Oh no he didn't! Andy Rubin said about Asus: “I don’t think there would have been any other partner that could move that fast.” Is this a big diss to Google's Motorola Mobility?
Google unveiled the $199 Google Nexus 7 tablet at the Google I/O 2012 yesterday. The 7-inch tablet is a powerful tablet running on the new Quad-core Tegra 3. Yesterday I asked the question why is Asus making the Nexus 7 and not Motorola. According to an interview on AllThingsD with Asus's Jonney Shih and Google's Andy Rubin, Asus only had four months to build the Nexus 7. To make it more interesting, Google wanted the $199 price-point.
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Apparently Google thought that Motorola was not up to the task. Andy Rubin praised Asus in the interview. So Motorola can only build higher priced tablets, but not compete on the cut-throat low-end? Low-end is actually the wrong term here. The Nexus 7 is not low-end. It is cheap, but up to date. Amazon has a problem right now with the Kindle Fire. It looks outdated compared to the Nexus 7.
Amazon is supposed to release a new Kindle Fire 2 in July. The game is on.