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Video: Quick Hands-on With the Google Nexus 7 Tablet

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If you tuned into the day 1 keynote for Google I/O, then you probably saw the unveiling of the Nexus 7 tablet. As we were making our way out of the keynote, we stumbled onto the device itself and managed to put together this quick hands-on video. While we only had all of 3 minutes with it, we definitely like the size and feel of it. 

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  • feztheforeigner

    I actually prefer the Honeycomb/ICS notification bar style (sitting on the bottom with the buttons to save space – if you use a tablet in landscape you will see how much room can be saved). I think there should be a setting (CM10?) to choose between the two…

    Just my own personal opinion, feel free to disagree.

  • 3 deal-breakers –

    1. Phone UI and not usual Tablet UI. When your default orientation is portrait mode, you are note the tablet for me.
    2. 8 GB…!! And 2 GB will already be filled out-of-the-box. That gives me 6 GB to use. Even 16 GB is less for me. And don’t point towards Dropbox etc. When I think of a tablet, I think of a on-the-go device which doesn’t depend on anything else. And I won’t always be near a wifi.
    3. 7 inch. That was never a tablet size for me.

    Then again, I can’t ask for everything in a $200 device. This is indeed best-there-is in that price range. But I’d rather pay a little higher price and have a device which doesn’t have these 3 drawbacks.

  • Tony

    Was Clap Your Hands Say Yeah playing live? Or was that a live version of the song?

  • Bionic

    I am also glad to see it has GPS.

  • Bionic

    I just ordered the 16GB for my first tablet. my wife has a kindle fire and I can already tell that this will TOTALLY blow it away. Any smart person would buy this over the nook tablet or kindle fire.

    The only thing im mad about is why do we have to wait so long? I was hoping to play with this thing over my 4th of July vacation but nope. That sucks.

    They would have been smart to announce it today, order it today, and first shipments go out tomorrow. But hey what do I know?

  • kidheated

    From the little we have gotten to see of it so far, the tablet looks great! The only thing that kills it for me is the lack of a sdcard slot. For me, besides everything on the NexTab, the next most important aspect is storage. Unless it can be hooked up to a external HDD, the internal room just wont cut it. My book collection alone will take up most of the 16gb. I was hoping this would be the best thing out, but unfortunately it isn’t. Seems like I will still end up going with the new & revamped 10.1 galaxy tab (though I hate skins!) after all… whenever they release it. I will say that this tab is a huge step in the right direction. If Googs decides to drop a new one along with the 5 Nexii coming this fall, that would be spectacular. Hopefully by that time, All makers (including Googs) will understand that 2gb RAM is the new standard, 1gb is now antiquated.

    • Bionic

      well it has a micro usb port , so obviously it is capable of being hooked up to a hard drive or whatever. I ordered the 16GB version even tho i only need 5.

  • shr1k3r

    digging the theme song in the background

  • c4v3man

    I wonder if the POGO is for power only, or if it’s full USB. Would be sweet is some third party came out with a keyboard dock for it. A transformer mini, so to speak.

    • Allen Byrd

      That would be extremely hard to type on.

  • nightscout13

    I will be getting one. Cloud storage should suffice, so no need for 16GB

  • Hmmm… If this is supposed to be a power house of a media tablet… Kellen, can you confirm if that USB is going to be MHL for HDMI output?

    • c4v3man

      Agreed, interested in that as well. If you can test USB OTG as well, that would be appreciated.

    • Im hoping this will support MHL too. I pretty optimistic it will but i would love a confirmation on it.

  • bchampnd

    How long before Apple files for an injunction?

    • Bionic

      fuckk them