After 6 Months with the Nexus 7
Asus Google Nexus 7 Revisited
Release Date: July 13, 2012
What is it?
The Google Nexus 7 was Google first real entry into the tablet game. It sports the Nexus name so that generally means speedy firmware updates from Google and vanilla android.
· Comes in 8 (discontinued), 16, and 32GB flavors
· Comes with either Wi-Fi only or 3G/4G w/ Wi-Fi (via AT&T or T-Mobile sim)
· Current Android Version 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
· 4325mAh Battery
· ARM Cortex-A9 NVidia Tegra 3 1.2GHz quad-core Processor
· 1GB of RAM (DDR3)
· 7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 1280x800 WXGA pixels (216 ppi)
- Nice size
- Great for reading
- Bezel is a great size for those who like to read on it
- Great for gaming
- Soft touch back
- No haptic feed back
- Laggy at times specially when using the Google Chrome Browser
- Bezel could be a bit smaller
- The price for the dock…
- Colors on the display are a bit washed out
- No rear facing camera
- Android 4.2.x IMO ruined the experience of the Nexus 7
- Asus RMA service is terrible
- Battery Calibration issues
- Google’s new Bluetooth stacks suck
- The moment you realize 1GB of RAM may not be enough
- The Moment you realize that your device will shut off without warning around 45% of battery and you have to do the boot loader trick to revive it form a coma.
Seriously, +Google as of late I’m not a happy customer with my nexus 7. Yes the device is awesome and it really was fail proof before Android 4.2.x was released. The features you added were great and did improve the overall tablet experience but what good is that if there is a battery calibration bug that came with the update doesn’t allow your device to stay alive long enough to enjoy it. I know that there is a new version of android that will be released soon and I’m hoping that it has a fix for this.
Also feel that Google Chrome needs to be re-optimized for the nexus 7. It used to be great but now it lags and I am forced to use other browsers when I am browsing the internet.
I have had my nexus 7 for 6 months now minus the 4 weeks in March that I didn’t have it due to me having to send it to Asus for repair, and I have to say that my opinion of it is on the decline. As of late I find myself using it less and less. I used to reach for it before it I would any of my other internet connected devices to make a search, and now I find myself doing that with the Nexus 4. Now my main uses for it are to play games, reading books, Reading music and lyrics, and occasional YouTube searches. I’m really hoping Google works out the bugs with this device and don’t abandon it just to release the new version, I have referred a lot of people to pick up Nexus 7 because I loved it so much but if issues persist and they end up with the same problems I and a lot of other users have had they not likely to support the brand…
Battery Life: 2.5 (when working correctly 4.5)