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!