Have you been longing for a Nexus 7? Many consider Google’s Nexus 7 to be one of the hottest tablets currently, and a tablet that lit up the tablet market last summer when Google announced it before its own customers on its own stage. At the time, the Nexus 7 tablet was available but there was no Nexus 10, and the Nexus 7 tablet was only available in 8GB and 16GB versions. Around August, it was said that Google would emerge with a Nexus 10. Soon after the 32GB Nexus 10 emerged, Google decided to produce a 32GB Nexus 7 tablet for consumers who want more data with a smaller screen. The Nexus 7 tablet, however, has remained Google’s most famous tablet and now comes in both unlocked and SIM-card versions. If you want a SIM version, you can choose from either AT&T or T-Mobile.
EBay’s Daily Deals provide some great prices for some of the most coveted products available in the tech market. As of yesterday, EBay has placed Google’s Nexus 7 at a discounted price of $229, somewhat cheaper than the $249 price tag available for the 32GB Nexus 7 version at Google’s Play Store. Although you will save only $20, it is still a deal — and you can spin the extra money on several movies, some songs or games from the Google Play Store, and so on.
Google’s Nexus 7, although given to Google, was produced by ASUS, a top Android manufacturer known for its premium-build Android products. Although the Nexus 7 is patterned after ASUS’s tablets, ASUS tablets come with a metal build — different from the plastic material of Google’s Nexus 7. There are a number of people who prefer plastic over metal, but some prefer metal over plastic. If you are one of these individuals who prefers metal to plastic, you may just want to purchase an ASUS tablet (such as the FonePad, which looks identical to the Nexus 7) or wait to see if Google changes its build materials in the Nexus 7.2 tablet (due to come out later this year, expected announcement in May 2013 at Google I/O).
For those of you who do not know, Google’s Nexus 7 tablet comes preloaded with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), although you can upgrade to Android 4.2.2 once you have it delivered to you and sign on at the Google Play Store. The Nexus 7 has a 1280 x 800 screen resolution, uses Corning’s Gorilla Glass, has 1GB of RAM, Bluetooth, NFC, a 1.2-megapixel, front-facing camera, a NVIDIA Tegra 3, quad-core processor, and a 4325mAh battery. The 16GB Nexus 7 costs $199 at Google’s Play Store, the 32GB Nexus 7 will cost $249; if you purchase a mobile data Nexus 7 at the Play Store, you will pay $299 (in addition to the mobile data plan from either AT&T or T-Mobile). It sounds as if EBay’s deal is too good to pass up. You better head over and purchase your $229 Nexus 7 while tablets last.