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  • Google to Launch Cheaper Android Tablet Before Windows Surface Arrives


    On the heels of Microsoft's impressive unveiling of the long awaited "Surface" Windows 8 tablet, reports Tuesday morning indicate that Google may preempt the Windows tablet launch by releasing a cheaper Android tablet in the next few weeks or months.

    According to Microsoft's announcement on Monday, the new Windows tablet is still a long way off from market introduction. "Surface for Windows RT will release with the general availability of Windows and the Windows 8 Pro model will be available about 90 days later," the company confirmed.

    In other words, don't hold your breath. In fact, by the time "Surface" reaches the surface of the tablet market, the landscape may be more competitive than it already is. If the Wall Street Journal's sources are correct, Google will give the iPad another run for its money this summer with a new and lower-priced Android tablet.

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    In coming weeks, Google is expected to unveil a lower-priced Android tablet that it developed with Asustek Computer Inc. to dent the market share of Apple's iPad, people familiar with the matter have said.
    In the past, some in the tech news business have been quick to trumpet the arrival of the "iPad killer." For now, no one is saying that either the Surface tablet or Google's lower-priced Android tablet will effectively kill the iPad. But one thing is certain. This broadening array of impressive challengers will certainly weaken the iPad's market share and the pressure will mount on Apple to dazzle us yet again with the 4th generation iPad.

    Source: WSJ
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Google to Launch Cheaper Android Tablet Before Windows Surface Arrives started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      ...who cares. It'll be just like all the other Android tablets on the market.
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Going by eBay someone beat google to it lol
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      This is what apple fanboys fail to realize. Competition benefits the consumer., frivolous lawsuits hurt consumers and make greedy companies richer.

      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      ...who cares. It'll be just like all the other Android tablets on the market.
      iDiot.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      This is what apple fanboys fail to realize. Competition benefits the consumer., frivolous lawsuits hurt consumers and make greedy companies richer.



      iDiot.
      LOL! I know that competition boosts creativity; I'll be the first to admit that!!! Now show us, Fandroid, what this new Android Tablet is providing that makes it phenomenally better than the iPad? Is it a game changer? Is Apple gonna have to reconsider everything because of 'this' tablet???

      In fact, which Android tablet has been in close competition w/ the iPad....ever??? Oh, that's right, it wasnt Android at all...it was the Kindle Fire.

      So stick w/ ur name calling while the rest of us 'fanboys' use the most popular tablet in the world...
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      I have yet to be impressed by any Android tablets. Now your trying to undercut the market even more. So sacrifice quality for a price point? You can't win with your technology, so you try to win by making the end product cheaper? haha! Does that ever work..has it ever worked? With food maybe..as consumers we demand the highest quality product for our dollar. If Apple ends up making a smaller tablet with a lower price point, they will control the "low end" tablet market with a high quality "low end" tablet. Only thing making it "low end" is the price point, not the quality of the product. We shall see what happens. MS always makes announcements years before they drop something. By the time the Surface comes to the surface..it will resemble a submarine trying to reach the top haha..think about it
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      LOL! I know that competition boosts creativity; I'll be the first to admit that!!! Now show us, Fandroid, what this new Android Tablet is providing that makes it phenomenally better than the iPad? Is it a game changer? Is Apple gonna have to reconsider everything because of 'this' tablet???

      In fact, which Android tablet has been in close competition w/ the iPad....ever??? Oh, that's right, it wasnt Android at all...it was the Kindle Fire.

      So stick w/ ur name calling while the rest of us 'fanboys' use the most popular tablet in the world...

      "the most popular tablet in the world? so what does that mean for you? you're still the same ol boring guy with self esteem issues who thinks that owning an apple product is a status symbol.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      "the most popular tablet in the world? so what does that mean for you? you're still the same ol boring guy with self esteem issues who thinks that owning an apple product is a status symbol.
      Hahahahaha! Is that what I am?!?! You've got me (and prolly a lot of other things about 'people' in general) wrong!

      Enjoy finding 'fanboys' to make fun of...

      I'll enjoy my boring life and my low self-esteem!

      BTW, I like how u couldn't defend Android so you had to resort back to name calling. Very mature!
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Harassment and insults to other members is not allowed. Please keep debates clean and leave personal attacks out of it.
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Sigh...when will jongarret change
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      If I'm guilty of name calling, then I apologize. I just don't understand why these people are even on MMI...