This CNET blog covers an interview with Nvidia’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. It caught my eye over the weekend. In the blog entry, Huang gives his opinion and reasons why Android-based tablet sales trail those of Apple’s iPads. Huang has an interest in Android tablets because Nvidia’s ARM-based Tegra 2 SoC powers some of them.
Huang’s take on the topic is short and to-the-point: “Consumers want more apps for Android tablets.” Further, he says, “It’s a point of sales problem. It’s an expertise at retail problem. It’s a marketing problem to consumers. It is a price point problem.”
Note what Huang doesn’t say. It’s not a hardware problem. It’s about the apps. It’s about the channel. It’s about marketing. It’s not about hardware.
Sometimes, it’s easy to get caught up in GHz/Gbyte fever and forget that there are other factors as well.