I have a confession to make: I am addicted to Google Nexus 7 by ASUS – T3 magazine’s “Gadget of the Year” and “Tablet of the Year” for 2012.
One look at its features and you will understand my feelings. It’s one of the few 100% pure Android systems available – a feature that only a true geek can appreciate. A pure Android experience means receiving updates directly from Google, so the device is always up to date.
Looking under the hood, there is a 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 containing a quad-core Cortex A9 CPU with a separate low-power core for reduced power consumption. You will also discover a 12-core 416 MHz NVIDIA GeForce graphics processor. Now, add a 1280×800 resolution 7-inch display, 1GB of RAM, 10-finger multi-touch, gyroscope, accelerometer, Wi-Fi and 3G cellular connectivity, and viola, we no longer just have a tablet, but rather a portable gaming console in disguise!
And when I want to take a break from playing the thousands of great games available from the Google Play market, I can always catch up with my reading. Through the preinstalled Google Currents, I can read my favourite magazines, blogs and websites. Furthermore, through the tightly integrated Google Play platform, I can access millions of books, thousands of songs, movies, and TV shows, in additional to the plethora of games available.
The Nexus 7 is even prepared for the future. It comes with Google Wallet, a mobile payment system that combines many traditional payment methods – debit and credit cards, loyalty and promotion programs, and gift cards – and uses Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to make payment via a compatible payment terminal.
With the Nexus 7 coming loaded with so many awesome features, what more could a geek like me say except “Please”?