I remember there was a rumor stating that “Google is going to release its phone called GPhone to compete with iPhone”. Within a year, they entered into the smartphone market with its own Nexus One (HTC). Now they are dominating the smartphone market with Android.
Likewise, Tablet revolution was started with Apple’s iPad (though tablets exitst before they reinvent it).
Google’s attention is moved from smartphone to tablets with its trial project Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). Google wanted to dominate the tablet market also. They started to plan for their big event. Merged the smartphone & tablet versions of android under the same wood ‘Ice-Cream Sandwitch’.
Then Google started to trigger the events as they planned.
28th Sep’11 – Amazon lauched its first tablet Kindle Fire at $200.
27th Jun’12 – Google Launched Nexus 7 (8 GB & 16 GB versions with a afforable cost of $200 and $250).
6th Sep’12 – Amazon announced its next version of Kindle Fire ($170) & new Kindle Fire HD ($250)
23rd Oct’12 – Apple planned to launch its brand-new iPad Mini
26th Oct’12 – Microsoft planned to lauch its brand-new Surface Tablets and Windows 8
29th Oct’12 – Google planned to launch its 32GB version of Nexus 7 & Google’s next smartphone Nexus G (LG) along with of Android 4.2 & might launch Nexus 10 Tablet (10’inch Samsung)
Google’s Advertisements reached its peak with its very own Google Ads & Stalls, Developer Conference, Hangouts, Weekly Developer Hours.
Sold many & many of their nexus 7 tablets in a span of 3 months.
Nexus 7 – 8GB is completely sold out in the Google Play Store. Google preparing for their next event on Oct29th with a quote :
“The PlayGround is Open”.
Nexus 7 New Pricing :
* 16 GB Nexus 7 of cost $200.
* 32 GB Nexus 7 of cost $250.
Apple was thinking for the past 6 months about their new iPad mini, But google collapsed thier market in a span of time. After its most expected iPhone 5’s become unexpected in sales, Apple aggresively preparing for the next product , iPad Mini for just $250.
Today Oct’23rd, Apple is coming up with its new iPad Mini in 24 configurations (actual iPad available only in 12 configurations) with a quote :
“We’ve got a little more to show you”.