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Google Nexus 7 Tablet Review

The Google Nexus 7 is here, and it's impressive even before you look at the pricetag.

July 17, 2012
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Internet Apps

In addition to all the normal apps you can find in the Play Store, Google packaged a bunch of new services like Google Now and Google Beam to enhance your Android experience by making the tablet and its search functions much smarter about how it helps you. As of yet, no word on gross privacy violations, so no need to worry about that or SkyNet in the near future.

Apps Image
The app drawer, frustratingly locked in the portrait position.

Apps can be purchased and downloaded in the Play Store if you have linked your billing info your Google account. Just find the app you'd like to purchase, tap the buy/download icon, and your card will automatically be billed as your download starts.

Other Internet Features

Google's searching by voice commands also got a major upgrade in Jelly Bean, as it can understand a wide range of accents and a few languages, most often comping back with relevant information (unlike Siri). With the NFC feature, you can create tags that will make your tablet perform certain functions (like handing out a WiFi password) by tapping the Google Nexus 7 to a programmed NFC tag.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Email & Web Browsing
  8. Internet Apps
  9. Amazon Kindle Fire Comparison
  10. Apple iPad 3rd Gen Comparison
  11. Motorola Xyboard Comparison
  12. Conclusion
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