Google's Nexus 7 refresh pegged for July, might drop Nvidia Tegra

By Matthew ยท 16 replies
Apr 3, 2013
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  1. According to sources speaking with Reuters, Google plans to launch its next-generation 7-inch tablet this July and it could get even more aggressive on pricing. Based on current information, the search giant could be targeting an aggressive $149 starting rate,...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,665   +1,950

    There is a certain point in pricing when people no longer care of it gets any cheaper, and for Nexus it has been reached. It is the other factors that sum up the product's value - screen quality, battery life, performance, build quality.

    When it is a quality product, the price isn't that much of a concern - look at Apple's market. And dropping prices on sub-par products because they are not that good to begin with - isn't the right way to build a loyal customer base.

    If, for instance, come July and the updated Nexus doesn't have at the very least a 1080P screen - it will be a definitive failure.
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    That's one way of looking at it.... The other way would be seeing the difference in the goal of each product. The iPad mini was meant to maximize profits, and it was priced accordingly. The new nexus 7 will try to maximize units sold, and it will cost far less. Price definitely matters. There are a few extreme examples, where low prices have hurt sales because consumers think the product is low quality, but for the most part lower price = more sales.

    yes, they need a high quality product, or people won't buy it at all, but selling a ton of something is a good way to build a customer base. Look at Amazon, their manta when they started was 'Get big fast'. They lost money for years while they grew, but now look at how successful they are. If Google is trying to flood the market with their products so they can sell advertising on the devices that more people are using nowadays, then they'll probably win out in the end.
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  4. jznomoney

    jznomoney TS Member Posts: 17

    I love my nexus 7.
  5. I don't believe the new Nexus 7 will have expandable storage. Google went on record stating that they thought microSD slots made things more difficult for consumers since they wouldn't know which items reside on the SD card and which reside on the built in memory.

    I definitely don't agree with them on this plan, but I don't think they'd backtrack so fast.
  6. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    The Nexus 7 can maybe come down to $150. But anything lower than that will make people think it is bad quality.
  7. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +86

    I can tell you that if it holds up in performance people will buy it. I can buy 4 of them for Christmas. One for my g/f , mom,sister, and my other sister. Merry Christmas everybody! my shopping is done.
  8. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,043   +679

    You don't get an 87/100 average from 23 reviews when you're sub par. Wake up will ya?
  9. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,043   +679

    People suck.
  10. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    haha, but its true though. Some people have the mentality that cheaper tablets (cheaper than an Apple product for example), or anything cheap in general, will be bad quality.
  11. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    I agree with this statement too and remember Google saying that. Highly unlikely any Nexus device in the near future will have microSD.
  12. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 782   +235

    We all know the real reason is so we have to use cloud storage and eat up our data plans. Who wouldn't want expandable storage?
  13. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,665   +1,950

  14. That may be true if you are talking pocket money, say 10-15 dollars, but when you are looking at a 25% reduction in price, or $50 less .. that is in my book worth having. This news will make me hold off buying a B+N HD and see what the refresh brings. if its got expandable storage , well, I'll be in like Flynn.
    *that means an immediate and rapid purchase
  15. Mark Wheadon

    Mark Wheadon TS Rookie

    I have a colleague whose wife has yet to buy a Nexus 4 -- and the reason? "It's too cheap, there must be something wrong with it." Strange, my N4 works beautifully in spite of being "too cheap" -- you really can't help some people.
  16. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,043   +679

    I don't believe it has to do with price either. When it comes to technology, the majority of consumers would rather ask someone else (friend etc) what is a good [phone], rather than do their own research.

    Case and point: If the iPhone was not available at a subsidized price from your carrier, you're damn right the Nexus 4 and 7 would be number one sellers. Fact.

    No amount of apps can turn an iPhone/Pad into a real smartphone, hence why I ditched an iPhone 4 32GB I found on the ground, for a Galaxy S instead. After that I moved on to the LG Optimus 4G LTE.
  17. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    The Nexus 4 is Google's flagship phone. It has to be good quality.

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