About those $199 Android tablets…

Perhaps learning a thing or two from Amazon, Nvidia’s head honcho hints at more affordable Android tablets in the near future.

Actually, it sounds like Nvidia hasn’t learned anything from Amazon at all.

The Kindle Fire isn’t succeeding because it’s cheap.  It’s succeding because Amazon is making a serious effort to match the ecosystem Apple has created around iOS.  They don’t just sell you the hardware, they also offer the apps, movies, music and TV shows to fill your tablet.

Being cheaper than the iPad is nice, but it’s not enough.  Until these hardware vendors figure that out, we’ll see a lot more disasters like the Asus Transformer.