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  • gdg4colcor gdg4colcor Mar 16, 2012 7:21 PM Flag

    Google tablet

    RUMOR: Google Is Getting Ready To Release A $150 Answer To The Kindle Fire
    by Jay Yarow, Business Insider
    Mar. 16, 2012, 1:04 PM

    Google is preparing to release a new 7-inch tablet called the "Nexus tablet" in partnership with Asus, according to Android and Me reporter Taylor Wimberly.

    The killer feature of the tablet is going to be its price tag. Wimberly, citing a "a senior employee at a supply chain company based in the United States," says the Nexus tablet will cost $149-$199.

    To undercut Amazon on price, Google and Asus bought cheaper guts for the tablet, says Wimberly. He expects it to be announced in May at the CTIA Wireless show.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/google-android-tablet-2012-3#ixzz1pKCAmU8P

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    • I need help here

      What if

      Google does decide it wants to be a massive player in mobile hardware as well as software etc

      So it introduces the google mobile smartphone

      Lets assume it uses MIPS inside for the application (Ingenic or Action) and or broadband chip (Altair)

      Would it make sense for Google to then buy MIPS the company?

      I am not thinking in the way Intel might buy to kill or to own and restrict

      I am wondering if Google would then think - MIPS is a differentiator now but ARMH is the king

      What if we (google) buy MIPS and make the architecture free?

      Not sure if licensees would allow

      But imagine Google with free Android and ia free architecture of MIPS etc ?? would that help the google phone if MIPS were inside ? (to catch up with ARMH and deal intel a body blow?)

    • I need help here

      What if

      Google does decide it wants to be a massive player in mobile hardware as well as software etc

      So it introduces the google mobile smartphone

      Lets assume it uses MIPS inside for the application (Ingenic or Action) and or broadband chip (Altair)

      Would it make sense for Google to then buy MIPS the company?

      I am not thinking in the way Intel might buy to kill or to own and restrict

      I am wondering if Google would then think - MIPS is a differentiator now but ARMH is the king

      What if we (google) buy MIPS and make the architecture free?

      Not sure if licensees would allow

      But imagine Google with free Android and ia free architecture of MIPS etc ?? would that help the google phone if MIPS were inside ? (to catch up with ARMH and deal intel a body blow?)

    • it would be great if google uses
      it

      Asus I think makes the CRUZ which started MIPs but is now ARM

      I do not know what Asus makes that is mobile and MIPS

    • I would think they would use a MIPS chip in the Google tablet because John Hennessy sits on the board at Google and is the cofounder of MIPS Tech. Asus is also a licensee of MIPS. At the CES show in Las Vegas they were saying how good and inexpensive the Ice Cream Sandwich tablet was. Let's hope the Google 'Nexus' tablet comes with MIPS inside.

    • if MIPS was inside GOOGLE phone the pps would be 8-12 today

      all IMO

    • Thanks for finding the video. Well, we still have not seen the US announcement he's referring to..., we have that to look forward to...and can only hope it's this big.

    • There is a video from CES about the tablet, wherein the MIPS exec says "we are working with a major US brand" to be announced later in the year. If this is it, this is big.

      • 1 Reply to JKGINO
      • as I recall that mention at CES was about a NON ainol hitting the US in the spring - under various brand names

        it would basically be the one we know

        (does not mean MIPS can not be working with Google on a different one - but there has been no news)

        At same time for Google to simply use an ARM based CPU that is cheaper because its older model or less power or ??? simply does not make sense for a new Google tablet (not exactly how I would introduce a tablet ..... especially if I knew as Google knows that a 129ish MIPS based tablet is coming at 1Ghz with two cameras)

    • even so on cheaper guts...bet its' still Armh :(

      • 1 Reply to rank9pokerplaya
      • I expect this Google entry will be ARM ......

        The approach MIPS is taking (is being forced to take?) is to start outside the US - refine - prove itself - and stay even below this $150 zone for its first US entry (129?)

        Then if there is any momentum and acceptance with consumers and app developers etc - MIPS moves up - indeed using Price and its 100M kitty to muscle into the field to grab 5% as a first conquest

        Just my thoughts

        In many ways the multi thread and the 64 bit and the mobile efforts likely have their greater impact on the core MIPS CE in the house products and customers .................. ( I say that in that the mobile the multi thread the 64 bit and the ecosystem on android all shout MIPS is here to stay )

 

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