Google just got into the tablet business in June, but it’s making waves in a big way. The $199 Nexus 7 proved that manufacturers can sell a high quality tablet for under $200 — so long as they don’t care about making money directly from sales.
The device quickly sold out on launch and is on its way to becoming the best selling Android tablet ever. Continuing to challenge Apple, Google released a 10-inch Nexus just in time for Christmas, with a 300ppi (pixels-per-inch) display that tops the iPad’s vaunted 264ppi Retina display — and at a price that undercuts Apple’s by $100.
Consumers who want a strong app library (thanks to GooglePlay) with a cheaper price-tag will continue to snap up the Nexus, while tech geeks who resent Apple’s closed iOS system will look to Google’s tablet as the best combination of premium hardware and an Android experience.