Both companies have dived in the deep water and hope to swim to the top of the white hot marketplace. One hitch! These products have the potential to disrupt their traditional relationships and compete with their partners.
Are the risks worth the potential rewards? Heck yes, if they can indeed pull it off without shooting themselves in the foot. Some informed pundits believe this may be the deathnell to 3rd party manufacturing relationships for the two big powers. Partners were not notified or warned that their provider was going to enter the market as a competitor. The opportunity exists for another company to create a platform to compete by taking up with disatisfied and disgruntled Google Android partners looking to insure their future.
Now that the hype is laid and the boasts have been made. Other than put fear in the hearts of Nook and Kindle Fire proponents how will the new Google Nexus 7 fare in the emerging tablet marketplace?
So far one week in media reviews have been on the whole positive and customer pre-orders are quite promising.
The question informed sources are asking is whether this will savage Google’s Android partner base, the chief reason Android is so powerful with smartphones. This is a question that Microsoft is force to consider after revealing its Surface line of semi-tablets.
For now I think I’ll just stick with an iPad.