Google Nexus 7 Review

Category: Tablets - Date: February 21, 2014


The world of tablets has certainly expanded over the past few years as different companies have dived into this rich field. One reason why there has been an increase in tablets is that there are demands for different sizes. Some want the larger tablets such as the iPad while other want something more compact.  Google has burst onto the scene with one of the more celebrated of the smaller tablets Nexus 7.

One indication that the Google Nexus 7 has had a significant impact on the market has been the subsequent releases of the iPad Mini, Nook HD and the Kindle Fire HD. The Google Nexus 7 was certainly well received when it was initially released in the 8GB version. Now there is a 16GB version for $199 and for an additional $50 you can purchase the 32GB. Plus, adding HSPA+ to the 32GB version tacks on another $50 to the price.

The Google Nexus 7 has plenty of the latest features and is certainly advanced in terms of what it offers in a small tablet design. The Quad-core Tegra 3 processor is certainly fast and represents an impressive upgrade for this tablet.

Noted Features

  • Long Battery Life
  • Open Android 4.2 Environment
  • SIM Card Slot
  • Weighs less than 1 pound
  • Thin Bezel Design

The long battery life is certainly a big advantage for this tablet as you can use it for hour after hour of great service. For a smaller tablet design, the exceptional battery life is certainly a big plus. For speed there is the 1GB of RAM that allows new pages to be loaded quickly while the functions of the tablet are certainly impressive.

The expanded services of the Android 4.2 is quite impressive for the Google Nexus 7 tablet. The interface is simple, yet features a great number of services from Google such as the very familiar Gmail, Google Plus, Maps, YouTube, Music and much, much more. The apps can be found in the center of the display and the sheer number of features makes this tablet highly impressive indeed.

The thin bezel design makes the Google Nexus 7 very easy to handle and allows the screen to be viewed comfortably from a number of different angles. Also, this tablet features a gyroscope, micro USB port, front facing camera, microphone and more.

It must be noted that there is no HDMI output, no back camera and no memory expansion for the Google Nexus 7. While these can be considered cost-saving features, for those who want a complete tablet on the order of the larger versions available, they might be disappointed.

Overall, the Google Nexus 7 is still arguably the best of the small tablets available on the market today. The impressive Android 4.2 system certainly is one of the most impressive features of this remarkably well designed tablet. For those who are looking for a less expensive, smaller tablet that still offers plenty of features and performance, the Google Nexus 7 is certainly one to get.

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