The Google Nexus 7 has truly been popular. The Nexus name itself is enough of a reason to get it if you are into Android, but there were a lot of things about the Nexus that can really catch a person’s attention the first time they see it.
The Google Nexus 7 was made alongside ASUS, who is known in the Android community as a popular Android tablet maker. They make it really cheap, too. The Nexus 7 was made with ASUS’ connection to get the lowest price for the best parts possible.
The Nexus 7 had a price tag of $199, the same price tag that competitor Amazon had for their Kindle fire. The main difference here is the sheer power that the Nexus 7 brings to the customer at that price. You get a quad core Tegra 3 processor, a 7 inch 1280×800 HD display, emerging tech such as the NFC based Android Beam, and best of all, the latest Android operating system, 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The Kindle Fire was blown out the water in an instance. The Nexus 7 beat it in every way, making it the clear choice in a low cost, high yield android tablet market. Despite the popularity, the Google Nexus 7 had a few faults that critics seem to focus at.
One is the lack of SD memory expansion. Just to say, for a Nexus device, that is already a given. Google seeks to encourage Nexus users to utilize the cloud based services, such as Google Drive, Google Music, Google Videos, etc., in the absence of memory space. I didn’t see what the issue was, as Amazon’s little Kindle Fire didn’t have one as well.
The Google Nexus 7 was indeed built to be a mobile device, but Google failed in one area – connectivity. Since the device was meant to be a mobile device that focuses on cloud based services, it is a given that the user would need internet access all the time to access their data on the cloud. The problem was the Google Nexus 7 was only built with Wi-Fi connectivity.
People have worked around the issue by tethering data from their mobile phones when on the go, but this causes battery strain for 2 devices at the same time. Many wished that the Nexus 7 had access to network based data. Google probably figured this out, so according to a “reliable and well-placed source”, Google is about ready to ship a batch of Nexus 7 equipped with 3G capabilities in a matter of 6 weeks (give or take).
If this leak is proven to be true, a lot of people hesitant about getting a Nexus 7 for themselves would surely have good reason to get one if their only cause for concern is the lack of 3G data. Do take note that while it will have 3G capabilities, it does not mean that it can be used for texting and calling.
Are you finally ready to give Google’s latest Nexus a go? Sure, it will be priced a bit higher for adding 3G technologies, but it will still be the best bang for your buck tablet out there. It definitely beats the previous Kindle Fire, but I wonder how well it would fare now that the second Kindle Fire is nearly on stage?
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