Sunday, July 1, 2012

Google Nexus 7 Tablet May Not Threaten iPad of Apple

Google Nexus 7 Tablet
Google Nexus 7 Tablet
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Although the recently-unveiled Google Nexus 7 tablet is offered at a rather reasonable price, an analyst has indicated that it may not be able to top the iPad of Apple.

According to Brian White, an analyst from Topeka Capital Markets, the Google Nexus 7 tablet comes with a number of notable features, including a quad-core Tegra 3processor, 180 by 800 display resolution, nine-hour battery life, mini-USB port, Android Beam and NFC support, as well as the Jelly Bean Android 4.1 OS.

The Google Nexus 7 tablet is priced at $199 and $249 for the 8GB and the 16GB models respectively.

However the iPad offers a better display resolution of 2048 by 1536 as well as 3G and 4G network support compared to the Wi-Fi network support offered by the Google Nexus 7 tablet.

In addition to the features, Apple also offers users of the iPad a notable app ecosystem that offers 225,000 out of 650,000 applications for the iPad. Although Google offers around 600,000 mobile applications, applications that were designed specifically for tablets such as the Google Nexus 7 tablet are not as numerous as those offered for the iPad of Apple.

According to a note that White wrote to investors, the innovation in the design, unparalleled visuals, intuitive user interface high application availability, and increasing innovations in technology will allow the iPad of Apple to continue its dominance in the tablet market despite the introduction of the Google Nexus 7 tablet.

The Google Nexus 7 tablet may be more of a competition to the Amazon Kindle Fire instead of the iPad of Apple, according to the analyst.

The view of White on the dominance of the iPad reflects his upbeat outlook for Apple as he had projected that Apple shares may reach around $1,111.

Even as the Google Nexus 7 tablet offers notable features, it may be considered as competition for smaller Android-powered tablets since it will satisfy the need of consumers for more features on a reasonably-priced tablet.

The Google Nexus 7 tablet offers better features than other seven-inch Android tablets particularly with its use of the latest Android OS. One of the potential rivals of the latest tablet offering of Google is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, which has reportedly gained a number of good reviews from industry watchers.

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