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Wednesday Poll: Do You Own an Android Tablet?

Back in February, we asked the members of the DL community if they owned an Android tablet or not. The amount of “No” we recorded was quite high at 53%, but with the launch of the Nexus 7 and other nice slates from ASUS, we’re thinking the numbers have changed quite a bit.

If you’ve answered “No” today, feel free to let us know down below in the comments either what you’re waiting for or why you don’t want a tablet at all.

Do you own an Android tablet?

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  • Pat Hamilton

    I still just don’t see a need or even a want for a tablet in my life at this time. My phone screen is big enough to view full non mobile websites with ease. My laptop is infinitely more useful. My desktop is there for gaming and photoshop. Tablet for me just represents a bigger version of my phone without unlimited data. It is the same problem I had with the iPad, and it has only gotten worse as phone have become more powerful and come with larger screens. Maybe I can see why an iPhone user might want one in that respect.

  • Simon Belmont

    Barnes & Noble Nook Color with CM9. Also an HP TouchPad with CM9.

    Going to pick up a 32GB Nexus 7 when it drops. Can’t wait.

  • Kenny Sutherland

    I have the Toshiba Thrive and love it

  • If and when there is a Nexus 10 I will get an android tablet… if they wait too long I might consider a Surface if its priced right.

  • romma

    Toshiba Thrive. Very nice and enjoyable. Although I have essentially sacrificed it to my fiance to distract her so that I can play around on my phone when we are hanging out.

  • cornflahkes

    Voted yes since the wife has a Kindle Fire 😛

  • traumadog

    “Yes”, if having a Nook Color running CM7 counts.

  • bakerman

    No, Waiting to afford one. Nexus 7 is nice, but I wanna see what comes out in the next month or so.

  • Android works best on a smartphone (GNex) I love widgets, customization and the variety offered on a device I have in my hand for a majority of the day. However for surfing, movie watching and email I need the slick easy non freezing or rebooting reliability of my iPad 2.

  • Boot879

    iPad. Outside of the extremely low volume and easily scratched screen I love my GNex… But for tablets I turn to apple.

  • Chris Rocheleau

    no, cant afford one. i hate being broke lol. Nexus 7 would be my choice though

  • Waiting for a better price of a 10″ tablet. However, I think I might get a refurbished Asus TF101 at $250 for Christmas, if Santa thinks I’ve been good this year.

  • Alex

    I have a Le Pan II and I adore it. It’s got the same dual core Snapdragon S3 as the HP Touchpad (which outclasses a Tegra 2, check it out on Youtube), an identical 9.7″ screen (meaning it’s sourced from the same manufacturer) as the iPad 2, 8GB of RAM, a brushed aluminum case, and it’s Google certified, so it has access to the Google Play store straight from its ICS 4.04 stock rom. I think it gets the best price/performance bang for the buck at $249 on Amazon. I do wish they would release their source code so we could bring Jelly Bean to it.

  • Waiting for the 32 gig Nexus 7 and maybe the 3G version too…

  • mikel61101

    What no option for multiple? Wife-Xoom 6and11 yr old 16gb nexus 7s. Me just me phone.

  • Wel

    I want to own a tablet, but I really cannot decide what I should pick up. I love the keyboard and specs on the infinity, but the price is ridiculous and I could get a notebook for that amount. I’m really kinda stuck as to what would work best. I need a really portable laptop replacement, but I’m just having a lot of apprehension about not being able to use to modify Word documents etc while browsing.

  • Rocco80

    Tf101 running raymans jelly bean cm10..buttery smooth with Google Now… Awesome!!

  • MrWicket

    sadly no…. but it’s a not yet so there is hope! 🙂

  • native android tablet? no, but I do have a dual boot touchpad if that counts

  • tomn1ce

    No. I have the ipad 2

  • Nate Davidson

    Note 10.1. Much better than my iPad 2.

  • giovanny

    Im waiting for an official announcement of the nexus 10 tablet with the partnership with samsung!! if this doesn’t become official then im going with the 32gb nexus 7.

  • Stud Muffler

    I actually have four Android tablets in the household.

  • Tony Allen

    Still rocking the first “real” Android tablet.. I love my WiFi Xoom 🙂

  • CJ Williams

    I just bought the New Novo 7 Flame by Ainol Electronics, priced at $189 at a US site called TabletSprint – offering Wifi, Bluetooth, MicroSD, a 5 megapixel Rear Camera and 2 MP webcam, 1280×800 high resolution screen, 2nd Gen Dual Core CPU, HDMI with Full 1080p (HD). Plus an option for 3G – it’s by far the most complete budget tablet available under $300 and worth looking at and comparing, especially for the price… Ainol Electronics won runner-up in CES / CNET 2012 “Best Tablet of the Year” Award — and this new tablet certainly gives the new Nook, Nexus 7, Kindle HD & the new Mini some serious competition. Next month Ainol launches a larger version with 10″ screen with a Quad Core Tegra 3 Processor and a price around $230 —

  • Bruce

    I am waiting on a couple things. First, I use this Xoom for business. May we please have an operating system named as such. Second, when I got this, I chose it because it ran so much more of the web than the Apple tablet. Thanks to my UPGRADE that is gone. My tablet is close to useless. Help please.

    • what is gone?what happened?which update?could you elaborate please?

  • Noah Bundrant

    When do you think it will come?

  • Noah Bundrant

    I got a note 10.1 and 16gb nexus 7. Just waiting for jelly bean on the note.

  • adroidman

    I have the money sitting right here…. just waiting on that 32GB model 😛

  • Patrick Dias

    I’m using a galaxy tab 2 7.0 my wife and kids bought me for fathers day. I almost never use my droid 3 phone anymore or my work laptop after hours.

  • JB

    On my third, currently have an N7 and a Lenovo K1, though the K1 will be getting passed down soon.

  • chris125

    Yep, Nexus 7 so I can always have the updates first since even a nexus on verizon doesn’t get updates right away

  • Craig Layne

    Still rocking an asus transformer. It serves as my home automation remote. Media rack/TV/thermostat/lights and still expanding.

  • Matthew Moslin

    I prefer to use a laptop when it comes to using something the size of a tablet or bigger. I prefer a physical keyboard.

  • Sammy V

    I’m waiting for a Nexus 10 because the 7 isn’t much bigger than my Galaxy Nexus.

  • John

    Asus Infinity tf700…

  • gfacekilla01

    currently running the following Nexus 7, Xoom 4G, Sony Tablet S OG and Samsung Galaxy Tab OG. Love them all but the Nexus is at Asus for a warranty fix (wi-fi drops connection and battery charges verrrrry slowllly). Sony Tablet S has 64gb sd card and is just lovely especially the remote function…

  • I’ve been a member of the Android tablet club since November 2010, starting off with the GTablet. Does that make me a hipster?

    I still have it, and its running 4.1.

  • chey023

    I said yes, I own a touchpad running ICS

  • Ian McKinney

    I have a Galaxy Tab 8.9 and I love it! My laptop almost never gets used anymore. Not sure why they’re not well supported anymore. I have big hands and it is the perfect size for me. A 10.1″ tablet is just too big. That’s almost like having a laptop.

  • Waiting for a high-Spec 10 inch Nexus type tablet blessed by Google and in the $300 range. Otherwise, I’ve not yet needed one.

  • Radgatt

    I had the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 but I had to sell it because I needed the money.

  • zroid

    I have a crap iconia a500 which crashes sluggish and will not get any better as acer isn’t giving any crap about it. I will need to move to XDA CM build. This is the reason with most of the providers. Unless they do it as with PCs and Macs the upgrade goes out to all irrespective of what hardware they have.

  • Nexus 7 😀

  • Chris A.

    Still rocking my viewsonic G-tablet running Jellybean!

  • sandcastler

    Two and counting.

  • I don’t own an Android tablet; I got caught up in the iPad mania back in March. I am mostly pleased with the device. I just don’t want to switch. And I haven’t seen anything compelling for me to switch to an Android tablet.

  • Mc

    Does a 10 inch ipod touch count? If so, then yes

  • Robert Jakiel

    TF101 and TF201 w/ keyboard docks. Indispensable tools for work and play. Looking to get a Nexus 7 as well but waiting for a U.S. release of the Acer A110 to see how it compares to the N7.

  • Jeremy Martin

    I love my Motorola Xoom LTE tablet.

  • mcdonsco

    yes, however it will become almost exlusively an ereader once the surface hits. I have a huge need for a full desktop in tablet form with pen in my business.

  • Seth

    No tablet yet, waiting for a Nexus 7 32GB. Although I wonder since I have a Droid X2 and will likely stick with large screen mobile smart phones, does it make sense to have a 7″ tablet as well? I know I’d love it, any opinions?

  • mohit asthana

    I have a nexus 7 and a touchpad running ics!

  • Abbie Rosario

    Maybe the Nexus7 32gb. But still not certain.

  • shakypete

    Does a rooted original Kindle Fire with Jelly Bean on it count?

  • Diablo81588

    I don’t have a tablet because I have no need for a less functioning, larger screened version of my phone.

  • jzwerlz43

    nexus 7 16 GB!

  • No, but im dying to get a nexus 7, just dont have money right now…

  • Technomandfw

    I have the Toshiba Thrive 10.1, and it works very well. Just wish I had the 32gb.

  • etg9

    Waiting for a Windows 8 tablet that I can do real work on. Office/Adobe is still king where I am and I don’t want to carry a laptop and tablet.

  • Bill M.

    Waiting for the Nexus 10…and if it’s built by Samsung (as it is rumored to be), then I’ll be ALL OVER IT!

  • Paul

    I’ve never cared for tablets. If I’m going to bring something around that can’t fit in my pocket, I’m just going to bring my gaming laptop. I like having a keyboard and mouse, along with an i7, 5870, and Samsung SSD.

  • InyRules

    Transformer TF101 with laptop dock. Couldn’t resist it on Swappa. ICS is just a tad laggy for my liking, so I am about to root and install a JB ROM. They look pretty slick when running on the TF101.

  • MattH818

    TF201. Jelly Bean has made it run sooooooo much better. 🙂

  • Jason M

    I have been very excited by the Nexus 7, but I’m waiting for a 10 inch tablet. So I’m looking forward to the Nexus 10, as rumored to soon be released by Samsung.

  • nexuschimp

    I don’t now but I really want a nexus 7 wait in to see if 32 gig is affordable or not

  • JSIN

    I had a XOOM but i only used it a hand full of times so i sold it.

  • bkDJ

    No. I’m happy with my Android phone (GNex) and iOS tablet (iPad 3, though I was happiER before the latest version made maps and the store worse).

  • Nick Y

    Does the HP Touchpad running Android count?

    • tgom222

      +1, that’s all I have.

    • Tony Allen

      It was good enough to ship with Android for HP.. so yes lol

    • kstrickland05

      I was going to ask the same question. Installed Android on mine the day it was released. So I voted yes.

    • Simon Belmont

      I’d say yes. I own an HP TouchPad with CM9 and a B&N Nook Color with CM9. 😉

      I count them both as Android tablets. With a little work, of course. 🙂

  • Aaron Fredricks

    am i the only person here rocking an HTC Flyer?

  • Jeheshua

    Don’t currently own one. Still waiting for that nexus7 32gb to drop… Been waiting for it since they launched with 8 and 16 gig variants. I knew a 32 gig would be coming along (or something else in a 7″ 32gb -with those nice specs that the N7 has -or better)

  • Brian

    No, I am still trying to win one on your website!

  • harsh

    Kindle fire and Xoom wifi. I haven’t really used them both much except for rooting and installing tons of ROM’s.

  • Amenemhat1

    “No, but I want one!” is a missing option in this poll…

  • Zach Armstrong

    Yes a Nexus 7 and I love it. I now use it more than my laptop.

  • Bradley Michael

    waiting for nexus 10

  • Jeff Mcdonald

    haven’t plunked down the cash yet. But am thinking that with a Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 (assuming one is coming) I can utilize that for all my needs and actually get a little more life out of my GNex. Since I need to keep my GNex for a while as I will be paying full price for my next phone to keep unlimited data. 🙂

  • Took entire family from multiple iPads, to Galaxy tab 10.1’s, and now on Nexus 7’s. Everyone loves the 7″ form factor more than the 10.1. Its able to be used in more places/more mobile, latest OS updates always, and hangouts – are the biggest LIKES across the board.

  • Big Bird

    Does the POS Asus Prime count?

  • jbegs

    I’m saving up to get the Note 10.1. I can’t get the Note II since I just upgraded to the S3, so the tablet will have to do.

  • Po0yAn

    Nexus 7 with a hybrid ROM (like PA or C&C) on top + GMD Gesture control is a BOMB!!! I never considered myself using a tablet this much!

  • Bigwavedave25

    Want one, but I would have to buy 2 (2 kids). There wasn’t an option worth the money until the Nexus 7 came out. Now holding out for a 32Gb Nexus7 and/or price drops on the origional, Christmas presents perhaps? 🙂

  • I don’t own a tablet because of the out right cost. If they came down to $99 then it might be worth it. But most are as expensive as a phone. In this economy $199 isn’t play money.

  • xoom wifi….other than it weighing a ton, it’s served me well

  • Hunter Hambrick

    Use to but had to send two nexus 7’s back because of the screen lift and couldnt get the problem resolved on my own. anyone know if they have recently fixed this problem havent heard any word.

  • doug

    I don’t currently have any tabliet. I’d love to have a Nexus 7 but it doesn’t feel any real “need” I have and I can’t just the expense just for a want.

  • I bought an ASUS Transformer Infinity a few weeks back. It was both great and frustratingly bad at the same time. Netflix was completely unusable both pre and post Jelly Bean. The Lock Screen in Portrait mode would leave the bottom 5th of the screen uncovered. It seems half finished.

    I submitted an RMA for it and will wait and see what the Nexus 10 looks like. If it’s still half assed, I can make due without a tablet.

  • Brian

    Does a rooted Nook Color running CM7 count?

  • SecurityNick

    Still rocking my Xoom WiFi. Runs better today on stock JB than the day I got it (not long after launch). Hoping for a Nexus 10 though soon.

  • Mr Waldo

    Waiting to get a Nexus 7 for Xmas

  • CopierITGuy

    OG Transformer, baby!

    • CopierITGuy

      And my wife has a Kindle Fire, but don’t hold that against me.

  • Terry Dalton

    My wife has a Nook that I put a NOOK2ANDROID on, but I am waiting on a real tablet, hopefully the new 32gb Nexus.

  • TouchPad with ICS count? 😛

  • Transformer Infinity…4.1 running and its fan.friggin.tastic

  • Keith0606

    Nexus 7, i previously had a galaxy tab 10.1 but that was almost a total disappointment and I sold it 4 months after I bought it.

  • Yes, Nexus 7. My first Android Tablet!

  • Andrew Elliott

    waiting to see if the nexus 7 $99 dollar rumors are true

    • hkklife

      Even if they are I wouldn’t expect much….maybe a slow 1ghz dual-core CPU, 4Gb of internal storage (8Gb if you are really lucky), no camera and no BT. I don’t see how anyone can carve enough away from the current 8Gb $199 N7 in order to profitably hit the $99 pricepoint and still be a decent enough experience to be called a “Nexus” unless there is a huge subsidy involved from Google. And most retailers wouldn’t want to carry an item on their shelves with such low margins either. You know Google will not sink to using a resistive touchscreen or anything like the Chinese no-name tabs, so I just think that $150 is going to be the botttom run for a name-brand tablet for the forseeable future. I’d rather see them drop the 8Gb N7 completely and move the 16Gb version down to $199 and introduce a beefed-up 32Gb model at $250.

  • aye_winchell

    Yup, i pre-orderd the n7 the say it was announced, could not be more happy with my n7, my gf has a nook tab running some version cm7, i think, probably needs to be upgraded but still waiting for cm10 to get more stable before i upgrade her.

  • socrates_johnson

    I’ll assume cm9 Nook Color counts…

  • I’m sure my sentiments have already been reflected here, but there is still no compelling reason for me to own an Android tablet, let alone any tablet at all.

    The N7 is a great device in it of itself, but it’s much more of a portable media player and media consumption device if anything. I already own a rather nice laptop that I use for school, which handles all my media viewing needs. The tablet app ecosystem has not come into a good place for developers yet, therefore, the app ecosystem has not flourished like the phone ecosystem, or even Apple’s tablet ecosystem. Think about it: It’s so bad that Google has had to come in and say “Use the entire freakin’ screen on tables”, something that should be a no-brainer for developers. I’m hoping that the holiday season creates a larger market share for Android tablets so that more developers can hop on board.

    As far as other tablets (Lets be real, the only other tablet is the iPad), they still do not hold a place where they are technologically viable as part of my life. All the tasks that people accomplish on any tablet are better accomplished on a fully-fledged computer. The only difference between my kickass laptop and a tablet is that my computer is about 1.5 pounds heavier and can do everything a tablet can better. Tablets are still a technological-curiosity item.

    TL;DR, Tablets have yet to secure their own fulfilling place in the technology market.

    • JoshGroff

      Until I can fit a laptop in my pocket, I’ll stick to my N7 for portable media consumption. My phone I use for music and phone stuff only because of the sub par battery life when it comes to on screen time. And of course my laptop does all the heavy lifting and doc editing.

  • EvanTheGamer

    The fantastically incredible Nexus 7, my first-ever tablet!! Well, I could have bought the XOOM, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, etc, but decided to wait until the one I really wanted came along.

    • Better lol

      • EvanTheGamer

        hahah…yeah, minor f up on my part. I think the Galaxy Nexus and the SGSIII was on the mind at the time.

  • BTLS

    Not yet… I plan on getting my booty-call lady friend to buy me a 32GB Nexus 7 for my Bday… If she don’t last I’ll end up getting one for “meselfs” anyway

  • CoCoCalypso

    I have a phone and an ultra book.

    I still don’t see the point of tablets at all. It provides the same exact functionality with a bigger screen.

    Tablets to me are still just something for hipters to bring to baseball games and piss me off when they hold up this over sized cell phone to take a picture.

    • hkklife

      I wouldn’t take such a hard stance as you, BUT in all honesty, If I had something like a Nexus device with Galaxy Note 2 size/specs, or at least a 5″ smartphone, however, I could probably ditch the tablet and do just fine with my phablet and my ultrabook.
      To me, the epitome of the hipster device carried around to inappropriate places will forever be the 3G iPad. I see those things EVERYWHERE!

    • mxracer9111

      You seem to be very angry…i guess some people are just violent from the core – out.

    • David Henry

      I love tablets. I am on a plane at least 5 hours a week, and in airports another 3 hours a week and the convenience of its size and and a great screen is perfect for me.

      Though I will agree it is silly to take pics from a tablet, especially because historically most of their cameras are total garbage. No issue for me that the Nex7 did not have a camera.

  • David_ATL

    actually own 2 to be exact… an ASUS TF101 (where’s my Jelly Bean, ASUS??) and a lovely new Nexus 7 (16GB). Abso luvin’ the Nexus 7

    • Raven

      Exactly the same 2 tablets that I still have plus my dead Acer A100 R.I.P.

    • Paradisimo

      I currently have the Asus Transformer Prime and the Nexus 7 but am trying to get rid of the Prime. Haven’t even picked it up since I bought my Nexus 7.

    • florious80

      I have the exact same 2 tablets as well. XD

  • hkklife

    Let’s see…..I had an Archos G8 10, a rooted Viewsonic G-Tablet, rooted Nook Color, rooted OG Galaxy Tab 7″ GSM, Acer Iconia A500, HTC Evo View and now a Nexus 7. Out of all of those tablets, each and every one had some kind of show-stopping shortcoming or flaw until…yesterday. In fact, for a while earlier this year I just threw in the towel on Android tablets completely

    Yup, only now with yesterday’s 4.1.2 JB release for the N7 am I finally satisfied with an Android tablet in its stock form without having to apply a 3rd party ROM/hack/tweak or micromanage system resources. JB is really the first version of Android I can heartily recommend to anyone from a soccer mom to a Linux gearhead and the N7 is a very solid platform to showcase JB and future Android builds. The upcoming 32Gb model will only make things better all around. Sure, I’d like a slightly larger screen, a bigger battery, and MHL but those aren’t essentials (more storage is, however). It charges over microUSB (slowly), it has a decent screen and battery life, tremendous gaming performance, and is a nice size for traveling and its community support is second to none. Maybe it helps that I lucked out and got a well-built one too. Now that the TRIM command has been added to the latest update, I don’t have to keep over 3.5Gb of space free at all times and the lag is almost completely eliminated. Of course, we still need a higher-end Nexus 10 PRONTO!

    • what is TRIM command?

      • hkklife

        Garbage collection for the eMMC. In the case of the N7, 16Gb models use a different brand of NAND than the 8Gb versions, thus the major performance and issues prior to yesterday’s update when they fixed it so the TRIM commd is now passed on after certain blocks are erased. and freed up. XDA has more technical details if you care to read up on it. In short, you can now fill a 16Gb N7 up fully and not be penalized by lag.

  • I would love a Nexus tablet, but it would only really be a toy and I can’t justify spending on something I don’t need. A tablet can’t do anything my Gnex can’t do.

  • George Fayad

    Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire here.

  • cancerous_it

    i own 3. ACER A500, ASUS TF300 and a Nook Color running a CM7 ROM.

  • kfath1978

    Galaxy Tab 10.1 4g, and the Nexus 7.

  • Guest

    The fantastically incredible ASUS Nexus 7, my first-ever tablet!!

    • Asus dude

      • EvanTheGamer

        Yes, a lot is on my mind atm…but corrected it literally a second later.

        • Lol for sure

        • mustbepbs

          I like when people call it the Galaxy Nexus 7. Gets me every time.

          • EvanTheGamer

            LOL! Give me a break will ya! hahah

          • mustbepbs

            You deleted your comment before I could see what you said. If you called it the Galaxy Nexus 7, that’s pretty awesome.

  • Publius

    No, but waiting for Google Nexus 10

    • me too..but really confused because Windows 8 tabs are coming out..they are good too..pleease somebody talk me out of it…Nexus 10 would be awesome if it has the multi-window feature of Samsung or like Win 8..then i’m totally sold..

      • Depending on the size of your phone I’d just get that 32GB Nexus7 comin soon…I have the 4.8″ GS3 so going up 2″ seems pointless. I got the 10.1″ Infinity which is amazing now with the keyboard and 4.1 on it. But ya, I’d wait for the Windows 8 tablet, as long as you’re fine going with the Pro for around $700 (its a legitimate i5 processor with full pc capability, who wouldn’t at least try that out)

        • My phone is the good old Galaxy S1 on awesome JB ParanoidAndroid..yeah from 4″, Nexus 7 is a good jump..it’ll be very portable,and i like that,was really giving a serious thought on the 32gb ones,untill hearing about N10,which maybe will have a great screen,but less portable..on the other hand,win 8 tab for 650-700$ will be running on clover trail processor..from my experience, i know that atom processors are garbage,but these are next-gen,so donno..i5 processors will cost more than 1000$,which i can’t afford..think i will skip win 8 this time..but again stuck between N7 and N10..lesse what comes out..are u on twitter or fb? could really do with some advice later..

      • New_Guy

        Looking at some of the prices on some of them being announced, the initial prices are pretty high. Some higher than the iPad.

        • I’ve heard other reports that it will be priced very low. I don’t think anyone really knows. It hasn’t even gone into production yet.(The 10” Nexus, not the Win 8 tablets)

        • michael arazan

          I’m on a budget, I know what you mean. I’m saving up for an *gh Nexus 7 for my parents birthdays, 2 days apart, shared present. I figured it would be easier for mom to search everything than going to her pc all the time, and she can’t stand her pc anyways, plus its portable, and you can zoom in to read better.

          Can I add my Play account and download my paid apps to my parents Nexus 7 to save them some money and then add their account back to the play market for themselves after I download my apps? I have about 40 paid apps they might like plus music already paid for, would save them like a hundred bucks in apps and music.

          Personally, I’m hoping the 10″ rumor is true.

          • New_Guy

            You can use multiple accounts in the market, but only apps from one market at a time. Unfortunately if you download apps to their devices via your account, they’ll have to stay in that account indefinitely or start over like normal. At least to get the updates anyhow (which are necessary, more often than not). They also have control of your content as well which can be kind of scary. Doing so also means you have your gmail synced with their devices. Depending on what you send in your emails, that could also be a scary prosect :)…

      • Tony Allen

        How about I convince you out of a Win tablet.. if you don’t hockey up for one of the pricey x86 Based models with real Win8.. apps, or lack of them.

    • brad1505

      Same here.

  • My wife disagrees, but despite our NOOK Tablet, I still don’t view us as having an Android tablet. Right now, I’m waiting on a good 10″ tablet to come into my price range. I’d love something quality from ASUS or Samsung, but I’d ideally like a Nexus device. But as awesome as the Nexus 7 is, I just can’t justify buying another 7″ tab. Now a 10″…

  • Gunther

    Well, it does run Android, and was intended to be an Android tablet, but no, it was released to the market originally running Web OS. Yes, I own an HP Touchpad. So I guess I do, and I don’t.

  • fauxshizzl

    I have a Xoom which has basically been relegated to a glorified alarm clock and photo frame while perched in its dock on my night stand aside using the PS app from time to time. Other than that I have two 8gb Nexsus 7’s (nexi?) One I have rooted and hacked to hell, the other is bone stock. I figured at $200 each, who cares?

  • Lte_Addict

    the nexus 7 is my first ever tablet, i skipped the ipad all 3 times because i knew one day android would have a good tablet. to this day the nexus 7 is my travel companion 🙂

  • Ronnie Whelan

    I’ve got 2,can I vote twice?

  • JR69

    I’m waiting for a tablet that is about 9 inches with an OLED or IPS screen of high resolution and at least a newer quad core SoC. Would love an A15 SoC. Sammy/Google Nexus using a Exynos5 would be fantastic.

  • Held off on the Nexus 7 because of money problems. Kind of glad I did if there’s a 32GB coming down the pipe for $249!

  • mxracer9111

    I have a Droid Xyboard 8.2. i know most of you will give this a bad rating; however, I love this tablet.

    • mustbepbs

      Keep telling yourself that 😉 I hear you’re getting ICS soon, isn’t that cute.

      • mxracer9111

        10-4 dill weed. Next time you try and insult someone for liking a product, study your facts. Droid Xyboard 8.2 and 10.1 both already have ICS.

  • kniceguy

    I really do like the Nexus 7, and I would use it more than any other tablet out there, but even then I think I would hardly have a use for a tablet.

    I just don’t have any reason to be spending money on movies to watch on a tablet. I think I still would prefer web browsing on my laptop too, so that leaves magazines/Google Currents which I think would be my main use of a tablet but it is still not enough to shell out $200.
    Maybe if that $99 tablet comes out I could justify trying it out.

    • fauxshizzl

      I know this isn’t a Nexus 7 but it did get some pretty decent reviews on YouTube. Runs ICS, and even comes rooted out of the box. http://mtxone.com/products/matrixone

      • Raven

        Much lower res screen, only 512MB RAM, and no GPS. It looks like a pretty low end knock off. If you are looking for a cheap tablet check the Novo 7 Flame, or better yet, just get a Nexus.

        • fauxshizzl

          $69….Comes rooted, runs ICS smoothly, and outputs 1080p. If you want a $69 tablet this would be awful tough to beat in price or performance. It isn’t like the $100 Walgreens resistive screen crap from a year ago. But as an owner of two Nexus 7’s, I also agree with your logic to just buy one of those. To each their own.

  • Verbal Judo aka Story_Ninja22

    I keep waiting to pull the trigger on a nexus 7 because I think that google is going to announce something better or do a price drop for the holiday season.

  • Russell Tanner

    I actually feel like a tablet+bluetooth keyboard combo would be great for me since I do not own a laptop. (When I bought my iMac a couple years ago it was significantly more powerful than MacBooks, and cheaper). However, I’m yet to be convinced. I would love to go Android because it’s my OS of choice, but the iPad has so much more music software, but even then it’s not the same as desktop software. I just haven’t convinced myself that any tablet right now is worth getting over a laptop I can do real work on if I want something portable.

    I want a tablet form factor that’s an actual computer and not an internet toy.

    • Russell Tanner

      If anything, Microsoft looks like it might be taking a step in the right direction.

    • SecurityNick

      I actually do something similar. I have a Moto Xoom WiFi that I use a lot for work and it is a laptop replacement for me. When I’m in meetings or traveling, I connect a bluetooth keyboard (use the Logitech version with the tablet stand), it’s easier/quicker for me to type notes/email/etc. For everyday usage, just the tablet. I also happen to use an Apple Magic Trackpad mouse, which works really well. Since it allows multi-touch, there are plenty of operations I can do with that connected. I use that when I’m giving PowerPoint presentations (use CloudOn as my app for MS Office stuff). Occasionally I try to use both the keyboard and mouse. Sometimes it works OK, but other times I think the bluetooth just gets confused. When I use one or the other, they are flawless. Also sometimes use the mouse when I connect my Xoom to a large TV to watch a movie, so it’s handy to lay back on the couch with the mouse and operate the Xoom near the TV. I hope whenever the next version of a tablet that I get that the new bluetooth versions will work better with multiple devices connected at once.

      • Russell Tanner

        Very cool. I figured a mouse might be nice sometimes but mostly wouldn’t care about reaching up to touch the screen. Using a Magic Trackpad with multitouch that translates sounds pretty sick though.

  • Ubi2447

    Im waiting for this new Samsung/Nexus 10″ that has been rumored

  • HP Touchpad!

  • Does it count if you have a Nook or Touchpad that you put Android on?

  • Andrew

    Xoom FTW

  • joel

    no tablet yet…waiting for bestbuy to carry the nexus. got $75 worth of gist cards and wanna use them on that

  • Have a Galaxy Tab 10.1 running ICS. Touchwiz is horrible – fortunately Nova takes care of most of that mess. Would love to get a Nexus tab – preferrably larger than 7 inches, maybe 8.9?

  • This poll needs a selection for “Wish I did!”

  • Brittany n

    I would love to own a tablet specifically a nexus 7 but just Dont have the funds to do so

  • Nexus 7!

    • I have also owned the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Only Nexus tablets for me from here on out.

  • Finire

    Yes, I owned the Xoom, then the TF201 Prime… and now the TF700 Infinity. And yes, I’ll probably be investing in another when I see another that really gets me interested.

    But with the Transformer Infinity… I feel that I own more than a tablet. With the keyboard dock, heavily expandable storage, and it’s amazing battery life… It’s like the best of both the tablet and laptop worlds. I stopped using my laptop completely for use of the tablet.

    • will bartlett

      i brought my prime into best buy the other day for “issues” and got it traded up for a tf700. im loving it so far.

      • Andrew Merewitz

        Did they give you much trouble or was this easy? I am considering doing the same.

        • Finire

          I got my TF700 the same way. If you go in and complain about the GPS issues, let them know that this is a KNOWN issue, and they won’t give you a problem at all. The people at my Best Buy swapped it out without a question because they were already aware of this issue, and across the company, this is common practice for this tablet.

        • will bartlett

          i walked in, told them ive talked to asus, waited for the JB update to see if it fixed my issues and that they said to bring it in to return it under the manufacturers warranty. told them about my wifi/bt/gps issues and then also my browser always force closed on me. told them this and they exchanged it no problem

  • I voted yes, but it has been stolen by my 2 year old to watch Dora on Netflix. I plan on getting a new one for myself with the alleged Nexus(es) coming out at the end of the year.

  • edmund

    Have an iPad but really want to get the Nexus 7. Should be getting one fairly soon!

    • JetmanFL410

      DONT get rid of the iPad. I did and I regret it.

      • My mom has both the ipad2 and the Nexus7…never uses the iPad anymore. Im a tech geek and I friggin love the Nexus7.

        • JetmanFL410

          I’m a tech geek too and I love my Galaxy Nexus, I like the Nexus 7, but the size I can’t get used. Every once in a while its laggy for some reason, and I already have 2 rows of dead pixels. I’m a pilot and could use all my manuals on the books app via PDF format on my iPad2. Im not a fan of apple at all, but I gotta go back to the iPad. Android hasn’t shown up to the tablet game yet. If N10 comes out, you’ll have to wait a year to get any apps worth a flip.

    • CopierITGuy

      iPad is not an Android tablet. It’s not really even a tablet at all. It’s a 10-inch iPod Touch.

    • Same, I have an iPad2 and I don’t use it for more than reading books. I’m very likely going to buy a 32gb Nexus 7.

  • gir0n

    Holding out for the 32GB Nexus 7, and then I’m hopping on board the gravy train.


  • antwonw

    I’m waiting for a larger sized Nexus tablet. Like a 32GB Nexus 7.

  • Tyler

    I can’t decide between the nexus 7 & the galaxy note 10.1 …..

    • N7

      • tyler

        any particular reason?

        • mustbepbs

          The Note 10.1 sucks. That’s all the reason you need. Oh and updates.

          • LegalAmerican

            Either you’ve never used the Note 10.1 and are only going off of all the innacurate reviews, or you are insane. The 10.1 is a top of the line tablet without the S-Pen, and an incredibly creative device with the S-pen. It is like nothing else on the market, speakers on the front make it fantastic for music or movies, and it opens up all sorts of possibilities that do not exist without the digitizer.

          • mustbepbs

            I’ll take Inaccurate Reviews for $800, Alex.

          • mustbepbs

            How’s Jelly Bean on the Note 10.1 been?

            Oh wait.

        • JoshGroff

          Updates. All else is a matter of preference.

      • Absolutely.

    • ddevito

      just wait and get best of both worlds – the Nexus 10

    • EvanTheGamer

      Nexus. 7. is all you need.

    • LegalAmerican

      Note 10.1. Way more functionality and larger screen makes for a better tablet experience. Otherwise, just get a new phone where the screens are 5″

    • Southrncomfortjm

      If you want a 10 inch tablet, go to Swappa.com and check out a Transformer TF300, Prime or Infinity. I have my eye on a TF300 with keyboard dock once the price drops after the next Transformer is released.

    • Joe Frederick

      First you need to figure out which form factor you prefer. That should narrow your decision right there. Also wait a little longer for the new models coming out in the next few months..ie the Nexus 7 32gb, or the rumored Google/Samsung Nexus 10.1 with the insane 2560×1600 resolution 🙂

  • Does this Note 2 count? 😉

    • New_Guy

      it’s about half a vote..but if you have two of them than yes 🙂

      • NicholasMicallef

        Trust me he does have an android tablet… more than one actually xD.

    • T4rd

      Are you the real MKBHD or an imposter? =p

      If you’re real, then your vids are exquisite, sir. Very professional, informing, unbiased and enlightening ;-).

    • I’d say yes 😀

    • Its a phone!! No, .. its a tablet! No .. ITS A PHAB… errr, Galaxy Note II.

  • techie_1

    I just don’t see how tablets are very useful. It’s like half-way between a phone and full laptop. For me it just seems like in in-between device that has no real use. It’s the same way I feel about netbooks. I just don’t see how it would fit into my droid life.

    • JDHokie

      That’s how I felt until I bought the N7. Now I rarely use my laptop (and I use my phone a lot less, too). Big enough where the screen is an improvement over my GNex for internet, games, etc. Small enough that I can carry it around without it being awkward.

      • Andrew Merewitz

        Just game to agree with you, and say Go Hokies!

      • JoshGroff

        Same, it actually fits in my front pants pocket without a case. The portability and screen size is a perfect mesh.

      • techie_1

        Interesting. So you just use it on WiFi then? I like how my phone has access anywhere. I suppose I could tether the N7 to my phone.

        • JDHokie

          I use it on WiFi when it’s available (home, work), or I tether it to my phone. It’s perfect for random internet browsing sitting on the couch.

      • man i know portability is ultimate feature of 7″ tablets like Nexus 7…but i’m really confused specially when i heard a Nexus 10 tab is coming out..but a 10.1″ tab won’t be that much portable..man i’m really confused between these two form factors..Nexus 7 is cheaper, more portable,on the other hand Nexus 10 will be a high-end tab with a killer screen if rumors are believed to be true..please help me 🙁

  • xXAaronSXx

    Still lovin’ my Xoom.

  • philnolan3d

    Typing on my Xoom Wifi right now. I won it via Twitter, but I’d buy an Android tablet even if I hadn’t.

  • mustbepbs

    I never thought I wanted a tablet until the Nexus 7. Now I love it and can’t picture myself without one. At this point I’d rather have an older (Nexus) smartphone and a solid tablet since I use the tablet so much more.

    • Brian Walker

      That’s part of the reason why I’m fine skipping this year’s nexus. I figure I’ll alternate years, phone then tablet.

  • TheRealBeesley

    do you consider the HP Touchpad an Android tablet? 🙂 If so, then yes

    • Daniel Clifford

      It runs Android. I would. I answered yes because I upgraded to the N7.

    • JoshGroff

      Heck yeah!

  • XvierX

    I participated in the poll using my N7! Don’t miss my lte xoom one bit.

    • JetmanFL410

      Just curious why you dont miss your Xoom? I got rid of and can’t get used to the size of my N7

      • He said he doesn’t miss it

        • JetmanFL410

          Corrected why doesn’t he miss it. Isn’t it vanilla or does it have motoblur

          • JoshGroff

            Vanilla. I miss mine, but I do love my N7 more.

      • XvierX

        The lte xoom was my first tablet and I enjoyed initially, but it lacked portability in my opinion. The weight and size didn’t quite meet my expectations. Then, after seeing the screens on other tablets I felt I was missing out. The slow updates are what finally convinced me that it was time to move on. My N7 is light, has a great screen that’s great for reading books on my Kindle app, and more importantly, is running JB. ONLY regret is not holding out a little longer for the 32gb N7. Oh wells. How was I to know?

  • ddevito

    Nexus 7 for personal use.
    Xoom for app development at work.

  • Yep HP Touchpad, however its on Craigslist. Fun to hack around w/, but I don’t have the time anymore!

  • The dude

    This depends if you also mean rooted Nooks, Kindles, etc…

    • will bartlett

      those are both android to start with…

  • Adam

    I’d like to own one. Probably the Nexus 10 will be when I jump in.

  • Jigga_Z

    I actually had the Asus Transformer Infinity for a brief period of time for the purpose of using it as a replacement for my laptop which I use almost exclusively for note taking in class. However, after a week or so, I realized that the benefits of the tablet (mainly battery life and portability) weren’t worth some of the functionality I lost, and I returned it.

    • this is how I feel exactly. I’m thinking an ultrabook might be a better device. I guess it doesn’t help that I’ve sent in my prime for RMA twice to fix broken ports on it. I didn’t miss it one bit when it was gone for a couple of months.

  • DashShrion

    Galaxy Note 10.1 and I love it.

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Wi-Fi running ICS. Love it.

  • balthuszar

    i’d rather spend the 800 dollars on a decent laptop than on an oversized android phone…

    • Well, that would make sense if Android tablets cost $800, but they don’t? lol 🙂

      • Mapekz

        I bought my Xoom on release weekend for $800 full retail. 😛

        • Oh, you may have not heard, but early adopters of Android technology have a tendency to get screwed! 😛

          • Mapekz

            Don’t forget iPhone 1 (they discounted it months after it came out and then had to give early adopters coupons) and iPad 1 (more powerful than a 3GS but unlike the latter can’t be upgraded to iOS 6).

            Really early adopters typically get screwed regardless of the technology. 😛 Whether it was the BB Storm, the only pseudo-iPhone competitor on Verizon, or the first Verizon LTE phone and tablet, you often get a poor deal if you buy into something new or experimental without waiting for other people’s reports on whether the device was any good.

            It doesn’t matter to me, though. I get a high by being an early adopter and love the feeling when the bet I take pays off. It’s literally the same as gambling so things like “waste of money” don’t apply to me and shouldn’t to anyone else who enjoys trying and buying new and unproven things. It’s way more fun for a hacker like me to play with and manipulate something that is broken in order to make it less broken (BB Storm firmware updates, Android custom ROMs, etc) then to get a perfectly polished experience from the start where I can’t impose my will on the device in question.

        • tyler

          what a waste of money

          • ddevito

            Are you kidding? The Xoom has been the ONLY successful Android tablet to date – the Nexus 7 is too young.

            The Xoom has always gotten (rather) timely updates and the performance has been great.

            (I didn’t spend $800 company dollars on it however)

          • tyler

            for $800 you would be better off just buying a laptop

          • will bartlett

            i seem to think the transformer line has been pretty successful…

          • JoshGroff


          • Mapekz

            It’s easy to say that now, but back then everyone was gushing over the Xoom. The WiFi version didn’t come stateside or if it did way too late for me to wait. I was one of the people who tried to buy the Xoom 3G/4G via Motorola.com for $600 because of their coupon code bug but they corrected the bug just as I got the order confirmation screen.

            I was also betting that I could code on it instead of needing a bulkier laptop (then I caved and bought a MacBook Air 8 months later after lots of resistance; it’s the best laptop I’ve ever used).

            I’m still glad I bought it when I did and for what it cost. It may not have paid for itself but the more portable, more battery friendly 10″ tablet has done an exceptional job at note-taking, web browsing, and media consumption during long periods where a laptop or phone would die and/or be a non-ideal form factor for that purpose.

        • LewisSD

          lol I bought it for 200

      • For me, a laptop is still more expensive than a tablet, but Transformer + dock is pushing close to that $800 mark. (Though any laptop I’d buy is probably closer to $1200 or more.)

    • xXAaronSXx

      The poll is if you have “an” Android tablet, not if you have 4 Android tablets.

    • LewisSD

      Got my wifi xoom for $200…

    • EvanTheGamer

      lol, that’s a funny comment.