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Next Generation Kindle Fire review
Next generation of Kindle Fire tablets by Amazon is under development and coming soon. The company concentrates on all aspects of the tablets in order to be able to compete with the current leader Google Nexus 7.
Second generation of Nexus 7 has been released a few days ago. The tablet come with impressive hardware improvements, runs of the latest version of Android operating system and has competitive price that is just slightly higher than the price of the very successful previous model.
Newest Kindle Fire tablet: Hardware and price expectations
Next Generation Kindle Fire seems to be ready to compete with the latest Nexus 7. According to the latest information from various internet sources newest Kindle Fire tablets may have better hardware than newest Nexus 7. In addition Amazon may keep the price for new tables the same as of low price of previous models starting from $199.
Here are some technical details about next generation of Kindle Fire tablets.
Next Generation Kindle Fire technical specification
Newest Kindle Fire specs
Next Generation Kindle Fire expected to come with new look and feel. 7-inch model of new Kindle Fire is powered by quad-core 2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and graphic accelerator Adreno 330. Such powerful processor and graphic accelerator coupled with high definition 1920×1200 pixels display could easily handle modern games and HD video. Next generation Kindle Fire runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system with Amazon proprietary interface. Newest Kindle Fire comes with 2 GB of RAM and front camera. The camera was missing in the previous Kindle Fire model. Depending on user requirements new Kindle Fire could come with 16/32 or 64 GB of storage. All models have built-in Wi-Fi. Some of next generation Kindle Fire models may come with 3G and LTE support.
Next Generation Kindle Fire HD specs
Kindle Fire HD new models are very similar to above mentioned next generation Kindle Fire models. They run on the same processor and operating system, have the same amount of RAM and storage. Connectivity capabilities are also the same. The differences are 8.9-inch 2560×1600 pixels display and 8 megapixels rear camera. Such additions allow Kindle Fire to compete with the current Apple iPad tablet that is the leader on tablet pc market.
Next Generation Kindle Fire : Design Change
New Kindle tablets come with the new design. The frame around the display of new Kindle Fire becomes thinner. 7-inch Kindle Fire has a frame of 1.25 cm. 8.9 Kindle Fire HD frame is reduced to 1.9 cm. Both models have significantly reduced weight, although exact figures are not available
Newest Kindle Fire vs newest Nexus 7 vs Apple iPad
Although newest Nexus 7 came with impressive hardware and operating system improvements the next generation of Kindle Fire technical details sounds much better. Kindle Fire has a huge potential to win competition in terms of technical specs and price against the latest Nexus 7. However customer preferences are often depends on other factors such as customer loyalty, product design and how well balanced device is. Apple iPad is currently the leader on the tablets market mostly because of above mentioned reasons. Apple has an army of loyal customers, impressive design of their gadgets and technically very well balanced products. Is Amazon next generation tablet able to compete with iPad? We will see it in a few months.
More detailed description of the newest Nexus 7 could be found in one of our previous posts “New Google Nexus 7 tablet – Best Gadgets 2013”.
Newest Kindle Fire: Cost and Availability
Dispute to the numerous additional technical features and improvements next generation of Kindle Fire may keep the same low price as the previous models, i.e. price tag will start from $199. Such price policy is pretty much typical for Amazon. The company makes money on selling digital content while keeping low price on their tablets. The majority of analysts expect that Amazon introduce next generation of Kindle Fire this autumn most likely at the end of September.
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.
Recently Samsung started selling a new version of 7-inch tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 – Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Student Edition. In fact it is the same Android-tablet but includes Keyboard Dock and USB Adapter for the same price.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Student Edition is available in a white color, has a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and a dual-core 1 GHz TI OMAP4 processor, Keyboard Dock and USB adapter. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Student Edition sells for $249.99. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Student Edition runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The tablet comes with front and rear built-in cameras and 8GB of internal storage. It could be extended with flash storage up to 32GB via MicroSDHC card slot. Google Nexus 7 tablet has only one front camera and does not have options to expand storage.
On other hand Google Nexus 7 comes with more powerful quad core processor, high resolution 1280×800 pixels display and runs on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Google Nexus 7 supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC versus to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and IR port of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.
From our point of view both tablets are good for their niches. Google Nexus 7 provides very good performance but missing some important features such as rear camera and storage expansion slot.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Student Edition comes with 2 cameras, storage expansion slot and keyboard dock. All of these features could be very useful for students
Google Nexus 7 tablet - best Android tablet so far
There were a number of new Android gadgets introduced in July 2012. But the most notable was the first Google tablet – Google Nexus 7. There were no new Windows and/or Apple iOS gadgets introduced in July and the announcement of Google Nexus 7 tablet became event number one of July.
The market of Android tablets is booming and Google decided to take a leadership by releasing their own Google Nexus 7 tablet. The tablet is very attractive for consumers due to a reasonable price, powerful quad core nVidia Tegra3 processor, high resolution 1200×800 pixels IPS display, built-in 1.2 megapixel camera and up to 10 hours battery life. And no surprise Google Nexus 7 tablet is running on the latest and greatest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.
Consumers quickly realized all the benefits of Google Nexus 7 tablet. The sales of the first Google tablets beat all expectations. Many of IT analysts position Google Nexus 7 as “the best tablet after Apple iPad”.
According to Google traditions the first new device running on the newest version of Android named Nexus. Google is carefully selecting the manufacturer of the new device among largest companies. This time Google selected ASUS for manufacturing Google Nexus 7 tablet.
Google Nexus 7 tablet was developed as a response to existing market leaders: Apple iPad 3 and Amazon Kindle Fire.
Consumers of Google Nexus 7 tablet should pay some attention on technical details of the device. Google Nexus 7 tablet comes in 2 models with 8GB and 16GB of internal memory respectively. There is no extension slot available and therefore 16GB model is preferred choice for the majority of consumers. Google Nexus 7 tablet does not support cellular networks and works with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC only.
The 4325 mAh battery of the device keep Google Nexus 7 tablet running up to 10 hours while away from the power outlet. This is a record for the majority of tablets in the market regardless of platforms. Such feature makes Google Nexus 7 tablet very useful device for travelers.
A new budget tablet by Google is coming and expected to be presented soon at the Google I/O. The name of the tablet is Nexus 7. It comes with 7-inch IPS matrix display with a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels. Tablet is powered by a quad-processor 1.3 GHz processor, has a gigabyte of RAM, built-in 1.2 megapixels camera and could run on battery for up to 9 hours. It will run on Android Jelly Bean operating system and have pre-installed Google Wallet software.
Google Nexus 7 will be manufactured by ASUS and available in two versions with eight and sixteen gigabytes of internal memory and the price of $199 and $249 respectively.
Google Nexus 7 will be a direct competitor to Amazon Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet.