Apple’s sixth generation iPhone 5 is nothing but an assumption right now but if release schedules hold to pattern, we should see it by the fall of 2012. Rumors and feature wish-lists include a 4-inch screen, faster Apple A5X chipset, real 4G LTE networking, and, of course, thinner and lighter.
The Google Nexus 7, the first tablet to wear Google’s Nexus brand, sets a new standard for smaller slates, proving that just because it isn’t as big as Apple’s iPad doesn’t mean it can’t be just as useful, as fast, or as fun. If you’ve been on the fence about Android, or tablets in general, this is the tablet you’ve been waiting for.
Basically, the Nexus 7 is a beast. Navigating around Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (yes, this is the first Jelly Bean tablet) is super clean. There’s no hesitation on the part of the Nexus 7 when loading magazines, books, apps, video, games, music or web pages.
This can be attributed to Nvidia’s 1.2GHz Tegra 3 quad-core processor — yep, this is the first quad-core 7-inch tablet, too. Alongside that is a 12-core Nvidia GPU and 1GB of RAM. The only noticeable delay comes when you first turn on the Nexus 7. There’s a lag of a few seconds while your content loads into the interactive home screen widgets pre-installed by Google.