A New York Times interview with Google’s Android business development director John Lagerling has just surfaced that manages to ask several interesting questions about the Nexus line, particularly why the company is now coming in to the 10-inch tablet space. The answer? According to Langerling, they saw the current 10-inch category as underpriced and underpowered and believed they could bring something big to the table.
While the response might seem a little arrogant, it is worth noting that the Samsung-made Google Nexus 10 is in fact $100 cheaper than Microsoft’s Surface and Apple’s iPad. As far as hardware, the Nexus 10 is actually every bit as good, if not slightly better in some areas, such as its high-end display that beats out Apple’s retina display.
The other big question asked had to do with why Google hasn’t pushed Motorola for its Nexus devices. The response was that they didn’t want to give preferential treatment to anyone. The way the Google Nexus program works is that a company has to bid on doing a Nexus device, that includes Motorola. Good answer, it is good to see that Google is treating all of its vendors equally when it comes to feature Nexus endeavors.
The interview is definitely an interesting read and can be found through the New York Time’s website.