Nexus 7, a new Google tablet, is scheduled to be unveiled this week at Google's I/O Conference. While the real details of the tablet are still unknown, there are rumors, leaks, and assumptions all over the Internet. One assumption is that the Nexus 7 will compete with the iPad. If it can perform as well as the iPad, the cost will definitely attract users. It is expected to be in the $200-300 range. However, its pricing also suggests that maybe it is planning to bring down the Kindle Fire instead.
Android tablets have struggled to compete with the iPad and the Kindle Fire was the first to finally reach a close second. surprisingly, it was able to meet that accomplishment in just two months after being released. This Google tablet is built by Asus and unlike the Kindle Fire, it will offer more apps and will be easier for app developers to work with. So, if many of the rumors are true, the price and app potential could make it more of a competitor for Amazon than Apple.
Looking at Google's track record with devices, it leads some to believe the Nexus 7 might fail like many tablets before it have. Google's phones and cloud notebooks never went anywhere and Apple continues to develop new products that continue to sell well. Apple may even produce a smaller, more budget-friendly tablet in the near future that could potentially push Kindle Fire out of the number two spot.