Although we can’t really see the iPad mini competing in the same league with Asus and Google’s Nexus 7, Apple’s new “affordable” tablet is still a serious threat for the Android world. But what is Google to do about that?
The iPad mini is no threat to budget Android tablets
The iPad mini is not a "budget" tablet at all. With prices starting at $329 the budget Android tablet manufacturers can rest easy. The iPad mini is just another underwhelming, expensive release from Apple and this time it is a late entrant to a segment of the tablet market that is really starting to take off.
8GB Nexus 7 now listed as “coming soon” in Play Store
Sometime today, the 8GB Nexus 7 went from "In Stock" to "Coming Soon" in the Google Play Store. Could this mean that the 32GB Nexus 7 is on the way, or could it just be a lot of people who decided to buy the Nexus 7 when they saw how much even the cheapest iPad Mini would cost?
Apple iPad mini vs Google Nexus 7 (budget tablet showdown)
Coming as what seems like a natural addition to the installation of Ubuntu on the ARM-based Chromebook, Mark Shuttleworth, a lead developer of Ubuntu has installed and demoed Ubuntu on the Nexus 7 tablet.
Nexus 10, Nexus 4, 3G Nexus 7 (32GB), Android 4.2 Jelly Bean – all to be announced by Google on October 29
Even though it’s still the weekend in most regions of the world, it doesn’t mean we’re short on Nexus- and Android 4.2-related rumors and reports. Just yesterday we saw potential new Android 4.2 features so now it’s time to look at some exciting Nexus news.
After countless rumors and no official word from Google, it appears that the 32GB Nexus 7 is now a reality. It appears that the device is now currently in stock at Staples. They are not yet on sale though and there is no indication when they will be. The reason Google has stayed so quiet about the upgraded memory capacity is undoubtedly due to the Android event scheduled for October 29th, where we will mostly like receive an official announcement.
Up to 1 million Nexus 7 tablets sold by Google so far?
So Google’s poorly leaked / released financial results for the third quarter of the year caused quite a commotion today, with Google shares dropping almost 10% when news broke out that Google has missed estimated earnings for Q3 2012.
Evidence pointing to a 32GB variant of Google Nexus 7 tablet is in the works is piling up. But in case you need more solid proof that the Jelly Bean tablet will receive a bumped up storage, though minus the extra cost, we got that covered.
$99 Nexus 7 tablet coming by the end of the year, according to ‘Taiwan makers’
The biggest threats to Android tablets are almost here: the Microsoft Surface is already available for pre-order while the iPad mini will be official in just a few days. Is Google ready to respond to this increasing competition in the tablet market?