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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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Device & Specs

Device & Specs

While a 10.1" tablet is much different than a 7" tablet, the Google Nexus 7 brings quite a bit to the table. With a better screen, more wireless features (though no IR blaster), and even better innards, the Google Nexus 7 would be a better device even if it was the same price.

Screen

Hands-down the Google Nexus 7 has the best screen of an Android device tested to date.

Battery

The Google Nexus 7 has the current best battery of any tablet reviewed on TabletreaderInfo.com, and therefore takes this one handily.

eReader

Due to its smaller size and weight, the Google Nexus 7 is a better eReader, as it is much easier to hold for longer periods of time.

Internet

Because the Nexus7 follows convention for all Nexus devices, it will remain updated to the latest Android OS and features for a long time to come. The Xyboard, however, will be left a bit behind as its hardware can't support it as long as the Google Nexus 7 's will. While the Xyboard offers an IR blaster with fantastic support, and a bunch of productivity software, in short order it will become outdated, whereas the Google Nexus 7 will not.

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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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