Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Aug 2012 17:22 UTC
Google Nobody needs a tablet, but many people still want a tablet. This is still the core differentiator between a 'real' computer and a tablet. At least in The Netherlands, you can't function in society without a desktop or laptop connected to the internet, so people need a computer. A tablet, though? Hence, the most common thing people have told me when they played with my iPad 2 is this: I'd love to have a tablet, but not for hundreds of euros. Enter Google's Nexus 7, the first 'cheap' tablet that doesn't just validate Android as a tablet platform, but also gives the iPad a run for its money.
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Using mine more than I thought I would
by gan17 on Sat 11th Aug 2012 19:09 UTC
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I ordered a 16GB one the moment it became available at the Australian Play Store (I live in Singapore, and Oz is closest). Arrived late July, and I've been using it a heck of a lot more than I thought I would.

I disagree with you on the Home button though. The sooner all Android devices get rid of it, the better, in my opinion. Trying out a Galaxy S3 felt so cumbersome compared to my Galaxy Nexus, though half of that might have been a fault of Samsung's TurdPiss Skin as well, I suppose.

Also not experiencing any of the slowness you're getting with Chrome. Sure, there is some jerkiness here and there on heavy sites, but it's the same on my partner's iPad2. I wonder why our experiences are so different in that regard. Is there some other online caching element at work here? I'm not a fan of that "fuzzy zooming" you get whenever you re-flow/zoom a page, though.

Also, the new (supposedly improved) Roboto typeface looks a tad "off" against bright backdrops on the Nexus 7. Can't really put my finger on it, but I don't seem to have that dislike on my 4.6" Galaxy Nexus running the same version OS, so maybe it's a scaling or ppi issue. Dunno. What I am sure of is that I still dislike Roboto's numerals, especially the number 9. Ugh.

Edited 2012-08-11 19:18 UTC

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