Nexus 7 beats iPad mini, becomes Japan's most popular tablet
0. phoneArena posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:54
Oh, Japan! Land of Picachu, Yu-Gi-Oh, and weird, weird things. As an exception this time, news about Japan is actually not weird…
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1. ultimatebatman posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:04 34 3
The reason is price AND quality. The Nexus 7 is a current product with a fast processor and great screen. The iPad mini is pretty when turned off, but when you power it on you get a 2 year old iPad 2 specced product that will be obsolete in 2 months.
7. Nathan_ingx posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:56 14 1
Finally! Some people are coming back to their senses!
Oh, but wait...it's Japan, people here know what's inside of them devices.
It won't be long before people all around the world that there's more fruit other than 'Apple'.
And PA, i think Picachu is spelled with a "k" resulting in Pi'k'achu...if i'm not wrong.
15. dan86 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 11:56 5 0
Japan the, "Land of rising sun" no one can have better understanding of excellent technologies than them. They are one heck of technologist.
12. Tsepz_GP posted on 17 Jan 2013, 10:57 2 9
Even as an Android user I disagree with this, and it's why I left my Galaxy Tab10.1 and got a iPad4. When it comes to tablets Android simply isn't ready, not to against the iPad. The Nexus7 looks alright on paper but is anything but in reality, the Content e.g. apps, games, eBooks, magazines, newspapers etc...are optimized for N7 and other Android tablets are few and far between especially when looking at each country specifically, it's quite shocking. The iPad Mini may not be the best specced tablet, but it truly delivers when it comes to high quality content.
14. donfem posted on 17 Jan 2013, 11:18 11 0
Why the patronising opening? Do you own a Nexus 7? I guess not. The comparison is between Nex 7 vs ipad Mini and not ipad4. Get it?
16. Tsepz_GP posted on 17 Jan 2013, 11:59 1 1
Did you read my post correctly??? I'm talking about Android tablets in general and iOS in general, nothing I said applies specifically to one device in either platforms so whether I spoke about iPad4 or Mini it doesn't matter, guess you're just choosing not to see my point, and to end my point I did mention the Mini.
18. tedkord posted on 17 Jan 2013, 12:27 0 0
Apsa do not need to be optimized for the Nexus 7, since unlike iOS, Android dynamically resizes content to the resolution of the screen, like a PC.
So, while they can be made to look better, its not nearly as important that they be redone for the tablet add it is for iOS, where its critical.
30. jchuamanl posted on 17 Jan 2013, 15:25 0 0
Does it really matter that iOS have more optimized apps than Android? I have a 7-inch Galaxy Tab and for me is enough for reading e-books, web browsing, watching videos and playing games. I downloaded some magazine and newspaper apps and I didn't like them, I prefer to read them with the web browser because it is easier to save for read later or share with some friends.
And it cost me half the price of a iPad, or comparing to the iPad mini, almost 70% of the price. So, the price is an important issue.
32. thelegend6657 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 18:31 0 0
I think galaxy tab sucks . at least nexus tabs are better , but you already stated the reason why I think iPad is still number one
13. appleDOESNT.com posted on 17 Jan 2013, 11:12 8 0
lol @ PA! this article while looks like a positive Nexus article it is RIPE with backhanded apple biased comments like 'The reason for this is obviously price' and who really cares as 'Japan is a very tiny market.' :/
and by ripe i mean rotten (apples)
33. thelegend6657 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 18:33 0 0
Their job is to report to us the news , not having a Andriod praising article . Can't you think of it as they are just reporting the facts ?
27. Eonnaydra posted on 17 Jan 2013, 12:58 0 0
My Nexus 7 is made from plastic and I also have some problems with the display,but at 200$ we cannot receive premium build quality like iPad mini has.I don't have nothing with Google's Android but I cannot find optimized apps for tablets in Google Play in comparasion with Apple which has the App Store with thousands of apps for tablets.And if you check some comparasions between them on youtube you'll can see that Nexus 7 is faster on loading pages,but the iPad Mini is smoother,so a two years old processor A5 is better that a new one Tegra 3.
2. ajac09 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:05 25 0
More proof the Japanese are smarter then the average American.
3. Doakie posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:15 10 0
No doubt. They probably also paid cash for their tablets and didn't put them on Credit Cards. Americans aren't a financially intelligent people they think borrowing money, having nice things today and paying for it later is a sustainable lifestyle, and still expect they'll have money for retirement.
9. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 17 Jan 2013, 10:11 2 0
is N7 widely sold through big US stotes like Best Buy, Walmart...?
4. drnggaj33 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:33 7 0
the ppl overseas are smart they know the ipad is old and so is the ios
6. rickywinataa posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:42 1 0
It is pretty shocking to know that android tablet is more popular than iPad mini in japan. Apple is a very popular brand in Japan and almost all smartphones use are iPhone (saw it with my own eyes).
However, Japanese do like something that is new and different, probably that's why nexus 7's sales area strong
24. networkdood posted on 17 Jan 2013, 12:49 0 0
Japanese love name brands more than perhaps even Americans...amazing to see that Nexus 7 is getting their attention...
34. thelegend6657 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 18:35 0 0
Well , Google isn't a bad brand , who doesn't know what is Google ?
10. Xquisite posted on 17 Jan 2013, 10:32 2 1
Did anyone else read the article besides me? It only outsold the iPad by 4.3% which means a lot of people still bought the Mini. Which isn't to say the Mini is a good tablet, just to say you all are making it sound like N7 doubled the sales of the mini.
11. lzsbleach posted on 17 Jan 2013, 10:35 0 2
These percentages are not huge even though google has the 4.3% apple still wins because they make more money on their tablet. Either way both parties are doing great.
23. networkdood posted on 17 Jan 2013, 12:48 1 0
who gives a fart about developers making money - a worthless stat for any consumer trying to decide on a tablet. Price is what matters and quality - Nexus 7 gives you both...
17. Tsepz_GP posted on 17 Jan 2013, 12:09 3 0
I'm sure this is going to change in the iPads favor further in the year, once people begin to run into the Nexus7 issues, and discover that not a lot of content is optimized for Android tablets.
For now congrats to Google, if there is one thing that Google have got right with the tablets it is pricing, this is setting for a great battle, and Apple will have no choice but to lower down their prices :) and so this is great for the entire industry.
As someone who owns both a Galaxy Tab10.1 and iPad4 though, I must say, Google need to get their act together when it comes to developers, we need more tablet friendly apps in Android and better quality ones to, for example has anyone here used Bloomberg for iPad and Bloomberg for Tablet in Android??? It's like day and night, as an Android fan I feel like we are just an after thought when it comes to tablet apps and games, on the other side as a iPad4 user, I'm showered with excellent, top quality content, both in terms of quality and quantity.
21. networkdood posted on 17 Jan 2013, 12:46 0 0
there are ways arund it and I have not encountered an issue in some time with that
22. networkdood posted on 17 Jan 2013, 12:47 0 1
Ipads are overpriced, do not pretend to have both products to make your point...
28. Tsepz_GP posted on 17 Jan 2013, 13:43 0 0
I don't have to pretend, I have both :) got the GTab10.1 late 2011 and got iPad4 late last year, I wouldn't have come to my conclusion if I didn't have both.
36. thelegend6657 posted on 18 Jan 2013, 04:09 0 0
Don't be such an ignorant fanboy networkdood , do you have both devices ? You don't but he do !
Specs isn't everything ! For me I would pick a Asus transformer prime over an iPad , but not the case for most consumers because the iPad provide better experience .
For your information Galaxy Note 10.1 is also overpriced . More expensive than the iPad , feels less snappy and the terrible 1280 x 800 screen
20. networkdood posted on 17 Jan 2013, 12:46 2 0
That is a no brainer - the Nexus 7's price tag and better screen resolution make it happen...
26. networkdood posted on 17 Jan 2013, 12:50 0 1
ok, so what will the next Nexus tablet be named? Nexus 7-2?
29. abate posted on 17 Jan 2013, 14:29 0 0
This makes sense.
There is no reasons to buy an iPad mini over Nexus 7, unless you are heavily invested into Apple ecosystem.
For first time buyers, it's a bargain.
31. -SEUL8TR- posted on 17 Jan 2013, 16:07 0 0
I had one and it was tacky and looks cheap , with plasticky screen whenever you swipe or press or touch its got that plastic touch instead of the glass, it lags and stuts, bad experience, I got the N7 and its much better.
37. johnbiber posted on 21 Jan 2013, 02:02 0 0
Now apple has to think in new direction specially for Japan . price is the main factor for it's sell down !!!