The new Nexus 7 version 2 is ahead of expected release date, and is available for purchase on the play store for $229.00 This price and specs, really does kill the iPad mini. Order here  https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=nexus_7_16gb_2013 nexus 7 specs new order

Nexus 7 (16GB)
Powerful, portable and made for what matters to you.
Now thinner, lighter, and faster — Nexus 7 brings you the perfect mix of power and portability and features the world’s sharpest 7” tablet screen.