Google and Asus made one of the most formidable tablets around: the first generation Nexus 7. Sales reports indicate millions of Google Nexus 7 flying off the shelves per month. The partnership proved that the market is looking for a conveniently sized tablet with premium features and affordable price. The release of first generation Nexus and iPad spawned a trend among tech manufacturers. This year, both companies released their refreshed versions. Which tablet will dominate?
Google Nexus 7 2
Key features of the second generation Nexus 7 include:
- 1920 x 1200 IPS screen
- Snapdragon S4Pro processor at 1.5GHz; 2GB RAM
- 5MP rear camera
The Nexus 7 runs on Android 4.3. running with 1.5GHz Quad-Core Krait CPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset plus 2GB RAM. This combination ensures that users do not have to deal with lags. Apps and games load fast. Users can swipe through the widgets and screens. The device is far from stuttering.
Multi-tasking is easy as it comes. People can work with three on-screen soft buttons for multitasking. Users can open over 20 apps without encountering problems. Nexus 7 performs smoothly unlike any other product.
Another selling point of the device is the battery. Asus and Google managed to pull an impressive feat with the Nexus 7 battery. The device features a small battery with improved life compared to the first generation. The size went from 4325mAh to 3950mAh.
People can work with ease without worrying about how long the battery will last. People should be careful about loading apps because this affects how long the device can stay alive. All in all, the second generation Nexus 7 operates fast and long. It can help people carry out basic tasks. The device is also portable enough to be carried around anywhere. The Nexus 7 measures 200 x 114 x 8.7mm and weighs 290g.
The iPad Air features 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology, 2048-by-1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi) and fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. The iPad Air runs on A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor ensuring fast performance. As for the battery, the device runs on a built-in 32.4-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. This provides up to 10 hours of battery life while surfing, listening to music or watching video.
The device runs on iOS 7. The operating system comes with pre-installed apps like AirDrop, AirPlay, AirPrint, Control Center, Notification Center, Siri, Spotlight, Search, iTunes Radio, Facebook Integration, Twitter Integration, iCloud, iCloud Keychain, Multitasking and Passbook. Additionally, the slate measures 9.4 x 6.6 inches. It weighs 469g. People will have to wait until the iPad Air hit stores for the final verdict.
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