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Google has pushed two new ads out onto the Internet, but they’re not for what you might expect given that the company has a brand new smartphone in retail stores right now, the all-new Android 4.4 toting Nexus 5.

Instead of pushing its newly released Nexus 5 smartphone in the ads, Google has decided to give its tablet lineup an airing with the Nexus 7 being the star of the show in two new ads that center around just two of the device’s various uses.

Nexus 7 in play

The two ads, titled ‘In Play’ and ‘Center Stage,’ both run for just 31 seconds but do just what they set out to do – remind everyone that even though the iPad mini refresh is just around the corner, there’s already a pretty tasty 7-inch tablet on the market that people can get their teeth into. It’s not a bad option at all either, even with the new iPad mini’s fancy Retina display and A7 chip taken into account.

As reasons for advertising the Nexus 7 ahead of the Nexus 5 go, we think the idea that Google is conscious of the iPad mini competition is as good as any. The lack of Nexus 5 not being in stock might also be a good reason to not spend money advertising something that you already can’t make enough of – it’s not like you can sell more thanks to the increased exposure if you don’t have any to sell, is it?

Nexus 7 center stage

Whatever the reason for the renewed advertising push, Google’s Nexus 7 should not be discounted just because Apple has re-entered the small tablet arena with a revamped iPad mini unless Android simply isn’t for you. Google’s ads may go some way to trying to change your mind though. And also, the Nexus 7 offers great value of money for those who ask for it, and it’s something which we cannot rule out either just yet under a lot of cases, keeping in account what the Play Store has to offer when compared directly to the iTunes Store.

We’ve embedded the two ads for your viewing pleasure, so check them out for yourselves.

After watching the ad, what do you think, would you still keep iPad mini as a viable option over the new Nexus 7? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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