The new Nexus 7: the best small tablet




About eighteen months ago, Google was faced with a problem. Android did well on smartphones and grabbed more market share year on year, but the success of the tablet market lagged behind. There were several manufacturers that Android tablets made, often with a screen of 10.1 “, but none of them had a serious competitor to the iPad in hands. To make matters worse was the best selling Android tablet is one without all services and apps from Google: the Kindle Fire from Amazon.

Google decided to intervene. Along with Asus developed the Nexus 7, a small 7 “tablet with high-end hardware for a midrange price. Google returned the tablet with a new version of Android and a range of cloud services for books, music and video, as competitor Amazon. The small tablet was a success, also in the Netherlands, though it was because of the great demand in the early months of difficult to get a copy.

As befits a good electronics manufacturer, Google is now a year later with a successor. This new Nexus 7 just hot weather Nexus 7, just like the last two iPads Apple gave the same name.

The formula is the same: above average specs for a competitive price. The new Nexus 7 has a substantially faster soc, more memory, a better and sharper screen, and the enclosure is thinner and lighter. In this review we take all these aspects under the microscope and we see if he is good enough to make. Upgrade from the first model worth

The new Nexus 7 is moreover not for sale in the Netherlands, the time of writing so we have a copy from America met. Since the 16GB model costs $ 229, converted 173 euros, excluding VAT. We expect that the tablet will soon be available in the Netherlands and we are going for this review from the sales will amount here. 229 euro


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