Google starts thinking like Apple in what regards apparatus. If on July 24 announced a renewal of its star tablet, Nexus 7 , and was released in the United States, today goes on sale in Spain, Germany, France, UK and Japan. The launches are increasingly thinking in a global market with little delay.
A year ago they released a first version. In both cases the manufacturer is Asus and kept both price, 229 euros the 16-gigabyte model of memory, such as the screen of seven inches. What changes is both the housing, less rough, such as weight, which is 290 grams. The biggest improvement goes through the screen, it gains in definition and placed his head between models of the same size. 323 pixels inch resulting video playback in HD.
Its greatest virtue is in the heart. The Qualcomm processor is superior to the rest of the range. Glow in the video playback and graphic demand games thanks to an additional chip dedicated to enhance the multimedia aspect as well as two gigabytes of RAM.
For the first time Nexus 7 has camera. Not meant as a device so powerful media dispensed with this option. It has been resolved with a five-megapixel rear and a 1.2 front designed for video conferencing.
Among the improved, the battery and the frame of the screen, which is still excessive. It is assumed that use Android 4.3, the latest version of the OS and, for now, the only device that is standard, promises better range.
Nexus 7 models faces seven-inch Samsung, with or without touch pointer, the Memo Pad HD 7 (149 euros), from the same manufacturer, ASUS, or the Acer Iconia Tab B1 (149 euros). Kindle Fire is a competitor uncomfortable with same screen size, the Amazon proposal is readily sold, costs 174 euros and uses an operating system tailored to your store. Neither Amazon nor Google give sales figures. The finder insists that only 10% of activated Android tablets over the past year were Nexus 7.
Both price and display are a direct blow to Apple iPad Mini, incorporates something old, same iPhone 4S without high-definition screen, but with a price of 329 euros. The apple company is saved by his excellent catalog of applications.