Comparison of Google Nexus 7 with rivals

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Comparison of Google Nexus 7 with rivals

Google Inc unveiled the Nexus 7 tablet on Wednesday at the Google I/O 2012 conference. The Nexus 7 tablet that is made by Asus is based on the Android 4.1 Jellybean operating system. It is the latest challenger to the Apple iPad. The new Google tablet will not only be a rival to the iPad but also to the Amazon Kindle Fire.

Here is a comparison of the Google Nexus 7 tablet with the iPad and Amazon Kindle Fire. The Google tablet will be available for a price of Rs 11,000 approximately. At this price, it is definitely going to give Apple a tough time. In several ways, the Nexus 7 tablet indicates that its Google's turn to take charge of things. So far, the Android tablets failed to create a significant change in the popularity of iPad.

When it comes to the pricing of these tablets, we feel the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire can be rivals. But, as Google aims to taste success against the fame of Apple iPad, we have compared the three tablets.

Google Nexus 7

Amazon Kindle Fire

Apple iPad

Processor/RAM

1.3 GHz Tegra 3 quad core /1 GB

1 GHz dual core/512 MB

1 GHz dual core/512 MB

Weight

0.75 pounds

0.9 pounds

1.44 pounds

Display

7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixels

7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixels

9.7 inch, 2048 x 1536 pixels

Camera

1.3 MP front

No camera

1.3 MP front, 5 MP rear

OS

Android 4.1 Jellybean

Android 2.3 Gingerbread

iOS 5

Battery

9.5 hours

8 hours

10 hours

Price

8 GB – Rs 11,000

16 GB – Rs 14,000

6 GB – Rs 11,000

16 GB - Rs 30,000, 64 GB – Rs 40,000

The Google Nexus 7 tablet has more features when compared with the Kindle Fire that comes for the same price. It is integrated with the Google Play Store though it is not as extensive as the Amazon and Apple app stores. The major drawback with the Google tablet is the lack of a memory card slot to expand the memory and SIM card slot that is present in many low cost tablets.

We have seen many low cost Android tablets in the sub Rs 10,000 price range in India. Many of these tablets could not make itself into the market. Considering this fact, an Android Jellybean tablet with a price of Rs 11,000 is a good entrant though it has some cons.

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