Where to buy Google Nexus 7 tablet

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The Nexus 7 is an Android tablet computer co-developed by Google and Asus, the first tablet entry in the Nexus series. The Nexus 7 is a 7-inch tablet, primarily competing with similar devices such as the Nook Tablet, Kindle Fire and the Blackberry Playbook.

 

Buy Nexus 7.

 

Buy Nexus 7 online. The Nexus 7 will be shipped with the latest version of Android, 4.1, codenamed Jelly Bean. Additionally, it will ship with Chrome as its web browser.

 

Buy Nexus 7. The 10.45-mm thick tablet, weighs only .74 pounds and is very easy to hold up in one hand. You'll want to check out our guide to tablet sizes -- but the 7-inch size is really best for one-handed use and reading while lying down.And despite its small size, the tablet still lasts long on a charge; the tablet lasts two days of on and off use before needing a charge.

 

So, you've got your shiny new Google Nexus 7 in the mail and, after watching the lackluster "Transformers" movie that was included with the purchase, you're looking for something interesting to do with the 7-inch tablet. Why not transform your Nexus 7 into an automotive toolkit that helps you get from point A to B safely and can entertain you along the way?

 

Dashboard mounting is probably the best setup for most users, due to its simplicity. However, you'll want the tablet as low on the dash as possible to keep it out of your field of view while driving. In a pinch, look for a windshield mounting arm that's maybe a little longer than you think you need and try to hang the tablet below your sight line with a dashboard puck like I did with the Magellan GPS in the photo.

 

The benefit to using something like the Satechi Cup Holder Mount is that the tablet sits about as low as it possibly can, but there are a few tradeoffs. Extra-low mounting means that you'll have to move your eyes (and maybe your head) farther to simply glance at a map. Additionally, depending on the position of your cup holders, the tablet could interfere with the operation of the shifter.

 

Now, it's time for the fun part: picking your dashboard apps! Depending on your needs, there are apps for navigation, audio playback, and a number of other functions that could come in handy behind the wheel of a car.

 

The built-in Google Maps app seems like the obvious navigation choice thanks to its newfound ability to cache map data for offline use. However, it does have its drawbacks. For starters, you can only plan a trip while connected to the Internet. Once you're under way, Google Maps can continue routing and even handle simple rerouting of missed turns, but you'll need to be in range of a Wi-Fi hot spot at the beginning of every trip, somewhat limiting the usefulness of this app.

 

Gabe Donnini, a data solutions engineer for Chitika Insights, said Google's restock of the 16 GB version didn't come as a surprise. "The company was expending a lot of effort into making sure that they could meet consumer demand," he said."The shortage was never projected to be a long-term issue."

 

Chitika runs an online advertising network and has been providing monthly measurements of Web usage with various tablet computers in North America.

 

Chitika found that when the Nexus 7 was released, the tablet "experienced a jump in [Web] usage that has not been seen outside of the iPad."

 

In a blog, Chitika wrote that the Nexus 7 posted "impressive" Web usage across the Chitika Ad Network "particularly for a device which has only been widely available for such a short period of time."

 

For the first time, in our Nexus 7 review, I started seriously looking at integrated storage performance of tablets and smartphones. I've casually done this in the past, but users complaining of poor system responsiveness with background writes on ASUS' Transformer Prime/Pad series demanded something a little more thorough.

 

The Nvidia Tegra 3 qual-core processor keeps the tablet humming snappily, and the graphics performance is as good as any tablet available. Throw in the smooth UI enabled by the Project Butter team of Android and you have the best user experience to date on any Android tablet. It's not perfect, but it is quite pleasant to use for extended periods.

 

Nexus 7 needs a way to read photo from a camera without PC or laptop. There's no data-input port -- the microUSB is for charging and devices like keyboards, but not reading SD card data. And that means there's no way to get my photos from camera to tablet unless I use another device. That's fine when I'm home, but not if I'm traveling and don't want to haul a laptop along. Even Apple came up with a $29 camera connection kit so I could transfer my photos directly from camera to iPad. This is a serious drawback for using the Nexus 7 as my sole mobile device (well, in addition to my phone) for a weekend trip.

 

The Nexus 7 is Google’s first foray into selling a tablet under its own brand. It’s currently available for pre-order from Google Play, the company’s online store, with customer deliveries expected to begin next week. It costs $199 for a model with eight gigabytes of storage, same as the Kindle, or $249 for 16 gigabytes.

 

The device is manufactured by Taiwan-based Asustek, and Google chose its partner wisely. Asus makes some of the prettiest tablets and personal computers this side of Apple, and the Nexus 7 is as attractive and smooth as the Kindle Fire is chunky and clunky.

 

So all considered, is the Nexus 7 the right tablet for you? I'll put it this way: I own a high-end 10-inch Android tablet. Since I've had the Nexus 7 around, I haven't felt the need to pick up that other tablet once.

 

In terms of software and performance, the Nexus 7 is at the top of its game. When you look at the Nexus 7 compared to other devices in the same general category -- Amazon's Kindle Fire, Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 -- everything else looks like a joke.

 

Ultimately, with the Nexus 7's level of hardware combined with its pure Google software, the tablet is a total steal at 200 bucks. You do make some sacrifices compared to more expensive options -- naturally -- but when you weigh everything out with the price, the Nexus 7 comes out looking like a champ.

 

All in all, the Nexus 7 is a fantastic device at an incredible value -- and a tablet I'd wholeheartedly recommend.

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