Google Play and the Nexus 7 Tablet

 I’ve heard of Google Play before, but didn’t know much about it until I saw THIS Computerworld.com article about Google’s new Nexus 7 Tablet that runs the Android 4.1 Linux operating system. I’ve never had much use for a Tablet until now, but the more I look at the Nexus the more I want to buy one!

It’s very similar to the Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet, except the specs (Quad-core Tegra 3 processor; 7” 1280×800 HD display) on the Nexus are better (the Kindle Fire comes out with a new version in July) and it’s at the same $199 price as the Fire. Also check out the video in the above link for more info on the Nexus 7. This thing is really beautiful, and the kids would love it!

The Google Play website has an easy-to-navigate layout and the integration with the Nexus Tablet makes purchasing TV shows, games, books, music and movies awfully easy. And all your purchases are saved in the ‘Cloud’. I would enjoy this device as a book reader, but the graphics on this machine would not be bad for watching visual media, too (although I prefer to watch TV shows on our 23″ monitor). The inclusion of buying music and playing games really makes this Tablet appealing for the whole family, and at $199 it’s a nice price! ($199 for the 8 Gb model; $249 for the 16 Gb).

I need to look into this a little more, but since I’m already hooked into the Google Universe through Gmail, Youtube, Google Docs and Google+, what the heck! Our Google Overlords do make life on the Web easy and seemlessly synchronous. And I like how the growing Tablet Wars are making such versatile devices more affordable all the time.

Though I may reconsider when the Google Cerebral Implant Chip Tablet comes out in 2017!