Good news to those who have pre-ordered their Google Nexus 7 tablets from Google Play. It seems like you will be receiving your device soon as an automated phone message on Google’s support line is saying that shipment for those who have pre-ordered the Nexus 7 have already begun.
The message says that pre-orders are scheduled to ship within the next three days. If your Nexus 7 tablet is shipped, you will receive an email confirmation and the tracking number of the package.
The Nexus 7 tablet is priced at $199 and is being pitted against the likes of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet and the Nook Tablet of Barnes & Noble.
The Nexus 7 is pre-installed with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and has access to all the apps in Google’s Play Store and from Amazon.
Compared with other tablets in the market, the Nexus 7 packs a higher resolution screen and a faster processor.
But if you check the Google Play page, it says that the Nexus 7 will be shipped weeks from now, specifically 1-2 weeks.
The Nexus 7 tablet was designed to have a better battery life. Google says that owners can enjoy up to 9 hours of HD video playback, 10 hours of web browsing experience and 10 hours of e-reading for one single charge.
The speculated iPad Mini, which individuals say is a game changer, could be coming out before the year ends.
According to reports coming from Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, the much anticipated iPad device is coming this year.
Bloomberg says that a source, which remains unnamed, that the next iPad device sports a ‘7 to 8 inch screen diagonally and will be released before the clock 2012 closes.
Analysts have said that the impending release of the iPad Mini could be Apple’s answer to the influx of tablets coming out from other platforms this year. Namely: the Google Nexus 7, Microsoft Surface and the ever popular Amazon Kindle Fire.
Wall Street Journal on the other hand says that an Asian supplier of Apple is prepping up to produce the smaller version of the iPad.
Wall Street Journal says that a trusted source have said that production will start this September.
This tablet could be pegged cheaper than the previous iteration’s of the device. This could be Apple’s venture to the mass market and not the mid-high class segment.
Google’s upcoming Google Nexus 7 tablet has to be seen not from the outside, but from the inside then out.
Taking a look at the Google Nexus 7 tablet, it is not as impressive as it is. But when you take a look at its impressive battery, you’d surely stop and rethink about buying other tablets.
The Google Nexus 7 tablet has a 4,236 mAh, 16 Wh battery, which can let you tinker with your tablet for over 9 hours and 50 minutes. This data comes from iFixIt which presumably has done a test for the product.
Although the Nexus 7 tablet’s battery is smaller, compared to Amazon Kindle Fire’s 4,400 mAh, the latter can only last up to seven hours.
Some even say that the Google Nexus 7 can last up to ten hours which can be compared to Apple’s latest iPad.
What’s great about the Nexus 7 is that you can easily reach the battery of the latter without using a screwdriver. This is something new with the Nexus 7 and something that the iPad can’t do.
The Google Nexus 7 tablet has a quad core processor and is being run by the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.
Google Inc. is set to sell their first ever tablet this July hoping to barge into the tablet market, which is currently being dominated by Apple’s iPad.
Google’s entry to the market could help boost the development of tablet specific apps for their own Android software. Microsoft is set to follow in Google’s steps with their impending “Surface” tablet launch.
The Nexus 7, which is a collaboration between Asus and Google, was unveiled during the company’s annual developers conference.
The unveiling of the Nexus 7 tablet comes barely a month after Google acquired Motorola Mobility.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin was present during the event and demoed the Google Glass. The latter can livestream events and perform computing tasks. Google Glass is set to be priced at $1,500.
But what was on the spotlight during the conference was the Nexus tablet. It will be sold initially at Google Play online store, priced at $199. It is a 7 inch tablet that has a front facing camera.
Google director of engineering for Android Chris Yerga said, “Nexus 7 is an ideal device for reading books. The form factor and weight are just right.”
Google is offering the Nexus 7 to buyers, with a $25 credit that they can use to purchase app at the Google Play store.