Google’s Nexus 7 Poised to Tackle Tablet Wars

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For the past several years, Apple has been the lone dog in the tablet wars, with no other manufacturers able to create a device near as popular as the iPad. That all appears to be ready to change, however, as Google’s first tablet, the Nexus 7, hits the market later this month. Running on Google’s immensely popular Android operating system, the Nexus 7 will be introduced at a much lower price point and will clock in at 7 inches, much smaller than the current iPad.

While Apple has staunchly clung to its decision to only make iPads at their current size, it would appear the market is ready for a smaller tablet device. One of the primary concerns with tablets like the iPad is simply that the price point is too high for many casual users to consider purchasing it. The Nexus 7 will debut at just $199, coming in several hundred dollars cheaper than those devices released by Apple. While the screen size will be a bit smaller, the product will no doubt have tech gurus salivating, thanks to the impressive technology packed inside the device.

Perhaps most exciting is the inclusion of a quad-core processor and a 12-core video chip, both of which will make this tablet one of the most impressive mobile gaming devices around. Of course, it won’t feature the retina display that Apple’s iPads and iPhones use, but it nevertheless will provide the enduser with an enjoyable experience. Impressive computing power is far from the only feature in the Nexus 7, which will also include a GPS chip, bluetooth connectivity, and NFC technology.

All of this talk about the release of the Nexus 7 has experts talking about what Apple will do to try to keep the competition low in the tablet world. Steve Jobs famously stated that he believed a smaller tablet would not be able to provide users with an enjoyable mobile experience, and the tech company has yet to release a tablet that is smaller than the current iPad incarnation. Apple has previously recommended that those consumers hoping to get their hands on a smaller tablet running iOS should simply purchase an iPhone or iPad. As more tablets take off at a smaller size, however, Apple is said to be mulling over the decision to release a miniature iPad later this fall.

Irregardless of what Apple ultimately decides to do, there is little question that the Android marketplace will continue eating up these small, yet powerful tablets. The Nexus 7 contains some of the processing power seen in larger devices, but is also small enough to be slipped into a pocket or purse, making it extremely usable on the go. This release comes after a wave of similar products have hit the market, including Amazon’s Kindle Fire, another Android-powered tablet that is smaller than many others. It too is priced at just $199, which has led to the device being enormously popular across the board.

As for the Nexus 7, the product is slated to make its way to consumers by the end of July. Google’s tablet will be amongst the first to run Android’s “Jelly Bean” operating system, along with a new feature called Google Now. This is the first time tablet users will have seen the feature, which shares information that Google thinks the individual should know, based on recent search activity. The Nexus 7 is also serving up a voice recognition software of its own, making the tablet able to directly compete with Apple’s iPad device.

 ABOUT AUTHOR: An article is written by Kate Willer.  I like social networks, Google android, antimalware doctor and psychology. I’m interested in IT services, computer upgrades, computer repair, different computer apps. Love travelling and skiing.



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