Thursday, May 31, 2012

What would you pay for a 7-inch, quad-core Asus-made, Google-branded Android 4.1 Nexus tablet? [Betanews]

Joe Wilcox on the rumored (non-Motorola) Google Nexus tablet

“[…] How could Google really offer so much more for so much less?

The answer: There's no other choice. As I explained about a month ago, Google has lost control of Android. Two hugely successful OEMs, Amazon and Samsung, are fracturing the platform. They are seizing control with their customized-Android versions. Meanwhile, other device makers lollygag around updating their tablet customers to the newest Android version.

Asus is the exception, by the way, and that's another factor making Android Police's findings and conclusion about them credible. Asus ships stock Android on its tablets, with few modifications, and updates fairly quickly. My Transformer Pad shipped with Android 4.0.3, for example. (But, hey, where's 4.0.4, Asus?)”

What would you pay for a 7-inch, quad-core Asus-made, Google-branded Android 4.1 Nexus tablet?

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