Friday, July 26, 2013

Tablet computers from Apple, Google and Amazon: What is better? Nexus 7, iPad ... - ABC Online

Google attacked with the new Nexus 7 archrival Apple with its iPad mini and Amazon with the Kindle Fire HD. But which device has what? . A point-by-point comparison

Google goes into the hardware offensive: On Wednesday, the Internet giant has unveiled a successor to its Nexus Tablets 7th In has been speculation for weeks.

With the new Nexus Tablet 7 Google is trying to take Apple in the parade. Only a day earlier, Apple had reported declining sales of its iPads. The Nexus edition has the same name as its predecessor and is also produced by the computer manufacturer Asus. However, the display now shows 1920 x 1200 pixels, the predecessor there were only 1280 x 800 pixels. 8.65 mm, the new Nexus 7 is slightly thinner than its predecessor. In addition, the display side edges are shrunk considerably, making the tablet comes six millimeters narrower. With 299 grams, it is also slightly lighter than the 340 gram old version.

There is now also a 5-megapixel camera on the back of the case and not just at the front. The new Nexus 7 supports the fast LTE. Because it transmits on all frequencies used in Germany, it should be in this country work in the LTE network of all providers. So far it has not yet been officially announced in Germany: In the local Play Store, there are still only the old ve rsion with the suffix (2012) for at least 199 euros. In the U.S., the new Nexus appears 7 30 July, prices start at 229 U.S. Dollars (about 173 euros).
The new Nexus 7 is the first device with the latest version of Google’s Android operating system. Version 4.3 is called as the previous 4.1 and 4.2 Jelly Bean, there are no major changes accordingly. Most important new feature is the ability to set example for children separate user accounts that can only access certain apps and content. The phone function completes numbers when dialing now automatically, plus there are small changes in dealing with Bluetooth and support for modern graphics and sound standards. When and if Android 4.3 will be available on other devices, varies by model and manufacturer. Prior to the presentation by Google, the American electronics chain Best Buy had put the devices into the network to pre-order.
div His first Nexus 7 Advanced Google about a year ago on the market. So far, the company was not able to interfere with the competition of the market leaders sustainable. By far the iPad from Apple and Samsung in second place with its Galaxy tablets dominate the market. Asus, which also has its own Android tablets in the program, arranged according to the market researcher IDC worldwide currently in third place.

On the following pages we compare the new Google Nexus 7 with the arch-rival of Apple iPad mini and 7 inch version of the Amazon Kindle HD.

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