Originally Posted by ilovejedd
Except B&N's Nook Tablet and Nook Color both have microSD card slots.
Sure but the KFire, that was even more popular and that did not have a card slot.
If you look at all the HW that was bumped up with the Nexus vs Fire, Color it was hardware that made the software perform better (CPU, GPU, RAM, screen res). Google lacks the knowledge of hardware and marketing to consumers. That is also why their launch was so poorly executed.