New Google tablet on the horizon
Moreover, the new device is aimed at the budget market as opposed to the high-end market, where devices can cost hundred of pounds. Asus hopes to create a device that will cost around £60.
Interestingly, while Apple’s iPad and Amazon’s Kindle plus a couple of others are dominating the tablet market at the moment, some experts suggest Asus could throw this up in the air. This is particularly likely if the Google device proves a worthy adversary.
The experts, however, also question whether Asus is able in reality to build something so cheap. There are suggestions that it will be loaded with advertising software to compensate for the low price.
Nothing else is known about the new proposed tablet, but it could hit the shelves as early as next year.
In other news, there appears to be some confusion over who ditched Google Maps on Apple devices and why.
The suggestion was that Apple decided to ditch the software in order to make use of its own mapping app version, but this seems now to not be quite what went on.
Seemingly, it was Google who had put pressure on Apple, who felt it had no choice but to remove the application from the iPhone and other devices in the range.
Other suggestions say the navigation aspect was the reason. One expert said: “There were a number of issues inflaming negotiations, but voice navigation was the biggest. Ultimately, it was a deal-breaker.”
Whoever it was has caused a problem.