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Amazon introduced Kindle Fire tablet in September last year. Since then the tablet become very popular and it is currently number one Android tablet on the market. Amazon plans to introduce second generation of Kindle Fire, this time on the special event at the end of July 2012.
There are some changes coming with Kindle Fire 2. In particular the resolution of 7-inch display will be increased to 1280×800 pixels. Most likely Kindle Fire 2 will be introduced at a special event on July 31 this year. The most of technical details of the Kindle Fire 2 are not disclosed. However Kindle Fire 2 could come with the built-in camera and additional buttons for voice control. The price on the new model is not expected to change and will remain $199. The price for the current model of Kindle Fire will drop to $149.
The main competitors of Amazon Kindle Fire 2 on 7-inch Android tablet market are well known Barnes & Noble models as well as recently introduced Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and Google Nexus tablets manufactured by ASUS.
There are also rumors about the announcement of new generation of electronic book readers along with the Kindle Fire 2. Updated version of the Kindle Touch expected to come with built-in backlight display following to the recently released Barnes & Noble book reader with similar functionality.
There were some rumors in regards of Google plans to release a 7-inch tablet under Nexus brand. Recently some details came out. According to the ASUS representative the company plans to release for Google 7-inch tablets powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor.
The cost of the gadget expected to be in the range of $ 150-250. Most likely Google announce the ASUS Nexus 7-inch tablet manufactured by ASUS at the end of June on Google I/O conference. Usually Google announce new products of the company on such events.
Technical details of ASUS Nexus 7-inch tablet was not disclosed but expected to be very competitive and put a pressure on direct competitors such as Amazon Kindle Fire and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 in terms of price, power and value of the device.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 vs Amazon Kindle Fire
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2has some advantages and disadvantages comparing to Amazon Kindle Fire tablet. Amazon Kindle Fire is focused on delivery of Amazon’s digital content and outperform Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 in this area. Amazon tablet is more convenient for reading books, watching movies and listening music On other hand Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is running on latest Android platform and comes with two cameras, GPS, expandable memory and Bluetooth. Such features are not available in Amazon Kindle Fire.