Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Sep 2012 23:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Some impressive new stuff from Amazon today. Great hardware, good price points, and, unlike Nokia, Amazon opens up pre-orders right away and gives us shipping dates. Still, I would personally advice waiting with buying one until you can replace Amazon's Frankendroid with Cyanogenmod or something.
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Nexus 7 owner here...
by FunkyELF on Fri 7th Sep 2012 17:19 UTC
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2006-07-26

I sprang for the 16G model for $249.

All else being equal or comparable (according to Amazon anyway), these are the differences I see.

In favor of Fire HD:
$50 cheaper
Has HDMI

In favor of Nexus 7:
Vanilla AOSP with promised updates.

I'm very happy with my Nexus 7 but if I were buying today instead of 2 months ago I'd probably go with the Fire for HDMI.
You know it'll be running AOSP ROMs fairly soon.
I wound up rooting my Nexus 7 anyway to be able to use DSLR Controller and StickMount.

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