At yesterday’s presentation, the US company Google has shown its long-awaited first multimedia tablet, which can seriously compete with other devices of this type, due to its affordability and performance.
The Nexus 7 comes with a handy, 7-inch IPS screen offering 1280 x 800 pixels resolution. The diagonal of the screen as seen is slightly lower than the iPad, but the device becomes more handy, and its weight is only 340 grams, so it is 73 grams lower than the Kindle Fire.
Small size does not mean poor performance at all. The heart of the Nexus 7 is Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor, which works with 1 GB of RAM, 8 or 16 GB of internal memory, and 1.2 megapixel rear camera. Unfortunately, there is no front camera, which is an incomprehensible move. The tablet has naturally Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, as well as contactless NFC technology. The whole is powered by a large 4.325 mAh battery that gives up to nine hours of HD movie playback.
Google could not launch the tablet without the right software, so the Nexus 7, which will be manufactured by Asus, will be fully supported by Google Play, which today offers more than 600,000 applications.
There will also be no problem navigating web pages through the Chrome browser for Android, as well as access to the rich YouTube library. The Mapps application for navigation, for now only works offline, but offers a map of the whole city without having to connect to the internet.