Google is donating 17,000 Nexus 7 tablets to New York communities affected by Superstorm Sandy

Google is donating 17,000 Nexus 7 tablets to New York communities affected by Superstorm Sandy
It's been just about a year since the Sandy hurricane hit over 20 States and caused damages estimated to be over $68 billion. The process of re-building countless areas has been undergoing ever since, though as you can imagine, it's slow and costly.

So every bit helps, and Google is doing its part in a decidedly Google way. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has come out with a press release, announcing that the Internet giant is donating some 17,000 Nexus 7 tablets to affected communities, in hopes that they'll help locals better recoup:


A few questions may have popped up in your head, and hopefully the following addresses them. First off, no, there's no specifics as to whether we're talking Nexus 7 2013 or not, only that the retail value of the donation is $2.7 million, though that's hardly the point. And second, Google won't be handing those out to passers-by off the back of a van. Instead, it'll be distributing those to libraries, small business development organizations, and senior and community centers. The former will all offer a range of services that are aimed at helping affected communities on the path of bouncing right back.

In any case, we're definitely glad to see companies like Google pooling their talent and resources for a good cause.


via: Android Headlines

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27 Comments

1. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

But what about us? We are willing to pay for the Nexus 5. Release it already!

7. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

its being released tomorrow!!!

10. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

i really hope so.. and after that i have to wait about 10 more days atleast to get it in my country... dying for it :'(

2. JMartin22

Posts: 2324; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

You won't see a rotten Apple doing that with their overpriced iPads. Good for Google and the families. I am a native New Yorker and I know how bad that storm was.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Do you always have to talk bad about Apple? Seriously it gets annoying seeing articles filled with Apple comments.

13. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

+1 JMartin maybe paid by a certain company.

23. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Does it happen to own the name of the product in your profile pic?

9. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Actually since you're blinded by your ignorance and hate if you knew anything you would know Apple has donated thousands if iPads to educational institutions numerous times. I'll let you go ahead and Google that so you can actually out some time and effort into some work.

22. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Id rather see a company donate tablets to those who were almost killed in a damn storm than an education system. You can always learn something in life but you only live once....

26. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

They have? When?

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Check the schools colleges, and hospitals apple had donated iPads too Mr. Martin. You're constant apple bashing is getting tired dude. This article mentioned nothing about them, u really like that green attention huh?

20. xfire99

Posts: 1204; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Those were refurbished Ipad 1 1st gen, by Apples trade in for Ipad 2 program. Those that they cant sell as new and at full price. Either word, they dont lose money and free commercial by donating old refurbished devices. Its a win win for Apple. Googles 2,7M/17 000 = 158US = Nexus 7 1st gen NEW prices! Apple have never ever donate NEW devices, but since Tim Cook become CEO, they did donates 100M US to charity adviced from Bill Gates and same time Google have never donate any money to charity either. Companys should do more like this charity, they can afford with all the moneys they earned and good commercials for them too.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't care what they were, they were donated.

24. xfire99

Posts: 1204; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Simple minded with and brainwashed is what u is, then.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That would be "you are", not "u is". The simple minded person is the one that would put "u is". "Simple minded with and brainwashed is what u is, then." Nice sentence dude.

25. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Me too, these schools didn't have any in the first place. Do you really think they were going to go, no thanks this isn't the latest version.

27. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Yup much like ANF clothes were donated to victims of factory collapse in bangladesh I guess?

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Good Guy Google!

12. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Reminded me of the Apple "force for good in the world" article. Kinda funny how it's always Google that seems to fill that role yet doesn't feel the need to have their CEO going around advertising it to everyone. Actions speak louder than word's Cook.

5. sss_ddk

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Microsoft should have done the same...900 000 units :)

6. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Every company is looking for benefits, but it's nice to see things like these once in a while. Really hope they do more of these in the future, so it's kind of a win-win situation for the needy and their brand reputation(marketing). If only all the thousands of wealthy and rich groups and companies did this, the world would be a better place...

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

The "Real force of good"

14. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Why tablets? Why not foods or cloth. ;)

19. rabidhunter

Posts: 90; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

I think by this time most everyone affected has got the basic needs taken care of, I would hope so. So the items that would be most needed are comfort items not necessarily needed.

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"I don't have a home but i have a tablet"

17. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Remember that Sandy blew away the N4, N10 announcements. Fair play Google, Apple claims to be doing good things while Google actually does good things.

18. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Nice Google! but it think it is practical if you just give Food, clothes, Medicine, Water or just Cash instead of tablets because those are what they really need now.. But i salute you for this good deeds.

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