Apple’s iPad mini reigns King in the 7-inch form factor market, but may soon lose its crown as Google recently unveiled a refresh of its Nexus 7 tablet that puts Apple’s smaller tablet to shame. Powered by a new version of the Android Jelly Bean operating system, the new Nexus 7 features a 1920×1200 pixel display, which is far greater than the iPad mini… and also higher than any other tablet currently available on the market. The new tablet improves on its predecessor in almost every way: a more powerful device with almost twice as much processing power and four times the graphical performance, all packed into a lighter and thinner case with a smaller bezel. The new Nexus 7 is available for as little as $229 – $100 cheaper than the mini – the Nexus 7 is now available in stores and online. Apple is expected to show off new iPads this fall, but for now, Google’s new Nexus 7 rules the 7-inch roost.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.