Free repair manual provider iFixit has operated on Google’s Nexus 7 tablet and revealed that it needs lesser disassembling effort to replace the battery.
iFixit tried disassembling a particular Nexus 7 and found out that its internal parts consisted of a Kingston flash storage, a Broadcom GPS and AzureWave Wi-Fi connectivity, 1 GB of DDR3 RAM from Hynix similar to Apple’s Retina display-equipped MacBook Pro, and a PN65 near-field communications (NFC) chip, first revealed by its supplier NXP. It is good to note that during its launch last week, the tablet boasted an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core chip.
In terms of reparability, iFixit commented that Nexus 7 is almost the same as the Amazon Kindle Fire, saying that it is “light-years more repairable” than Apple’s latest iPad, which means users will not have to struggle dealing with the brand’s casing screws and replacing its 4326 mAh battery. Nonetheless, the major disadvantage of the tablet originates from its Gorilla Glass-glued screen.
The 8 GB and 16 GB Google Nexus 7 models sell at £159 ($199) and £199 ($249), respectively, later this month in the UK.
Nokia recently filed a complaint against Google and Asus for infringing Nokia patents in the Nexus 7 tablet.