Google has launched its first tablet which means that now the entire tablet scene will undergo a major transformation. Google has entered the field with many firsts: Nexus is the first tablet ever made to work on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is also the first of this size to feature the NVIDIA quad-core Tegra 3 Processor. Furthermore, the high screen resolution of 1280X800 is a new introduction against the commonly used screen resolution.
At the attractive price of $199, Google Nexus seems quite impressive in the market, but it tuner out not to be as amazing as many people have expected. We have pinpointed the good and bad qualities of Google Nexus 7 tablet below:
- The price of 8 GB model costs $199 while the 16GB model is being sold for $249.
- The screen quality is superb with high screen resolution, highly responsive multi-touch screen, crisp text and bright colors.
- The 216 inch pixel per screen is a great feature for the ebook reader, except if users try to do their lecture in bright sunlight.
- The 1.3 GHz Tegra Processor is extremely fast and works very well for playing video games. In fact, Google Nexus 7 is amongst the fastest Android tablets released by now.
- The Android Jelly Bean 4.1 version makes the system run smooth and is extremely efficient.
- The tablet is very lightweight and is easy to hold for longer use. The scratch resistant body is solid and strong with a lovely textured back.
- Android Beam is another huge plus for the Nexus, allowing users to connect two devices and share files with a single touch.
- The major drawback of Google Nexus is its limited storage space. Google didn’t add a memory slot to Nexus 7 and many reviewers say that users cannot even connect a card or external drive with USB cable.
- Users cannot connect the Nexus to a TV for matching movies or playing games. It’s a huge disappointment, as even $89 Android tablets are able to do this.
- The minimalistic design of the tablet, with a thick top and bottom bezels seems like a waste of space and make the tablet unnecessarily long.
- There is a huge lack of specialized apps which can really activate the Tegra Processor’s fast speed. With lack of memory expansion and ports, Google Nexus mainly restricts users to buy things from the Google Play store rather than add content from other sources. The content prices of Apple and Google are higher than Amazon’s and most of it is quite similar.
- There is no landscape mode for the home screen, which is a great inconvenience as usually, the 16:10 implied aspect ratio of the tablet is better viewed in landscape mode. This problem will be solved by Google once the Nexus is released.
- Lastly, there are hidden costs for shipping and sales tax which take the price much higher than its hyped $199. Also, for the 16GB model, a handsome cost of $275 without memory card or HDMI port is considered more expensive than the $300 tablets that have these features.
Google Nexus is an overall good tablet for its price, but its drawbacks like the lack of memory card, rear camera or HDMI port have been a huge disappointment for its reviewers.