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This tech review is comprehensive to know about Google Nexus 7. No 3G/4G chip is only minus point for me.

Google’s Nexus 7 aims for the Kindle Fire and iPad — but can a true Android tablet finally make a dent?

By Joshua Topolsky on June 29, 2012 03:32 am 137Comments

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet is not exactly a surprise. Nor is the fact that I’m able to work on a review of the product just hours after the device was announced. For years now, Google has had the uncanny habit of not only making big announcements at its I/O events, but then immediately sharing what it has shown off with developers and members of the press.

This year was over the top. Not only did Google hand out its new, 7-inch, $199 Nexus 7 tablet, but it also introduced a new version of Android (4.1) called Jelly Bean, upgraded its flagship phone, and… rolled out the Nexus Q. Perhaps the most odd of all, the Q is a spherical media player / amp which functions as a wired audio and video output for all of your Google content.

But the main course is obviously the tablet — a stock Google experience with a price point clearly meant to put a hurt on Amazon’s Kindle Fire, and sway potential buyers of Apple’s lower-end iPad 2. Android as a tablet platform has stumbled thus far — can Google finally begin to make an impact in an increasingly crowded market? Read on for my full review to find out.

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ariel says:

nkkhoo, please be careful. cheap offer may not guarantee you genuine product.

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danny says:

asus is a designer and maker of main boards (not yet outsourced). asus buy components elsewhere but primarily assemble their own products.
nkkhoo just happened to be the unlucky one to fall victim to defective asus product (bottom end of 6-sigma rejects).

i advise nkkhoo to hold on with his purchase as tablet prices will fall dramatically by Sep 2012 with better specs like connectors. Mind my words.

Frida says:

The new iPad has retina display – good for reading text.

Nexus does not have good HD display (check the specifictions), will strain your eyes when reading text/e-book.

nkkhoo has vowed not to use Asus products.
He may not know that Google engaged Taiwan’s Asus as OEM to build Nexus.

nkkhoo says:

Apple, Google and all branded names outsourced to Chinese companies. Asus itself also outsources manufacturing to Chinese and Taiwanese companies as I was told by Asus engineer.

Asus never build Nexus 7, it may involve in R&D only.

I was complaining Asus after sale service which is nothing to do with who is outsourcing party.

Freddy says:

So it is actually like ali-baba practice so prevalent in Bolehland?

Google engages Asus, Asus in turn engages Taiwan company, who in turn engages China company to manufacture at low cost and low quality.

nkkhoo buys the product, got poor experience and fed up, call up the Malaysian service centre who channel the call to an outsourced company in Chennai with customer relations manager that speaks fluent Manglish.

The cycle is thus repeated when nkkhoo airs his frustration on this website.