Google Nexus 7 Hands-On Experience
Google Nexus 7 tablet was finally get it’s official announcement at I/O Conference in San Fransisco yesterday. Judging by it’s hardware specs, this tablet won’t be able to compete against high-roller like New iPad. Thankfully, with it’s $199 price tag, Google Nexus 7 is certainly better alternative than Amazon Kindle Fire, a tablet that now own half of market.
In terms of size, Google Nexus 7 is coated with compact chassis. Overall, it is quite similar to BlackBerry Playbook or Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7″. Off course it’s not as big as New iPad, but it should be a great advantage since you can carry around the tablet anywhere by putting it on your jacket pocket. In order to provide comfortable grip, Asus also provide a rubber coating around the tablet’s bezel.
Still on the same side, you should be able to locate two speaker grills that tablet to provide fine audio quality. We can’t be more disappointed by the fact that this device has no microSD card slot. Fortunately, 8GB internal memory is more than enough for us since we are not that interested to load our tablet with plenty of HD movies. If you want bigger data space, you can purchase the 16GB edition of Google Nexus 7, which off course will cost you more than $199. Both of them are currently offered with no support for 2G/3G/4G or any G’s Internet connection. This is mean that you have to rely on a decent WiFi network to fulfill your browsing need.
Google Nexus 7 screen might not the best around, but it is more than enough to please your eyes. Off course it won’t go anywhere near New iPad’s retina display, but it is quite impressive for a $199 device. You should be able to stream or playback 1080p HD video without any problem. In terms of OS, this device running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This platform is packed with tons of new features. If you interested, you can read deep explanation for each of them in here.
Since this tablet is manufactured by Google’s own engineering team, users will be granted with direct access to Google’s standard service like Play Store, Map, Youtube and Mail. But the biggest advantage is the final version of Google Chrome browser. It is able to bring faster and better performance than any browser that we’ve ever try on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. If you interested, you should read our complete review here.
Well, that’s all we can tell you right now guys. If you think that we miss something from our explanation, feel free to contact us via comment box below. We are also welcome any kind of critics and suggestion here.