Google Nexus 7 – Best $200 Tablet to Consume Content
Every big boy has their own tablets these days. After Microsoft unveiled its Surface tablet, Google recently announced its own slate – Google Nexus 7 at the Google I/O developer conference. But instead of a full on battle with Apple iPad, Google Nexus 7 seems to be taking on Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet with its content focus that is downloaded from Google Play.
The Asus-built Google Nexus 7 tablet has impressive hardware specifications; 1.2GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of memory and 7-inch 1280-by-800 screen which makes for easy reading. While pictures may not be as sharp compared to the new iPad, the resolution is good enough for a $199 tablet.
You can also expect smoother browsing in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Other features include a front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, gyroscope and accelerometer, along with a battery that offers nine hours of HD video playback. At 340 grams, it is light and thin enough to fit into your pocket.
However, there’s no microSD slot for expanding storage and no rear view camera. And content availability on Google Play is no match for Amazon just yet and may be slightly expensive. But Google is adding content quickly and you can be sure they will catch up quickly on music, movies and TV selection.
Priced attractively at $200, I am sure some gadget fans will bite the bait and allow Google carve a niche for itself in the tablet market. But this just doesn’t seem like the kind of mega revenue driver for Google like the iPad is for Apple. What do you guys think?
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