Nexus 7 – Google Hits It’s Own Spot
Android tablets have been with us for a while. There are many, many variants. Sizes, shape, running different version of Android and priced variably. When Google announced the Nexus 7 it pretty much hit the bullseye with its pricing and features. It’s the absolute sweet pot for anyone looking to get an Android tablet.
The pricing is not only competitive but gives you a peace of mind in two ways; it’s not so expensive most people will have to get a 2nd mortgage to buy one and secondly it’s a Google device. This means all the juicy updates coming for Android are guaranteed to be delivered to the Nexus 7. No UI overlays and custom bloat-ware crap from the manufacturers. It’s Vanilla all the way.
I cannot see what else can compete at the price point of the Nexus 7. £159 for the 8GB version and £199 for the 16GB. There is nothing that is as appealing in the market today. I’m sure we will start seeing price drops and competitive products from the big boys of Samsung and HTC, but they’ve left themselves in risk of being wiped clean out of the Android tablet market with their overpriced and under-supported products.
Finally there is an Android tablet which is future supported and affordable. If there ever was a time to buy a tablet, it is now.