BY | October 16, 2012

Google Nexus 7 has become the top selling Android tablet not just in the US, but across the country. Meanwhile Amazon Kindle Fire HD is giving it a fight

Within a few months of its launch in the market, the small seven inch tablet from Google Nexus 7 has become the highest selling Android tablet available in the market. Prior to Google’s Nexus 7, it was Amazon’s Kindle Fire that was the top selling tab.

But Google’s small tablet became a game changer due to the fact that the small tablet came with best specs, powerful processor and a great body for the tablet. Though it was priced in the same range as Amazon’s existing Kindle Fire, but it was infinitely better than the Kindle Fire and was comparable to the best in the market that came with substantial higher price tag.

The demand for the tab is going up in almost all the major markets in the world including USA, UK, Europe and Asia. UK’s leading electronic vendor Carphone Warehouse has admitted that the tab is breaking one sales record after the other due to its great specs and value for money.

But the seven inch tab is not going unchallenged, thanks to Amazon’s next generation Kindle Fire version Kindle Fire HD. Amazon launched a revamped Kindle Fire 7-inch, Kindle Fire 7-inch HD and a Kindle Fire 8.9-inch HD. Indeed, the retailer has taken a nice strategy in its battle against both Google and Apple. With the proposed mini iPad is to come, Amazon’s decision to roll out three different second generation Kindle Fire tablets is of great significance. Of course, Amazon has developed its new line of Kindle Fire tablets with better specs and exciting features. Here we are going to put the premium model of the series, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 in a comparison with Google Nexus 7. It is a great thing that Amazon went from the 7-inch screen to an 8.9-inch one for a new version of Kindle Fire. The HD device thus becomes a challenge for the 7-inch Nexus 7, 9.7-inch Apple iPad and the rumored 7.85-inch iPad Mini.

Both Google Nexus and Amazon Kindle Fire HD have given great choice to tablet fans across the world. The Asus-built Nexus 7 sports a 7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels at 216 ppi. Asus has used a nice screen on the tablet, which is expected to be a leading player in the 7-inch tablet category especially thanks to its quality display and others specs. The screen is protected against scratches by Corning’s Gorilla Glass technology. The Kindle Fire 8.9-inch comes with a far clearer and sharper 8.9-inch display. The device’s screen resolution is 1,920 x 1200 pixels at an amazing 254 ppi. That is, the device has a better display in resolution and pixel per density. The display further features 25 percent less glare and full spectrum color at every angle, thus making its eReader capability more fruitful.

Google Nexus 7 features Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset with a 1.3GHz quad core Cortex-A9 processor. The device further has an ULP GeForce graphical processor and 1GB of RAM for stabilized performance. It is available in 8GB and 16GB options. For connectivity, you have Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC and microUSB 2.0 port on the device. The device is powered by a standard Li-Ion 4325mAh battery that can guarantee better battery life for the tablet PC. When it comes to Kindle Fire 8.9 HD, the tablet gets its power from a 1.5GHz dual-core OMAP4470 CPU and 1GB of RAM.

Another great feature of Google Nexus is the fact that it came with Android’s latest 4.1 Jelly Bean firmware. In fact, it is the first occasion Google debuted a new version of its mobile firmware with a tablet PC. Thanks to Jelly Bean, the machine shows off several highly valuable apps like Google Wallet, Google Now, Android Beam and a Project Butter feature for boosting the CPU performance.

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  • jurkey

    The battle for best seller might be between NEXUS 7 & KINDLE but after receiving my new Ainol Novo Flame I’m certainly glad of my choice. It has expandable memory plus a camera. Slid a 64GB micro sd card in then loaded 7,500 songs & music videos, books, apps, plus games & still have plenty of room for movies in the future. The great thing is I don’t have to use wi-fi to connect to a cloud to be able to access all my favourites. The ASUS MEMO 370T promised the same capabilities but by the time they trimmed it to get close to the $200.00 mark it had lost its lustre for me. FLAME reached all the criteria I had set my heart on and still managed to sell for $170.00. Glad I waited for this one.