Google has finally announced the much hyped Nexus Tablet. As rumored the tablet is built by ASUS and designed by Google. This 7-inch tablet also introduced the next version of Android, which is code-named Jelly Beans. The tablet is available for pre-order on Google Play Store for only $199.
The tablet is clearly targeted at 7-inch Amazon Fire tablet, which is also powered by Android. But Nexus 7 is more than Amazon Fire competitor as it is packed with features missing in Amazon Fire, has far more powerful hardware and is much more 'open' than Amazon Fire as you can use it just like a regular tablet and not locked inside Amazon's walled garden.
With Nexus 7 Google has also announced new additions to the content available on Google Play Store. You can now 'buy' and not just rent movies and TV shows. There is a magazine app which offers a great reading experience as it optimizes the content for the tablet while retaining the design of the magazine pages.
Another notable addition is Voice Search, to compete with Siri, which seems to be far more polished and than Siri. Google Maps have improve man-fold as they now offer more guidance if you are using a public transportation.
Nexus 7 can disrupt the tablet market, but Google needs to improve its content availability globally. While you can buy music from iOS or Amazon outside the US, you can't do the same with any Android device. Google needs to ensure that Android users are able to buy content such as music, movies, books and magazine for their Android devices around the globe to match with what Amazon and Apple offer.
If Nexus 7 is a content consumption device, Google needs to bring content to the device.
Now, will you be buying Nexus 7?