Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 19:12 UTC
Apple It's one of those days again: Apple held a product announcement today, announcing several new products. The most important of which was rumoured about for a long time now: a smaller iPad. It's called the iPad mini, and has the potential to become the best-selling iPad - and thus, the best selling tablet.
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RE: Fail
by henderson101 on Wed 24th Oct 2012 11:52 UTC in reply to "Fail"
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I own a Nexus 7. The build quality is horrible, but it's a fairly okay device. It is not half as hardy as my iPad 2, nor is is as fast. The iPad Mini is on a par with the iPad 2, but with general improvements, therefore is more than likely a better all round tablet.

Android on the Nexus 7 is not snappy all of the time. Some apps are pretty dire, and the battery life is appalling. Not "in use" battery life, as that is as Google/Asus advertises, but if it is asleep for a day, it loses 10-20% battery life. From a full charge, I can leave it with no use for a number of days (say 3) and it is near 20% when I next use it. There's no rhyme or reason, and it doesn't matter what apps I kill. There's something fundamentally wrong with the OS or one of the Apps I have installed. I'm not about to delete them all, so I deal with it. In contrast, I can leave my iPad 2 for 2 weeks from a full charge and it will still be above 80%. One of these tablets is doing something right... (if anyone wants to "help" me track down the bad App, I'm open to that - but it's not really a high priority for me. As I said, I just charge the tablet every few days.)

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