So on Wednesday, June 27th, Google announced it’s Nexus 7 tablet…something on their end to get in and fight against the Kindle and Nook units. Revealed at the end of their I/O Conference, the Nexus 7 is the first unit to have their newest Android operating system, Jelly Bean (4.1), as well as being the first unit to ship with the Chrome browser pre-installed.
This looks to be great for Google, and their partner Asus (who designed the hardware)…because this unit will stand out in that market easily. Why? Cores. That little 7inch tablet has 16 cores in it. Those cores include: Nvidia’s quad-core 1.3GHz Tegra 3 CPU and its 12-core GeForce GPU. The Nexus will match the price of the Kindle Fire at $199 as well.
OOOOOOOH…I smell new kid on the block fight!
I’m no fan of the Android OS…too much malware for me in too short of a time…but I’d pick this device over the Kindle or Nook ANY day. 🙂