Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Google Nexus 7 tablet vs Amazon's Kindle Fire

Google Nexus 7 tablet

The Nexus 7 tablet is the first ever Android tablet designed by Google and manufactured by Asus. It was revealed last week at Google I/O developer's conference in San Francisco.

The 7-inch compact tablet has the latest Android version codenamed Jelly Bean. It has a stunning 1,280 x 800 resolution screen, slim body, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 12-core graphics processor, and a camera in front for video call. All this features for a very reasonable price of $199 for the 8GB version (will be out in mid-July).

Nexus 7 tablet avoids competing with the larger, more expensive Apple iPad. Its target is Amazon's Kindle Fire. Because they believe they have a chance in getting Kindle's market. Amazon's Kindle also run by Android. Kindle focuses on Amazon's collection of books, movies and music which they have a pretty big selection. 

The Nexus 7 has an advantage over Kindle Fire in the processor and graphics area.

Amazon's Kindle Fire Specs:

Processor: 1Ghz dual core

Display:   7" multi-touch display with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and anti-reflective treatment, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors.

Size (in inches):    7.5" x 4.7" x 0.45" (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm).

Weight:    14.6 ounces (413 grams).

On-device Storage:    8GB internal (approximately 6GB available for user content). That's enough for 80 apps, plus 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books.

*Free cloud storage for all Amazon content

Battery Life:   Up to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback, with wireless off. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as web browsing and downloading content.
Wi-Fi Connectivity
USB Port
Audio:  3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers.

Kindle Fire, Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wi--Fi Amazon $199.00

Google Nexus 7 Specs:

Processor: 1.2 GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor 12-core GeForce GPU, 1 GB RAM

Display: 7-inch display with 1280-by-800 resolution at 216 pixels per inch

Weight: 0.75 pounds
Storage: 8GB or 16GB of storage no expansion slot
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera

The applications load quickly and briskly, 3D gaming was optimized by the Tegra chipset.

The downside of Nexus 7 is that it only supports internal storage only, with no microSD expansion slot.

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