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Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet vs Google Nexus 7

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Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet Remove phone

Posted: 08 Nov 2011
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 27 Jun 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (2.3)Android (4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.1) 
Dimensions8.10 x 5.00 x 0.48 inches (206 x 127 x 12 mm)7.81 x 4.72 x 0.41 inches (198.5 x 120 x 10.45 mm) 
Weight14.10 oz (400 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
11.99 oz (340 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches7.0 inches 
Resolution1024 x 600 pixels1280 x 800 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

170 ppi216 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDIPS LCD 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
Features Light sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camcorder   
Features Video calling 
Front-facing camera 1.2 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

TI OMAP4NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1000 MHzQuad core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorYesULP GeForce @ 416MHz 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB8 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Stand-by time 12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 32 days (763 h)
 
Capacity 4325 mAh 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
Speakers Stereo speakers 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Browser Chrome 
Built-in online services supportFacebookYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

 GPS 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth 3.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n 
USB USB 2.0 
Connector microUSB 
Features USB Host 
Other NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
Notifications Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s) Yes 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
Other Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced07 Nov 201127 Jun 2012 
Shopping information
AccessoriesNOOK Tablet, USB Cable, Quick Start Guide, Power Adapter, Rechargeable Battery (installed)  

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