Google Nexus 7 – Demand Too Great

Today is a pretty sad day if you have been waiting to get your hands on Google’s Nexus 7 tablet. The demand has obviously surpassed Google’s expectations stating that it is currently out of stock at the Google Play store in the UK and the US.

For those of us that aren’t familiar with Google’s Nexus 7. I’ll give you a brief rundown.

Google Nexus is the first tablet designed by Google at a mere 7 inches it is deigned to compete against the Amazon Kindle and Apple iPad.  It is extremely thin (10.9mm) and light (336g). You can hold it in one hand and put it in your pocket.

With a price tag under £200 it packs a lot of features. For a very budget price built by Asus it sports a   1200 x 800 HD backlit IPS display packs a respectable 216 pixels per inch onto the screen. At the bottom of there is a micro-USB port and 3.5mm headphone jack.

Inside, the Nexus 7 you will find an accelerometer, magnetometer and a gyroscope and GPS chip, to take advantage of Google Maps’ new offline mode for navigating when Wi-Fi isn’t available.

However, the biggest draw and probably the reason why this tablet already has sold out is the Android Jelly Bean update standard for all Google Nexus tablets. Rounding out the Google Nexus is the Tegra 3 processor and 1GB of RAM. Google Nexus is sold in both 8GB and 16GB.

Although Google ran out of the 16GB version, they are still accepting orders for the 8GB version. However, if you desperately want that extra 8GB Google will allow you to sign up for an email notification when it is back on stock.

This is very interesting news in the tablet industry because this very quick sell out could only mean how it will affect the Apple iPad as well as the Amazon Kindle as supporters are very keen on not only the price point but also the size.

It has already been announced that Apple is going to create a mini iPad but the release date is still not known. With the success of this tablet, who knows how customers loyalties will stay.

There have been a lot of positive reviews about the Nexus. What are your thoughts? Were you one of the lucky few who were able to get their hands on the Google Nexus 7?


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