Nexus 7 Review - Advantages Over AAPL, AMZN Rivals
after reading a Nexus 7 review, shoppers will likely compare it to a pair of worthy competitors: the Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display and the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7. Google’s tablet has some key advantages over these top contenders, though.
The Nexus 7 is the narrowest, thinnest and lightest of the three. It takes this prize by a small margin over the Kindle Fire, but compared to the iPad Mini, it’s tiny. That makes the Nexus 7 one of the best tablets for anyone looking for a truly mobile gadget, comfortable to hold in one hand.
GOOG and AMZN are tied when it comes to the $229 base price. But if cost is a consideration, the Nexus 7 represents a big savings over the iPad Mini with Retina Display. In fact you could buy almost two of Google’s tablets for the price of a single $399 Apple iPad.
Besides cost, the Android tablet experience is another factor that tablet shoppers should be looking at most closely. If you want an iOS device, then an Apple iPad is your only choice. If you want the Android experience, though, the Kindle Fire HDX 7 should be eliminated from contention. Running Amazon’s own Fire OS 3.0 (a customized version of Android), the Kindle is locked into Amazon for everything from apps to cloud storage.
The Nexus 7 on the other hand, is pure Android — not even a custom UI over top. And Google is quick to update it to the latest version, ensuring Nexus 7 owners will have the best Android has to offer. This includes full access to Google Play, the world’s biggest app store.