Google Nexus 7 Tablet isn’t actually manufactured by Google, rather they paired up with a pretty great team; Asus. The Google Nexus 7 was set out to compete with the Kindle and at its price level, surprisingly enough this was priced competitively and has Androids new OS; Android 4.1, Jelly Bean which has a lot of new built in features, and of course other improvements.
The proclaimed specs are actually rather impressive, sporing a quad-core Tegra 3 processor with 1GB ram and a choice of 8GB internal memory or 16GB , being competitive not only on the Kindle Fire level but competing with some of the more expensive tablets also.
- Great Battery Life
- Light Weight
- No Micro SD
It has a 7 inch display and a 1200 x 700 resolution, and a backlit IPS display. It has a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera. Though the display isn’t naturally landscape the rotating will work with apps, but in the home screen puts it into a weird portrait mode, though when watching videos or other movies you’ll have no problem flipping it sideways. It has three buttons on the side, power/sleep, and the volume rocker, everything else is on-screen. You will find a microUSB port and 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom, but there is no microSD card slot or a rear facing camera.
The Nexus 7 is rather small comparatively to some of the tablets we may be use too, though it is extremely comfortable to hold in your hands without your fingers getting in the way of the screen, feels kind of like a large smartphone.
With the Nexus 7 they have put in an offer for the latest Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie, and streams extremely well from the Play store, and helps you see how good the display is. The display however isn’t full HD but thats to be expected, it is a little over 720P, giving the colors a vibrant look and the deep blacks. The viewing angles are great, also.
Of course as we stated before this tablet comes with the latest Android OS, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This decision was influenced by their collaboration with Asus, and is amazing in its own right. Jelly Bean is unique in its own right, and you never have to feel as if you are in an Apple knock of store, it is at its core the experience of Android at its best.
Jelly Bean includes what Google is calling “Project butter”, this is their attempt to reduce the latency in the OS, using “vsync timing” coupled with triple buffering to help improve your touch responses, allowing a smooth 60FPS and is obvious when you first start to use it.
The tablet seems to perform flawlessly, switching from app to app you don’t experience a lot of lag if any at all. Google says that the Nexus 7 is suppose to run on about 300 hours in standby, and with general usage the battery life seems rather impressive.
The tablet is in good running, surpassing the Kindle Fire and many tablets above its price range, lacking only a few things such as the microSD slot great for personal use and extremely responsive.