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Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in Accessories | 0 comments

Android Manager: “The 10-inch tablets were too expensive for their power”

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The Business Development Manager for Google Android, John Lagerling, said in an interview with The New York Times that no one previously had “exploited the potential of seven-inch in terms of power and price, so felt that the tablets of the 10-inch range were too expensive for their power and wanted to see what we could do from our perspective.

Lagerling is the executive responsible for negotiating the prices of devices like the 4, the new 7 and the Nexus 10, and when asked about why they did not use a Motorola to manufacture Nexus devices, the executive said that although Google bought Motorola, they are as a partner, as Sharp, Sony and Huawei.

“We are well separated between Motorola devices and Android. They must apply for Nexus devices like any other company (…) As I have understood, (the purchase of Motorola) was mostly due to its patents, so that attacks could weaken against Android “.

“There are members of the industry who are not happy with most competitive prices for consumers. Want to keep prices high enough to be carriers heavily subsidize their devices. Not only are the types of Cupertino, but also of Seattle. They want bigger profit margins, so they want to charge more for software, “said Lagerling.

Link: One on One: Google Android Nexus Strategy Manager on (The New York Times)

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