Busy day for tablet news. First, rumor mills spun wild about a Google Nexus 7 tablet coming to Australia in July. Rumored to be $199 with an IPS display, Android OS 4.1 Jelly Bean, and a screaming quad-core processor, the Nexus 7 will compete squarely with Kindle Fire.
Then, a few hours later, Kindle Fire 2 rumors began spreading. Funny how that happened just hours after the Nexus tablet rumors.
Kindle Fire 2 is rumored to hold steady on price ($199) but include upgrades like a better display. This ostensibly means that the first-generation Kindle Fire will either drop in price or disappear.
CompanionLink monitors these rumors closely because we deliver two-way sync compatibility with devices like Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire 2. We fill the gaps these devices have when they launch. For example, the first-generation Kindle Fire did not allow people to synchronize contacts or calendar with their Google/Gmail account. We documented this when the Kindle Fire launched. Let’s hope Kindle Fire 2 fixes this. If not, or if you would like a cloud-free way to sync your data to Kindle Fire 2, CompanionLink can help. CompanionLink can sync popular databases like Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, or even Google using the micro USB cable that comes with the device or using over-the-air technology such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or a hosted sync.