tablets

By now, everyone should have heard about the tablet by Google, the Nexus 7.  It is different from many other tablets of its form factor, arguably better than its competitors – for me.  I’ve had my eye on the Galaxy Tab series(both the 10″ and the 7″), but they were too pricey.

First, a personal historical rundown.  Originally, I got a HP TouchPad 16GB.  A nice, hefty, tablet as a gift.  It isn’t something I was even considering, but it’s famously publicized management decision made it more of an item of curiosity to own one.  It was a nice experience and got me used to having one.  The ecosystem of the HP TouchPad was sparse and definitely nowhere as lively and happening as Apple or Google’s respective offerings.

 

I moved to getting a Nook Tablet, mainly because the price was right and there were options to load a version of Android on it and escape Barnes & Noble’s rather limited ecosystem.  It was nice, but it was also a stripped down tablet, no Bluetooth, no camera – basically perfect for B&N’s purpose of a tablet to purchase and read books and the occasional movie from their market.

 

While I was eyeing the cheaper Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 (Plus?), I hear about Nexus 7.  A tablet of 7″, same as the Nook Tablet, but it has a ton of sensors added in, such as Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, as well as WiFi.  Plus, given that Google sold this directly themselves, I am hoping that Google has put Asus through a stricter QA certification to get out a more “complete” tablet.

 

In closing, I just received the Nexus 7, and I look forward to using it with its many sensors!

 

my tablets
Nexus 7, Kindle 3g, and Nook Tablet

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