Google’s recent announcement of a 7 inch Google Nexus tablet has caused a considerable stir in the tablet market. While Google has mainly stressed on competition with Amazon and has avoided a direct clash with Apple by not releasing a 10 inch tablet, people would certainly compare it with iPad as well.
Google Nexus tablet would come with a 1.3GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. In comparison to this, the new iPad contains a dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9. When it comes to the displays of both devices, the new iPad has a clear edge with its 1536×2048 resolution and a pixel density of 264 ppi. Google Nexus, on the other hand, would feature a resolution of 1280×800 pixels along with a pixel density of 216 ppi.
When we compare the cameras of both devices, iPad once again has an edge with its 5 mega pixel iSight camera, in addition to a VGA front facing camera. Google Nexus features only a single 1.3 mega pixel front facing camera. Considering that Google mainly intends on competing with Amazon Kindle Fire, this is still better since Kindle Fire does not have any camera at all. Connectivity on the new iPad is much better in comparison with Google Nexus. The new iPad has support for WiFi, 3G as well as 4G LTE networks, while Google Nexus so far only has support for WiFi networks, although support for 3G might be added soon.
The new iPad is available in 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB versions, while Google Nexus is available in two models of 8 GB and 16 GB. Besides, both tablets have no support for microSD card.
Finally comes the important factor of price and this is one factor that would attract large consumers towards Google Nexus. The 8 GB version of Google Nexus is available for $199 while the 16 GB version would cost $249. On the other hand, the 16 GB version of the new iPad can be purchased for $499. With an attraction of more than 600,000 apps and the latest version of Android, Jelly Beans, Google Nexus clearly has a chance of making it big in the market. Besides, it does not have to directly compete with iPad since both tablets belong to different domains of 10 inch and 7 inch displays.