Google has a new tablet, this one bearing the Nexus name. This is the first time Google has used the Nexus name for anything other than a phone.
The Nexus 7 tablet, so named for it's 7-inch screen, is aimed squarely at the Kindle Fire, and is priced at $200-250 depending on the amount of storage you want. The Nexus 7 is the best tablet in this class in a lot of ways. It has a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, and runs Android 4.1, codenamed “Jelly Bean”. It has a front-facing camera for video calls, bluetooth which means you can use a keyboard and a lot more.
We've used the Kindle Fire for a few months now, and its shortcomings as a tablet are at times maddening. After having played with the Nexus 7, we have one in our future.