Monday, August 06, 2012

The Google Nexus 7

The $GOOG - Google, released the Nexus 7 tablet not too long ago. i just got one. If you remember the story, I had an ASUS Transformer Prime from the holidays until March, when it was stolen. I subsequently bought an iPad 3, aka The New iPad, and have been very happy with it. But after winning some money on recent trips to the Silver State, I thought WHAT THE HECK, and splurged the $249 for the Nexus 7. I'm a tech geek. I'll probably get a $MSFT - Microsoft Surface tablet, too. It's not job related, but it sort of is as a "continuing education" exercise. At least that's what I tell myself.


The iPad 3 is better. We all know that coming in, but it's priced higher. Much higher. But $249 for a 16-gig tablet? And the Nexus 7 is fast. The apps work well. It seems better than the Transformer Prime, even with similar specs. Maybe it's the non-metal backing that hits the wi-fi signal better. I don't know.

Anyway, I had already bought a bunch of apps and was able to reload them. Some aren't compatible with the Jelly Bean operating system OR the Nexus 7. Not sure which. The Google Play app store (or whatever they call it) just says that "this app ain't gonna work on your device, fool."

One difference is that the video isn't as crisp. Maybe it's the display or the apps, I don't know. But as I surf the web on the iPad and have the Olympics on TV, I put the Rockies-Dodgers game on the Nexus 7. Not as crisp as on the iPad.

Even less crisp watching the Dodgers lose 2-0 to the LAST PLACE ROCKIES.

I like the light weight. I downloaded the Kindle app and will probably use the Nexus 7 as my reading device of choice. The tablet came preloaded with some music, the 2011 Transformers movie, a bunch of apps, and $25 credit at the Google Play app store. Nice.

So, that's that. When's the Surface coming out? Maybe I'll hit the casinos before then and see what Fate has in store...


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