Google Nexus 7 VS Kindle Fire

The Google-designed, Asus-built Nexus 7 is currently the best 7-inch tablet money can buy, but it isn’t the most profitable. Its biggest rival, Amazon’s Kindle Fire, is about $19 cheaper to produce. The Nexus 7 is similar to the Kindle Fire tablet in many respects, but has a few more robust features. Now, let’s have review the specs and features difference between them.

Design comparison:
The Nexus is a little lighter weighing in at 12 ounces, compared to the Kindle Fire at 14.6 ounces.

Holding one in each hand, you’ll notice how much how much slimmer the Nexus 7 feels compared to the Kindle Fire. It’s only .95 millimeters thinner at 10.45mm compared to 11.4mm on the Fire, however the Nexus 7 has nice rounded edges which feels nice cradled in your hand, compared to the somewhat square edges on the Fire. Not a big deal to most people, but comfort can tip the scales when it comes to tablets.

The Kindle Fire has one button, which is the power button, placed oddly at the bottom. Since there are no volume rockers, you have to change the volume on the screen. The Nexus 7 has a larger power button on the right side near the top, with volume rockers about a quarter inch below.

Operating System comparison:

The Kindle Fire runs a version of the Android OS, but it’s heavily skinned by Amazon limiting a lot of functionality. Your “home” screen is the Kindle E-Reader, which is fine if that’s all you’re interested in, but if you’re wanting a fully functional tablet, then the Kindle Fire may not fulfill your needs. You can get a lot of the apps that you can get on most Android devices, but you may find that some of your favorite games and apps aren’t available.

The Nexus 7 runs the latest version of the Android OS (as of this article being written anway) named Jelly Bean. It’s not skinned either, it’s the full blown Android OS with full access the Google Play market.

Personally, I like having access to my email widgets, calendars, home screens, etc. The only way to get that type of functionality on the Kindle Fire is to root it and put something like the Cyanogen Mod on it, if you’re techy enough to do that.

Other features comparison:

They boast a lot of the same stats, like built in Wi-Fi, 8 gig hard drive (16 gig option available on the Nexus 7 for an additional $50), 8 hour average battery life, free cloud storage by their respective providers. They each have a micro-usb slot, and 3.5 mm headphone jacks.

Where the Nexus 7 starts to take a big lead is in hardware stats. The Nexus 7 boasts a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, compared to the dual-core ARM processor. This means a lot less lag and hiccups on the Nexus 7 for sure.

The Nexus 7 also has a 1280×800 HD display, showing 216 pixels per inch (ppi), while the Kindle Fire has a resolution of 1024×600, with 169 ppi. More pixels per inch is always good, leading to a more crisp screen showing more detail.

The Nexus 7 also comes with several things that the Kindle Fire doesn’t have, like built in GPS, and a front facing camera. The camera is only 1.2 megapixels, but allows for things like face recognition security, and automatic on/off features when a case is attached, etc.

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Multimedia supported formats comparison:
Nexus 7:
Video formats: H.264 AVC, MPEG-4, VP8 and H.263
Audio formats: MP3, AAC, FLAC, MIDI, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, Vorbis,PCM/WAVE
Image formats:PNG, JPEG, GIF, BMP, WEBP

Kindle Fire:
Video Formats: MPEG-4
Image formats: PNG, JPEG, BMP, GIF
Text formats: AZW,PRC (Mobipocket),PDF,DOC,TXT,DOCX

You should have learned that the Kindle Fire or Google Nexus has optimal compatibility with MP4 file format. To those who love watching movies on the Kindle Fire, it should be a cruel fact. You can’t enjoy any movie but MP4 files. Don’t worry, there is still a solution for you. In fact, there is an easy way out: convert video to MP4 for Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire.

The Video Converter can act as Nexus 7 Video Converter or Video Converter for Kindle Fire, for it has presets for these two devices. It is easy-to-use, fast and creates good quality. Also it can accept a wide range of video or audio file formats like MOV, MKV, AVI, VOB, M2TS, FLV, etc. If you run on Mac OSX, please refer to the Mac Video Converter for Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire Video Converter for Mac.

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