re: Google's 7-Inch Tablet: $199, Coming In July?
What's keeping Google tablets out of the enterprise and out of the hands of some power users is the fragmentation of the OS. Having a single vendor and branding the machine themselves so that there are no proprietary front end layers to deal with should enable Google to push Android updates on a timely basis same as Apple does.
The anti-Apple contingent and those for whom cost is an obstacle are looking for an Apple/iPad aternative. Both the Fire and the Nook have limitations; in particular some are resistant to getting locked into Amazon's maws. Windows 8 is devices are vaporware for now.
So even if Google doesnn't hit a home run with the first device, if they can promise a unified OS with a proven upgrade path, it could be the ticket. . . Stay tuned.