Nexus 7: Google Joins Tablet Race

Google Nexus 7 TabletNo matter, how much can be spoken about the present-day diversity of choice in the current IT industry, regarding the gadgets, apps and services, there’re actually less, than 10 large companies, which form our tastes and manage to stay on the top of popularity among users for a very long time. These, apparently, include Apple Inc, Microsoft, Samsung and, of course, Google.

Yet, there has been one niche on the marker, which hasn’t been occupied by Google corporation to a sufficient extent – the tablet market. Yet, from now on, the situation is likely to change, as the company has officially presented its first featured device in the segment – Google Nexus 7.

As for the design peculiarities, it wouldn’t be too much to state that the tablet is very stylish and rather light in weight (only 0, 74 pounds) with a 1280 x 800 screen, which, as it’s stated, has got Corning Glass.


  • Software : Android 4.1 Jellybean
  • Processor : 1.3GHz quad-core NVidia Tegra 3
  • Memory slot : No
  • Display : 7in backlit IPS capacitive touchscreen, 1280×800 pixels
  • Connectivity : Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Ports : Micro USB, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Camera : 1.2 megapixel front-facing
  • Video playback : MP4, H.264, H.263
  • Audio playback : MP3, WAV, AAC+
  • Radio : No
  • Battery : Li-ion 4325mAh
  • Size : 199x120x10mm
  • Weight : 340g

Having created its gadget on Android Jelly Bean (that is Android v. 4.1), Nexus 7 appears to be a high-quality tablet with a great deal of advantageous features, like the system font Roboto, offline voice dictation opportunities or fast app switching, not to mention the default support of featured Google apps, which goes without saying. Moreover, the tablet battery is likely to last from 6 to 9 hours, which isn’t bad at all.

As for the possible flaws in Nexus 7, there’s no back camera in the tablet, and the front one isn’t multifunctional. In addition to that, the amount of storage in the device is absolutely insufficient (there’re actually only an 8GB and a 16GB versions available), but you can always use the file storage, like, to keep more data at hand.

All things considered, Google Nexus 7 isn’t a perfect device, of course, and it still lacks much in comparison with iPads or Samsung Galaxy tablets. Nonetheless, even the current version can be definitely considered a wonderful alternative to Kindle Fire or similar gadgets in the niche.

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Filed under General. Posted by Andy and last updated on July 16, 2012.

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