Nexus 7 – The new Android tablet from Google

Nexus 7 - The new Android tablet from GoogleI have never been a big fan of 7 inch tablets. I’ve never owned one and when holding them in the store they just don’t feel right to me.  I like a larger display, probably because I inherited my dad’s vain attempt to put off wearing eye glasses until the last possible moment. That aside I am intrigued by the Nexus 7.  What I’ve seen so far seems to point toward this being the tablet that Amazon was trying to make with the Kindle Fire and the fabled smaller tablet Apple has been rumored to be working on for the past couple of years. It is designed from the ground up as a media/gaming device. Easy to access content integrated right to the home screen (but of course because it is stock Android you can customize it however you want.)  I haven’t ordered one (yet) but my wife has and I look forward to seeing the device in person and seeing if its design and presentation can change my mind about smaller tablets.

I already know that some of the upgrades in the new version of Android, Jelly Bean 4.1, are worth the update. I installed a version of Jelly Bean on my Verizon Galaxy Nexus phone and there are some nice features including the new Google Now and the enhanced voice search with the knowledge graph technology. I suspect I’ll end up wanting one but I really need to start getting rid of tablets here or I won’t have room for my cat to sleep on my computer desk.

The Nexus 7 – The new Android tablet from Google might turn out to be something groundbreaking. The tablet that finally lets the masses know the power of Android in tablet form. Then they can see what I’ve been seeing for a couple of years. Android works great in phones and there is no reason it can’t work perfectly on tablets as well.

Jerry Sutton

I am, at heart, a software developer though I am currently managing a small Information Technology department for a mid sized company located in my hometown of Jacksonville, FL. When I am not playing with the latest smart-phone or trying to become inspired to write code I read almost anything I can get my hands on from Pulp Era adventures to biographies of world leaders and everything in between.