Many people currently in the market for a 7″ tablet are asking which is better, an Amazon Kindle Fire, or the Asus/Google Nexus 7. The answer is very clear: the Nexus 7. The Kindle Fire was designed to be a low cost Amazon content consuming device. Its operating system is Android based, but has been customized to restrict access to Google’s Play Store, preventing installation of most Android apps. The hardware does not include a camera, Bluetooth, or even a microphone. The Nexus 7 has a higher resolution screen, twice as much RAM, a boat-load of sensors, and the latest version of Android. There’s really no reason to purchase a Kindle Fire, especially with the imminent release of the Fire 2. (Note: The new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD were announced, the Kindle Fire is still not worth considering, see the Kindle Fire HD comparison as that model has some improvements that make it worth considering.) Below are the important specs for the base-level models of each tablet, compare for yourself and choose the one that best matches your needs.
|Amazon Kindle Fire
||Asus/Google Nexus 7