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Nexus 7 banner 002

Well, as expected Google has announced the Nexus 7 7″ tablet.  The specs look great and it is far superior to the Kindle Fire.  Since one can run the Kindle app on the machine it is fair to make the direct comparison.

$199 for the 8G version and $249 for the 16G version, including a $25 credit in the Play Store.  Ships in two to three weeks according the the ordering page when I placed my 16G order.

Now let’s see what Amazon comes up with.

Here’s their video:

 

 

Here are the specs from the Nexus 7 site:

Tech Specs

SCREEN

7” 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi)
Back-lit IPS display
Scratch-resistant Corning glass
1.2MP front-facing camera

SIZE

198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm

WEIGHT

340g

WIRELESS

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth

MEMORY

16 GB internal storage
1 GB RAM

USB

Micro USB

BATTERY

4325 mAh (Up to 8 hours of active use)

OS

Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

CPU

Quad-core Tegra 3 processor

FEATURES

Microphone
NFC (Android Beam)
Accelerometer
GPS
Magnetometer
Gyroscope

 
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