Google Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire: The OS and Software
The Google Nexus 7 is being praised for using the new Jelly Bean Android 4.1 OS, but from what I've seen the hype is not so justified. The main thing about it though is that it will faster than previous Android tablets that we might be used to seeing from Samsung. Another good thing about the Nexus 7 is that it comes from big G and that means all future updates will come quickly and the tablet is very integrated in the Google Play system. People seem to love this kind of thing, but I can't say I am such a huge fan Google and not at all crazed to use every single service they have to offer.
The Amazon Kindle Fire 2 on the other hand will use a forked version of the Android OS, but probably not Jelly Bean, but it doesn't really matter. Oh, now I am going to get bashed for being a fan boy who doesn't understand "the beauty of open-source code"? Sure, that is great, but from a perspective of someone who just wants a nice tablet that takes him or into a virtual mall, cinema and library the Amazon system is far better.
So if you are high-end user, then the Google Nexus 7 is probably you pick out of the two, if you want a casual way to enjoy shopping, reading, browsing and streaming video I would still say the Amazon Kindle Fire 2 wins, although the competition on the market is really getting strong!
Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire: The Display
Since we haven't yet seen the Kindle Fire 2 this is nothing we can compare. We can, however, say that the Nexus 7 runs on a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1280x800, while the Kindle Fire 2 will be available in different sizes. Amazon is also known for high quality display and gentle lightning setting when it comes to read and browsing. I think a fair verdict is that the Kindle Fire 2 wins this one for now.
Kindle Fire 2 vs Nexus 7: Internal Hardware
Again, we will still be comparing rumors as we can't say things for sure in this period of time. What we can say for sure is that the Nexus 7 features a Tegra 3 quad-core processor which runs at 1.3 GHz and has 1 GB of RAM. This certainly beats the first Kindle Fire which ran on 1 GHz dual-core processor with 512 MB of RAM. As for the newest device that Amazon will be offering we don't have any information. Some have speculated the release of a quad-core which is something I seriously doubt.
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The Price Tags on Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire 2
The Google Nexus 7 will cost you $199 if you want the 8GB version, while it will cost you $249 for a 16GB version of the tablet. Google will include some interesting goodies like a gift-card for the Google Play store which is valued at $25. Not a bad offer at all! The Kindle Fire 2 will be in a similar specter so let's see if Amazon will be able to top this great offer!
Kindle Fire 2 VS Google Nexus 7 - Who Won?
The Nexus 7 is a brilliant tablet and Google did a great job in making a tablet that can be bought with a low budget, while still having great specs. In comparison to the old Kindle Fire the Google Nexus 7 is the clear winner and I think it was made to compete with it. However, once the price drops on the first Kindle Fire, Google's tablet might have a bit of trouble getting a decent market share in the lower-end sector. The new Kindle Fire will probably be rather well suited to take down the Nexus 7, so I'd put my money on it for now.