Google Nexus 7 is built using $184 worth of parts
posted by Nick T. / Jul 09, 2012, 2:26 AM
Soon after the Nexus 7 tablet was revealed, Google's very own Andy Rubin stated that the device is being sold at cost. And that should not come as much of a surprise since a mere $199 is what a customer can get one for from the Google Play store. For a Tegra 3 tablet made by a company you've actually heard of, that is a pretty sweet deal, not to mention that you get an extra $25 to spend on content from Google Play.
Google Nexus 7 exactly cost, and is the tech giant really making no money at all? Well, it depends. Turns out that an 8-gig model is made out of $184 worth of components. That does not include research and development costs, advertising, assembly, or any other related expenses. So yeah, Google is giving you an awesome tablet with no profit margin added, hoping it will make up for it with content that you would potentially buy.But how much does a
However, let us not forget that the Google Nexus 7 tablet comes in a 16-gig variety as well. Having 16 gigabytes of storage requires an extra NAND chip worth $8, yet the model's price is $50 higher. That said, Google and Asus will be making money from this model right from the start. Besides, that cheaper variant has less than six gigs of user-available storage space, which will surely make many customers pick the 16GB Google Nexus 7 tablet instead.
As a side note, the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire, which the Google Nexus 7 will be competing with head-on, was torn down soon after release revealing $201.70 worth of parts.
Google Nexus 7 OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.1 View Full specs
- Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
- Camera / 1.2 MP front
- Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
- Storage 8 GB
- Battery 4325 mAh
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So can we expect smartphones at $249?? Come on come on please!
posted on Jul 09, 2012, 2:29 AM 2
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By Q4 you'll have your wish, I'll even throw in superb specs (quad-core tegra3, 720p screen, 5mp camera with 1080p video capture, 2000+ mah battery, sub-9mm thickness, jelly bean). All of that under $200.-Smartphone Santa
posted on Jul 09, 2012, 2:55 AM 2
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A successful company NOT being greedy? Way to go Google!
posted on Jul 09, 2012, 3:58 AM 6
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Why is an advert such a bad thing? Just ignore them. They're not forcing you to buy anything. This site also has adverts. There are costs to everything. Google has to run itself. The revenue needs to come from somewhere. It can be YOU (paying a way high cost) or it can be the advertisers (so YOU don't have to pay the high cost).
posted on Jul 10, 2012, 2:38 AM 0
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That would be awesome, the only thing that's missing are the radios for GSM/LTE etc etc.. And then packing it down to a smaller form factor.. But surely that can't be the only thing that pushes phones to $600+.. i'm sure the carriers have a big say in that so they can get more customers
posted on Jul 09, 2012, 10:47 AM 0
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I personally aim for the 16GB version for me, My brother also aims for that one and will get an 8GB version for my younger relative because he got great grades this year and wanted a good android tablet... I can see the 16GB could be the top seller and the one that has the best profit
posted on Jul 09, 2012, 6:53 AM 0
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Google is just expanding consumer base...to serve more ads online...and make people consume content from play store and return the favor to Google...not bad at all.
posted on Jul 09, 2012, 12:48 PM 0
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of course, the more people can get their hands on a tablet more people are likely to buy music, songs books and apps from Google play, plus this tablet solves the issue with the people waning to have the latest version of android ASAP. I would expect a bump in media consumption from the play store and more awareness since its better priced that your average high end phone, or netbook(please someone kill the netbooks already)
posted on Jul 09, 2012, 12:58 PM 0
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