Google’s Nexus 7 may have only seen its official release date a few days ago, but the long-awaited tablet has already gained legendary status in the eyes of millions – regardless of whether or not they’ve actually received theirs yet. Of course, the most obvious and immediate rival to hold the Nexus 7 alongside is the iPad 3, though given the fact that there is a $300 price difference between the two, to do so is not exactly productive.
The way in which Google has managed to kit out the Nexus 7 with such high-end hardware for a $199 price-tag is simply astonishing, resulting in a device that wipes the floor with anything priced similarly. It’s temporary exclusivity to the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS sweetens the deal even further, along with Google’s efforts to make the overall user experience “buttery” smooth – in their own words.
In fact, the Google Nexus 7 is as close to perfection as any mini-tab we’ve seen so far and could probably only be improved in one way: if it had been made by Apple.
Say what you will but there is absolutely no getting away from the fact that an iOS tablet with the power, prestige, prowess and price-tag of the Nexus 7 would make its Android rival look as redundant as the Kindle Fire now appears next to Google’s tab. Rumors have been doing the rounds for over a year now that Apple is lining up an iPad Mini release date in the very near future, while in the meantime Amazon and Google have proved in the most astonishing style that the world is crying out for affordable, pocket-size tablets.
Despite the fact that Apple has openly and repeated spoken out against the idea of multiple screen sizes citing fear of iOS fragmentation, there is little to no chance that Tim Cook and his army will let this massively lucrative market go untapped.
As such, you can be your bottom dollar that a iPad Mini release date will be announced before the summer is a distant memory, which could very well signal an early grave for the almost perfect Google Nexus 7.