Ah, irony. Google really wants the Nexus 7 tablet to sell well, so it's gone ahead and created a commercial showing off a bunch of the nifty things the tiny little Wi-Fi tablet can do. The goal of advertising is to raise awareness and drive sales, of course, but if anybody sees the ad and ventures over to the Google Play store to pick up a Nexus 7, they'll be greeted with a "Coming Soon" sign -- at least if they want the $250 16GB version.
The Nexus 7 has been met with glowing reviews from those who got pre-release hardware at Google I/O, are those who were quick to put orders in are finally going to get their hands on it. The news comes courtesy of the @googlenexus twitter account, and confirms that all Nexus 7 pre-orders will be shipping out before anyone gets a chance to change their minds.
There was a lot of discussion about whether or not Amazon was making or losing money on each Kindle Fire it sold when the device first launched, and with Google recently introducing its Nexus 7 tablet, many are wondering if Google is in the same boat. Based on a preliminary teardown analysis by IHS iSuppli, it appears Google and Amazon are employing a similar strategy in the 7-inch tablet space, with only about $20 separating each one's respective slate.
The folks at iFixIt have a penchant for tearing apart hardware and giving us more than just a passing glimpse at what lies underneath the hood of the latest gear. We always look forward to these teardowns, in part because it means we don't have to risk destroying our own hardware to peek inside. Another reason is because iFixIt has a way of securing tech toys that aren't available to the general public yet, like Google's recently unveiled Nexus 7 tablet.
Asus brings plenty of experience to the tablet building scene, and so it was probably an easy choice for Google to task the company with constructing its Nexus 7 device, which was unveiled yesterday at the Google I/O conference. One thing Asus didn't anticipate, however, is that Google can be a pretty demanding boss. Just ask the engineers involved with making the Nexus 7 a reality.
The Internet is the ultimate tattletale, blabber mouth, and gossip queen. If there's a secret to be heard, the Internet usually knows about it, and then turns around the tells the world. Or in this case, shows the world. The latest bit of gossp revolves around Google's upcoming Nexus 7 tablet to be revealed at the company's I/O Conference this week, at least officially.