Google's Vice President of Android Product Management, Hugo Barra, had some interesting things to talk about with The Verge in his latest interview. He said that he isn't happy with the state of manufacturers and their Android-based tablets.
He continued: "I really do think that the Android ecosystem hasn't yet put its best foot forward, when it comes to tablets." Because Android is open source, it has allowed manufacturers to sell sub-$100 tablets that don't really do Android justice. I think the issue is that manufacturers slap their own UI interfaces on top of Android, something I really dislike. Especially Samsung - who coincidentally are the most successful manufacturer of Android-based devices.
But considering Google's just-announced and barely available refreshed Nexus 7 is just $229, it's hard to buy anything else anywhere near that price from any competing Android maker. Even the iOS-based iPad mini is $100 more, and includes the ageing iOS 6 on-board.