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Google's 7-Inch Tablet: $199, Coming In July?
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pkohler01
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6/1/2012 | 8:39:36 PM
re: Google's 7-Inch Tablet: $199, Coming In July?
I think the one thing that I'm most excited about when it comes to this is to see how the device looks. The physical design of these devices will make or break them.
kappadon
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kappadon,
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5/27/2012 | 2:40:52 AM
re: Google's 7-Inch Tablet: $199, Coming In July?
As long as the display of this unnamed, unannounced device isn't garbage and battery life is good
At $599.00 Android Tables displays are garbage and the battery life suck. At $199.00 this crap will be a Droid Tard dream machine and a Mass Market FAIL
bmovie
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5/25/2012 | 2:20:12 PM
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If Google wants this to succeed, they better not put any of their Chromebook people on this project. Was it one or two thousand free Chromebooks that they gave out and did little with the feedback they got back from the public.
ANON1237925156805
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ANON1237925156805,
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5/24/2012 | 8:54:11 PM
re: Google's 7-Inch Tablet: $199, Coming In July?
What's keeping Google tablets out of the enterprise and out of the hands of some power users is the fragmentation of the OS. Having a single vendor and branding the machine themselves so that there are no proprietary front end layers to deal with should enable Google to push Android updates on a timely basis same as Apple does.

The anti-Apple contingent and those for whom cost is an obstacle are looking for an Apple/iPad aternative. Both the Fire and the Nook have limitations; in particular some are resistant to getting locked into Amazon's maws. Windows 8 is devices are vaporware for now.

So even if Google doesnn't hit a home run with the first device, if they can promise a unified OS with a proven upgrade path, it could be the ticket. . . Stay tuned.
PWHITE000
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5/24/2012 | 7:53:43 PM
re: Google's 7-Inch Tablet: $199, Coming In July?
If it's any good, why buy any other android tablet?
Seems like the ball game will be Apple with their iOS and Google with their Android.
Is it time the other hardware vendors close down shop, or jump heavily on the Microsoft Windows 8 bandwagon (until Microsoft decides to sell hardware too).

Most of my issues with Android tablets have been due to just too much 'spread out' non-compatible problems between the OS (and it's far too numerous variations) and the hardware. Throw-in other issues with apps not totally compatible with all the OS variations and you have a recipe for headaches... I had far too many in the year and a half I gave the system a try.
Razor
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5/24/2012 | 5:38:23 PM
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Sweet!!!

I plan to be the first in line.


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