Google Nexus 7: A Closer Look at Specifications

On Wednesday, 27-2012, Google launched its Nexus 7 Tablet giving market a new competition. And when a new product is launched they come with new specifications. Lets have a look what Nexus 7 has to offer and what exactly some of the specifications mean, which can help you to make a better choice before buying a tablet:

Price: - $199 for the 8GB model and $249 for the 16GB model which is quite competitive as compared to Kindle fire with price of $199 and Samsung Galaxy tab 2 with around $249 , gives Google Nexus a good edge in the tablet market.

Manufacturer: - Asus, and the Nexus 7 Tablet is using an Android-based tablet platform code named Kai. Nvidia designed the Kai platform for manufacturers to create a competitive tablet at consumer-friendly pricing.

·   SCREEN: 
§  7” 1280x800 HD display (216 ppi): Pixels per inch (PPI) or pixel density is a measurement of the resolution of devices.
§   Back-lit IPS display:  In-Plane Switching (IPS) is an LCD technology, developed to correct the poor viewing angles and color problems that LCDs had. Other LCD technologies tend to have narrower viewing angles, especially in the vertical direction.
§  Scratch-resistant Corning glass:  At 0.1 millimeters thin, Corning’s brand new Willow glass is as thin as the finest human hair -- and will makes those smartphone sandwiches as much as 7 times thinner.
§  1.2MP front-facing camera

§  340 grams

§  8 or 16 GB internal storage
§  1 GB RAM

§  4325 mAh (Up to 8 hours of active use): An ampere-houris a unit of electric charge, with sub-units milliampere-hour (mAh) and milliampere second(mAs). One ampere-hour is equal to 3600 coulombs (ampere-seconds), the electric charge transferred by a steady current of one ampere for one hour

§  Quad-core Tegra 3 processor: Tegra is a system on a chip (SoC) series developed by Nvidia for mobile devices such as smartphones, personal digital assistants, and mobile Internet devices. The Tegra 3 includes a fifth "companion" core. The companion core is manufactured with a special low power silicon process that uses less power at low clock rate but does not scale well to high clock rates; hence it is limited to 500 MHz. The goal is for a tablet to be able to power down all the normal cores and run on only the companion core, using comparatively little power, during standby mode or when otherwise underutilizing the CPU.

§  198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm

§  WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
§  Bluetooth

·    USB:
§  Micro USB

§  Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) 

§  Microphone
§  NFC (Android Beam):  Beam is a capability that enables just about any type of proximity-based interaction. It means you just touch your smartphone to another smartphone or tablet to transfer files, Web site links, YouTube videos, links to apps, maps and directions -- or just about anything else you can think of. In order to engage Beam, you need a phone with near field communication (NFC) capabilities.
§  Accelerometer:  To calculate our device's orientation
§  GPS
§  Magnetometer: Embedded in mobile devices to permit touchless 3D interaction. Their interaction framework, tracks changes to the magnetic field around a cellphone to identify different gestures made by a hand holding or wearing a magnet.
§  Gyroscope: A device for measuring or maintaining orientation, based on the principles of angular momentum.

I hope, the specifications description will be of some advantage to you.