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Google to Open Online Tablet PC Store

Posted: April 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: ASUS, Google, News From the web, Samsung, Tablet, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Google to Open Online Tablet PC Store

Google to Open Online Tablet PC StoreOur favourite internet behemoth – Google – is planning to open an online store to sell tablet PCs directly to consumers, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Google’s online store would offer tablets made by Samsung and Asus based on Google’s Android software, according to the WSJ report.

Google briefly sold a specially-designed Android smartphone – Nexus One – directly to consumers in 2010, but closed the store after four months saying it had not lived up to expectations.

Google now relies on retail and carrier partners to sell Android smartphones made by a variety of handset makers and Android has become the world’s No.1 smartphone operating system, ahead of iPhone-maker Apple Inc.

But Apple still dominates the market for touch-screen tablet computers with its two-year old iPad. Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire tablet is based on the open-source Android code, but the device features a customized interface that does not use many Google services.

Google may co-brand some of the tablets sold through the store and has considered subsidizing the cost of future tablets to make them more competitive with the Kindle Fire, according to the Journal report. It is unclear when Google plans to open the store.

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Aakash $45 PC Tablet Clocks 1.4 Million Sales

Posted: January 4th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Aakash $45 PC Tablet Clocks 1.4 Million Sales

Aakash $45 PC Tablet Clocks 1.4 Million Sales - 2500 Rupee TabletBack in October 2011 we spruked the Indian Governments unveiling of it’s prototype touchscreen, tablet computer, the Aakash Tablet PC. The Indian Governments foresight into computing was admirable, as more data is migrated to the cloud simple web-enabled platforms such as tablet-pc’s will replace the bloated desktop and laptop hardware architectures of today, the Indian Government apparently got the premise that the future is mobile.

Since it’s release 2 weeks ago, the world’s cheapest tablet computer has clocked 1.4 million bookings since it was put up for sale online two weeks ago in India.

Bookings for the long-awaited Aakash, priced at 2,500 rupees – $US45 – kicked off on December 14, two months after it was unveiled as the “computer for the masses” Read the full article »»»»


India: $36 Tablet PC

Posted: October 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Android, Apple, Bow Down, Breaking News, Buster Cookson, Favorite New Thought, Google, Laptop, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Technoid Love, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on India: $36 Tablet PC

The Indian Government has unveiled a prototype of a touchscreen, tablet computer, the Aakash Tablet PC will go on sale for $36. As more data is migrated to the cloud simple web-enabled platforms such as tablet-pc’s will replace the bloated desktop and laptop hardware architectures of today, the future is apparently mobile.

That other behemoth, India,  has launched what it’s dubbed as the world’s cheapest tablet computer, to be sold to students at the subsidised price of $36 and later in shops for about $61. Most of India’s 1.2 billion people are poor and products such as Apple iPad are beyond the reach even of many in the fast-growing middle class. The government is buying the first units of the lightweight touch-screen device, called Aakash, or “sky” in Hindi, for $51 each from a British company which is assembling the web-enabled devices in India. Read the full article »»»»