I can’t find one person who has been using the Nexus 7 for an extended period of time, and hasn’t seen a massive downgrade in performance. Just what kind of downgrade are we talking here? I cannot pick up my Nexus 7 without experiencing problems like a lag of ten seconds, or more, just to rotate the display; touches refusing to acknowledged; stuttering notification panel actions; and unresponsive apps.
No wonder people don’t go online with it, they can’t even get it to work.
I’m seriously disappointed in Google not standing behind a defective Nexus 7, just because I didn’t purchase it from them. Apple and Amazon stand behind their products no matter where you purchased them.
I feel like I can’t help damning the Nexus 7 with faint praise. It’s a nicely built tablet, that’s fast enough and has a workable OS. It has a good browser and some good built-in first-party apps. As a general-purpose device it’s hobbled by a small keyboard. It lacks a cellular networking option and a rear camera. As a reading device – possibly its strongest suit – it’s let down by poor font rendering and a sub-retina display.
But unfortunately for Amazon and Google, as good as their impending tablets are shaping up to be, Apple’s got something up its sleeve, too.
I agree with Abdel on Google, but not as much with Amazon. When Apple releases its smaller iPad, all tablet manufacturers are going to feel the heat — there is no doubt in my mind about that. However, I believe people purchase the Amazon products for a different reason. They buy into the Kindle brand as opposed to just purchasing a tablet. While some people may choose to buy the smaller iPad, many will continue to buy the Kindle because it does the one thing they really want from it — read books.