Google (GOOG) hardware news: 1) The Nexus 7, like the Kindle Fire, appears to be a money-loser....

|By:, SA News Editor

Google (GOOG) hardware news: 1) The Nexus 7, like the Kindle Fire, appears to be a money-loser. UBM TechInsights estimates the $199 tablet has a $184 manufacturing cost. Throw in R&D, marketing, and distribution expenses, and the cost most likely goes over $200. 2) David Pogue thinks the Nexus 7 "humiliates the Kindle Fire," but argues the iPad's apps and content still make it best-of-breed. 3) The Atrix HD is revealed on Motorola's site.