Editorial: I Used The Pixel C, And It Seems Like A Pretty Bad Idea
You see, when the Nexus 9 was released last year, I reviewed it. It was pretty bad. It’s still not great — the Nexus 9 lacks a good deal of the tablet content of iOS, still isn’t as powerful as a Chromebook for things like basic text composition and editing or even web browsing, and doesn’t even get very good battery life. But most of the problem with Android tablets as a whole is software-related: the OS doesn’t feel designed for a large-screen tablet and the content that is available simply isn’t as wide-ranging as what you find on iOS or, if you want to look at Windows and the Surface’s ability to run full Windows applications (no small feature), even on Microsoft’s platform.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
There’s more …
First Teclast X98 Pro Dual OS User Hands on
Warning up front: I have a cold-like thing while typing this and feel miserable and probably shouldn’t be posting this.
And yet …
[Exclusive] Google Pixel C 10.2″ Tablet With 308ppi, Detachable Keyboard, Lightbar, And Android Marshmallow Coming Later This Year
I notice the “later this year” part.
Despite this being an Android tablet, this is still not a Nexus product. You won’t see another manufacturer’s name branded on the device. This is Google’s baby. The company also targets the Pixel line at a different audience. We don’t have pricing yet, but don’t expect this to be cheap.
Any cheap-ass tablet in conjunction with Colorfly coming? Or were we all just massively hoaxed?
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But as it stands right now, it’s hard for me to say that with any certainty. Is it a great phone? Yes. Do I recommend it if you only have $350 to spend and want the most phone you can get for the money? Absolutely. Just make sure you’re comfortable with the possibility of staying on Lollipop forever before you make the plunge.
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As expected, Colorfly’s new tablet is a variant in their G808 series.
No word about any Google connection for a Nexus tablet. I think that rumor was a hoax.
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