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Friday Poll: Did You Order a Nexus 7?

You have had 3 days now to order the Google Nexus 7, did you? We have been using our units from I/O off and on, and are so far more than impressed. It feels like the perfect size, plus it has enough power to be the ultimate gaming machine thanks to that Tegra 3 processor inside. The screen is beautiful, Jelly Bean is beyond awesome, and the build quality makes it feel like something that should cost much more than $199.

Have you seen enough yet to dive in and make the purchase? Are you waiting for more reviews? Let us know.

Did you pre-order the Google Nexus 7?

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  • Cam

    So wish I could justify it.

  • rocketdaddy

    No MHL, USB-OTG is iffy, no SD card, no front camera. I know each of those would probably raise the price some but each one is a near deal breaker for me. Together, they are a total break.

    • Paradisimo

      There is a front camera, just no back camera.

  • Bill

    I got a 16 GB version. Ready for an upgrade from my Viewsonic GTablet. I haven’t been using an external card in it for a while now and realize that I don’t really need it…. so 16 GB should be good for me.

  • Zman

    Everyone is ordering the 8gb for their wives or older relatives haha. Since the 16gb wasn’t big enough anyway, I just went with the 8gb and will rely on cloud services .

  • SD_Scott

    I won’t be pulling the trigger unless it’s 10.1″

  • SubMatrix

    Want to see one in person before I decide. Right now I feel like I want a bigger screen on a tablet but holding it in my hand will be the ultimate deciding factor.

  • Greyhame

    waiting for a Droid-Life review!

  • dA

    This is off topic but why is jelly bean4.1? why didnt it go to 5.0?

  • Al

    Still waiting for a fantastic 8″ tablet.

  • Planning on buying a tablet for the family (read: for me) for Christmas, and it’ll likely be the Nexus 7 16 GB. But for now, I’m waiting to see what goes on sale on Black Friday. Personally, I’m still hoping for 10.1 (one of the big things I do on my rooted Nook Tablet is read comics). Yeah, I know: it’s five months away, but patience has always been one of my virtues. 🙂

  • Paradisimo

    Question: If I have a Galaxy Nexus with NFC does that mean I can beam music/videos directly to the Nexus 7? If so this may alleviate the storage issue since I can keep files on my phone and just send them to the 7 as needed (when the cloud is unavailable).

    • fajitatt

      Yes you can. I just tried it on a friend’s Nexus 7 (he was one of the lucky IO attendees).

      • Paradisimo

        Awesome! That completely removes any concerns I had about storage. How does it work though? I’ve never actually used NFC or Beam.

    • Brent Stewart

      With this in mind, I wonder if there’s a market for personal cloud devices that run on Android and are NFC enabled?

  • SecurityNick

    I think I still need a 10″ tablet. This size is good for e readers in my opinion, but for someone like me that basically uses my tablet a lot for work and pretty much a laptop replacement, having the bigger screen is a must. Also, I’d want to see what accessories are available. Seems like I just remember there being a Micro USB. I’d want to know if an MHL adapter works for connecting to HDMI and I’d also want to know if there is an option to connect to VGA. Again, for me, that’s a must because I’m often connecting my tablet (Xoom) to projectors and stuff for presentations. The next tablet I buy needs to have those features, deal breaker for me if not.

  • I want one… I just can’t justify it with all the tech gear I already have 🙁

    • eee

      same. I’d really need to sell the two tabs I have already! Sadly, the $25 play credit and transformers movie keep making me reconsider 🙂

      • Yep… I keep thinking of reasons to get one… like a drug addict…. just one more device… except in the back of my mind I know there is more out there and I want it too. Dammit!

  • Keith0606

    To good for the money. Only downer to me is no hdmi or mhl, but for 250 I can live without it. 95 percent of what I want in a tablet for 50 percent of the cost. Plus direct updates from Google.

    • SeanBello

      that’s real.

  • Jwhap

    I got “my wife” an 8 gig and myself a nexus Q…..I already have a xoom.

  • Pre-ordered 8Gb and it’s still a $200 leap-of-faith for me. Right now I just don’t “get” tablets and I’m seeing if this can change my perspective.

    • I didn’t either. But then I realized, apart from the portability, having only the controls that you need at that moment helps to make software more user friendly/intuitive. By contrast, a typical computer has 101+ keyboard keys and a mouse at all times which can confuse things. Oh, and tabs have gestures too which is a different control available compared with typ. computers. All of this being said, I suspect the benefits will not be as evident from a 7″ tablet because information will be crammed (relative to a 10″) into a much smaller space. That’s my take on them, anyway.

      …oh, and photo editing apps are among the best examples. Being able to paint, mask, and edit photos using a finger is really the bee’s knees 😀

  • RedPandaAlex

    7 inches isn’t functionally different enough from my phone, and my xoom probably has a few months to a year left in it before it becomes obsolete, especially if it’s still getting JB

  • 16 GB the moment they popped up in the Play Store…from my GNex…on the train.

    Think I was a bit impatient?

    • Nope I did the same, you just can not beat that.

  • bakdroid

    Xoom does everything I need it to and is getting JB in mid-July. No reason to get another at this point.

  • Poker_vol

    7″ and no card slot = no dice

  • Jeremy Martin

    I am waiting on a Nexus 10.1 Tablet. I use my Xoom all the time instead of my laptop…Need a 10.1 inch screen.

    • DroidBricker

      I’m holding out for that reason also. My Galaxy Tab 10.1 has replaced my need for a laptop as well. I did buy the 7 for my son though 🙂

    • melissa edwards

      I actually was going to get the new galaxy tab, but thought the 10″ screen was too much. It doesn’t fit right in the hands. I like the size of the Kindle fire much more, easier to hold and type on for me. It’s all personal preference though!

    • Christopher Hsu

      Yup 10.1 inch and back camera. What’s the brightness level on the 7″? The only reason to get a 7″ is for mobility and outdoor use.

      • kurttrail

        I preordered mine to use indoors, as a interface to control my home media network. I have already have a 10″ tablet, and I find it is to bulky for me.

        The only GOOD reason to get anything is that you have a use for it.

  • I’m waiting until my next paycheck to order my wife’s 8gb. I already have an iPad so it’s pointless for me to buy myself one. Can’t wait to tinker.

  • technician199

    Still satisfied with my Moto Xoom.

    • Dat Nguyen

      Outside of the heft and the washed out display/colors, the XOOM performs like a champ.

      • The build quality is amazing I think that’s the only reason I like motor lol

  • Nope, only because I already have a kindle fire (wife’s), Galaxy Tab 8.9, and Transformer Pad…

  • I ordered the 8GB for my wife. Shes just going to use it for netflix and the Time Warner app to watch live TV and random crap so i doubt she will ever come close to filling it up.

  • OhAaron

    The amount of people that didn’t is a little disappointing. Hopefully they have other Android tabs!

  • QQpayne

    Buying one for my wife, 8gb will be perfect for her.

  • bcrew5

    16GB. I was still debating but I have been waiting to buy a tablet since Xmas. I felt i would fall into the “oh the next one will be better” trap and never get a tablet 🙂 The way I see it, if I absolutely hate it, I could easily sell it and recoup most of my money to purchase something else. The USB-otg support makes it a bit easier to accept no SD card.

  • Ivan92116

    no, I’m going to spend $100 more and get the 10″ Transformer Pad 300.

  • Paradisimo

    Bought one and am selling my Transformer Prime. I’ve owned both 7″ and 10″ tablets and found that I used the 7″ tablets a lot more than the 10″ tablets. The 10″ screen is nice but it’s cumbersome to use and is not nearly as portable as a 7″ tablet. Not to mention I like the idea of having a Nexus tablet and getting updated straight from Google. There will be some HEAVY development on this puppy too!

    • moelsen8

      definitely, 7″ tablets are where it’s at. 10″ is just too unwieldly and heavy..

    • Alex Waller

      I’m sure they’ll push updates through all the time, just like they have for the galaxy nexus…. #sarcasm

      • Paradisimo

        Not sure how that comparison is relevant. This is a direct to Google device whereas the Galaxy has carriers in the middle. Google releases constant updates for their software, it’s the carriers that don’t implement it for months.

        • moelsen8

          yeah, this is like the de facto nexus device at this point. no carriers, no cell radios, no proprietary code. that’s a really stupid comparison… well not stupid, but it’s not the best. this is google’s baby now, not verizon or any other carrier’s.

  • Got a 16gb for me and a 8gb for my parents. I’ve always wanted a 7″ tablet and for the price I couldn’t pass one up for my parents either. Bummed about the lack of MHL and that USB mounting won’t be “supported natively” (source: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6054/google-nexus-7-mini-review ), but as long as I can lounge on my couch viewing content I’m okay with the limitations. For 199/249 I can’t ask for the world.

  • John Wells

    I love my Asus TF101. Don’t need a smaller tablet

  • ki11ak3nn

    I only chose no because becuz I just got paid today. So after work it will be a yes. Either 8 or 16. Don’t know yet.

  • moelsen8

    yep. debated for about an hour wednesday until it sounded like everyone else was, then I was in on the 16gb (grrrr no sdcard and ridiculously overpriced flash memory upgrades.. doesn’t crapple have that patented?).

    anyway, as far as android tablets go, this thing will probably be a hit and have a nice community. and it looks awesome. 7″ is the sweet spot for tablets for me. can’t wait.

  • I already have a Transformer prime, but I have a desire to buy this too for some reason. I’m trying to justify it as my “commuting tablet”…

    If it was a Nexus 10 that shit would be purchased.

  • Not a tab fan, will be looking towards the convertable touchscreen ultrabooks, my device of choice would be the Lenovo Yoga Convertible Ultrabook, dual boot windows 8 and android tablet

  • Not in my country 🙁

  • ddevito

    Hells yeah son – 16GB. Didn’t even think about it.

    $250, quad core, 12 core GPU, PURE (and NEW) Android.

    • ChristopherLeMeilleur

      Exactly. I went from an 16gb iPad to an 32gb HP Touchpad and realized I was watching less and less video on both, storing less music. I did notice that both tablets were just a tad bulkier for my dorky little games and books, so I was eyeing something else. I bought this thing like 5 minutes after they dropped the specs. No brainer for me.

      • eee

        I definitely stream just about all video and music here too (Thanks Netflix and Google Music). However, I tend to keep a lot of apps stored which are only getting bigger these days. Plus, on my rooted devices I like to keep at least one full nandroid around.

  • Bryan P

    The only hangup in my decision was “Is 16gigs big enough”? But then a friend of mine told me that I could just use any old thumb drive and a USB OTG cable plugged into the micro usb port and have all the storage I want. That’s good enough for me so I pulled the trigger.

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    • Cuong Tran

      From the following article it looks like mounting your drive will not be supported. http://www.anandtech.com/show/6061/mhl-and-usbotg-on-the-nexus-7-mounting-usb-storage-not-supported

      • j__h

        Same as GNex, right?

        Root and use stickmount.

    • Aardvark99

      Look for a post by
      nesdude in the comments, seems like you may not be able to do this.

    • Max McFarland

      Dropbox people. Dropbox.

      • Dont forget Google play is all cloud based so music movies all remain in the cloud saving you space on your device for apps

        • pball_inuyasha

          What about when you aren’t on wifi? That’s my biggest gripe with little storage and people saying cloud storage is the answer. Until there is free or extremely cheap unlimited internet access every where on every device. I just don’t see could storage as being the answer.

  • Adam Elghor

    i already have an asus transformer prime….but it looks nice

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Before the reviews even dropped. I loved what I saw. Pre-Ordered the 16GB Immediately… I don’t preorder… but this was mandatory. I was very impressed.

  • Jeff Tycz

    I ordered it when the page to order it leaked lol

  • Trolololo

    Smuggled one out in my butthole from I/O

    • Trevor

      That’s some major devotion to Android right there.

    • imns

      Is your name Christopher Walken?

  • I literally just asked my mom if she wanted one because I said I might buy one.
    I checked DL one last time before I set out to order, and saw this post.

    Me personally, I’m debating whether I want this or the ASUS Infinity.
    What do DL and the DL readers think?
    Should I just get this anyway because it’s Google and Jelly Bean or wait and buy it after it’s official release or wait for more Infinity vs Nexus 7 reviews??

  • theentropic

    I’m on the fence between this and the Transformer Pad Infinity. I will mainly be using it to watch Anime, and I need the processing power for the 10bit encodes. Also, 7″ is too small for my tastes… if they had gone 8.9″ there would be no question.

    • Bryan P

      I agree, 8.9″ is probably the perfect screen size.

    • znewman

      I am in the same boat. I can’t decide between this and the infinity.

    • melissa edwards

      8.9″? Really? I’m an 8.94″ fan.

    • JMonkeYJ

      if you’re watching videos, is there much of a difference between 7″ and 9″? i don’t actually know, but i wouldn’t be surprised if the viewable area for movies is about the same. something to think about.

  • Eric

    Yes and selling my Xoom with speaker dock and regular dock for $250. LOL

  • Justin Duino

    Where is the “Got one at I/O” option?? lol

  • JDHokie

    Ordered 16GB version. My first venture into the tablet game. ‘Course with the Nexus 10″ rumors, I’ve got slight buyers remorse … a 10″ would have been the ideal size for a wi-fi tablet used primarily at home.

  • Mordecaidrake

    Want to, but without MHL support I can’t see myself buying it 🙁

  • JSIN

    waiting for a nexus 10… 7 inches looks tinny in my giant man hands

    • Buying one purely for AOSP, 7″, and GPS. Load offline maps and a nav program, put some music on it use it as a GPS/Mobile Media Player. Did the same thing with my original Galaxy Tab 7, fits in your back pocket. We will be porting our AOSP ROM BAMF Paradigm to it as well. Check us out at http://www.TeamBAMF.net

      • Havoc70

        BAMF is AWESOME, used SoaB on my Tbolt, cant wait to see what the team can do with JB =)

      • Steve Wojciechowski

        Huge props to BAMF! I always had good success with your roms.

      • Wayne Randall

        Love my SRZ, can’t wait to see what you guys do with 4.1.

    • eee

      same here, sorta. It’s definitely better hardware-wise than my Nook & Touchpad. I’ve debated selling both and getting the Nexus, but I have a new GSIII on the way and that’s approaching the same screen size as this. I think I’d want either 8.9″ or 10″