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Second generation of Google Nexus 7 tablet review
Google is preparing to release the second generation of Nexus 7 tablet running on the latest version of the Android operating system. According to some rumors the gadget will be introduced on July 24th. Google sent out invitations to American journalists for presentation coming on July 24 in San Francisco. The most of analysts expect that new Nexus 7will be introduced on the press conference. However such expectations have not been confirmed. Representatives of Asus and Google do not comment the upcoming event.
Original Nexus 7 model
Google released original version of Nexus 7 in June 2012. The tablet became extremely popular due to powerful hardware and low price. By the end of 2012 Google was able to sell 4.5 million Nexus 7 tablets. A lot of analysts name Google Nexus 7 as the best Android tablet of 2012. Main competitors of Nexus 7 are Amazon Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy Tab and Apple iPad mini.
Google Nexus 7 generation 2 technical specs
Second generation of Google Nexus 7 has been developed in collaboration with ASUS. New Nexus 7 is powered by quad-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor has 2 to 4 GB of RAM, full HD 1980×1200 px display and equipped by 1.2-megapixel front and 5-megapixel rear cameras. In comparison original Nexus 7 runs on less powerful NVidia Tegra 3 processor, has 1 GB of RAM and equipped by single front camera with a resolution of 1.3 megapixels.
In addition the new Nexus 7 will come with two speakers located on the back panel and providing better quality sound. New Nexus 7 will have 16 or 32GB of built-in storage . The networking capabilities of the tablet include Wi-Fi and 3G support.
New operating system – Android Jelly Bean features
New Nexus gadgets traditionally come with the latest Android operating system. Most likely Google will introduce a new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system together with the device running on it, i.e. new Nexus 7.
New Android operating system includes a feature that may significantly improve the battery life of Android gadgets. Operating system settings leave Wi-Fi partially enabled all the time. This feature allows to use Wi-Fi instead of energy hungry GPS for positioning whenever it possible. Also Jelly Bean supports energy-saving Bluetooth Low Energy standard. Camera app and headset Roboto have been updated for lower energy consumption.
New Google Nexus 7: Availability and Price
U.S. retailers may start receiving the gadget as early as July 20. Sales of new Nexus 7 tablet may start even this month. The estimated cost of 16 GB model of new Nexus 7 is $229. The price on 32GB model of second generation of Google Nexus 7 tablet should be around $269. There are also some expectations of price drop on the first original model of Google Nexus 7 tablet.
Galaxy Note 10.1 – one more first class Android tablet by Samsung
A few days ago Samsung Electronics America Inc announced their new Galaxy Note 10.1 Android tablet to the U.S. market. Galaxy Note 10.1 extends the range of Galaxy Note smartphones family that quickly became popular since the last year release.
Galaxy Note 10.1 powered by Quad-Core 1.4 HGz processor and equipped by 2 GB of RAM. Multiscreen feature of Galaxy Note 10.1 allows users easily manage multiple applications displaying their windows side-by-side and achieving a true and easy multitasking. Users can browse the web, play video, or run other applications simultaneously while writing or working with Pen S on the other side of the screen. There is no need to switch back and forth between applications.
In addition, Galaxy Note 10.1 offers the ability to run popular widgets such as clock, music player, email client and calculator on the top of other applications, freely moving them around the screen.
Multi-tasking, high resolution and good graphics performance are significant features of Galaxy Note 10.1.
Galaxy Note 10.1 equipped by built-in 5-megapixel rear camera and 1.9 megapixel front camera. Smart-Stay functionality of Galaxy Note 10.1 uses the front camera for preventing the device from going into sleep mode when it detects the user in the front of the device.
Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle Fire are leading tablets in terms of customer satisfaction.
Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle Fire are leading tablets in terms of customer satisfaction according to the survey by comScore. According to the survey of 6,000 people tablets BECOME MORE POPULAR THAN SMARTPHONES. ComScore asked respective owners to assess their Tablet PC on a scale of 1 to 10. The result was pretty intriguing. As expected Apple iPad got the highest number of points – 8.8. But Amazon Kindle Fire got very similar score 8.7. All other Android tablets got significantly lower points with an average result of 8.2.
There were also a few interesting facts discovered during the survey. 56.6% of Amazon Kindle Fire owners are women while men own 52.9% of Apple iPad tablets. Typically owners of Apple iPad financially secured better. 46.3% of Apple iPad owners reported that their income is more than 100 thousand dollars a year. One of the main reason to buy Apple iPad was advertising campaigns and the popularity of the brand. From other hand Amazon Kindle Fire owners bought their tablets focusing more on price and availability of wide range of applications covering their needs.
Samsung Android Galaxy Note 2 – 5.5-inch smartphone
According to Samsung representatives the new model of popular Android Galaxy Note smartphone is on the way. The presentation of the newest Android Galaxy Note 2 model is scheduled on August 29th.
There were no technical details of newest Android Galaxy Note 2 disclosed. However there are expectations that the latest Android Galaxy Note 2 will come with large 5.5 inch “unbreakable” flexible display.
Samsung Android Galaxy Note 2 smartphone will be introduced at least two weeks before the expected presentation of Apple iPhone 5. According to unofficial sources, Apple may introduce iPhone 5 on September 12. Apple iPhone 5 is the main competitor of Samsung Android Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Android Galaxy S 3 smartphones.
The first generation of Samsung Android Galaxy Note 2 smartphones was introduced in September 2011. Because of the large screen it was positioned as “intermediate” device that occupies a niche between smartphones and tablets. By June 2012 Samsung has shipped over seven million units of Samsung Android Galaxy Note 2.
Samsung is currently leading manufacturer of smartphones. In second quarter 2012 Samsung has shipped twice more smartphones than Apple. Apple is trying to limit expansion of Samsung by releasing superior quality products oriented mostly on US customers.
Samsung response to Apple iPad 3 – 11.8-inch high resolution tablet
In addition to 7 and 10 inch models of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung plans to release a new 11.8-inch tablet. High quality touch screen display of the new tablet will have a high resolution of 2560×1600 pixels. Technologically advanced tablet will support of 4G LTE cellular networks and run on Android operating system. Most likely the tablet will be presented in the middle of August at a special event in New York.
Tablets market is currently booming. There were 24.9 millions of tablets of various platforms and vendors sold in the second quarter of 2012. This is 66.8% increase comparing to the last year.
Apple continues to remain undisputed leader on the tablets arena. In three months Apple sold about 17 million of iPad tablets. The company currently holds around 68.3% of the tablet market. The share of Android tablets is 29.3%.