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A 7-inch quad-core tablet for $199? Got my credit card right here!
A media-streaming orb for $299? Not so fast.
These were the two big announcements during yesterday's Google I/O keynote, and while the Google Nexus 7 tablet has "smash hit" written all over it, the Nexus Q media-streaming orb will probably be the biggest flop since Google TV.
What's wrong with the Q? Simple: it has too many digits in its price tag.
Apple can breathe easy -- Google's new Nexus tablet poses little competition for the iPad. At least that's the opinion of Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White.
Most of the specs for the Nexus 7 are impressive -- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 1280x800 pixel resolution, Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a nine-hour battery, a micro-USB port, GPS, a gyroscope, and support for NFC and Android Beam. The tablet is also price friendly, selling at $199 for the 8GB version and $249 for the 16GB model.
But White thinks the iPad will continue to reign as king of … Read more
Want to know more about Google's Nexus 7 tablet and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean? A free 84-page guidebook explains how to use the new tablet and OS.
The guidebook is available for Android, IOS, and PC users via Google Play.
Essentially an early version of the manual for the new tablet, the guidebook is geared more for people who already own the Nexus 7. But those of you thinking of buying the tablet when it debuts in mid-July can learn a lot about its operation and its use of Android 4.1. The document covers just about everything … Read more
SAN FRANCISCO--Google's annual developers conference started this year with the kind of rush that one can only get from demoing new technology while plummeting out of an airplane. Thursday's announcements promise to be more subdued but could have a wider impact.
Google kicked off Day One of I/O 2012 with a flurry of Android-related announcements. As expected, Google's got a big 7-inch tablet called the Nexus 7 that looks to stomp on the Kindle Fire. It'll be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a minor-point update that nevertheless offers performance and usability improvements that the … Read more
Today, Google revealed its rumored Android 4.1 tablet to the world, complete with a $200 price tag and July shipping date. But if that just sounds like too long to wait (that's gotta be at least three full days, maybe longer!), the 7-inch Nexus 7 slate can already be found on sale by some opportunistic hawkers on eBay.
At the end of today's keynote at Google I/O where the Nexus 7 was unveiled, the company announced that all 6,000 attendees to the developers' conference would be receiving a Nexus 7, Nexus phone, and Nexus Q social streamer. So, it's no surprise some of those lucky folks seem to be cashing in already. … Read more
Google's Nexus Q has one small but important distinction that Apple can't claim.
On the underside of Google's streaming media player is the message: "Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A."
Compare that with Apple's "Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China."
Indeed, it is almost unheard of to see a high-tech consumer device like the Nexus Q made anywhere but Asia, as the New York Times points out.
Our big rumor of the week is directly related to Google, so thankfully Karyne made it back in town just in time to witness the Google Glass-wearing skydivers jump from a dirigible into Google I/O. Wait, what? Whoa!
Before the keynote went off on a crazed adventure sports tangent, Google announced a new product: the new Nexus 7 tablet running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and selling for the small sum of $199. What else sells for that? Oh right, the Kindle Fire.
So this leads us to the question: is Amazon now feeling the pressure to update its … Read more
Day one of Google I/O 2012 hasn't lacked for news, from introduction of the $199 Nexus 7 tablet to a significant OS update in the form of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to a heart-stopping live demo of Google Glass via chute-gliding, rappelling and biking.
And CNET has video of it all. Enjoy.
Google redesigns mobile search
A first taste of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Unveiling the $199 Nexus 7 tablet
The Nexus Q, a disco ball that streams music and video
Skydive with Google Glasses! No, rappell with them! No, bike!
Google Glass hits the market … Read more