Android director says 10" tablets were overpriced and underpowered
"We felt the 10-inch category was overpriced and underpowered, and we wanted to see what we could do for that from our perspective," said Lagerling. Well, we have to say that they did quite well, bringing us the Samsung Nexus 10's amazing 2560 x 1600 screen for just $399.
When asked how did Google manage to bring the prices of the Nexus 4 and 10 so low, Lagerling admitted that Google wanted to prove that a company doesn't have to charge $600 for the latest technologies, and that such kind of margins can even be unreasonable.
On the subject of whether Google has any more specific plans for Motorola, the director said that Motorola stands where Sharp, Sony or Huawei stand, meaning that they won't be getting any special treatment. Even when it comes to the production of Nexus devices, Lagerling states that Motorola has to bid like everyone else.
source: TheNewYorkTimes via TheVerge