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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by some1 on Sat 11th Aug 2012 20:01 UTC
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2010-10-05

I've been using mine for a week.
* I disagree on the home button -- it's not needed. But the power button indeed could be more apparent and the volume button should definitely go on the other side. I've already pressed "power" instead of "volume up" a couple of times.
* Have the same experience with Chrome -- it sucks. Looking for a replacement browser. Luckily there's plenty of choice.
* Many google apps need polishing and minor bug fixes. My calendar didn't sync (looks like a common problem) and still doesn't allow adding event by tapping except in week view. Had some glitches with maps and play store. Many standard google apps were not pre-installed. "Play Movies & TV" label is truncated if you place the app on a home screen.
* Google Now (both on my phone and tablet) has it's share of bugs too, but that's understandable for such a complex product.
* 3rd party apps obviously need updating but that seems to progress really well. One specific thing is if an app uses upward swipe for anything it needs to block Google Now popping up.

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