15 May Hold On To Your Tablets, The Next 6 Months Will Be Crazy
The Rise of Budget Tablets
If you’ve had your eye on a tablet for a while, but the price has always been the deterring factor, you’re in luck. With both Google and Apple trying to combat the low cost Kindle, it seems that you may be able to get more value for your money in the near future.
We’ve already seen signs of a changing tablet market, with Asus unveiling a 7 inch tablet at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2012 earlier this year with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor and the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS; at the almost unbelievable price of $249. A steel for that level of performance. Nick Stam, Nvidia’s director of technical marketing, puts the lower costs down to the increasing saturation of tablets in the market:
Google certainly believes that they can succeed in the lower end of the tablet market, with CEO Larry Page recognising the importance of competing in this increasingly popular market.
So, what can we expect from tablet makers in the next 6 months?