The $200 Google Nexus Tablet Puts Pressure on Amazon’s Kindle Fire
>By James Lenhart
The news may have came and went, but that’s not stopping us from getting a piece of that Nexus 7 action. The new tablet from Google is boasting some pretty decent specs, and sports an OS that has always intrigued myself (the Vanilla kind). Let me start off with a rundown of specs and then move on to the mushy part where I talk about my feelings.
The 7-inch Nexus 7 made by Asus has a resolution of 1280 x 800 (216PPI). The screen has a protective Corning Glass coating (Gorilla Glass), and provides a sharp picture according to those who have held it and reviewed it in person. Inside the Nexus 7 you’ll find a quad-core 1.15GHZ Tegra-3 processor, 1GB of RAM, and a choice between 8 or 16GB of on-board storage. If you wanted more, here it is: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, NFC, gyroscope, compass, and accelerometer. The front facing camera is a decent 1.2 MP. The Nexus 7 sports speakers, and a pair of microphones.
The Nexus 7 will come pre-loaded with Jellybean — Google’s latest version of Android. You won’t notice a huge change immediately, because the visual appearance is nearly the same from what we’ve seen. However, you will notice more refinement on certain aspects. People are calling this thing “smooth”.
Amazon’s Kindle Fire was the talk of the town earlier this year, but it’s time to let someone else shine. We think it’s safe to say that Amazon won’t have anything to worry about, but the techies out there will most likely have each of these in their homes.
Tell us what you think. Are you getting a Nexus 7?