Google’s Nexus 7: It's Here to Snuff Kindle's Fire

Hugo Barra, product management director of Android, introduces the Nexus 7 tablet during the keynote speech at Google's annual developer conference Photograph by Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/GettyImages

I wasn’t able to attend this year’s Google I/O event, but our team was on site to cover all the news. And there was no lack of it, either: I’m still processing the many moving parts that make up Google’s mobile strategy. While I ponder, Google sent me a few review units of the new devices, and the Nexus 7 tablet was the first I looked at. Make no mistake, this tablet is aimed squarely at low-cost consumption slates, such as Amazon’s Kindle Fire and the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet.

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