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Google Nexus 7 with Jelly Bean Review

Google Nexus 7 with Jelly Bean Review
Google Nexus with Jelly BeanFor gadget crazy geeks, like me, news about any gadget launch is enough to make our day. But this is not ‘any new gadget’. This is Google’s Nexus 7 that has stormed the scene. Before you decide whether this is an answer to the already cluttered tablet market, with Apple’s iPad and Microsoft’s Surface sharing the top slot, it is time we got to the crux of Google’s Nexus 7 with Jelly Bean.  

Nexus 7 with Jelly Bean, the first tablet in the Google Nexus family, is pretty impressive to look at. Not that we didn’t expect it. The first thing you notice is its soft matte rubberized finish which feels extremely good in your palms (you’ll be spending hours holding it in your hands). The front has the much needed scratch resistant Corning glass. It is great work by its hardware manufacturer, Asus, for building a neat 7 inch easy-to-carry tablet.
The display is amazing with colors being evenly distributed. Although it doesn’t have Retina Display, the 216 pixels per inch touch screen provides for a vibrant display. And one more aspect that’ll pop to your eye is that it has only one camera in the front. But for the price it is offered at, you can’t complain.

It is the first tablet that operates on Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’. Yes, for those of you who don’t belong to the gadget crazy geek family, Jelly Bean may sound odd appearing here. To put your doubts to rest, Jelly Bean is an update on Google’s mobile OS.

Let us now delve in to Nexus 7 Jelly Bean’s features.

  • It has a 1280 x 800 HD display with a Quad Core Tetra Processor.
  • It comes with an 8GB/16GB memory.
  • With Project Butter, the operating system functions as smooth as butter.
  • It is quicker, cleaner and just better.
  • You also get a voice assistant (more like Siri from Apple) called Google Now.
  • Nexus 7 is also the first device from Google that has Google Chrome as its home page.
If playing games or simply surfing is what you are looking for, then you don’t have to look beyond Nexus 7. Thanks to the improved Android Jelly Bean, response to touch has become a lot smoother and quicker. What could be a catch here though, is the lack of apps designed for smaller tablets. Nexus 7 lacks a MicroSD slot, a rear camera, and a much needed expandable memory which could prove to be the deal breaker for many.

All said and done, this is one clean and affordable tablet. The bottom line: Nexus 7 is an extremely well designed tablet. With Jelly Bean, it is the closest one can get in terms of refinement and speed a 7 inch tablet can get. May we give the verdict now; it is time to place your order for Nexus 7.

This is a guest post by Samantha Kirk of, a site that offers savings and current information on Toshiba Support.