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Google launches Nexus 7 tablet, how is it different from others

Take a look at the features of Google's tablet Nexus 7 in comparison with Kindle Fire, the iPad and other leading competitors.

BT Online Bureau | June 28, 2012 | Updated 15:52 IST

Google on Wednesday announced that it will sell its own tablet computer, the Nexus 7. Based on its Android operating system , the new tablet Nexus 7 is seen as the latest challenge to Apple's iPad and Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle Fire.

Let us take a look at the features of the new device in comparison with Kindle Fire, the iPad and other leading competitors.

ALSO READ: Microsoft Surface tablet vs Apple iPad

Google Inc.'s Nexus 7
Price: $199 for 8 gigabytes of storage, $249 for 16 GB.
Screen size: 7 inches diagonally
Screen resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels
Weight: 0.75 pounds
Cameras: Front-facing, 1.2 megapixel camera
Battery life: 9.5 hours
Operating system: Google's Android

Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle Fire:

Price: $199 for 6 gigabytes of storage
Screen size: 7 inches diagonally
Screen resolution: 1024 by 600 pixels
Weight: 0.9 pounds
Cameras: none
Battery life: 8 hours.
Operating system: Modified version of Google's Android

Apple Inc.'s iPad:
Price: Starts at $499 for 16 gigabytes of storage, goes up to $699 for 64 gigabytes, more for versions with cellular data access. (Apple still sells the older, iPad 2 for $399.)
Screen size: 9.7 inches diagonally
Screen resolution: 2048 by 1536 pixels
Weight: 1.44 pounds
Cameras: 5-megapixel camera on back and a low-resolution camera on front, for videoconferencing
Battery life: 10 hours.
Operating system: Apple's iOS

Samsung Electronic Co.'s Galaxy Tab 2 10.1:
Price: $400 for 16 gigabytes of storage
Screen size: 10.1 inches diagonally
Screen resolution: 1280 by 800 pixels
Weight: 1.24 pounds
Cameras: low-resolution front camera, 3-megapixel back.
Battery life: 11 hours.
Operating system: Google's Android

Barnes & Noble Inc.'s Nook Tablet:

Price: $199 for 8 gigabytes of storage, $249 for 16 gigabytes
Screen size: 7 inches diagonally
Screen resolution: 1024 by 600 pixels
Weight: 0.9 pounds
Cameras: None.
Battery life: 11.5 hours.
Operating system: Modified version of Google's Android

Microsoft Corp.'s Surface
Price: Not yet announced. Storage options will range from 32 to 128 GB
Screen size: 10.6 inches diagonally
Screen resolution: Not yet announced.
Weight: About 1.5 pounds for low-power version, 2 pounds for version running PC-style Intel processor.
Cameras: Front and back cameras
Battery life: Not yet announced.
Operating system: Microsoft's Windows

With Associated Press


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