21 Days of Android Gifts: Day #5: Google Nexus 7


Do I really have to tell you how good an Android tablet the Nexus 7 is? No, I probably don't but, there a good number of people out there that haven't gotten round to buying one – myself included – and they shouldn't be left out. That's why the Nexus 7 is featured in our 21 Days of Android gifts. If there's somebody out there that you know loves Android then this is a super gift to get them. Not only that but, it starts at just $199, which can be a lot of money for a gift but for someone really close to you or a family member it's a probably a good price range to buy in. After all, when you consider what you're getting, for just $199 the Nexus 7 remains one of the best value tablets out there.

Sure, you could get them the Kindle Fire but what if they're all entangled up in Google's Web? With the Kindle Fire it's more than a little difficult to get hooked back into all of those services as Amazon want you to to spend all your cash and hook your life into their digital storefront and get your apps from the Amazon Appstore and not Google Play. GMail, Drive, Google Docs, the Play Store, Maps and so on are all best experienced on a Google device and what better device to experience them on than a Nexus? A Nexus tablet no less, the Nexus 7 is as up-to-date as you can be with the 4.2 Jelly Bean update and will continue to be updated directly from Google.

That's not to mention the stunning hardware you're getting here, after all, the Nexus 7 features a quad-core CPU and a high-resolution IPS display at 1280 x 800. It's great for games and a wonderful web browser as well and thanks to the high resolution it's a whole lot easier on the eyes when it comes to reading. If you need a refresher on what the Nexus 7 has under its hood then here are the full specs:

  • 7" 1280—800 HD IPS Display (that's 216 ppi)
  • Quad-core Tegra 3 Processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB or 32GB of Storage
  • 1.2MP Front-facing camera
  • WifFi b/g/n, NFC and GPS
  • A sizable 4325 maH battery
  • HSPA+ on AT&T, T-Mobile and most GSM carriers.
  • Corning Gorilla Glass

I know that there a whole lot of you out there that already have a Nexus 7 and are really enjoying it but if you're going to go shopping at the weekend to start – or finish – your Christmas shopping then a Nexus 7 is one of the best gifts you could buy for any Android fanatic or just a lover of good tech all around!

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For years now I've had a heavy interest in technology, growing up with 8-bit computers and gaming consoles has fed into an addiction to everything that beeps. Android saved me from the boredom of iOS years ago and I love watching the platform grow. As an avid reader and writer nothing pleases me more than to write about the exciting world of Android, Google and mobile technology as a whole.

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