Android this week: Nexus 7 cloned for $149; Google Edition HTC One; Chrome beta updated

Gigaom

Small slate shoppers have a new option to choose this week: Hisense debuted a tablet that looks like a Nexus 7. The Sera 7 Pro tablet uses the same basic hardware as Google’s own tablet –with a few improvements, even — but costs $50 less. WalMart(s wmrt) is the exclusive retailer for the Android 4.2 slate, which is priced at $149.

Sero 7Most of the base components are the same between the two tablets: An Nvidia(s nvda) Tegra 3 chip, IPS display with 1280 x 800 resolution, 1 GB of memory, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC.

The Hisense model only comes with half of the storage capacity as the Nexus 7 — 8 GB vs 16 GB — but does include a microSD card slot for storage expansion. Both devices have front facing cameras while the Hisense model adds a rear, 5 megapixel camera. It also supports mini HDMI out for external…

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