Android tablets have never been high end products, and Android’s vice president for product management, Hugo Barra, has said the same thing. According to him, Android still needs a premium tablet, and manufacturers have to do something about this, fast.
We have recently seen the new Nexus 7 being launched with a Full HD display. This represents a huge upgrade and a step up for Android tablets, but it is not enough. Apple’s iPad is still far ahead of it. Tablets lack a premium design, just like the HTC One has, and Hugo Barra agrees with that.
Google did their best to make the Nexus 7 and made the call for the next generation of tablets, but now it is the manufacturers’ turn to step up their game. Android’s executive stated that a $200 tablet (Nexus 7) cannot have that premium touch and feel, despite the really good specifications. A $400 tablet on the other hand can benefit from far better materials and designs. That’s what tablets need today.
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We have just posted some rumors about some upcoming Samsung tablets with HD resolution displays. This means that manufacturers have received the message and we are looking at a very interesting Android tablet future ahead of us.
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