Mobile and Wireless: Google Nexus 7 Tablet Impresses With Light Design, Features, Price
Google's new Nexus 7, introduced to the world at a San Francisco media event on June 27, is a powerful new tablet that will compete not only with the Apple iPad, but also Amazon's Kindle and other late-model tablets on the market. The first thing you notice when you pick up Google's new Asus-built, Android Jelly Bean 4.1-powered Nexus 7 tablet is it's light, it feels comfortable in your hand and it only costs $199. The Google Nexus 7 is also quick to respond—both in delivering the feature or service requested (browser, email, video, music, etc.) and in its touch control. The new version of Google's Android operating system, Jelly Bean 4.1, sports a lot of new features, even though it is a point release. These include a new interface, new developer tools and plenty of new software add-ons. Jelly Bean 4.1 also includes Voice to Type, which earned a loud ovation from the 6,000 attendees at the conference. The user does not have to be online to use this feature. The pricing alone will sway a lot of people on the fence about tablet costs. This slideshow highlights several pros and a few cons. Yes, there are a few issues with this tablet.