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Google launches 7-inch, $199 Android tablet

6/27/2012 06:48 PM EDT
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rick merritt
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rick merritt   6/29/2012 8:24:20 AM
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I read the Steve Jobs on my first-gen Kindle just fine. It was my first e-book.

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D-FlipFlop   6/28/2012 8:27:08 PM
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You are right Fire, I was wrong on the CPU detail. The only thing to add is that Galaxy Tab 2 has microSD and 3MP back camera while the Nexus doesn't. That kind of balances the comparison, but not perfectly. Nexus may still tip the scale.

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Kinnar   6/28/2012 6:42:03 PM
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This was the most awaited product from Google. But unfortunately it is missing GSM/CDMA connectivity. It would have been really a versatile device if they had included mobile/cell connectivity with this nice piece of electronics. Its immediate rival is iPad, lets wait for the actual product to see how better it competes.

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FireBadTreePretty   6/28/2012 3:45:48 PM
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The Galaxy Tab 2 7" is deficient (compared to the Nexus 7) in many ways. CPU is only dual-core at 1 GHz vs quad-core at 1.3 GHz Display is only 1024×600 vs 1280×800 No NFC And is priced $50 higher http://www.pcworld.com/article/258508/nexus_7_tablet_vs_kindle_fire_vs_the_rest_spec_smackdown_chart.html

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D-FlipFlop   6/28/2012 2:16:10 PM
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If I am not wrong, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" using Exynos quad core. It has very similar specs. The only thing may be that it comes pre-loaded with ICS, not Jelly bean. Oh, and Samsung also throws in it's custom UI on top of Android. So there is some difference to the look and feel.

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wilber_xbox   6/28/2012 2:15:20 PM
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i think that one will have to make choice between money and more. Software tweaks should be possible to make website and other content fit better on smaller screen.

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D-FlipFlop   6/28/2012 2:14:38 PM
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I second that. Reading on a 7 incher was not fun for me at least, especially if the eyes are trained for 10 inch ones already! However, it is a personal preference in the end.

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any1   6/28/2012 1:45:38 PM
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It's all personal preference - and depends on which compromises you are willing to make. No device is perfect. I can read text fine on a 7 inch screen, but for most other graphics I prefer a somewhat larger display.

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Battar   6/28/2012 12:40:29 PM
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Any of you lot think reading text on a 7 inch screen is fun? Try reading eetimes on it. Go on, try. Then tell me how useful this product is.

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DavideA   6/28/2012 7:44:36 AM
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http://allthingsd.com/20120627/exclusive-googles-andy-rubin-and-asuss-jonney-shih-on-how-they-cooked-up-the-nexus-7

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