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Old 07-17-2012, 05:41 PM   #1
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Ten reasons I am NOT IMPRESSED by the new $200 NEXUS7

Hmm as the 7 inch tablet space gets more competitive I seems we as potential buyers
will benefit from more options.
Right now the hot new thing is the google Nexus 7
already being hailed as the defacto "kindle fire killer"

People's obsession with everything new& recent aside,
I humbly offer some analysis based upon pure technical comparison and reviews and I must conclude that based on my personal experience & observation
Moving over to the $200 nexus 7 would represent an Excellent "side grade" but not a signifigant UPGRADE from my kindle fire.

This is comparing the N7 to a NON rooted kindle fire


1)
the N7 has a more powerful processor( tegra)

OK great, but as a casual gamer I am already running "tegra recommended" games Like Shadowgun with no Lags
I dont see any games in release that look as good or better than shadowgun for android
so it seems I am already running the current standard as far as 3D graphics for android..without a tegra class processor .

2) Jelly bean?? Looks nice but why exactly do I need it on my device?

"well Anabran, you can run the latest jelly bean apps and access the Massive Google play eco system ..so there!!"


Hmm I have already decided NEVER to ROOT thus foregoing Direct device access to google play.
also I have over 50 Side loaded android apps& games (2.3 or lower)
so I am not personally suffering from lack of non amazon content so this is a non issue for me at least.
additionally I just learned from a reviewer on "andronica.com" that the JB home screen will not let you flip the home screen itself to landscape mode without a Root/hack..portrait only

3) Internet??
KF -stuck with Wifi or tethering to a 3G/4G device of some sort
N7( $200)=Oops still stuck with Wifi or tethering to a 3G/4G device of some sort

4) HDMI??
KF=nope
N7( $200-250)=nope

5)
SD card slot?
KF=nope
N7( $200)=nope ( I can spend beyond the$200 price space and get more drive space on a N7 model making it a true upgrade with a price to match but a 100+plus gig Sd card in a slot would be cheaperIthink)

6)
Screen res?
yes the N7 has the edge but on a 7 inch device those extra pixels dont warrant spending another $200 USD to get them ,not in this economy)

7)Default interface?

N7= is nice (its android jellybean after all)
KF= is big ugly book shelf :-(

possible solutions: spend another $200 USD on an N7
ROOT My KF and install JB ,ICS ,CMOD7 etc.

or ...install and run the FREE Go launcher EX+wallchanger app and make my KF look just like any android device and even use a "jelly bean theme" if desired.
all while keeping my full factory functionality, warranty, and seamless Amazon Eco system access

8) Front camera?
N7-yes!!
KF-nope
Number of times I have personally video chatted since the advent of the technology=1
Future plans to video chat with a mobile deviceheld in front of my face? = NONE (YMMV).

9)Audio?
KF =craptastic speakers on top basicaly useless unless you happen to be sealed in a sound proof room the size of a coffin

N7 =*possibly* even crappier thin "speaker slots" on the bottom rear of the device.
solution ..obvious use head/earphone for both devices..


10) Third party accessories??( custom Covers cases,Docks etc)

Well clearly KF has had over seven months for vendors to get on board
I am sure they will read all the N7 the hype and start producing similar N7 accessories.
but again why do I need to spend another $200 USD and then wait for that??.

Last edited by Anabran; 07-24-2012 at 12:50 PM.
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