Nexus Tablet: In the News This Holiday Season

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Google seems to be constantly making the news with its Nexus tablet.

The most recent rumblings involve the Nexus 10 2, the newest version of its 10-inch tablet. Rumor has it that the Nexus 10 2 may launch ahead of CES 2014.

CES is an annual international consumer electronics and technology trade show, the self-described "global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace." This year's event takes place January 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

But the technology world is abuzz with rumors that the Nexus 10 2 may actually hit the market after New Year's Eve.

Earlier this month, Google made the news when it unveiled a white version of its 7-inch Nexus tablet:

Google is marketing the Nexus as a perfect holiday gift, putting the tablet up against what are possibly its two biggest competitors: Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX and Apple's new iPad Mini with Retina display.

The verdict is out on which mini tablet tops the list.

Some sources put the iPad Mini with Retina display last while others refer to it as the gold standard of mini tablets.

Technology authority C-NET calls the iPad Mini with Retina Display "the best small tablet yet."

It calls the Nexus 7, however, "the best tablet value on the market" and the "best Android tablet."

Another industry authority is PC Magazine. In a comparison of the 10 best tablets, it gives the Nexus 7 an "Editor's Choice" distinction.

Google has been ratcheting up attention for the Nexus 7 on its own social networking site, Google+. It recently ran a giveaway encouraging users to compose still photos including their Nexus tablet and post them using the hashtag #whatmatters:

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