Google’s Nexus 7 vs Amazon’s Kindle Fire

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Last month Google announced launch of its amazingly cheap Nexus 7 tablet. As I am writing this Nexus 7 is now available for pre-orders. Nexus 7 is Google’s take on iPad as well as Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Kindle Fire is the only potential rival of it in this price range.


Kindle Fire

Nexus 7

OS Android 2.3(customized) Android 4.1
Display 7″ Capacitive 16M colors 7″ Capacitive 16M colors
RAM 512 MB 1 GB
Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A9
Battery 4400 mAh 4325 mAh
Internal Memory 8 GB 8 /16 GB
Camera No Yes (Front facing 1.3 MP)
Video No Yes 720p
FM Yes No
Bluetooth No Yes
Price $199 $199 / $249


After looking at the specs you can clearly see why Nexus 7 is better than Kindle Fire. It outcasts Kindle Fire in almost every aspect. Against the customized Android 2.3 of Kindle Fire, Nexus 7 will be coming with Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). Better screen resolution, bluetooth, front facing camera, 1.3 Ghz processor, 1 GB RAM and 10 hrs of battery life are few of the highlights of this new tablet.

Nexus 7 will cost 199 USD for 8 GB model and the 16 GB model will come for 249 USD. The 8 GB model with lot more features is priced same as the Amazon’s Kindle Fire . If the rumors are to be believed we have heard that Amazon has started preparing for Kindle Fire 2 to stay in the competition. Whoever wins the battle, consumers will be the one gaining from it :).

For our Indian readers : I was thinking to add Karbonn Smart Tab along with these two quality tablets. But after reading some user reviews of it I changed my mind. There are rumors that Nexus 7 will be available in India in next 3 months. But you can never say what’s going to happen. As we all know Nexus One and Nexus S  were never launched in India. As per this article here  Nexus 7 will be made available in India from October – 12. Though the price is not fixed yet.