Hugo Barra, Google’s director of product management, admitted in an interview with Bloomberg West on Wednesday that he’s not sure if the company’s new Nexus 7 tablet will outsell other Android tablets, but he suggested that’s not really Google’s goal.
“I don’t know if it will [outsell other Android tablets],” Barra said in the interview. “The goal of the Nexus program is to set direction for the ecosystem. We think that this is a really, really good product in terms of specs, in terms of size and price and so on. So we think it gives the ecosystem a direction… We think there is a lot of innovation to be done that starts with this 7-inch tablet.”