Google’s budget tablet is finally announced at Google I/O Event and it is named Google Nexus 7, eager geeks must have a better idea that the tablet was set to compete with Amazon Kindle Fire. Amazon Kindle Fire made a splash back in 2011 and quickly grabbed the second spot in tablet industry because of its extremely affordable price tag. Now when the ASUS manufactured Google Nexus 7 is official, should Amazon be afraid of losing its position from the market? Let’s see.
New Google Nexus 7 is lighter in weight as compared to its counterpart, Nexus 7 is only 340 gram in weight while the Amazon Kindle Fire has 413 grams body.
Amazon Kindle Fire sports 7.0 inches display with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution while the Google Nexus 7 is designed with 7 inches IPS display (in diagonal) with a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels.
A quad-core Tegra 3 processor is placed inside the Google Nexus 7 while Amazon Kindle Fire is powered by dual-core Cortex-A9 processors running at 1 GHz.
Amazon Kindle Fire has fixed internal memory of 8GB and 512 MB RAM while the Nexus 7 boasts a greater 1GB of RAM and it comes in 8GB and 16 GB internal storage options.
Kindle Fire was launched with Android 2.3 (customized) on the other hand Google Nexus 7 is the first device to launch with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Android’s latest version.
As expectations goes, Google Nexus 7 has no rear facing camera, it sports 1.2-megapixel snapper at the front while Amazon Kindle Fire has no camera at all.
Kindle Fire has a non replaceable 4400 mAh battery while Asus Nexus 7 is assigned a powerful 4,325mAh battery that will offer 9 hours of video playback and 300 hours stand-by.
Amazon Kindle Fire was launched with $199 price tag which is expected to slash to $149. The Nexus 7 is ranged in $199-$250 price tag. 8GB model can be yours for $199 while 16GB variant comes with $250.
Looking at the specs of two tablets, Google Nexus 7 seems more appealing especially because of its OS, processor, price and $25 worth of Google Play store content but before you jump to any conclusion note that these specs are of one year old Kindle Fire. The competition has just started because Amazon is planning to unveil second generation Kindle Fire plausibly Kindle Fire 2 on July 31 which will become the true contender of Google Nexus 7.
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