Google Nexus 7 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD: Which is the best of the cheap Android tablets? Here's our verdict on the 7-inch slates going head-to-head at Christmas
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Putting pricing aside for one moment and the Google Nexus 7 is truly a fantastic tablet that might not be considered an iPad rival in terms of the content available and the Apple tablet’s more work-friendly credentials, but Google and Asus have thought carefully about how to make the 7-inch tablet experience the best one possible.
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Amazon knows its market. This is not a tablet for serious gadget obsessives. This is a tablet for serious gadget obsessive's mothers, fathers and kids. It's tablets made even more simple. For people who want a tablet purely as a way to watch films, read ebooks, play music and browse the web this puts everything within one tap of the touchscreen.
How we tested
As the recent unveiling of the Apple iPad Mini review clearly proves, there is plenty of appetite for a tablet with a smaller 7-inch form factor and in the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the Google Nexus, these are two of the more affordable tablet devices to own that has the impressive specs and performance to go with the cheap price tag.
The ASUS-designed Nexus 7 is Android to the very core while the Kindle Fire HD sees Amazon put its own unique spin on Google's mobile operating system, but which of the cheap 7-inch Android tablets should you be paying out for? We've run the rule over both to help you decide.