Alright guys today were going to dive into the Nexus 7 and see if it’s a device worth picking up when you have a few extra dollars. So first off i’m going to run through the specs for you guys to give you an idea of what this device has to offer. The Nexus 7 has a 1.3GHz quad-core tegra 3 processor CPU, 7-inch IPS HD display (1280×800), front facing camera (intended for G+ hangouts), runs Android 4.2.2, 4,325 Mah battery. With all of these specs comes great performance, the device runs very smoothly when it comes to things such as scrolling through your homepages or opening and closing applications. This fluidity is also partly due to Project Butter that is included in the Jelly Bean software that the Nexus 7 is running.
The nexus 7 has a lot of great things going for it, it’s 7-inch screen in my opinion is the perfect size for reading a book or surfing the web like visiting a site such as AndroidMeter.com. The Nexus 7 comes with Chrome pre-installed and is the default web browser which is a great move by Google as Chrome trumps the default Android web browser in features and speed. Chrome looks great on the 7-inch display and is extremely fast and responsive.
Another great feature that the Nexus 7 has going for it is the rich notifications. The notification dropdown looks great and is cleverly done. You swipe down from the top right of your screen to get the default Android notification dropdown or you you can swipe down from the top left and get access to a quick settings dropdown. The quick settings dropdown gives you access to things like your WiFi settings or your device account.
When it comes to software the Nexus 7 is always going to be up to date just because it is a Nexus branded device. Because of this you will never have to worry about when or even if your device will receive the latest version of the Android software that gets released which is becoming a problem for more and more people as Android software updates are getting created faster and faster.
Looking at the Nexus 7 overall it sums up to an excellent device that really is a joy to pick up and use. It is especially a joy to use when watching one of your favorite movies or just reading a book that you have been waiting to read for months. It is running stock Android 4.2.2 which means there is no custom UI laid over the software that slows the device down and eats more RAM. I would definitely recommend the Nexus 7 to anybody who is a fan of Android especially at the price of $199, how do you beat that?
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