Google grabbed some major headlines yesterday during its I/O keynote. The company unveiled a number of new products including the next version of Android, an orb-shaped media player, and an all-new tablet.

The tablet, in particular, has Apple shareholders asking questions. With its quad-core processor, and sub-$200 price tag, could it have a negative impact on Apple’s iPad sales? This analyst doesn’t think so…

In a note to investors, Topeka Capital Markets’ Apple advisor Brian White said that the Nexus 7 poses “no threat” to the iPad. The analyst believes that it’s “just another Android tablet,” and will face the same issues as its predecessors.

“We believe the combination of Apple’s expanding digital grid, innovative design, unmatched aesthetics, leading App availability (with 225,000 native iPad Apps), intuitive user interface and expanding technology innovations will continue to keep the Company on top of the tablet market for many years to come.”

It’s interesting that folks continue to compare Google’s new tablet to the iPad — they’re completely different. At 7-inches, $199 and no cellular connection, the Nexus 7 is more on the level of a Kindle Fire competitor.

But that doesn’t mean that it’s not a threat to Apple’s tablet business. The Cupertino company obviously believes there’s a market for low-priced, 7-inch tablets. And Google just beat them to the space with an attractive offering.

It’ll be interesting to see what the tablet landscape looks like in 6 months. Especially after the holidays.

Do you think Apple will lose any tablet marketshare to the Nexus 7?

[AppleInsider]

  • Joey_Mousepad

    The company doesn’t “obviously believe” there’s a market for a 7-inch tablet. In fact Steve flat out said there wasn’t. The same false rumors that have been floating around for 2 years just believe it.

  • Well Apple doesn’t need to worry about google glasses I found Google Glasses during the Keynote or should I say “PlayNote” to be very fake and over hyped. If you payed close attention you would notice 4 wires hanging out of the glasses.

    In one simple fake video, Google has created a level of over hype and over expectation that their hardware cannot possibly live up to. Google is good at talking but where is the do?

    • YujinNY

      The technology is not there yet, great concept but battery will surely suck on it and is probably 3-5 years away until battery can help such devices be use for more than a few hours

      • Not to mention they dropped the price today to be around $1500. Crazy.

  • Siv

    Title should be:

    “Analyst tells Cody Lee and Christian Zibregnot to worry about Nexus 7”

    This article is just a way of trying to convince yourself that your beloved iPad is no. 1.

  • Siv

    Title should be:

    “Analyst tells Cody Lee and Christian Zibregnot to worry about Nexus 7”

    This article is just a way of trying to convince yourself that your beloved iPad is no. 1.

    • Kok Hean

      “With its quad-core processor, and sub-$200 price tag, could it have a negative impact on Apple’s iPad sales?”

      [Analyst’s quote]

      “But that doesn’t mean that it’s not a threat to Apple’s tablet business. The Cupertino company obviously believes there’s a market for low-priced, 7-inch tablets. And Google just beat them to the space with an attractive offering.”

      I don’t see anything saying that the iPad is No. 1 😛

  • No need for a knee-jerk reaction from Apple. iPad is dominant for a reason. Fast, responsive, simple to use, a thing of beauty, and quite frankly, it just works. Not to mention, the most and best apps available for consumers. People will buy the Nexus, but a 7″ tablet is just too small. Phones are just a couple of inches smaller, and the 10″ tablet is just right.

  • YujinNY

    Who buys a $200 tablet? Those that want something simple or simply can’t afford a real tablet…now this is direct competition with the kindle fire not iPad…meanwhile who knows what apple is cooking for the holidays…maybe an iPad mini?

  • I think Apple should worry. C’mon after the iPhone 4 launch what’s great about Apple now? Siri? Retina Display on an iPad or Macbook? What’s next? Siri on a Macbook ? iPhone 5s? Lawsuit???? pathetic. Apple is too predictable now, because there is no more innovating about it. Steve Jobs said if you created something great don’t focus on it anymore and make another out of it, instead innovate another product. If the iPhone 5 is not a game changer then byebye Apple.