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Google’s Larry Page promises inexpensive tablet future

Google’s Larry Page promises inexpensive tablet future

In case you missed the earlier reports Google had their Q1 earnings call for 2012 today. Speaking on multiple things from Search, Chrome, Android, Google+ and more we were able to enjoy a few comments from CEO Larry Page. One in particular (other than their 10 billion revenues) was his quick but subtle answers when questioned about Android tablets. Below are some quotes right from Google's CEO himself.

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Tim Cook takes stab at Android “none of their tablets are a great experience”

Tim Cook takes stab at Android “none of their tablets are a great experience”

While Tim Cook is roaming around on stage during the Apple event we are covering live here, he took the opportunity to take a few quick jabs at the competitors. Those being Android and most directly -- Samsung. Talking about the tablet user experience and the fact that out of over 100 competitive Android tablets released none have a great experience. More details below.

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Samsung admits to tablet flop, expects success with new Galaxy Note series

Samsung admits to tablet flop, expects success with new Galaxy Note series

During a media roundtable today at MWC 2012, Samsung admitted that its efforts in the tablet market have missed the mark. Samsung product strategy exec Hankil Yoon was refreshingly direct, saying: "Honestly, we're not doing very well in the tablet market." However, the company appears confident in its new Galaxy Note series of tablets, which includes the 5-inch "phablet" phone-tablet hybrid version and the newly announced 10.1-inch model.

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Motorola Wi-Fi-only Droid Xyboard is now available

Motorola Wi-Fi-only Droid Xyboard is now available

The cheaper, Wi-Fi-only version of Motorola's latest and greatest Xyboard tablet has begun shipping. Pre-orders for the units are now being fulfilled, and the product pages on Verizon's website now show them as being available to purchase. The new products, which were originally scheduled for a January 18 launch, are geared at consumers who want a high-end tablet but don't care about being able to take it online any time they want.

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IDC: Tablets beat estimates, Android down, iOS up, Amazon’s tablet is actually an e-reader

IDC: Tablets beat estimates, Android down, iOS up, Amazon’s tablet is actually an e-reader

Research firm IDC released some interesting data this morning regarding tablet shipments for Q2 of 2011 as well as predictions for the second half of the year. Beating estimates, tablet shipments are now expected to reach 62.5 million in 2011, up from the original forecast of 53.5 million units. Apple's iPad 2 shipments continue to surge as Android slips and RIM enters. WebOS share will disappear by Q1 of 2011 and the much anticipated Amazon tablet is actually an e-reader.

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Acer reports first quarterly loss, victim of iPad success

Acer reports first quarterly loss, victim of iPad success

Acer is the second largest PC manufacturer in the world with a record winning streak of quarterly earnings only to be dashed with a worse-than-expected quarterly loss reported today. The company has seen its netbook sales eaten away by the popularity of tablets while the company has struggled with internal strategy transitions in the first half of the year.

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Android Tablets Steal 20% Of iPad’s Market Share

Android Tablets Steal 20% Of iPad’s Market Share

According to a new report from ABI Research, Android tablets have managed to steal 20 percent of global market share from Apple's iPad over the last 12 months. Several new Android tablets have been launched this past year, but none have so far been able to differentiate itself enough from the rest of the pack. Hence, no single Android tablet vendor has yet to pose a major threat to the reigning Apple.

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