Google Nexus 7 Review

Previously, all Nexus devices released thus far have been smartphones, but this time around, Google decided to bring its Nexus to the table sphere. Catching some people by surprise, the Google Nexus 7 tablet redefines what it means to be a budget tablet. Oh no people, this isn’t a quick rush out the door kind of job. Rather, it is aiming to broaden the appeal of Android tablets as a whole. Furthermore, it doesn’t skimp out in the hardware...
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52 Comments

28. AndroidShiz

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

Got mine and this is the best Android tablet I've ever had. Updates, beautiful and fast, can't see myself buying anything that would cover this UI with something like Touch wiz or the like. Glad I got the 16gb version too. Home run for Google. Now the countdown begins to see how long it takes Apple to sue and then have judge Koh grant them some injunction for some stupid reason like the fact that it has a battery or something.

29. radiation21

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

waiting for nexus 7 in India...

32. AndroidShiz

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

NoGot mine and this is the best Android tablet I've ever had. Updates, beautiful and fast, can't see myself buying anything that would cover this UI with something like Touch wiz or the like. Glad I got the 16gb version too. Home run for Google. Now the countdown begins to see how long it takes Apple to sue and then have judge Koh grant them some injunction for some stupid reason like the fact that it has a battery or something.

33. GoogleNexus7

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Can't Wait to pick one up and google now is gonna be insane

36. monkeytown

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

unfortunately that HUGE bezel is a no-go for me

39. radiation21

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

please tell me- is there any sim slot in nexus 7

40. radiation21

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Is there any browser arrangement such as modem or sim other than WI-FI?

41. austene

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Can't decide whether I want to get the Nexus 7 or not. I hated the Kindle Fire with passion. Just hoping the iPad mini comes out so you guys can compare the two.

44. TshirtGirl

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

So I'm really wanting to get a tablet for apps and basic email. I'm TOTALLY unsure whether to get the google nexus 7 or kindle fire 2? Help!

45. technut

Posts: 170; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Google + Asus = Success.

49. knightlore

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I was looking for a tablet for the last four months, I'm quite fussy about my gadgets, so lucky I waited, now got the best tablet on the market at the moment, even thou it got no flash player, or camera, it don't matter, I didn't want a camera or 3g, as I got HTC Sensation xe. Lets just say the Nexus 7 as got it all......

51. tkvdog

Posts: 46; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Just Picked Up A 8gb Sweet Tablet!Fast&Smooth Great Work Google/Asus AAAA+++++$199.99+$25.00 In Play Store Money ='sFab Deal:)

52. abhishekjain.ims

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

guys when this tablet is scheduled to launch in India ?

53. radiation21

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

this is useless...it has no sim slot or port for modem.

54. radiation21

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

we expect that the Indian version of nexus7 would have sim slot...otherwise it will be useless in India

55. wildcat67

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Looking at getting a tablet and primary use would be browsing internet, music, movies and reading... does the Google Nexus 7 have enough space for all of this... or should I be looking at the Samsung... or even the Nexus with 16g?

56. technut

Posts: 170; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

IMO you should go with the nexus 7 16 GB model. Here's a solution if you need more storage:http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/47003/nexus-seven-gets-usb-drive-supported-cable

57. kairan975

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 11, 2012

There is no doubt that Google Nexus 7 is great. However,Google Nexus 7 also has a few drawbacks,like the storage space is not expandable and only one camera. Why not try Ainol Novo 7 Venus? Ainol Novo 7 Venus is a great alternative in my opinion. It is also powered by Quad Core CPU ACT-ATM7029 based on Cortex A9 that runs up to 1.5GHz,it has dual cameras,features the same 7 inch 1280X800 IPS screen as Google Nexus 7. One drawback of Ainol Novo 7 Venus is that it has 8GB Nand Flash,but expandable to 32GB - this is very important and matters,I like this.It's sold at $149.99 only from JSXL Technology. I share this just because I think the more choices of Tablet PCs,the better for us. Have a look jsxltech.com/products/ainol-novo-7-venus-quad-core​-cpu-act-atm7029-7-inch-5-point-touch1280x800-ips-​screen-mali400-quad-core-gpu-1gb-ddr3-8gb-nand-fla​sh-hdmi-bluetooth-2-1-gps

58. sopna

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 11, 2012

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59. raj1samir

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

"There is no doubt that Google Nexus 7 is great also has a few drawbacks, space storage with camera like the storage space is not expandable and only one camerassotry Ainol Novo 7 Venus? Ainol Novo 7 Venus is a great alternative in my opinion. It is also powered by Quad Core CPU ACT- ATM7029 based on Cortex A9 that runs up to 1.5GHz,it has dual cameras,features the same 7 inch 1280X800 IPS screen as Google Nexus 7. One drawback of Ainol Novo 7 Venus is that it has 8GB Nand Flash, but expandable to 32GB - this is very important and matters,I like this.It's sold at $149.99 only from JSXL Technology. I share this just because I think the more choices of Tablet PCs,the better for us. sxltech.com/products/ainol-novo-7-venus-quad-core-​cpu-act-atm7029-7-inch-5-point- touch1280x800-ips-screen-mali400-quad-core-gpu-1gb​-ddr3-8gb-nand-flash-hdmi-bluetooth-2-1-gps

60. salvadornexus7

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

its a the most amazing tablet that i ever had, i got the nexus 7 and the nexus 10 i think that the nexus 7 is the coolest tablet.... people i shoud you buy one like this AMAZING !! it very poweful

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