Google has launched its much awaited Nexus 9 tablet in India. Google has not yet made the device available officially via the Play Store, but HTC has made it available via Amazon.in. The Nexus 9 tablet is priced at Rs28,900/- in India and Amazon will give you a gift card worth Rs2,000/- if you purchase the device before December 12th. The Nexus 9 is an iPad competitor with an 8.9inch screen, Android 5.0 (Lollipop), 8MP rear camera with flash, 2GB RAM and other interesting specs. Read More
At an event today, even Amazon’s Jeff Bezos agreed that Android tablets suck. Before unveiling the new Kindle Fire tablets, Jeff Bezos clearly identified the competition and agreed for the fact that Android tablets are horrible and don’t work.
Here is what he said –
“Customers are smart. Last year, there were more than two dozen Android tablets launched into the marketplace, and nobody bought ‘em. Why? Because they’re gadgets, and people don’t want gadgets anymore. They want services that improve over time. They want services that improve every day, every week, and every month.”
Google+ has got a whole new design for tablets with the Android version available from today and the iPad version being made available in the very near future. Vic Gundotra, VP at Google announced that Google+ usage on mobile devices has been accelerating and users have been demanding a tablet specific version of Google+. Read More
Google is trying to compete with the iPad by designing its Android platform for larger screens. Honeycomb has been designed specially for larger screens including tablets and is already powering many devices including the Motorola Xoom. The user interface in Honeycomb is completely new and Apps look phenomenal.
Analysts from BMO Capital Markets predict that in the second half of the year, sales of tablets running on Android would match the sales of Apple’s iPad.
Motorola has announced a new tablet dubbed “Xoom” that runs on Honeycomb (Android 3.0). Xoom is the first Honeycomb tablet and features a rear and front facing camera, 10.1 inch screen with support for HD, 4G on Verizon, and a dual core processor.