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Google Nexus Tablet

By Edited Jan 22, 2016 1 1

Why Buy a 7-inch Tablet

Truth is, many people still choose not to get a tablet pc because of their size. Although tablet PCs are more portable, notebooks still take the lead, mainly because people can work normally on them. In such cases, 7-inch tablet PCs are perfect. They are smaller than other tablets and they can easily fit in your pocket. On the other hand, they are bigger than most phones, so it's easier to work on them. 7-inch tablets are perfect for small tasks like checking your emails, writing notes or planning a project. They are not suited for heavier work, but that is not what they are meant for.

The Nexus Tablet - A Simple Review

Google Nexus Tablet
The Google Nexus tablet is being introduced as a competitor to the Kindle Fire by Amazon and the Apple iPad. At first look the Nexus and Kindle Fire are almost identical though the Nexus has a more rounded feel to it to fit better in your hand, and at 340 grams it is as light as a paperback book. Still with a seven-inch screen it can still fit easily in your pocket.

The Nexus is running the operating system 4.1 Jelly Bean by Android. It is very fast with a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor inside with 1 GB RAM. The Kindle Fire has a dual-core processor and 512MB of RAM which makes the Nexus tablet much smoother than the Kindle Fire. The Nexus is made by Asus which also makes other Android products. It also features Wi-Fi only, a micro-USB port, GPS, a gyroscope, and support for NFC and Android Beam.

The seven-inch tablet has a camera on the front for video chat which the Kindle Fire lacks, although the Nexus has no rear camera for taking pictures. With a 1280 by 800 resolution screen it was made for playing games and videos although it does not match up with the iPads 2048x1536 pixel Retina Display. With nine hours of video playback battery life, you can watch movies and play games all day. Featuring Google Play, users can download games and apps faster than ever. For the first time on an Android device, Google Chrome will come on the new Nexus tablet. Google Maps is also found on the device with GPS.

The Nexus comes in two price points, $199 for the 8GB and $249 for the 16GB. Both options are still half the price of the iPad and right in line with the Kindle Fire. The downfall comes in content. With Amazons books, magazines and apps growing every day, the Google Play Store is still limited in what it offers. Many popular magazines are not found in the Google Play Store, but are found on Amazon. Ultimately it is a tough choice to make when deciding which tablet to choose. The new Google Nexus will give Apple and Amazon a run for their money for sure. Most people will be saving their pennies for the new Google Nexus tablet, although there is a rumor that Apple will be coming out with a mini iPad which will open a whole new world to the seven-inch tablets.

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Comments

Jul 12, 2012 8:16am
Introspective
Thanks for this very good review of the Google Nexus Tablet. I had not heard about the "mini iPad."
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