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Google Nexus 7 2 vs iPad Mini

Posted In News - By DailyAndroidNews on Saturday, June 29th, 2013 With No Comments »



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In the coming days it is possible that Google will be releasing its next iteration of the Nexus range. The Nexus 7 2 has been in the news for some time now and it will be locking horns with the big players in the 7 inch economy tablet segment. The biggest competitor for the Nexus 7 2 will be the iPad Mini.

The Nexus range was introduced by Google in July last year and the first in the series was Nexus 7. The 7 inch is one of the fastest growing sections in the tablet segments. The first tablet was made by Asus which was itself manufacturing its own line of Android tablets. Nexus 7 was the first tablet which was released by Google and it also brought along with itself the Android device section of the Google Play Store and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software which was replaced by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The Nexus 7 was eagerly lapped up by the consumers and there were many features which enamored them. The price tag was reasonable; the device featured the purest Vanilla Android Software and also had premium hardware features which included a 720p IPS display. The device was powered by a quad core Tegra 3 processor which was more than adequate with games and multitasking.

The Nexus 7 continued to rule the roost in the 7 inch section of the tablet segment. The first bump in an otherwise smooth ride was in the form of iPad Mini which was launched by Apple in the holiday season.

The iPad Mini had the entire Apple aura emblazoned on it and featured a 7.9 inch screen and an Aluminum body with sleek looks which could easily woo the consumer at first look. Nexus 7 had a very worthy competitor.

Enter 2013 and Google and Apple are once again going to lock horns with its new Nexus 7 and the current iPad Mini. The Nexus 7 2 is expected to be launched by Google in the coming weeks.

Information are scanty about the Nexus 7 2 and notwithstanding the leak of a picture of the Asus’ Nexus 7 Tablet. Looking at the picture it seems that the Nexus 7 carries plastic body with a Black Matte on the back. Use of plastic has helped Google to keep the price of its Nexus 7 2 pretty reasonable. In stark contrast the iPad Mini with its Aluminum body carries a price tag of over $300 and it cannot be exactly called an economy tablet.

The chances of having a Aluminum body Nexus 7 2 appears very slim since Google has used its low price tablets as its biggest selling point. Use of a metal body will surely up the price and it is a risk which Google is unlikely to take.

The Nexus 7 was launched with a 7 inch and 720p display and it is rumored that the Nexus 7 2 will feature a 1080p display and so users can enjoy the HD movies.

The iPad Mini is expensive and also does not feature the Retina Display and there seem to be no competition between the two devices when it comes to screen characteristics.

The Nexus 7 2 could carry a price tag of $220 but Google could keep the price tag anywhere in between $199 to $250. In all probability the Nexus 7 2 will be cheaper than the Ipad Mini which carries a base price tag of $300.

The Nexus 7 2 picture leak shows the device to feature a rear camera while its predecessor did not have a rear camera and featured only the front facing camera. However it has never been an issue since it is extremely awkward to take pictures with a tablet. However Apple does not think so and has equipped its iPad Mini with both rear and front cameras.

Both iOS and Android have their advantages and disadvantages. The Nexus 7 2 however scores some brownie points with its Multiple User Accounts features.  The Android 4.2 software has the option to set up different accounts complete in every aspect with separate home screens and applications. This will certainly endear to parents to keep an eye on their children’s browsing habits

In conclusion it can be said that the Nexus 7 2 certainly scores by the way of its multiple users option. However Apple iPad Mini still remains in contention with its huge apps inventory.

Source : Pentagon Post

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