[$] The Nexus 7: Google ships a tablet

When life presents challenges, one can always try to cope by buying a new
toy. In this case, said new toy is the Nexus 7 tablet,
the first "pure Android" tablet offered directly by Google; it is
meant to showcase what Android can be on this type of device. The initial
indications are that it is selling well, suggesting that the frantic effort
to prepare Android for tablets are finally beginning to bear some fruit.
What follows are your editor's impressions of this device and the
associated "Jelly Bean" Android release.