Google teamed up with Asus to create the Nexus 7. This pretty basic looking tablet runs on Android Jelly Bean (version 4.1), backed by Nvidia Tegra 3 processor that clocks at 1.3 GHz. Nexus 7 also comes with 7-inch IPS display screen with a 1280x800 pixel resolution, along with 1GB RAM, 1.2 megapixel front camera (no back camera) and 4325 mAh battery (up to eight hours of performance). The price alone guarantees that Nexus 7 challenges the iPad Mini.
It may be an individual choice, but we found the rubberised back fits beautifully in the hand, thanks to a dotted panel design. When using the tablet and the Jelly Bean version of Android, you will realise just how flawless it is, coupled with smooth touch operations. Google has tweaked a lot of things between older Ice Cream Sandwich version and now. Even the most commonly used Google services like Gmail, Google Maps, Chrome browser, Calendar, etc, seem to have benefited from the OS refinement.
Overall, the Nexus 7 is the right software that works perfectly on the hardware, at a price that is definitely competitive.