Here at Android Cowboy we are dedicated to covering exclusively content about Android tablets. But today I want to discuss news of the Galaxy Nexus which is the flagship Google phone. It is currently available on both Verizon and Sprint with 4G LTE. The big news that happened yesterday was the appearance of a Shop Devices in the play store. The only device for purchase is the unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus for At&t and T-Mobile. But there is no doubt more devices will show up soon (Nexus tablet anyone). The page can be found here.
If you can remember back far enough Google tried to directly sell their phones to customers without much success. This was an attempt to break the contract model for phone subsidies but they quickly bowed down to the service providers. They stopped selling the device directly and we heard nothing more. Recently when Verizon decided not to include Google wallet with the Galaxy Nexus that made Google rethink things. After all, that is supposed to be a big selling point for the Nexus. Google lost control over their own phone and that probably didn’t sit well with them.
On the tablet front, the success of the Amazon Kindle Fire has also heavily threatened Google. The Kindle Fire doesn’t come with the Google Play Store or any of Google services unless it’s rooted. In order to address both the phone and tablet issue Google is going back to selling their device directly. This means that the rumored Google Nexus tablet is very likely and is almost guaranteed to be sold directly by Google on this Shop Devices page. Eric Schmidt has previously talked about a possible tablet appearing this summer. The tablet is rumored to be made by Asus and be priced around $250 which would make it a great competitor to the Kindle Fire. Nothing has been confirmed but we can’t wait till news breaks. I’m personally looking forward to a Nexus tablet and would most likely purchase it. What do you guys think of a Nexus tablet directly sold by Google?