Before I started writing about this stuff I sold all of it, not at Abt, but I sold it all—computers, televisions, stereo systems, and every other home electronic on the shelf. This included the shockingly large amount of sub-standard tablets that, being priced under $100, attracted a lot of attention, and consequently, a lot of returns.
The issue was simple, when you hear “tablet” you automatically expect more than you are probably going to get. These low-end tablets run a watered-down version of Android that’s essentially a 2010 cell phone on knock-off, expired steroids. They just simply didn’t deliver and customers (and customer service) quickly found this out. However, we’re saved; the introduction of the Google Nexus 7 (although not under $100) will forever alter the tablet market landscape by delivering a premium experience at a price that has those posers shivering in their polycarbonate.
Big names under the hood
Google didn’t waste resources developing the engine in the Nexus 7. They pulled from the best and focused on the end result for the customer. The Nexus 7’s seven inch display is built by Asus and powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, and can give up to 8 hours of active battery life. The patented CPU design gives more juice when required and focuses on battery efficiency when it doesn’t. Plus, smooth, seamless gaming and multimedia is a no brainer with a 12-core GPU. The entire system runs on Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, and promises smarter notifications, and improved home screen customization.
Tons of Play and More with Google Play
It’s no surprise that with over 100 million Google+ users and over 350 million Gmail users, the Nexus 7 Tablet will have the complete Google experience tightly woven into the framework. While appealing to both complete Googlers like myself that use each and every Google product every day, and casual Googlers that have a use one or two products, we can be assured that using these products and syncing all your Google devices will be as simple as Google can make it.
Watch movies and TV, read books and magazines, and play games on a high-resolution 16:9 screen – everything Google will be in the palm of your hand and accessible within seconds.
Abt will be carrying the 16GB Google Nexus 7 Tablets and are excited to offer our customers such a high impact product. The exact release dates are still a little fuzzy so stay tuned for more information and let us know what you think in the comments below. Do you want one? Why don’t you want one? Let us know.