Google has introduced its own Android tablet Nexus 7. The Nexus 7 has good hardware compared to the Kindle Fire. The Kindle Fire has been on the market for more than half a year. Amazon will likely introduce a Kindle Fire 2 soon. Nexus 7 has quad core processor, HD screen, front facing camera for video chats and the Nexus 7 is thinner and lighter than the Kindle Fire.
Amazon, Apple, and Google have cloud-based music services and app stores where companies sell you content. Amazon’s services work better on Amazon devices and the same is true of Google services. Amazon uses the Google Android software to power the Kindle Fire, but the company has chosen to limit the Android functionality of the device. This means Amazon Kindle Fire users can’t access the Google Play app market from their devices. I probably wouldn’t buy the current generation of Kindle.
There are lots of rumors floating around that Kindle will announce its next iteration of the Kindle Fire this summer. There are all kinds of rumors around that Apple may launch its own 7 inch tablet.
Nexus 7: ***** (5 Stars)
Kindle Fire: **** (4 Stars)