Originally Posted by wynand32
I'm not so bothered by the need to swipe to start reading after opening the cover on the case, probably because my Nexus 7 works exactly the same way. It too has the option of turning on via magnetic cover, and it too has to be swiped to unlock when such a cover is opened and the device turns on. This is distinctly different from the iPad, which turns on and goes directly to the home screen when you open a magnetic cover.
FYI you can disable the lock screen on the Nexus 7 if you want to so opening the cover brings you right to the home screen.