A Concise Overview of the Google Nexus 7

Among the many tablet choices on the market, the Google Nexus 7 remains as one of the best. It’s a solid choice for the user who wishes to merely browse and check email, as well as the user who likes to work remotely or heavily multitask. These are several reasons users have chosen the Google Nexus 7 time and time again.

Screen Size

The screen size of the Nexus 7 compares closely to other tablets; it measures out at 7-inches. However, within its relatively average screen size, the device packs a resolution of 1920 x 1200. This makes for a very smooth and crisp interface that mimics Apple’s “Retina” display very well.


The Google Nexus 7 is a powerhouse operating on NVIDIA technology for both its processor and graphics controller. Second generation devices offer upgraded processors running on Qualcomm technology. The device comes packaged with the Jelly Bean OS (Android 4.2), but it can be upgraded Android 4.4.4. The Nexus 7 units with Wi-Fi capability can be upgraded further when OS updates become available. The first generation processor clocks at 1.20 GHz, while the second generation runs at 1.50 GHz. The first generation’s standard memory size weighs in at 1 GB of RAM, and the second generation has double that amount (2 GB). Users can choose between either 16 or 32 GB of storage space, but this can also be upgraded with memory cards.

Battery Life

Battery life for both first and second generations of the Google Nexus 7 model tend to be the same. The tablet can remain powered throughout roughly nine hours of continuous use, and it can consistently play back video for just over six hours. Compared to other tablets in its market, the Google Nexus 7 holds up strikingly well in the battery life department.


Lastly, there’s no doubt that the Nexus 7’s features and functions are what make it an extremely marketable tablet. Its front-facing camera technology compares to many rear-facing tablet cameras in quality, and it’s easier than ever to connect with others with the many useful and versatile communication apps. The device has Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth capabilities, so it’s easier than ever to stay connected to the “grid.” Likewise, more technically savvy users will appreciate its compass, proximity sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope technology.

There’s no denying that the Google Nexus 7 is a solid candidate in the tablet race. Consider giving it a quick look the next time you go tablet shopping!