure, look out!
28. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
India is ruled by pirates currently. All busy in enjoying the proceeeds of plundering the national resources ... they welcome anyone who can pay the mafioso in Italy :)
39. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
You mean for the 1% in India who could afford it?
6. pankajgupta (Posts: 59; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Both China Users and Google loose here.. what is the Govt thinking.. ??
And it is Asus and not Google's product.
Ban all Android smartphones since they are using Google made OS??
9. cj100570 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 May 2009)
It's not an Asus product, it's made by Asus for Google. Much like the iPhone is made by Foxconn for Apple. There's a subtle difference.
27. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
US should pull out of all "Outsourced" manufacturing China. Will US Do? No it won't as Obama hates Outsourcing ... :D
40. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Google already lost before it even started. China is Baidu's land. Maybe google will stand a better change when China becomes a democracy.
7. Veigald (Posts: 290; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)
China doesn't play fair in other areas, so why start here? They're the new playground bully, and has no qualms about that role.
11. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Though I would not say it is only China who does not play fair. What about USA import restrictions? All countries try to protect their own economy. Some more aggressively than others.
13. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)
Actually US trade restrictions are not all that high, hence the huge share of foreign made goods
12. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Also, why would China be bully if BIG USA corporations moved their production to China? They are the ones to blame.
16. JoeBelfiore (banned) (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
GOOD, China FTW! Sanction Google for copying!
20. tedkord (Posts: 11890; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
That just might be the least intelligent comment ever on phonearena. And that's saying something.