iPad mini and Nexus 7 go head-to-head Summary: The Nexus 7 from Google and the iPad mini from Apple are two of the hottest small tablets. Here are both of these capable tablets in a photo spread showing how they compare in size and with popular apps running. By James Kendrick for Mobile News | November 19, 2012 -- 11:56 GMT (03:56 PST) Follow @jkendrick Previous | Next Image 3 of 24 ThicknessThe Nexus 7 is slightly thicker than the iPad mini. Topics: Tablets, Android, Apps, iPad, Reviews Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.