Google Nexus 7 hands-on
posted by Maxwell R. / Jul 24, 2013, 2:05 PM
However, there is “knowing” and then there is “holding it in your hands” which makes all the difference in the world. The new Nexus 7 is a great tablet to behold. We know that full HD displays are becoming commonplace, but the screen on the Nexus 7 is simply stunning.
Moreover, one also really appreciate the stock Android experience when it is paired with powerful underpinnings. The quad-core Qualcomm snapdragon processor has absolutely no problem handling Android 4.3 and while it does not bring a super laundry list of changes, some features are no doubt going to be welcome, like solid battery performance courtesy of Project Roadrunner.
The Nexus 7 goes on sale next week, starting at just $229 for the 16GB model which is a fantastic price for the hardware involved.
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Grrr my next tablet for sure...now I just need to figure out which phone? This screen looks amazing, I would buy it for the screen alone!
posted on Jul 24, 2013, 2:07 PM 3
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Agree...320+ ppi on a 7 inch is no mock matter. Quality product for quality price! I thought the hands-on should've been longer and a l'le more detailed.
posted on Jul 24, 2013, 2:14 PM 3
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Awesome design. I'll stick with my original Nexus 7, though!
posted on Jul 24, 2013, 2:21 PM 1
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thats what im thinking. the Next-Gen Nexus isnt that much different from the original once android 4.3 is updated. I have the 32GB Nexus7 and I love it
posted on Jul 24, 2013, 3:17 PM 1
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@ 1:26 "...project road runner" Did I miss something during the live presentation? Because I didn't hear any mention of a project road runner included among the features presented at the keynote. EDIT: As far as I remember, project road runner was supposedly a rumored feature for upcoming versions of android but was ultimately not true. Unless I'm wrong?
posted on Jul 24, 2013, 2:21 PM 2
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iPAD mini is not amused.
posted on Jul 24, 2013, 2:27 PM 0
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iPad mini is under the ground with its orrible screen, Apple's retina got owned :D
posted on Jul 24, 2013, 2:35 PM 10
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I agree I dont get why people think just because it has more cores is better, it also depends on software and if the software runs smooth why do u need more cores? IOS runs smooth on a dual core and so does WP8, and I think they dont need more than that. I dont hate the N7 but I would have preferred a bigger screen size, 8 inch would have been good, browsing on that little screen is not that great on landscape, I need to hear the speakers and see how loud they are, that might be good if they made them loud enough at least for media consumption
posted on Jul 24, 2013, 3:32 PM 2
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I had to have a good chuckle the other day watching an elderly couple that were interested in purchasing a galaxy tab 2 10.1 Customer : "I want to stick a 3G USB dongle in it to access the internet" Sales person : "Um..Ah.. It doesn't have a USB slot.... (he should have said driver support) You'll have to purchase the more expensive version with sim card support" Customer: (blank look on his face) "Oh.. OK. We'll mainly be using it to print photos" Sales person: "Oh.. Umm..Ahh...Ahh... That depends on the printer (again completely ignoring the lack of driver support on android, both for cameras and external printers)... blah blah..blah.. more nonsense that I couldn't listen to. Rather than say something like "What you're after is one of the cheaper Atom based Windows 8 tablets" he kept "umming and ahhing" pathetic excuses, ultimately trying to sell them something they didn't want or need. A true fanboy at his best.
posted on Jul 24, 2013, 7:28 PM 0
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By the way, before you buy, read this article: http://androidandme.com/2013/0
posted on Jul 25, 2013, 11:16 AM 0
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