Please read - From Techradar: http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/ ... 12-1117715
Techradar: concerning the Nexus 7 wrote:It's been an interesting year for Google.
Android stormed the smartphone charts but didn't do so well in tablets, so Google stepped in and made arguably the best non-Apple tablets around.
And more specifically:
Highs and Lows of Google 2012 wrote:3. The Nexus 7
Google's Android world domination plan hit a hurdle with small tablets: they were crap.
Highs and lows for Google in 2012Fed up with rubbish Android tablets, Google decided to design its own
Google rather wisely decided to take matters into its own hands, and the resulting device - the Nexus 7 - was, and is, brilliant. It's as cheap as a Kindle Fire but considerably more powerful.
And some reviews:
Kindle Fire HD: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac ... 316/review
iPad mini: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac ... cleContent
Nexus 7: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac ... 040/review
And so that you can cross reference:
Kindle Fire HD: http://www.mobilegazette.com/amazon-kin ... le-fire-hd
iPad mini: http://www.mobilegazette.com/apple-ipad ... x10x23.htm
Nexus 7: http://www.mobilegazette.com/google-nex ... x06x27.htm
If I didn't want the iPad mini (mostly down to price and the fact that no retina display, amongst other things, makes it feel like too much of a comprimise compared to its bigger brother the iPad 4) then I would get the Nexus. This isn't to say that the iPad mini isn't good, it is. It is just not for me.
I like Android OS without all the overlays that Samsung (touchwiz), HTC (Sense) and others (like the Kindle) add onto the user interface. This is the core reasons why Google went ahead and showed the market how to make a Android derived tablet. Other manufacturers were doing to much to add onto the operating system and it just slowed/complicated processes.
It is also a cast iron fact that the Android interface allows you to customise far more than Apple's own offering. Having said that, if you have your heart set on Apple iPad/Pod/Phone and are given a Nexus, then its not an Apple ietc and never will.
Kindle would be my third choice. I don't understand why its not open to the Android market, now known as Goole Play - which these days has as many apps as the iStore.
Also, and I haven't checked by if the Nexus has access to things like Goolge Now then I'll probably will get one and I didn't want one until I wrote this post and read more about it in detail.