Doesn't ASUS already use vanilla ICS on their Transformer Prime? Plus, their updates are pretty good and frequent. Though I have to say, I'd probably like a 7" tablet more. The Prime we have is mostly my wife's and I find it to be a little large at times.
• • • Galaxy Note 3 • • •
-------------------------------Good bye my first love
Hello my new love
***Insert 2011 WRX image here when I get around to taking some pictures ***
I was already considering a Nook Tablet (like that it is open to any ebooks) or a Kindle Fire (for some reason I was anti-Itunes and kept away from Apple, but I do not mind having a lot of the Amazon Cloud services).
I did read about the MeMO 370T at $250, which this could be similar to.
I believe it is a smart choice going with Asus considering that they are the ODM for a lot of notebooks and have a solid history for quality.
This will happen, IMO. Google made the Nexus One with bleeding edge specs to make the Android market competitive and it has worked wonders for them. Now they need (IMO) a push to tablet makers to stop telling the market that $399 is a "bargain" priced tablet. The only way to beat apple at the tablet game is to slaughter the price differential
Droid > Droid X > Droid X2 > Galaxy Nexus
...I sometimes wonder if the rumors of Apple's chokehold on the supply/manufacturing chain are true. It *is* hard to justify Android tablet prices. Something important to keep in mind: the Kindle Fire broke the price floor, ONLY BECAUSE (a) it's a 7" device, and (b) it has fewer features than the nicer 10" tablets. If the specs on this Google tablet prove true and it's $199, maybe it will help.
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(1) Goes on rants about gadgets
(2) Gadgets put him in a trants (er...um, trance)