Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is continuing to find ways to innovate while producing devices that lowball just about anyone on the market. While Google is making tons of headway with its Android operating system in a full line for smartphones, it has only recently started to make inroads in the tablet space against the Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad. Google came out with the Nexus 7 tablet, and Apple soon followed suit with the iPad Mini to directly compete. Google came out with a Nexus 10 table to directly compete with the iPad.
The price war raged, but it seemed that Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was holding its own despite having a more premium-priced device in both categories. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is now making up some ground on Apple in the market while the tablet market explodes to levels that do not indicate a supernova implosion like some other CEOs have suggested lately.
Yes, we’re talking to you, Thorsten Heins of Research in Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY). However, in the efforts to Google to make its Nexus 7 tablet a competitor with the iPad Mini, it seemed to have fallen short of expectations considering its sub-$200 price tag doesn’t lead the market against the $330 iPad Mini.
What : o do? Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is forging on, apparently, with reports that the company is planning to unveil a new, upgraded Nexus 7 tablet at the company’s I/O developer conference next week. Word is that the company is still shooting for a sub-$200 retail price while upgrading some aspects of the device. Google was reportedly losing at least $5 per device with the old Nexus 7.
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This new device will supposedly sport a 1980×1200 pixel resolution display, Qi wireless charging and an updated QUALCOMM Snapdragon processor. Full details are expected at the conference next week, but one analysts says that it will be the marquee device among the developers.
What are your thoughts about the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Nexus tablets? Are these value tablets, or cheap ones? What can Google do to increase its market share? Give us your feedback in the comments section below.