Is it possible to sell hundreds of thousands of tablet computers -- devices that were considered frivolous not long ago -- and be considered a failure? Ask Samsung.
According to reporting by the Korean Herald, the company sold 600,000 of its Galaxy tablets in the first month of availability. There's just one problem: Apple
In coming up short of Apple's sales record, the Galaxy has been cast as an also-ran.
Isn't this just a little harsh? Any honest review of the Galaxy shows it to be a highly functional device with features the iPad lacks: built-in telephony, a front and rear camera, and the ability to play video coded in Adobe's
If there's a problem with the Galaxy and competing tablets from Dell
Sound crazy? Consider history. Ever since the debuts of Nexus One and Motorola's
By setting a high bar for Android smartphones, the Big G challenged partners to do better, and they did. They'll rise to the occasion again, Google, but only if you show them how to make an Android tablet that dazzles.
Now it's your turn to weigh in. Do you think Google should create a Nexus tablet? Please vote in the poll below and then leave a comment to explain your thinking.
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