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

Matthew DeCarlo

Posts: 5,271   +103
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,...

[newwindow="https://www.techspot.com/news/52132-googles-nexus-7-refresh-pegged-for-july-might-drop-nvidia-tegra.html"]Read more[/newwindow]
 

VitalyT

Posts: 5,417   +4,899
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.
 

MilwaukeeMike

Posts: 3,214   +1,467
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.

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.
 
G

Guest

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.
 

Jad Chaar

Posts: 6,481   +976
The Nexus 7 can maybe come down to $150. But anything lower than that will make people think it is bad quality.
 

Littleczr

Posts: 441   +92
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.
 

hahahanoobs

Posts: 3,266   +1,425
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.

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

https://www.techspot.com/products/tablets/google-asus-nexus-7-inch.85690/
 

St1ckM4n

Posts: 2,887   +628
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.

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

veLa

Posts: 1,086   +675
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.

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?
 
G

Guest

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
 
People suck.
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.

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.
 

hahahanoobs

Posts: 3,266   +1,425
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.

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.