"Do you really take your tablet out to take photos with?"5.0 starson by sunilsidhwani
Pros: 16 GB Internal Storage, Fast performance on downloads, Chrome as default browser on board, Pre-loaded with Transformers Dark Of The Moon Move, Free $25 Google Play Credit, Nexus gets the OTA SW Updates prior to others given the pure Google experience
Cons: No SD Slot (I've got a few Cloud Services that can dub for the extra space for documents, Music and other files)
Summary: Upon unboxing this (LOL, no it ddn't take me s long to do it as shown in the Unboxing a Nexus 7 is fun Montage video), I was prompted to download the Android 4.1.1 OTA Patch update, which fixed up a few Software issues and added Google Wallet to the device. Since then, I've downloaded apps on this on a slow WiFi at work in a matter of 2-3 seconds flat. And we're talking about sizeable files for Tablet and Mobile Apps here, which on 3G on my Android Gingerbread phone will take upto 10-10 seconds to load, occasionally more. And for the early adopters, you get a Free Google Play Credit of USD $25, which gets initialized upon signing into the device and into your Google Account. The Store will also load the Free copy of Transformers Dark Of The Moon into your Account and this will be stream-able from your other Androids as well.Apologies for the typos. Upon unboxing this (LOL, no it didn't take me as long to do it as shown in the Unboxing a Nexus 7 is fun Montage video), I was prompted to download the Android 4.1.1 OTA Patch update, which fixed up a few Software issues and added Google Wallet to the device. Since then, I've downloaded apps on this on a slow WiFi at work in a matter of 2-3 seconds flat. And we're talking about sizeable files for Tablet and Mobile Apps here, which on 3G on my Android Gingerbread phone will take upto 10-20 seconds to load, occasionally more.
Addressing what many users are dinging as Cons for this device, No SD/Micro SD Card Slot, no HDMI and No Backside Camera:
1. Seriously, how many of you will take a device greater than 7" in size outdoors with you to snap photos. Think about it! Most Tablets that have the camera, the resolution will not be that good to start with, plus there is usually no flash. So what is the point? This tablet was meant to be a media consumption device, similar to the likes of Amazon Kindle Fire, which by the way, IMHO is useless in front of this device. You atleast have the FFC to do things like Video talk over GTalk chat or Skype so stop complaining please folks! The Amazon Kindle Fire is severely lacking on this end!
2. No SD/Micro SD Slot: People! Use Cloud Services! That's what they are there for. This will likely be the wave of the future. Google offers Drive for free and provides you with 5 GB to start with. I got lucky and signed up for Pogoplug from CNET when they had a limited time promotion to sign up for 10 GB for free. Not only do I have a backup space here, I can sync stuff via this method from my PC to the Tablet. Consequently, I've built up 15 GB of Cloud Storage space here to have my documents on to alleviate the constraints that may prevail way down in the future for my device. And ofcourse, if I should need more, then I can always find other Clouds to work with to mitigate this.
3. No HDMI output to TV: Have you ever heard of DLNA (Dynamic Link Network Alliance) Protocol? It's the wave of the future through which Wireless Audio and Video Streaming is enabled. Tell me seriously, who all hard connects their device till today for this purpose these days? Not many especially if you have a TV/Smart TV with DLNA Built In and Ready to go. Just set it up that way and you will accomplish what you need to stream media from your mobile or tablet to the TV.
All you haters dinging it here need to know more about before bashing in haste. Seriously! Don't hesitate folks! Get yours today! Well worth the money!
Updated on Jul 22, 2012