The much awaited Google Nexus 7 finally hits the stands soon. For people who have been waiting for a large Android device, and not something that will burn a hole in their pockets, this is a great deal. At only $199, there’s a lot that Google Nexus 7 offers. It’s not likely to beat the iPad right away, but it does offer some serious competition to the recently launched Amazon Fire. Before Google fans get too excited though, they must be told that Google did not design the Nexus 7 themselves. Instead, it was given to Asus to manufacture.
The Nexus 7 does have a weird quirk to it. Even if you rotate it, it doesn’t get to landscape view. For people who are used to the landscape view and who actually find it more usable, this is a big problem. Nonetheless, Google decided that the tablet was not a scaled down version of the 10” UI.
But apart from this one serious defect which we have gotten out of the way, the Nexus 7 is a pretty good tablet. It’s light, it looks good, and it doesn’t have too many unfashionable buttons. It is Wi-Fi enabled, of course, has the headphone jack at the bottom instead of at the top, so the wire doesn’t just hang around over the screen irritatingly, and the power and volume are at a discreet side. It’s just about 340 grams so you can easily slip it into your jacket.
The camera is nothing to write home about but nothing to complain of either. There is only one, at the front, and it is 1280 by 800 megapixels. The battery life, though, is pretty astonishing and something we were pretty surprised to learn. Asus says it can work for 9.5 hours, and we found it works easily for about 7 hours. It doesn’t charge very quickly though, so consider that if being around charge points is going to be an issue for you.
Moving onto the software the tablet uses, well, it is the Jellybean 4.1 Android, which is possibly the best version of Android though it does not compare too well with the iOS. Yes, we should stop comparing with the iOS, we know that Apple is expensive, and here we are talking about affordability. But still, how can you know unless you compare to something? If you’re an avid user of Google products, this will be right up your alley. If we compare it to the Kindle Fire then Google Nexus 7 comes up higher. There’s Chrome which pretty much speaks for itself, and the Nexus 7 has better build too.
This device possibly makes most sense if you own other Android devices like an Android phone. You can interface between the two devices easily via the cloud, which is something Google has aimed at with the Nexus 7. There’s not an incredible amount of storage, with only 8GB or 16GB on the Nexus depending on which one you’re buying.
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