There she is, the Google Nexus 7 tablet. It will be official within the next hour.
looks really good just hope that it is light is all.going to pick up 4 of these for christmas presents.cant wait to see the reviews!!
Too much bezel.
Phone UI? No bueno.
If you recall, google is going for more unity with their UI, so it makes sense that the tablet UI will look much closer to the phone UI with JB.
it looks as comparable to the nexus, its liek the iPad is, a bigger iPhone….this is just a bigger Nexus phone….not sure how i feel about it.
7 launcher spots vs. the previous 5… JB going to have a built-in, scaleable bottom dock? Wonder what happens in landscape mode.
simplistic… polished…. but isn’t that a large bevel for on screen buttoning?
Looks like Jelly Bean may be taking a new approach to the tablet home screen layout? Interesting. Nice looking device though!
Hmm, bezel is looking pretty big, either way looking forward to more details.
WHERE IS THE DOCK CONNECTOR THO.
suspicious the layout is more like a phone than a tablet…
Maybe its the screen size. I know at certain sizes or resoultions Android will flip between Tablet/Phone mode. Maybe thats it seeing how they have a hack that forces the galaxy nexus into Tablet mode
Thats not a simple port of the GNex software onto a tablet, there are a few more dock slots there. I hope Jellybean doesn’t bring phone ICS to tablets…
I don’t understand why…. yet
ICS is both phone and tablet UI
But ICS has differences between the phone and tablet UI, JB is supposed to bridge the gap and lead to a unified UI.
Well there you go then. If you’re mistaking it for the phone ui then it seems unified. I bet it changes when you hold it in landscape mode.
My new tablet. Hopefully they have the 16GB for $250, and I’ll be sold!
The bezel is hideous on that thing
Somewhere, sometime, someone pointed out the bezel actually prevents you from touching the screen accidentally when holding devices… edge to edge may just be a fantasy because our hands ‘touch’ the screens in multiple places if no bezel… bezels are probably here to stay…but yaaaa, didn’t have to be quite sooo big on a nexus device for sure!
I used to hate how every table had a bezel and no edge to edge, then I read the same thing you are referring to and felt like an idiot for never realizing it myself
this is overkill tho
look like the prefect width of a thumb
Dude, people are referring to the top and bottom. Everyone knows there has to be a side bezel.
Sorry let me add “top bezel looks like the perfect length of a thumb”
You know, for when you’re holding it sideways. You’re going to need more room to put your more of your finger on it due to the added leverage.
OMG! How did i not realize this. You’re right. you cant palm the device so how else you going to hold on to it? gotta have a thumb up on the screen. now it’s not so ugly.
The sides look ok, but yeah, the top and bottom bezel is overboard.
Not to mention bezels help protect the screen on accidental drops.
Bezel also looks larger than some other tablets because the screen is only 7″ which results in a greater bezel to screen ratio than a 10″ screen.
I get the idea of a bezel providing an area to hold the tablet, but I would rather see a slimmer bezel and maybe incorporate something into the touchscreen to account for accidental accidental screen touches from the edges. Maybe a “deadzone” or some sort of edge detection system. I am all for Nexus products, but I wouldn’t buy this. I’ll stick with my TF-101 for a while longer. Or maybe they just need a way to make bezels look more attractive like a “glass-like” transparent/translucent bezel. This design is not the answer.
A deadzone? Interesting. So maybe this deadzone could go around the entire screen. Then if it was touched it wouldn’t affect the screen. Maybe they could paint it black too and give it a catchy name that would help people understand what it is and does. Something like….I don’t know….bezel maybe?
I think you are really on to something here. It could be HUGE!
An idiotic reply to my comment? Interesting… I think your on to something yourself.
For those of you who aren’t retarded, I was referring to a full-size screen with little to no bezel. This is why I mentioned “incorporating something into the touchscreen” in my post. I clarify upon my original post for CaptainObviouslyStupid here… I am suggesting that the active, touch-sensitive screen go as close to the edge as possible for maximum viewing area, BUT to avoid accidental touches from registering along the edges you could have the “deadzone” I mentioned. This was you could minimize or eliminate the solid black bezel and see more of the screen for games or movies. You could hold the active screen along the edge without it interfering with what you are doing.
It’s not a perfect solution and might not even be possible. I just thought I would share a possibly innovative idea with the rest of us on here who use our brains intelligibly.
The idea already exists, and it is called a bezel.
The side bezel is fine but the top and bottom bezel is like 1 inch wide. WTF.
Holding it in landscape.
For as much as humans are affected by ergonomics, they seem to be completely oblivious of how they’re designed.
I understand your argument but why would it be that much wider than the side bezel? If it’s not meant to be held in portrait mode than why advertise it that way? It just looks odd that the bezel isn’t consistent around the screen.
Because in landscape, holding it with one hand is going to put more torque on your wrist. Having a wider plane to grasp would reduce the effort to stabilize it.
That makes sense.
Google/Asus engineers had their reasons, so STFU up about it and leave it be.
Wait, that’s the phone UI isn’t it? So Google has Jelly Bean defaulting to a phone UI on a 7 inch tablet instead of the tablet UI? Or am I missing something here?
had a tablet for 6 months and now running CM9 nightlies. used it a LOT for 3-4 months and now i barely use it.
helps that my GNex is just as capable as a tablet/PC when i’m AFK
Exactly. Thisbisbwhy I’m awaiting padphone. or maybe nexus7 will have telephony capabilities?
Nice! It’s good to see the Asus maintain a bit of the same look and brand identity as the Samsung G-Nex diamond back design. Looks like Google really does have the primary say in the design of the Nexus devices.
Not the prettiest, but I still want
It looks like the phone version of ICS/JB
My wife will be so happy when I replace her Kindle Fire with this little beauty!
but i like the embedded ICS search widget better
Why so much bezzle? And what is with moving the clock/notifications/app drawer and wasting all that space at the bottom? BOOO
they want ICS to be more similar because people complain about having things in different locations. they might have put it up top we don’t yet
It looks very nice. I just don’t like the fact that they decided to not put a rear facing camera on it…
Because tablet rear-facing cameras have been so high rez, easy to use, and useful to date.
have u ever seen someone take a pic with an iPad? it looks stupid. lol.
I have, at my sister’s graduation, lol. Tablets don’t need rear facing cams, that’s what smartphones are for.
I wonder when we can order? I’d like to order as soon as it’s available.
I have to wait until tomorrow, hope they’re not sold out by then. >.>
Please be a placeholder. Just looks like a big ass phone. I liked the tablet mode for ICS. Kept the status bar and the nav bar joined. Way better that way.
Kindle Fire killer…
if google gets apps optimized for it like amazon has maybe, but their foot is already in the door and has a simpler UI
hmm… okay. looks nice
That doesn’t look like the traditional android tablet interface…
You cant just post this and not clarify anything. Where did you get this? Are you sure its official?
Interesting… thinking about selling my GTab 10.1 to get my hands on this.
WHY portrait mode?? Lame!
So it looks awful, has no tablet interface, no thanks
That’s a lot of bezel.
I’ve got a fever… and the only prescription… is more bezel.
I sure do hate that search bar and wallpaper. rest of the device looks good.
Think the search bar will be transparent with jellybean
I hope so, but the one in the picture has been in all the rumored pictures of Jelly Bean.
Well either way, install a new launcher that has a search bar you like. Mine’s just 100% transparent.
Wow look at that huge bezel
why do you care?
That is some HIGH pixel density, holy f
gotta see what’s under the hood
Rumor has it a Tegra 3 with either 8GB or 16GB of memory, 1GB RAM, and a FFC.
I’m referring more to jelly bean. is there anything special about . I love my ics Asus. so I expect this to be a great device but I just want a great OS that is easy for others that is not tech savvy to be able to use and have true dedicated tablet apps
Now where can we preorder this bad boy?
With a big “ASUS” slapped across its ass.
Happy to see that Big G is giving the love to ASUS with co-branding the N7. ASUS has been incredible for the Android tablet market. They deserve the props!
I had an ASUS mobo long ago. and i hated them. They totally redeemed themselves in my book with their tablets and laptops.
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