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.
|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)|
|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.