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Android director says 10" tablets were overpriced and underpowered

0. phoneArena posted on 05 Nov 2012, 03:47

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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posted on 05 Nov 2012, 04:35 1

7. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

I would agree with him wasn't it for the $100 extra you have to pay to get the 32GB one.
So for the Nexus 7 is OK to charge just $50 to go from 16 to 32 GB, but for the Nexus 10 the same step costs $100? Talking about overpriced and ripping off customers...

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 09:37

35. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

compared to other tablets its still alot cheaper...my guess is they maybe selling the 16gb at cost and with the 32gb they are making enough margins to cover for both the 16 and 32gb models...personally i think even $50 dollars is alot to just double your storage considering you can a 64gb sd card for that price but the n10 is still priced well compared to other tablets ie 16gb ipad is 499 where as a 32gb n10 is 499..i wouldnt be surprised if in the future the n10 32gb becomes 449 and a 64gb version gets announced for 499.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 05:48

13. mydi.maus (unregistered)

hhmm,,.. Google is so rich they decided to drop their pants down,oops!!price down....

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 05:58 1

16. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

i feel pity for motorola, sharp and sony... being compared to huawei!

why wont they gave it special treatment!? i think they deserve to have a nexus too!!! did they really just buy motorola for patents to fight apple?!

anyways good for them to think that way! even i dont like android though! im glad that they dont get too much! unlike apple (even i love apple) iPad mini is too much!!! 43% margin is huge!

but they still have annoying ads! :P

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 06:23

18. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

I agreed with half your comment :P

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 06:26

22. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

i feel pity for rim !

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 06:25 1

20. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

"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."

this is...so true !! shame on you lg for ripping off non-google play store countries !!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 07:05

26. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

Finally, that's a great comment from you.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 08:17

29. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

am i ? i always post great comment though it's kinda rude somtimes xD

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 08:22

30. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

If you could get over with bashing RIM every time.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 09:01

33. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

Im always saying the truth and fact, thats all nothing more, bb is a dying company

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 07:52

28. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

They should give the option that every Motorola phone can either have stock Android or Motoblur interface. Give consumers an option without having XDA developers working overtime to make our phones to do just that.

That's just my two cents. I understand it would give Motorola an unfair advantage unless they extend that same curtesy to all phone developers such as Samsung and LG.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 09:00 1

32. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3816; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

I agree with him to an extent. In reference to Android tablets, I would say Asus is a clear exception. They might be expensive, but they are surely not underpowered.

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