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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)
If you want the $250, 16GB version of Google and Asus’ brand-spanking-new Nexus 7 tablet , don’t have $250 handy, but do have a pile of other touch devices and games laying around, Gamestop may be able to work with you. The retail chain is currently taking pre-orders for the higher capacity version of the Nexus 7, which is expected to ship sometime in the next few weeks. It’s also now accepting Android tablets as trade-ins, and all trade-ins applied directly towards the purchase of a Nexus 7 will have their values bolstered by an additional 30 percent. For the beginning of its production run, the Nexus 7 will include a $25 credit for use in the Google Play store and the “experience” that is Transformers: Dark of the Moon . If $250 is a little rich for your blood, or you don’t think you’ll need a whole 16GB of storage, both the $200 8GB and $250 16GB models of the Nexus 7 are available for pre-order directly from Google .