Report: Google Nexus Tablet ‘A Done Deal’ — Mobile Technology News
Why would Google even bother to build and support a Nexus tablet? The only tablets that showed any signs of life against Apple’s iPad were two low-priced, 7-inch slates: the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet, which combined for 21 percent of all U.S. tablet sales last quarter. Both run on Google’s Android platform, but Google gets little benefit from these devices, which offer their own app stores and media ecosystems.
I’m still convinced that, while a Google Nexus tablet sounds appealing — especially at a sub-$200 price point — Google’s tablet issue isn’t hardware-related. There’s no lack of well-built Android tablets on the market today. But consumers either don’t find or don’t think they can find the same assortments of apps and media found on the iPad, Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet. It’s the ecosystem and consumer awareness that Google needs to work on, not a Nexus tablet.