Review Google Nexus 7 tablet

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Price: 200 USD (approximately 4.2 million)

launches Nexus 7 is not unexpected. Even a few hours after they introduced this device TheVerge website said they had a product to review. Since few years, Google has allowed the media habits immediate access to what they just introduced.

This year, Google even more outstanding. Not only introduced the Nexus 7 tablet 7 inch screen, they also introduced version Jelly Bean (Android 4.1), upgrade the phone to their top and introduction of the Nexus Q again. Perhaps the Q is unique, spherical entertainment devices with the ability to export the image and sound of the content Google provides.

But of course the most attractive tablet – a pure Google experience is obviously the price to compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire and attract potential customers of the Apple iPad 2 Android Tablet far less successful and affordable Google wants to create a foothold in the market was too crowded?

Here, VnReview would like to introduce you read a review Google Nexus 7’s technology news siteTheVerge.com .

Design and comments

At $ 200, the Nexus 7 by Asus production actually design and impressive quality. Like most other tablets, you have a glass screen with black borders. Surrounding the body is a silver plastic edging looks like metal.Hand behind the soft plastic material with small holes, feels like skin being stretched. Design Director of Androdi – Matias Duarte said their idea was to do the same type of glove driver Steve McQueen.

At the bottom edge is a Micro USB port and the right side (when holding the camera down) button and volume control button on / off. On the left side is the docking slot and a front-facing camera.

The tablet weighs about 340 g, while the Kindle Fire weighs 408 g, 10.4 mm thick, while the new iPad thickness of 9.4 mm, a height of 19.8 cm and a width of 11.9 cm.

It really feels good in your hand. The back causing me the impression is very different from the products of the same price range, and support sticky fingerprints than the Kindle Fire. Liner screen looks slightly thicker than the screen size, but the impressive reading the thick rim to help hold the camera easier (chief designer Matias Duarte Google said it was their intention). There are a few problems with the design, for example, if pressed on the screen, the screen may change slightly, but almost no one is pressed into the machine like that.

Overall, I’m very impressed with what Asus and Google do with the Nexus 7. In terms of design, it is a class equipment and high quality. Maybe it’s not groundbreaking design, the thinnest and lightest on the market, but the quality is really commendable. It apparently feels much better than the same price range.

Hardware Configuration

Inside the Nexus 7 is the Tegra 3 processor 4 cores clocked at 1.15 GHz when all 4 cores running at 1.3GHz or run one person; 1 GB of RAM and storage capacity of 8 GB or 16 GB (for a difference of 50 USD).Unfortunately, the machine does not have a microSD memory card slot. Actually the back of the Nexus 7 is not removable. It has Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n, GPS chip, NFC, accelerometer, compass, rotate the sensor. It also has a front-facing camera with 1.2 megapixel resolution, speaker slot at the back and two microphones.

Front camera does not work outside the application much like Google+ Hangouts and its quality is sufficient. But if you want to take a picture with this tablet, you will not have much choice. No photographic applications are available and almost no popular photography app does show up on the Play Store, though I also found an application used.

It had no 3G or 4G connections and the limited storage capacity may cause some users uncomfortable, but generally do not have much to complain to the tablet at this price range. In terms of the parameters, the Nexus 7 is possible to do things like higher-priced competitors, even the iPad.

Monitor and Display

Nexus 7 screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 and the glass “Corning glass”, which was likely the glass Gorilla Glass. Pixel density of 216 ppi and is really showing images and text are crisp on the 7-inch screen – although not reach the quality of the Retina display, but not much worse. The color seems to have been changed slightly compared to Super AMOLED screen on the Galaxy Nexus, but perhaps that is because the phone screen with high color saturation. If placed next to the iPad, the colors seem more balanced.

Angle of the machine is also very good, although I seldom look at the machine at a skewed angle too much.

Performance and battery life time

Activities of the Nexus 7 smoothly. We already know about the performance of the Tegra 3 chipset, and it has been clearly shown in this tablet.

Overall performance is very good operating system – Android version 4.1 and clear “Project Butter” has improved responsiveness and smoothing touch. The application opens when the operation is very fast and also very good. The 3D game graphics optimized for Tegra chipset looks very nice and steady rate, while tasks such as multitasking is almost instant.

I also have some dissatisfaction. Perhaps to make the machine run faster, sometimes if pulled too fast through a little bit shocked to manipulate. For example, you are at the main screen, and flick through another screen, the machine does not pull through the other screens that return to the initial screen. I think this is a software problem, but it does not appear on the Galaxy Nexus running Jelly Bean, so this is still a question. I only have this problem when pulling too fast, so I think most people would not recognize it.

Comparing the performance of the Nexus 7 tablet with a number of other

Time Battery

During the evaluation process is quite short, I found the battery life is quite good – true to what to expect in a device this size. In a review for the battery runs dry, I gain time is 6 hours with screen brightness at 65% and the open web page repeatedly. Time using the battery will depend on tasks such as playing games, watching videos or using applications that need the power of the CPU. Maybe the battery will last much longer when using the Nexus 7 for tasks such as watching videos or listening to music, because this action can only use one of the Tegra 3’s support.

Generally the battery life of the machine is not surprising, but not bad. I do not need to charge your battery so often and perhaps most users too.

Software

A strong point of the Nexus 7 is the operating system Jelly Bean. Besides hardware and prices, the latest Android operating system is also noteworthy of this tablet.

Google made great strides in the interface and usability of the operating system Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) last year, and with what has been found in Android 4.1, the company continues to show improvement opportunities and optimized operating system.

First, Project Butter made the difference. According to representatives of Google, Jelly Bean has the frame rate of the transitions highest ever. In addition, the company also improved the ability to recognize finger (finger tracking), enables more accurate touch. So far, the device is still inferior to iOS Android users the ability to respond in touch, so this is a significant improvement.

Jelly Bean looks smoother and more compact than ICS, though I suppose it does not have too many changes compared to version 4.0. If you are familiar and satisfied with the Android version only continue to improve the feeling. Operations such as multitasking, or enable or disable applications seem much faster, and you no longer have to wait for the list of existing applications to the implementation of multitasking operation again.

Some other points made to the operating system is more compact. For example, the management of applications much more visible now. Roboto font is also improved, and appeared everywhere in the operating system. This font help reading messages easier.

Notification is also changed, and the message window can now expand or include actions. This means that you can see all the new email an easier way to share photos from the notification bar, or even emails to people you need to see without having to open the app. These notifications can be opened or closed with two fingers to manipulate, but if Google allows close all windows at once, it will easier. You can also press and hold the notice in time to App Info screen, with the option to turn off all notifications of this application.This could be a good solution for applications that send too many notification.

Some other minor changes also appear. For example, you can create shortcuts for your own dictionary, and Emoji keyboard (keyboard allows for the smilies) were also more available. The system will predict the next word prediction you want to type (like SwiftKey), and the algorithm will learn from what you’ve typed. This is a commendable changes.

Another change is that you can control by voice without a network.

Applications calendar is updated with a new color and shadow, and the animation appears when you turn on and off the table multitasking applications. Google also makes Settings leaner, with the power button and access the account faster. Maps application also has the option to not need a network, you can choose the large area easier, but it is not allowing you to choose a city.

Chrome on Android’s default browser of the Nexus 7, and it works very well. Synchronizing with a Google account, tabbed browsing and optional items are noteworthy. We can say Chrome is a browser on Jelly Bean mobile version features close on most computers.

On the main screen, much like Android iOS icons by automatically arranged when you move other objects.In addition, the widget does not fit on the screen by the end of the spot will automatically adjust the size, instead of not being included in the main screen as before. One thing I find quite strange, there is no screen’s horizontal mode. This means you can not rotate when the machine is in horizontal screen.Therefore, if the application displays a horizontal back to the main screen you will see a little strange. This feature is made from Honeycomb, and I do not understand why Google to remove this feature.

Camera and photo viewing app also little changed, with the photo viewer works quite the same way on Windows Phone. With a roll of film style image viewer, you can drag and drop photos to go, just like operations on webOS. Duarte is designed for webOS interface, it is not surprising to see that image in Jelly Bean.

Of course, Google also added more content to Jelly Bean, as the ability to purchase TV shows on Play Store, as well as magazines. Part magazine is probably better on the Kindle Fire or Nook, but the magazines are still relatively low. The tablet is a device to read the content, and Google has added a lot to our ecosystem, even allowing users to put the widget to the right content to the main screen.

App Store and Play Store content is also quite good on the Nexus 7, although the content can not compare with Amazon, especially the Amazon Prime service.

But perhaps the most significant change in the Jelly Bean is Google Now – the development of normal search. Google Now works similar to Siri, though you can search by voice, or typing. It uses a very realistic female voice in response to the user, and with a simple question, the answer is a lot like Siri.

Google Now also do more is the voice recognition and AI. It’s actually “learn” what you looking for, and identification of similar searches. Thus, it can give you information even when not required. For example, in the short time I used Google Now, it has been realized I lived in a hotel in San Francisco. When I go out, it asks if I want to find their way back “home”. Of course I’ve corrected my home address, but this application is really very interesting. Then, when I left the hotel and the airport, Google Now offering maps and forecasts will take 27 minutes to the airport when I was not required. When I landed, I tried to find information about your flight, and when you open Google Now, the information that was available.According to Duarte and a few other people at Google, Google Now will become smarter and have more features over time. As Duarte said, this is not just an app, that “this is a platform”.

Currently Google Now is not perfect, and can not compare with Siri in many respects – but not necessarily such a comparison. After a few days of use, I feel very excited with what it can do. It made one thing if done on a computer would be very annoying – you think – and do well despite limited.

Google Now like product from a novel science, technology from the future to which we can experience early. But I still have one thing to say about the software problem. Although operating systems and new applications of Google is great, Android tablets are still disadvantaged by the lack of support from software developers. The common applications such as Twitter have yet to have a good interface for tablets, while a few other applications like Pocket seemed to be optimized a bit, but it is not working well 100%. Some applications simply are not designed for a tablet. Currently SDK Android 4.1 has been released, and I hope this will soon be improved.

Nexus 7 has brought a good experience – and even though the Twitter app is not optimized still acceptable – but this is an issue that Google needs to resolve if they want to really compete in this market .

Conclude

Google Nexus 7 is not just a cheap tablet stand, but it really is an excellent tablet. Really, this is a tablet running Android first, but I can recommend to others to buy, and not just because of the cheap. It is a good product design, robust and convenient, with many making it like an expensive product.

Of course there are still problems to solve – mainly the lack of applications dedicated to tablets and expand the content on online stores – but I do not think we have a big impact. The Nexus 7 can do more than what I expect, comes with compact design, smart, and cheap rates.

Maybe you do not believe, but the last time I felt a product of similar quality, it is the iPad.

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