Brian White: Apple has no worries as the Google Nexus 7 is just another Android tablet

Brian White: Apple has no worries as the Google Nexus 7 is just another Android tablet
While Google introduced its first Android 4.1 device on Wednesday, the Google Nexus 7 tablet, Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White said that Apple has nothing to fear from the low-priced tablet, saying that it is just another Android tablet. Sounds like fightin' words to be sure. White evoked the Google Nexus One handset, the first Nexus branded device, which he said resulted in "muted enthusiasm." Research firm IDC expects iOS to regain some marketshare from Android this year and will finish with 62% of the tablet market compared to 36.5% for Android.

Amazon, on the other hand, could have problems going against the Google Nexus 7, which was built more to take on the Kindle Fire than the Apple iPad. Both the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire are 7 inch Android tablets priced at $199.99. Google had said it was going after the low end of the market and that is where the Amazon Kindle Fire lives. Android users who are used to the OS will probably favor the Nexus 7 since the tablet will contain Google's applications unlike the Kindle Fire. For example, if Amazon Kindle Fire users want to watch a YouTube video, they have to go to the mobile web site since the tablet lacks Google apps like YouTube. On the Google Nexus 7, the OS includes a YouTube client.

According to Andy Rubin, the Google Nexus 7 was rushed. He noted that the project went from "from zero to working product in four months." Jonney Shih, the CEO of ASUS, the company that built the tablet, said that his engineers told him the project was "like torture," and said about Google, "They ask a lot." The Google Nexus 7 team was split up around the globe and had a 24-hour development cycle, according to Shih. Google has no expectations of making money with the sale of the tablet as Rubin said that units sold on the Google Play Store are sold with no profit margin added.

source: AppleInsider

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47 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

Thumb up!!!! If you want nexus 7 Thumb down!!! If you want surface tablet Reply!!!! If you want an iPad

2. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

What if I want all 3 because I'm that kind of nerd?

14. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

I love Google, but i gotta give it to iPad.. But Nexus 7 is still great!! :)

18. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

I own a Galaxy Note and i am kinda unsatisfied with the user experience, so it will be an iPad 3 to try something different and get the best of both worlds. The Nexus 7 ist the best of its kind (and the price tag is fantastic), but i dont like 7-inch tablets.

21. wendygarett unregistered

LOL then why would you pick 5.3inch at the 1st time...

24. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Good question. I simply thought bigger = better and was also very spec-oriented, thats why i chose that monster :).

33. AFnerdTP unregistered

i want both the nexus and surface. also, totally irrelevant, but if that is your picture, you're too hot to be here

35. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It's not, Wendy is a dude and a troll

46. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

If you want all three i.e. Nexus 7, Surface and the Ipad then thumb this up..!!

3. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

It doesn't looked rushed. If there isn't a major flaw in this tablet android should gain marketshare lead due to its low price point. Which is what they are going for. Why apple goes for profit. Everyone wins and the fanboy wars live on.

4. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Google has just pissed us off! No Google Play support in India! Which means no pre order for us. I was waiting for this table for more than 2 months. Google is going to have many unsatisfied customers in India.

9. ananya22

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

dont be so angry bro i am sure you'll be able to buy it soon enough. just keep an eye out for it on ebay. google play will support india soon so we'd be able to order tv shows and movies and nexus devices like the people in U.S. its the price we pay for not being born in the u.s.

12. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

I wish so. But currently the price of the $200 tab is $400. I guess waitimg is the only option. And i don't blame India for this. Its just these companies who does not give importance to us. I hate Apple but their service is much better than Google in India. I guess that's the main reason for better sales for Apple in India. Anyways Thank You for your concern :)

28. shubhameroit123

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

what about nepal,your neighbouring country huh??

26. Devfrost

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 24, 2012

we exprience the same fate bro. I'm from indonesia that don't have support from play store. But a quick search in ebay yield this http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pre-Order-Google-Nexus-7-Tablet-16GB-Android-4-1-Jelly-Bean-Brand-New-/290735531793?pt=US_Tablets&hash=item43b1302711 though it's like 50 dollar more expensive but a small price to pay to get it a few months faster

30. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

yes..xzactly i was also looking for it

36. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

Galaxy nexus too was not released in India,because samsung wanted GS3 to sell more..

5. ananya22

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

its absolutely wrong. though nexus7 is not a straight competitor to ipad and i personally would buy the new ipad rather than the nexus7 for just 1 reason-apps. for everything else i like nexus7 but as ipad has a lot more quality apps i'd go for it. but here's another thing- nexus7 costs less than half of the new ipad so a lot of people wuld buy it. and android 4.1 is a million times better than ios6 so those people would be quite happy

6. nightmare

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Be afraid apple be very afraid

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31101; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Afraid of what? Those two tablets aren't even in the same class really. The nexus is more a competitor for the kindle fire. Apple has nothing to worry about. That's like telling porche to worry about the Altima. Both r great but target a different sector.

34. vslayer

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

then be afraid of windows 8 :)

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 31101; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's more like it lol

7. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

T.T. is now on for overconfidence apple fan..

8. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Wait for the lawsuits to come.

10. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I wonder what the nexus 7 could have looked like if it wasn't "rushed"

11. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Google going after the low end market is their strategy.

15. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Awwwww, look at the cute widdle kitty! ...I'm sorry, what were you saying?

19. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

report him as SPAM!

38. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

That's a legitimate comment. Do you report all the fandroid trolls on Apple articles as spam?

41. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

That's a legitimate comment? You mean like how my Galaxy Nexus was more expensive than the iPhone at release? Or how the SGIII is $249.99? No. That was not a legitimate comment. That was you taking PART of the truth and trolling away with it, like always. As i've said before... you are a f**king idiot taco.

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