Nvidia says first run of Android tablets too pricey

The boss of GPU maker Nvidia has told the makers of Android tablets to stop copying Apple’s business model.

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang told Cnet  that Android on tablets is not doing so well because prices are too high.

He claimed that Android was not selling because there was a point of sales problem, a lack of expertise at retail level and poor marketing.

Huang said that the baseline configuration for a tablet included 3G which was not needed. His view is that tablets should have a Wi-Fi configuration and be more affordable. The cheaper, wifi based gear is selling better than the 3G and fully configured ones, he said.

He also did not think that the software on the Android tablets was hot enough.

However, he did think that the future was bright for Android tablets and this was really the first run.

Huang thought that problems were all getting solved and the rate at which these Honeycomb Tegra 2 tablets are being improved was stunning. His theory is that the manufacturers have readjusted their plans.