May 102013

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet previously released is welcome by a lot of users, but the screen resolution and processor are very out of fashion even its size is still perfect, so it’s imperative to launch the enhanced device.

Today, there are media unveiling the configuration of the Nexus 7 upgrade version, we can see from the list that the device will be equipped with Android 4.3 operating system, and it’s still with a 7-inch screen size, but the resolution is upgraded to 1920*1200, while the processor is the 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064.

In addition, the device rear camera is also upgraded to 5-megapixel, the front camera still maintains the original level.

If Google will still set its price at $ 299, then I will definetely buy one.

Apr 172013

Intel CEO Paul Otellini said in the first-quarter conference call today, the price of Windows 8 touch-screen devices including notebook will be reduced to the level of low-cost tablet computer, and those devices will use the upcoming Intel’s Bay Trail quad-core chip.

“The price of the ultra-thin touch screen notebooks with Intel Bay Trail processor will be the minimum down to $ 200.” Otellini said.

Intel CFO Stacy Smith said: “The Bay Trail will be a great product in this field, and will provide much higher performance than the competitors’.”

Earlier this month, an Intel senior Chinese official said the Bay Trail would become the most powerful Atom processor by far, the performance would be twice of the existing Intel Tablet PC processor, not only the thickness of the device can be reduced to 8mm, and able it can achieve all-day battery life and up to a few weeks standby time.

Both Otellini and Smith haven’t mentioned the specific screen size, but the price indicates that at least a part of the equipmenta will be used to the smaller size screens.

The computer products of 200-300 U.S. dollars are mainly dominated by Android, including the 7-inch Nexus 7. Such products are mainly with quad-core processors provided by Qualcomm and Nvidia, but are all based on the ARM architecture.

The Bay Trail chip is expected to be listed during the Christmas shopping season this year.

Otellini also revealed that in the standard ultrabooks equipped with the company’s new generation Haswell processors, there will be more products priced as low as $ 499.

Feb 202013

According to media reports, the mobile industry analyst Benedict Evans roughly estimated the Google Nexus 7 Tablet PC sales last year is about 4.5-4.8 million units based on Asustek Computer Tablet PC latest sales data on Tuesday. Google has not released the Nexus 7 sales data, so this sales data may be the closest one to the Nexus 7 actual sales data.

Evans’s report proved that Apple still rules the tablet PC market, and the company’s decision to enter the small screen Tablet PC helps the company to stop the pace of development of other companies and secures Apple dominance position in the tablet market.

Given to it that Apple sold 22.9 million iPad in the first quarter of fiscal year 2013 (ie, the fourth quarter of 2012), equivalent to five times of Evans anticipated Nexus shipped in 2012, which also means the it still takes a long time before Android can get a considerable share same as the smartphone market in the tablet PC market.