Holding the highly coveted ‘Tablet of the Year’ award from Stuff magazine, the Google Nexus 7 has left other competitors for this title in it’s wake, including the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, the Sony Xperia S Tablet, Apple’s iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7. Stiff competition indeed but the Nexus 7 claimed the award for 2012.
The key point of praise for the tablet is the affordability and value for money offered by the Nexus 7 – at around £160 it will set you back less than half of what Apple’s newest alternative device would. Being a Google product, it will also get the most up-to-date Android OS updates.
The screen is a full 7-inch HD marvel and it comes complete with bump-resistant build. A direct quote from Stuff magazine pretty much sums this up: “For the first time, a sub £200 tablet is a viable alternative to the might iPad – and for that we salute you Nexus 7”. Praise indeed.
The Nexus 7 also boasts a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a Gesture Typing technology smart keyboard and a ten-finger multi-touch screen. Appealing isn’t it?
In other Nexus news, the LG Nexus 4 and the Samsung Nexus 10, both hotly anticipated, were released on 13/11/12. Some lucky folk out there managed to order one before they had both completely sold out. The canny folk in America managed to hold on to some of the Nexus 10 16GB devices although rumour has it that they have also now completely sold out.
Google’s Play store has also now completely sold out of the Samsung Nexus 10 16GB device. It took two days for all the stock to be cleared but this is markedly longer than the Nexus 10 32GB device. This begs the question of whether the interest in the 32GB model was higher or whether Google prepared more of the 16GB model in the first place, based on the belief this would be the most popular option.