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Kindle Fire HD vs Google Nexus 7-A General Comparison in 15 Aspects

With the release of 7-inch Kindle Fire HD, the match of Kindle Fire HD vs Google Nexus 7 had started. As a latest Amazon tablet, the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD turns out to be the major threat to Google Nexus 7 in tablet market. Moreover, the releasing of Kindle Fire HD not only brings customers more inexpensive 7-inch tablets for selection but also a heating discussion over Kindle Fire HD vs Google Nexus 7. Therefore, to many customers, it is a happy trouble to choose between Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7.

Who will be the winner in the match between Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7? To answer it, one needs to make a general comparison between Google Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD. There are several advantages of comparing Kindle Fire HD with the Nexus 7. For one thing, one can easily find the advantages and disadvantages of those two tablets; for another, one can make his own judgment over Kindle Fire HD vs Google Nexus 7. Therefore, this post will compare Kindle Fire HD with Google Nexus in 15 aspects listed from A to O.

Kindle Fire HD vs Google Nexus 7

A for Adobe Flash: Both Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7 fail to support Adobe Flash. Google Nexus 7 rejects Adobe Flash with its system while Kindle Fire HD can’t get access to Adobe Flash Player after its quitting from Google Play in August. Therefore one needs to find ways to play Flash on Google Nexus 7 or watch Flash with Kindle Fire HD.

B for Battery: When it comes to Android devices, battery matters. The longer duration time a device gets, the more entertainment customers get. The battery of Kindle Fire HD can last for 11 hours while that of the Nexus 7 for 10 hours. Therefore, Kindle Fire HD wins over Google Nexus 7 in battery in a narrow margin.

C for Chip: Kindle Fire HD is equipped with dual core OMAP 4460 and Google Nexus 7 gains Quad-core Tegra 3. Though quad-core device seems to be more favored by customers, the dual core OMAP 4460 actually wins over quad-core Tegra 3 in performance. Therefore, in terms of chip, Kindle Fire HD is the real winner in the match of Kindle Fire HD vs Google Nexus 7.

D for Display: Both Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7 get 7-inch IPS screen. Therefore, in terms of display, the game between Kindle Fire HD and the Nexus 7 is a tie.

E for E-book: As a device backed by Amazon, the biggest e-book seller in the world, Kindle Fire HD can support the import of e-books in various formats including TXT/PDF/DOC/AA files. Comparing to Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus 7 can support to none of those files without the support of corresponding apps.

F for Front Facer: Both 7-inch tablets are equipped with 1.2 megapixel front facer which can be used in video call.

G for GPS: What to do when getting lost in a strange place? The Nexus 7 users is lucky enough to refer to Google Earth and other GPS apps to find way out while Kindle Fire HD users may need to get a map for guidance. For travelers, Google Nexus 7 is more desirable.

H for High resolution: Both tablet gain a screen with a high resolution of “1280×800“.

I for IMDB: Kindle Fire HD uses the power of IMDb to bring Amazon’s exclusive X-Ray service to movies. That’s to say, users can get to know about the actors while watching a movie. For movie lovers, they will love Kindle Fire HD for this unique function.

J stands for Jelly Bean: similar to the comparison in O.

K stands for Keyboard: Both Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7 get virtual keyboards which are controlled with one click after another. To get physical keyboard, corresponding accessories are required.

L for Low Price: Google Nexus 7 is available in a low price of 199 dollars, so is Kindle Fire HD. However, with the same price, a Google Nexus 7 user gets an 8 GB device while a Kindle Fire HD user gets a 16GB tablet.

M for Micro SD: Both Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7 are designed without Micro SD slot so that users need to make full use of the internal storage.

N for Network Performance: Both Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7 support Wi-Fi connectivity. Actually, network performance is probably the greatest advantages Kindle Fire HD gains over Google Nexus 7. With dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi, Kindle Fire HD is even faster than The new iPad.

O for OS: Kindle Fire HD is running customized Android 4.0 while Google Nexus 7 is operating under Jelly Bean. Therefore, Google Nexus 7 seems to do better in incompatibility and some other aspects.