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June 29, 2012

Google Nexus 7 undercuts iPad ,set to challenge Apple

Google Nexus 7 undercuts iPad by a huge margin - The Economic Times: "Google's pulled off a fantastic price for its first tablet - US$199 for a 7-inch, quad-core device manufactured by Asus. It's called the Nexus 7 and will be the first to ship with the latest Android 4.1 (Jellybean). At the price, it most surely is an impulse buy, unlike the iPad, which is most certainly a well-advised and researched purchase decision.

In many ways, the Nexus 7 is the result of Google taking charge of things, because existing Android tablets have failed to make any significant dent in the iPad's popularity.

At the Google I/O developer conference, where the Nexus 7 was showcased, some startling statistics on Android were shared. There are currently 400 million Android devices in the world, and Google is activating more at the rate of 1 million devices (both phones and tablets) per day.

Countries like India, Thailand and Brazil have seen 400% increase in activations on a year-on-year basis. There are now over 6,00,000 apps on the Google Play store and apps have been collectively downloaded over 20 billion times. "

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Why Google Jumped into the Tablet Bandwagon

The tablet versions of Windows begin shipping in Q4 2012 with 7% of total Windows shipped.    The ratio reaches 20% by end of 2013.  iPad growth  is expected to  flatten for ’12 and ’13 at 100%, similar to iPhone’s historic performance.

The iPhone turns five this week. One of the most impressive things about the iPhone's five year run is that the average selling price of the phone has remained just about the same around $600, notes Horace Dediu of Asymco. Meanwhile, Apple's rivals pull in less than $400 per device.

Google unveiled its first tablet yesterday, the Nexus 7, manufactured by Asus. While tablet shipments have exploded in the past few years, Android tablets haven't fared so well.

Google needed to wade into the market to give Android tablets a jump start. At the least, it hopes to give other Android manufacturers' efforts a boost, but if the Nexus 7 becomes a hit on its own then all the better

Apple defined the modern smartphone market with the iPhone. It then faced an onslaught of competition from Google, Microsoft, Palm, and Research In Motion. Despite their various efforts to dethrone the iPhone, Apple has managed to stay on top. This is evident by the fact that since 2008 Apple has never had to slash its prices.