The Google Nexus 7
by James Whalen ◊ Aug 03, 2012
The one thing that is holding a lot of people back from entering the tablet world is the price of the hardware, and people who are serious about their tablets usability won’t want to have to deal with the Kindle Fire’s eco system or the Nook’s locked down Android experience. So, where is the solution? The Google Nexus 7, the 7-inch quad core 200 dollar tablet, is going to change everything. Sporting the newest version of Android 4.1, JellyBean, the Nexus 7 is a contender the likes of which we haven’t seen before.
1. 7-inch screen at 1280x800 IPS panel
2. Storage capacity of 8 or 16 gigs
3. 1 GB ram
4. Long lasting 4325mAh battery
5. Quad core Tegra 3 processor
6. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
7. Built in microphone
The Nexus 7 has the horsepower to keep up with the top of the line iPad and Android tablets, but has the compromises in just the right places to keep the price point at 200 dollars. You aren’t going to have any network connectivity besides Wi-Fi, there’s no camera, and the storage isn’t really media library friendly. However, the focus with the Nexus 7 isn’t to make the best tablet ever. It’s to make the best tablet ever that is affordable. Since it’s a developer device, there are no third party apps or skins preinstalled. You are getting a 100 percent, pure vanilla, 4.1 Android, and that’s a very, VERY good thing.
The Nexus 7 begins a whole new chapter in tablets with its power and price point. Having such an amazing device priced at only 200 dollars, we are going to see companies rushing to work on devices that are both speedy and affordable. While the Nexus 7 does lack some luxury features, you aren’t going to miss them when you realize you have one of the best tablets on the market for only 200 dollars. The Nexus 7 is available now at the Google play store website and comes in 8 gigs for 200 or 16 for 250. If you have any interest in tablets at all, this buy is a no brainer. It’s an amazing piece of technology.