New stats show iPad surging again as Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet fall

Market research firm IHS iSuppli shows that iPad shipments surged in Q2 2012, as Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablets saw major drops. Kindle Fire’s share of the media tablet market fell to 4.2 percent, with B&N’s at 1.9 percent.

Nexus 7 first look: It’s here to snuff Kindle’s Fire

In just a short time with the Nexus 7 tablet, it’s clear that the device will appeal to the traditional Android crowd. But make no mistake: The Nexus is aimed squarely at low-cost consumption slates, such as the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet.

Poll: If Microsoft builds its own tablet, will you buy it?

Speculation has begun that Microsoft will launch its own tablet device on Monday, but will it be a full computer or a consumer device? No matter what’s announced, it could have implications regarding Windows partnerships and the public’s desire, or lack thereof, to buy Microsoft hardware.

A stronger ecosystem, not a Nexus tablet, is what Google needs

Rumors of a $199 Google Nexus tablet are making the rounds, but even if true, such a device alone won’t solve the primary problem Android tablet owners face. Google has to do a better job at courting developers, supporting dev hardware and building out its ecosystem.