NVIDIA’s own Tegra-powered tablet, aptly named the Tegra Note 7, has been ushered onto Google’s Android 4.3 platform. While the Jelly Bean build isn’t the latest and greatest (that would be KitKat), it marks a major update for the slate that includes several new features and tweaks.
A major focus seems to have been placed on improving the tablet’s stylus. The Note 7 now features support of left-handed users and “help option” for DirectStylus (we’re assuming it provides a tutorial or tips on using the slate’s pressure-sensitive stylus input). A toggle for turning the stylus on and off has also been added to the notification shade.
In other areas, NVIDIA has added always-on HDR to the devices camera to improve performance over multiple lighting conditions. The camera also gets tuned with video stabilization and other enhancements. The Android 4.3 update also enables the ability to transfer apps to microSD storage.
The Note 7 didn’t set the world afire, but its a nice option for folks shopping in the $200 range and is comparable in many ways to Google’s Nexus 7. The latest software update makes it all the better.