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Pros Does not cost an arm. Very fast Long battery life Great screen resolution.
Cons No micro-sd slot.
Summary This is one hell of a Tablet. I've never been a fan of Apple, and have always found 10" Tablets to be too cumbersome for someone who travels a lot. This 7" Nexus is perfect. It's light, fast and an excellent E-reader, which is the primary reason I bought it.
Pros Small size Light Comfortable to hold with one or two hands
Cons No landscape mode on the home screen without mods App store does not compare with Apple's for tablet apps Crappy speaker
Summary I've owned an iPad 2 for a couple months now and all I could think was jeez, this thing is big, heavy and annoying. It also seems artificially limited in its functionality thanks to Apple's jailboxed policies.
I was most frustrated by the extreme difficulty in getting movies onto the device. This was my biggest reason to switch to the Nexus 7.
I've had my Nexus 7 a couple days and all I can say is I'm so glad I made the switch. I am a little disappointed the quality of apps in the Android store for tablets. The Nexus 7 is very popular yet many apps just look like garbage on it. I find myself sticking to mobile websites over apps for the most part.
My other disappointment rests with the speaker. It's not great. The iPad's speaker I could watch a movie without any trouble at moderate volumes. I find with any ambient noise it's quite difficult to watch a movie on the Nexus 7 without headphones. The iPad's speaker faces downwards which is preferable to the rear facing Nexus speaker.
Pros smooth, long battery life, google play, android
Cons no 3g or 4g
Summary It's been 2 month since i bought this and i am very happy so far. I never tried any tablet besides a ipad and this tablet runs as smooth or smoother as a ipad i recommend it to everyone its just perfect and easy to use. There's a reason why apple decided to make an ipad mini and i think it's because of this tablet
Overall, the Nexus 7 makes fewer compromises than any other tablet in its price range. More importantly, it's a very good tablet with a ticket to future Android updates. Those factors make the Nexus 7 an obvious Editor's Choice.
The only downside is really the limited (and not expandable) internal storage. The lack of expandable storage keeps the Nexus 7 from winning a higher level accolade, but the rest of the package is enough to earn our bronze Editor's Choice award.
"The Nexus 7 is a wonderful tablet for Americans, and a great one for everyone else...despite the lack of content services, which will hopefully come to Canada at some point — the Nexus 7 is still the best low-cost tablet for Canadians. Compared to other choices...the Nexus 7 is the obvious choice."
The 16GB Google Nexus 7" Tablet from ASUS represents a premium Android-based device that delivers the best Google experience available on a tablet. Aside from including easy-to-use software and state-of-the-art hardware, the Nexus 7 is the first tablet to ever feature Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. Jelly Bean brings intuitive controls and a plethora of customizable options. With smarter notifications, beautiful new widgets and home screen customization, the Nexus 7 takes advantage of Jelly Bean's easy to use drag-and-drop controls.
Finding that perfect balance between practicality and mobility is a difficult task. Fortunately, the Nexus 7 combines both into a slim, lightweight tablet with a perfectly-sized 7" IPS display. With a 1280 x 800 native resolution, you'll be able to enjoy deeper black levels and vibrant color when playing your high-definition video content. The screen is made by scratch-resistant Corning glass so you don't end up with unwanted marks when carrying your Nexus 7 around.
Mobility is key for any tablet and the Nexus 7 is no exception. It is only 0.41" thin and weighs less than a pound so you can carry it around with you wherever you go without adding any bulk to your bag. You don't have to worry about low battery life either since the Nexus 7 can run for over 9 hours during HD video playback, 10 hours when web browsing or e-reading and up to 300 hours when in stand-by mode.
High Performance in a Slim, Portable Package
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
The Nexus 7 is the first ever tablet to feature the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. This clean, uncluttered mobile operating system brings smarter notifications, beautiful widgets and deep home screen customization made easier with drag-and-drop controls. You'll be able to unlock your Nexus 7 with a smile. Just look into the camera to quickly unlock your tablet without having to worry about passwords. You can also tap the microphone on the keyboard and use your voice to type out your emails, SMS or anything else you want to text. The Android Beam makes it easy to share contacts, websites, apps, maps, directions and YouTube videos to other people close by. Simply hold two NFC-enabled Android tablets close to each other and push to beam and share. With Jelly Bean at its core, the Nexus 7 is faster and more intuitive than ever before
The Nexus 7 comes with a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. This means pages load quickly, gameplay is smooth and responsive and running multiple apps is seamless. Integrated graphics deliver rich and immersive visuals while patented 4-PLUS-1 CPU design gives you processing power when you need it, and battery saving efficiency when you don't
Stunning 7" IPS Display
The Nexus 7 brings your entertainment to life in stunning clarity on a vibrant 1280 x 800 high-resolution display protected by scratch resistant Corning glass. With over one million pixels in your hand, text is sharper, HD movies are more vivid and gameplay is smooth and dynamic. The display has 10-finger multi-touch support
Designed with Gaming in Mind
The Nexus 7 was designed with gaming in mind. With heart pounding quad-core performance and sensors such as a gyroscope and accelerometer, you'll be able to do a barrel roll then tilt, touch and tap your way to the top of the leaderboards
The Nexus 7 was built to bring you the best of Google in a slim, portable package that fits perfectly in your hand. Only 0.41" thin and having a weight of less than a pound, you'll be able to carry the Nexus 7 around without feeling weighed down
Made for Google Play
World's Largest Collection of eBooks
With over 4 million books to choose from, the Nexus 7 gives you access to the world's largest collection of eBooks. Customize your reading experience by adjusting the font, switching to day or nighttime modes and much more
Instant Access to Your Favorite Movies and TV Shows
There's no need to wait for downloading, syncing or worrying about storage space because movies and TV shows are instantly available on the Nexus 7 in full HD. Also, the Nexus 7 has a high-resolution 16:9 screen, you'll be watching your favorite content the way it was meant to be seen
600,000 Apps & Games
Get all the apps and games you love on the Nexus 7. With over 600,000 titles to choose from, Google Play has something for everyone. Find the most popular free and paid apps, explore hand-picked collections, browse by category or simply search for your favorites
Magazines come to life on the Nexus 7. With hundreds of popular titles to choose from, you're bound to find something for you. Buy single copies of new issues, or subscribe to your favorites on Google Play
Your Music Everywhere
Take your music anywhere with the Nexus 7. When you upload your existing music library to Google Play (up to 20,000 songs for free), you can stream all your tracks and playlists from the cloud so you'll never miss a beat. With the Music Manager, you can also easily import your entire iTunes music library (up to 20,000 songs, does not include DRM protected songs) into Google Play. Once your music is imported, it automatically becomes available on your Nexus 7. You'll also be able to enjoy your music on the web at play.google.com and any other Android compatible phone or tablet without having to worry about backups again
The Best of Google
Google Now tells you today's weather before you start your day, how much traffic to expect before you leave for work, when the next train will arrive as you're standing on the platform, or your favorite team's score while they're playing. And the best part? All of this happens automatically. Cards appear throughout the day at the moment you need them
Browse the Web Faster
The Nexus 7 comes with the speed and simplicity of Google Chrome, built in. Browsing the web from your tablet has never been faster with pages loading in a snap and hardware-accelerated page rendering lets you experience the mobile web quickly and efficiently
Gmail, To Go
Gmail is better than ever on the Nexus 7. Intuitively swipe back and forth between email threads so you can read and respond quickly and fly through your inbox. And offline search lets you search for emails even when you don't have a Wi-Fi connection
The Nexus 7 lets you video chat with up to nine friends at once with Google+ Hangouts. You'll look great with the 1.2-megapixel, front-facing camera, and starting a Hangout is a snap or you can join an ongoing Hangout from your stream. Stay connected and keep the conversation going wherever you are with the Nexus 7
YouTube in HD
Bring millions of videos from YouTube anywhere you go, ready to watch in the palm of your hand. With the Nexus 7, all your favorite YouTube content is available in vibrant high-definition. Watch music videos and celebrity exclusives from upcoming and popular artists right on your Nexus 7
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