Review: Google Nexus 7 with Android 4.2

Revised nexus 7

Now, there are three versions: the 16-GB model remains, but 50 euros less than at the start. The 8 GB model took Google from the range. The two versions with 32 gigabytes (GB) are new large store. One offers Wi-Fi mobile phone via UMTS. Price (MSRP): Nexus 7 16 GB $199, nexus 7 32 GB 249 euro, nexus 7 32 GB 3 G $299. The operating system also got an update. With Android 4.2, Google bought the nexus 7 including a multi-Nutzerkontenverwaltung. On the home screen, just select the user. Handy for families, because everyone can use his apps. There is gesture typing. Thus, you can tap wiper movement without stopping between the letters.

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The Google/nexus 7 is a seven inch Tablet IPS display with 1280 x 800 pixels. Thanks to the high pixel density of 216 ppi, image content appear razor sharp even with side viewing on the Tablet PC. Aboard is NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 chip (maximum clock frequency in single core mode: 1.4 gigahertz), which offers four computing cores and 12 graphic units. The nexus 7 is good to gambling: Google showed at the keynote of Google I/o Developers Conference 2012 graphically complex games smoothly. In the test, the nexus delivered 7 very tidy with programs like Geekbench values. In practice, games and application started very quickly.

Google nexus 7: first Tablet PC with Android 4.1

memory not expandable

that nexus 7 are currently available with 16 and 32 gigabytes of memory. Despite the many cloud features interferes with the missing slot for memory cards. Google also waives a back camera. It built a 1.3 megapixel front camera for video conferencing. Google promises nine hours HD video playback, however earlier closing was in the test. During normal operation (music listening, browsing, data transfer, videos) that managed application mix nexus 7 but 13 hours.

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Android 4.2 jelly bean

Nexus 7 was the first Tablet PC with Android 4.1 now is there for the Google Tablet an update on Android 4.2 jelly bean. The small version jump from ice cream sandwich to jelly bean left in the run-up to suspect a rather minor update, there are many detail improvements. The adjustments relating to project butter provide for navigation on the nexus 7 significantly smoother feel than for tablets with ice cream sandwich uses the Google Tablet input instantly and precisely to. The volume rocker, however, not well responded, and the nexus has no button to disable the automatic orientation of the screen. That goes beyond the only cumbersome menu.

Google now

When you open the search service Google now you can enable. These shows often are looking for information; later, the service should automatically detect where the user is located and what information in this place for him might be useful. The new voice control works faster than Apple’s Siri and works without an Internet connection. For the first time, Google brings chrome as a bear on a mobile device. On the nexus 7 chrome impresses with the same attributes as on a desktop PC: speed and large function variety.

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much wireless operator

thanks to Near Field Communication (NFC) you communicate quickly with another NFC compatible device. This technique is called Android beam. The nexus 7 also communicates via Wi-Fi with the outside world. Bluetooth is also aboard, but missing a HDMI output for connection to a TV. The most expensive nexus-7 model supports UMTS.

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Tablets see conclusion: Google nexus 7

The nexus 7 is fast, easy, and last but not least is fun thanks to the great display simply. Jelly bean ensures smooth operation with clever improvements. NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor shows off with computing power makes it possible also to elaborate games. It’s a pity that Google in the memory card slot and a camera has saved.

Test conclusion: what you should know

The Google nexus 7 offers a fast processor and works with the Android version 4.2 (jelly bean). The Google phone with 1280 x 800 resolution shows photos, movies, and games. Thanks to the high pixel density of 216 ppi image content appear crisp on the nexus 7 hot – even with side viewing: This provides the advanced IPS technology. There is a memory card slot, in addition, the device has only a headphone jack and a USB port. The battery of the Google nexus 7 lasted 13 hours in the test. Per order this product on Amazon very fast high quality Bluetooth, GPS works contra no memory card slot, HDMI port is missing mark of the editorial 2.63 satisfying user rating now evaluate alternative: Apple iPad

Mohammad colors, sharp lyrics of the iPad’s display delighted. The Apple Tablet reacts when mopping, games and surfing very fluently. A pity that the iPad in a different price range plays.