By Dina Ginzburg
It’s safe to say that thanks to Apple, the age of tablets is upon us. The firm has seen lots of success, largely due to the iPad. Lots of other electronic companies have released their own tablets in response, so it was just a matter of time before Google jumped on the bandwagon with its Nexus 7.
The Nexus 7 is a smaller tablet (about 7 inches long) like Amazon’s Kindle Fire. It will come in 8GB and 16GB versions, which is less storage than most other tablets offer. It will have a 1.2 megapixel camera, wi-fi and will cost $199 a pop, which is cheaper than the iPad which goes for $499.
Though it will be unable to connect to 3G and only has one camera instead of the two that most tablets have, the Nexus 7 is expected to give the Kindle Fire a run for its money because of their comparable size and price.
With their currently unsuccessful cellphone glasses, the Nexus 7 is the perfect opportunity for Google to redeem itself. It’ll be interesting to see how the Nexus 7 measures up to other tablets.