NVIDIA boss bemoans sluggish Android tablet sales

Lack of apps and poor marketing to blame says exec

Issues are being solved though, says Jen-Hsun Huang.

NVIDIA’s CEO has bemoaned the initial failure of Android Honeycomb tablets to gain ground on the Apple iPad. He blamed a lack of killer apps and manufacturers’ failure to market devices which pack his company’s Tegra 2 chip properly.

In an interview with Cnet, Jen-Hsun Huang said, “Tablets should have a Wi-Fi configuration and be more affordable… those are the ones that were selling more rapidly than the 3G and fully configured ones.” Huang was commenting on Motorola’s insistence on selling 3G-only versions of its Xoom tablet at launch.

Huang claimed, “…a software richness of content problem,” was causing punters to go for the iPad and its more established App Store. However, he did also add that, “…all of the manufacturers have now recognised that and readjusted their plans,” with Honeycomb tablets now able to go toe-to-toe with Apple’s bestseller.

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