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Google picked Asus for Nexus 7 because no Other Partner can Move that Fast

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?

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Google picked Asus for Nexus 7 because no Other Partner can Move that Fast

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.

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 It looks outdated compared to the Nexus 7.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.

 

 

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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