Google Nexus 7 vs Apple iPad mini tablet face off may begin when Apple actually introduces it iPad Mini version.
Nexus 7 is going to be in hands of tablet enthusiasts within days. In US Google has started shipping the small 7-inch tablet that has been hogging the limelight since its announcement last month. Demand for this powerful tablet is sky-high and many retailing joints have run out of its stock. Many were out of stock within hours after opening its orders.
So this is going to be a big hit in the market. This is certainly a great product from search giant Google that recently also completed the acquisition of Motorola’s telecom business.
Google’s Nexus 7 that has been manufactured by Taiwanese tech major ASUS comes with very powerful Quad-core Tegra 3 processor (for 7 inch tablet) and 7 inch 1280×800 HD display at 216 ppi. To be true, no other small 7 inch tablet has been launched in the market with Quad-core Tegra 3 processor. This is certainly going to be a winning product for Google and the great demand for the tablet shows that people are also appreciating it.
But notwithstanding the good demand for Nexus 7, there are apprehensions that the Nexus 7 may go from boom to bust, the same way Amazon’s Kindle Fire went. Some weeks ago a report brought out by ChangeWave Research showed that despite the availability of small and very cheap tablets, people still preferred Apple’s very costly iPad tablets. The report interviewed as many as 2,893 men and women across the United States of America. An overwhelming number of people -73 percent –who planned to buy a tablet within the next three months said that they will go for an Apple iPad, irrespective of its very high price.
There were very few people who said that they will choose an Amazon Kindle Fire. It seemed to be more in competition with Samsung Galaxy tab, than with Apple’s iPad 3. Though Samsung finished in a distant third, its 6 percent managed to double its share of planned purchases since last quarter. ChangeWave said Samsung is the only manufacturer, besides Apple, who has shown any sign of strength in the tablet market.
This is a sort of turnaround from the scenario in the last financial quarter when there was a very high demand for Amazon’s small seven inch tablet that seems to be very handy for reading books, checking emails and browsing internet.
Meanwhile there are reports that Apple is all set to introduce a small tablet to take care of the large number of small and cheap tablets that are flooding the market. A Reuters report while talking about the small tablet says that Apple will be launching a smaller less than 8 inch tab at around $250 price. Another report suggested the price to be significantly lower than $499.