What does the Fire 2 need to compete with the Nexus 7?

Discussion in 'Amazon' started by Mitlov, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

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    Google's Nexus 7, frankly, kicks the butt of the current Kindle Fire. Processor, ecosystem (Nexus owners can buy from either Google Play or Amazon; Fire owners only the latter, and its app selection is horrible), resolution, presence of cameras, hardware buttons...the Nexus 7 tromps the Fire in every way, yet costs the exact same amount $199.

    What do you think the Fire 2 can/should offer that would help it fight back to Google's potent salvo on the cheap-Android-tablet front?
     
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  2. Bolsa

    Bolsa Pen Pal - Newbie

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    How Nexus 7 e-book apps/utilities compare to Kindle Fire ???
     
  3. Mitlov

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    Haven't tried them; don't know. I think of the Google Play store as superior in apps but inferior in books and TV shows to Amazon (particularly if you have Prime), but I don't have anything concrete to point at that proves that.

    What I can say is that Amazon brought exactly what it needed. Particularly with a 1920x1200 9" IPS screen and 16 gb of storage for $299, just $50 more than the 16 gb Nexus 7, and $200 less than an iPad 3.
     
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    benroveno Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I think despite having a lame app selection on Amazon App Store, i think Kindle Fire HDX is more powerful than Nexus 7 because it's armed with Snapdragon 800 and Adreno 330 GPU, as opposed to the Snapdragon S4 Pro and Adreno 320 on Nexus 7 2nd-gen. And i've already seen latest graphically demanding games like GTA San Andreas doesn't run so smoothly in full graphics on Google's tablet. However, i agree that Google Nexus 7 is still better than Kindle Fire HDX because it has rear-camera, huge app selection, growing ecosystem that gets full supports from developers and great UI.
     
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