Consumer Reports Says Google’s Nexus 7 Tablet Challenges The Apple iPad For A Lot Less Money
Consumer Reports’ Donna L. Tapellini says that terrific smaller tablets increasingly populate the mobile scene, and some are legitimate challengers to the dominant Apple iPad, including Google’s Nexus 7, which CR observes is a very good tablet at a great price.
Ms. Tapellini acknowledges that with its bigger, excellent Retina display and a still-unmatched App Store, the iPad still has the edge over the Nexus 7, but suggests that if you want a tablet in a smaller package for a lot less money, the Nexus 7 is worth considering.
iPad-Toting Mom Reviews the Google Nexus 7
ReadWriteWeb’s Dan Rowinski wondered if his mother used the brand-new Android Nexus 7 tablet, would she love it or hate it?
He notes that his mother is tech-savvy and well aware of digital trends, since one of her sons is a technology reporter and the other a computer engineer. She owns an iPad and an iPhone, and uses popular apps and services to make her work and life easier and more enjoyable. She is aware of the Android operating system but had never used an Android device outside of browsing her sons various toys.
So, Rowinski’smother set to work, Nexus 7 in hand, to determine how the device would stand up to her expectations. Her conclusions? “Fast, small, cute, great price, packed with stuff. I can already think of people to give this to for Christmas,” and she likes the Nexus’s prodigious speed, but still prefers the Apple user interface, and as for size, concludes that the Nexus 7 is sort of like that really small purse you think you can get used to because its just so darned cute. It has lots of pockets and compartments and features, and it just seems really cool. But eventually you are back to your first love the beaten up hobo bag that holds all your junk.