Techno Buffalo does the deed …
Undoubtedly tired of watching OEMs make little headway in their uphill struggle against Apple’s iPad, Google executives took the stage at this year’s Google I/O developer conference to announce a google branded seven-inch tablet of their own: the Google Nexus 7 by Asus.
Like other Nexus-branded devices, the Nexus 7 tablet isn’t actually hardware manufactured by Google (as you may have noticed thanks to the suffix). As Mountain View has done with Samsung, HTC and Motorola in the past, the company paired with Asus to design and manufacture its slender tablet.
Google Nexus 7 Review
It’s a smart move: among Android tablets, Asus makes some of the best around, but matching the rock-bottom $199 price of Amazon’s Kindle Fire while exceeding its meager specs would be a challenge for any manufacturer.
And make no mistake: The Nexus 7 by Asus is more of an effort to stomp out Amazon’s unwelcome (and forked) version of Android more than it’s attempt to dethrone Apple’s reigning champ.
Actually, iSupply has said the Nexus 7 costs less than the now profitable Amazon Fire.