Tech Tuesday with Clint August and MySmartPhoneStuff
My wife and I both have a Google Nexus 7 tablet(can you say Quad Core?). She is not a tech person at all, but she totally agrees with me on this one. The Nexus 7 is totally amazing. To start the screen is so crystal clear and vibrant, it totally syncs with all our online services(Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Music, Google Chat, Facebook etc.), it’s extremely fast and the touch sensitivity is better than any android we have tried and I would say equal to the iPad. We were both fans of the Asus EEE Pad. Again, we had two. I have since sold mine, she has hers just in case….(hasn’t touched it since the Nexus 7 arrived). Neither of us ever used the memory expansion slot or the rear facing camera on the EEE pad. So giving up just those two things for the Nexus 7 is a no brainer. The wi-fi connects as well as my laptop. She loves to stream Netflix while we are in hotels during our travels. I love to check new tech news, browse gadgets and keep in touch with my friends. Both experiences are far beyond what we hoped when we bought these tablets. For example with Android Bean 4.1 you get :
- Project Butter–making this quad-core system run the smoothest ever, by far!
- Automatic resizing of widgets when necessary(Smart Alignment)
- More responsive AND more predictive keyboard
- Offline Voice Typing (Siri must remain on your network to work)
- Better NFC(near field communication) and Bluetooth beams(haven’t tested the NFC yet)
- Better, more complete notifications–swipe away to remove
- More fluid search interface
- Google Now
- G+ Hangout
Compared to the Kindle Fire and countless other tablets out there, the Galaxy Nexus 7 is by far the very best value and (at the moment) the fastest overall for the money. That being said, even if you don’t mind throwing the $$$ at an iPad, toss one in your purse and see how it feels to carry everywhere you go. I ride a motorcycle for the most part. I keep a laptop and my Google Nexus 7 in my back pack. I use the Nexus 7 at least 10 times more than my laptop. Watch the videos below for some detailed run down and explanation of the features before you decide.