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Thursday Poll: Do You Own an Android Tablet?

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In October of 2012, we asked our readers if they owned an Android tablet. We were sort of shocked to find that 68% of those that voted in the poll said “yes,” which was a lot higher than we had expected. But, with so many great options to choose from – such as the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 or a Transformer variant from ASUS, it’s a good time to be an Android tablet buyer.

It has been a year, so let’s ask the same question and see if our results have changed. The new Nexus 7 has been out for a couple of months; time to see if Google has convinced you to empty your pockets on a new Android-powered slate.

Do you own an Android tablet?

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  • Josep Reis

    always wanted to buy an iPad but once google dropped the price of the 1st gen Nexus 7, i pulled the trigger. Certainly glad i didn’t buy the other.

  • world_wide_wes

    Got the og nexus 7 on launch day. Loved it until I left it on top of the car drunk (wasn’t driving) leaving the morena after a day drinking on my parents’ boat in San diego! Put myself on tablet timeout for about 6 months. Bought the nexus 7 2013 and returned it thinking i wanted to wait for the n10. Finally caved again and got the og n7 refurbed on eBay for $139. I’m quite happy I like the back with the grippy faux leather better than the new version… Plus it still handles dead trigger 2 just fine and I can play it with a ps3 controller on my breaks at work. Sales jobs should require killing zombies on your break to blow off steam

  • Kyle Cordiano

    Hisense Sero 7 Pro. Couldn’t be happier. Well maybe if they sent the 4.3 update out.

  • AbbyZFresh

    the better question is, do you have a more relevant article than this?

  • Buur

    I haven’t gotten a tablet yet. I just haven’t found a need or purpose for one yet. Came very close to getting a Nexus 7 but bailed. Maybe one day…

    • Tim242

      Totally agree. I bought a Nexus 7. I tried to find a use for it. But, I always preferred picking up my phone instead. It just doesn’t serve enough of a purpose to have to bother with another device, that is much less portable.

      • Carlton Crasher

        For me i’m always reading on forums, and other articles not always preferring mobile layouts, so when i’m on lunch sitting in the car or at a restauraunt, or working on my car, i tether mine to my S3. The bigger screen is what i need…as much as the 1080p resolution is on newer phones it doesn’t make up for screen size…even 5-10 years from now when we see 4k phones at 4-6″ there will be no point the physical eye can barely detect 720p-1080p (in my experience) in very few areas other than text…

  • joejoe5709

    Yes. The Nexus 7 2013 was my very first tablet. And I love it. My GNex is now basically just a phone/text/email device while I’m out and about or at work. All my media, gaming and all my at-home surfing is done on my tablet.

    As an added bonus, my GNex once again lasts me almost until bedtime because I so very rarely use it past 6pm. If I have 50% left when I get home, it’ll be dead by 10-11pm. I almost always have Wifi and LTE turned off these days and that makes a huge difference. I can’t imagine what kind of battery life I’d get out an N5.

  • Matthew Rebmann

    This is an uncharacteristically late-evening post for DL… Especially given that it’s not even news, just a poll (not complaining). Suspicious to anyone?

    • rthvk

      They’re going into hiding because one of the team is at the secret N5 presser

      • Matthew Rebmann

        So everyone believes this press event is going on? Genuine curiosity, no sarcasm.

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  • Trevor

    2013 Nexus 7. Love it! Also love the Poetic case in which it resides.

    • Maxim∑

      yeah I just got mine today, great case!

  • King Lo

    Wife has a 2013 Nexus 7 and I have a 10 inch Xyboard.

    Yeah I said it.

    • Scott

      Are those any good? I always wondered about the newest Moto tablets.

      • King Lo

        Every since the ICS update it’s been a great tablet, I’ve yet to see anything outside of the iPad with a better build quality. I give it to my 18 month old and she slams it around and I don’t even worry.

        It’s starting to show it’s age but I’ve few regrets about buying it.

  • Fahad Beg

    I have an iPad. It kills me saying that the iPad is better then any android competitor but it is. Im an android fanboy and I own an iPad that i use daily.

  • Tom Nichols

    and I’d like to own more. They can announce the new Nexus 10 anytime…I’m ready.

  • marklugtu1302

    Im planning to have a Xyboard 10.1 32gb

  • Rodeojones000

    Yep. Four of them to be exact. Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 10, Kindle Fire HD, and a cheap 8 inch Coby that we got for our son for $59.

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  • HarleyGuy72

    Two N7’s (OG), and an HP Touchpad dual booting CM9 Nightlies.

  • SA_NYC

    Let the flaming begin: I don’t even think about Android tablets because when they first came out I found them so bad compared to the iPad, I went Apple and never came back…on my second iPad now, about to be my third in just over a week’s time. Now I don’t even pay attention to the Android tablet ecosystem; I have literally zero idea which vendor is selling what these days, I don’t care. And no I’m not trolling, I’m 100% Android when it comes to phones, and have always been. But for the kind of low-productivity, relaxing stuff I tend to do on tablets, iPads are fantastic.

    • JoshGroff

      For a while, the tablet experience was absolutely terrible, and if an iPad works for you, no reason to switch. With the new nexus tablets though, it’s a whole new experience and certainly worth at least trying out.

      • SA_NYC

        I hear you. For $200, I have considered trying a Nexus 7, maybe use it as a music server. Good to hear it’s improved.

        • JoshGroff

          Yeah, it’s pretty hard to beat at the price point. Might grab the lte model and take advantage of my free 2.2gb of data. That $10 voice discount, coupled with the new pricing tiers is rocking my world right now.

          • evltwn

            I bought the N7 when it 1st came out in 2012, 16GB version. Once the 32GB Wi-Fi/3G version came out I switched over to that. My biggest complaint with the Wi-Fi/3G version was the battery life sucked compared to the Wi-Fi only version. I have the 2013 Wi-Fi only version and the battery life is much improved. I don’t know how the LTE’s battery life compares, so might want to check it out.

          • JoshGroff

            I would be leaving the radio off unless I had to use it or was out and about. That should prevent any unnecessary drain, and the always on connectivity would make up for that imo. Plus, I mean free data, heck yeah.

          • evltwn

            I did the same thing. Even took out the SIM when I wasn’t using it. Still battery life sucked. Hard to pass up free data though.

          • JoshGroff

            Even with airplane/wifi? That’s what I do on my Xperia Play when I’m emulating and the battery life is substantially higher. The device still tries to search for a network either way unless airplane is on IIRC.

          • JoshGroff

            Even with airplane mode to stop the GSM radio from searching for signal? IIRC it will try to search even without the SIM.

          • evltwn

            Even with all that. Maybe I had a bad unit, I don’t know. It wasn’t as good as the Wi-Fi only versions. I turned everything off that I could.

      • hldc1

        I second this comment.

        I had the original Transformer, and then the Transformer Pad Infinity. In my mind, both of these were relatively poor products. They never really lived up to their potential in my opinion.

        The Nexus 7 is an entirely different animal though. No Android tablet I’ve used thus far has matched the utility of the new Nexus 7. Super fast, and it’s comfortable to use. I highly, highly recommend the Nexus 7 FHD.

      • Blue Sun

        As a Xoom user, I can say that the experience has definitely improved quite a bit since the honeycomb days. The first 6-9 months was pretty rough on the app compatibility front. ICS, & even more so with JB, have finally made the Android tablet experience much more enjoyable.

    • SA_NYC

      Whoops, please note that my upvoting of my own comment was accidental. Honest! I didn’t realize one could do that.

      • jeesung

        i did that once and when i refreshed the page, the upvote was gone.

    • Rob

      “Now I don’t even pay attention to the Android tablet ecosystem”

      So why did you click this post? Just to see how many Android phone users own Android tablets?

      • SA_NYC

        Yeah, actually, exactly. I am curious about it from a business perspective. I’ve been surprised how successful Android tablets have been, as you know they’re over half the global volume now. (Two years ago I figured they’d get crushed.) That’s cool; competition is good.

  • teleclimber

    Would anybody who went from a 10″ tablet to a 7″ share their experience? Are you having “big screen” withdrawal?

    I currently have an old 10″ GTab that runs, but is sluggish and painful to use. But a new 10″ would be stretching my budget too much. So I’m looking at N7. Problem is, every time I look at one in the store they seem tiny.

    So, did you go from 10″ to 7″? How did the screen size feel after you got used to it? Are you dying to go back to 10″?

    FYI my tablet lives on the couch so portability is a non-issue mostly. thanks!

    (And thank-you in advance for all the “size-matters”, “that’s what she said”, and “once you […] can’t go back” type responses)

    • Wilt

      I had a Tab 10.1 and gave that to the wife and got a Nexus 7, never regretted it.
      The Nexus 7 gets far more use than the Tab 10.1 ever did.
      It’s just a far better size for more things IMO.

    • Butters619

      I went 10″ to 7″ just recently. Occasionally I miss the size, but not too often. I really like the added portability of the 7″ tablet. I can throw it in my back pocket if my hands are full or nicely tuck it in my car door when I get somewhere. I also don’t look like a tool (as much?) when I bring it to the gym and plop it on a treadmill to watch breaking bad while running. I can palm it which is convenient if holding it and trying to walk or move. Overall I think 7″ is better than 10″ now.

      One thing though, because the 7″ tablet has a smaller battery, it definitely uses a greater percentage of power in standby.

      • Rob

        +11111111 on the smaller battery, that Prime seemed to last on standby for a week whereas with the 7 it’s more like 3-4 days, maybe 5 if you don’t use it at all during that time period. Completely rough estimate, I haven’t tested this, just what “feels” like the right time frame.

        • Butters619

          Yeah the standby difference is really noticeable. Not a killer, but definitely noticeable.

      • turdbogls

        well thats obvious…..but my wifes Original N7 lasts a bout a week on standby (with wifi off)….do you really NEED it to last any longer?
        i can’t go a couple days without touching my N7

        • Butters619

          I don’t know if it is that obvious until you get a 7″ tablet and then think about it.

          But yeah, with Wifi off it isn’t that big of a deal. With wifi on, the difference becomes even more noticeable. Although, you probably shouldn’t leave wifi on for a tablet you aren’t actively using.

    • JoshGroff

      I’ve always focused on portability over screen real estate, and 7″ tablets can be held comfortably in 1 hand and navigated with the other. That being said, yes I did miss the larger screen size for Netflix and what not, but overall I prefer the 7″ form factor.

      • Carlton Crasher

        and in some of my pants it actually fits in my pocket 😀 N7-2-13

    • Rob

      It’s fine, but it really depends on what you use it for. If you need to view documents then a 10″ might be better. I personally had 10″ tablets before but bought a new Nexus 7 for work (to read PDF cards while out of the office). It’s not bad and it’s easier to carry and lighter than a 10″ tablet. Media is great since you’re almost always holding it in front of you or have it sitting on a table/desk not too far away, so I don’t miss the size difference there.

      That being said, the 7 is my favorite tablet I have owned, over the Transformer Prime and Xoom LTE. But the keyboard dock was pretty nice on the Prime, I just didn’t really use it that much to type in general, especially since I’m completely done with school and have been for awhile. As a student something like a dockable tablet might be a better option (especially if you’re carrying around a back pack or something).

    • Dan

      the only thing that honestly worked better on the ipad almost 10 inch was reading magazines. the nexus 7 (2013) is so much easier to handle, carry around and be able to do anything on. magazines just really need a big screen.. .or paper.

      • teleclimber

        Another thing I’m thinking is that it’s easier to type on a 7″, esp in portrait orientation. I have to say I have a real hard time typing on a 10″.

    • jeesung

      I have both sizes (got the N7 first) and hardly use the N7 except as an eBook reader and when I’m travelling

    • hldc1

      I had the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity. I now own the Nexus 7 FHD. I can say personally that I have absolutely no regrets getting rid of the Transformer. In comparison, that thing was really heavy. The Nexus 7 is a nice size that doesn’t feel too heavy in the hand for reading, which is what I primarily use it for (books via the Kindle app, or news via my Google Reader substitute INOREADER).

      I would say that I may not have used the Transformer Pad Infinity to its potential, considering it does have more screen real estate, but I’m not an artist and the keyboard dock eventually seemed more like a novelty than a necessity. I always felt like Polaris Office was a third-rate productivity suite so I never really got in the habit of typing out anything at meetings (for work purposes). I take my Nexus 7 with me to meetings now and use it primarily to Google stuff that comes up during meetings.

      Hope this helps.

    • Ryan

      I will be buying the G pad this weekend at best buy when available. 7 in is too small for me but 10 is too big. I find that 8.3 is just the right size. the price is 349 so in the middle price range. just my .02

      • teleclimber

        The GPad does look interesting. And I agree the 8.3″ size is probably the sweet spot. I would rather have a Nexus though to get faster OS updates. Nexus 8? Google?

      • mustbepbs

        Typing this from my new G Pad now. Trust me, the 1.3 inches over the N7 is very nice and this screen is beautiful. I absolutely love this thing. LGs skin sucks though.

        • Ryan

          I have the G2 and I like LG’s skin. Its actually useful to me. everyone is different But i want Q pair so i can text on my tablet

        • MichaelFranz

          i wish they made an LTE variant of the 8,3. Then give us Cyanogen nightlies on it and i would be a happy camper with it. I hear great things about it.

        • Mark Nguyen

          Glad to hear you finally got your hands on one! Looking forward to any other comments you have on it – and if you can confirm if it has Slimport capacity, how the speakers sound, etc. Waiting for the “official” reviews is torture! 🙂

          • mustbepbs

            It does have Slimport. It also has Miracast and WiFi Display. Speakers sounds good actually. They resonate within the device. I usually had to turn the volume down it was so loud. Screen is great as I said. It’s fast. Supports moving apps to SD cards. Definitely looking forward to CM if we get it.

    • tu3218

      I went from a 10″ Acer tablet to the Nexus 7. Occasionally I find myself wanting a larger screen but for what you describe your use of a tablet, go buy the Nexus 7 now! I love being able to hold my Nexus 7 with one hand and using it with the other. I don’t have to rest it on a pillow, my stomach, etc. It’s just so much easier to handle and use. If you use a tablet for productivity then I suggest stick to 10″. But if it’s just for browsing the web, videos, etc, then the Nexus 7 is your answer. We also got a Samsung 8″ tab for my mom, and I gotta say that is a perfect answer for in between screen sizes. But regardless, I think the smaller tablet is better for what you seem to use it for, myself as well.

      • teleclimber

        I actually do a fair amount of casual gaming and reading/research on it. I like gaming on a big surface, but I may have to do without.

        I agree on 8″. Thanks for your answer.

      • Dylan

        I have an A500 and recently bought an N7. I find I use the N7 A LOT more than I ever used the 10″ tablet. I attribute it to the fact that it’s so much more portable. You can throw the smaller tablet in a large pocket, small bag, or even just carry around. The A500 feels like a brick in comparrison.
        My 10″ has become a glorified tv remote. It sits on an ottoman in my living room so my g/f can browse and control the chromecast when I’m reading/browsing/playing on my N7.

    • evltwn

      I had the original iPad when it came out and used it for 2 years without much complaint.
      Once the N7 came out in 2012, I switched over to that. I really like the size of the N7, it’s much easier to hold. I now have the 2013 N7 and really like it. I feel battery life with the 2013 version is better even though the battery is slightly smaller. With it being a Nexus device, you won’t have to wait for software updates like you do with the other brands. Once a new update is released, you can count on getting it quickly from Google.

    • kixofmyg0t

      I went form a Xoom to a Nexus 7 2013. I’m not having any sort of “big screen withdrawal” at all.

      Actually I found that while I had my Xoom, the more powerful of a phone I had the less i would use my xoom. I had a Blackberry Storm2 when i bought my xoom on launch day, then later a DROID X, Bionic, RAZR MAXX HD, DROID MAXX etc.

      I wanted another tablet but I had grown used to using my phone more than a tablet, so I split the difference in size and bought a Nexus 7, I use it primarily as a extension of my DROID MAXX. They’re both setup the same way, same homescreen layouts. If I’m on duty and my MAXX needs to be charged for some reason I just pull out the Nexus and tether it to the MAXX.

      I havn’t once missed the extra screen size of a 10″ tablet at all. In fact i don’t think I’ll ever be interested in another 10″ tablet.

    • Feed Jake

      My favorite tablet thus far has been the GTab 8.3. It has a good screen and is portable like a 7 inch. But it gives you the big screen feel. I can only imagine that the Note 8 is better and with a sPen.

    • E A butler

      I went from one of the first gen 10″ Honeycomb android tabs to the Galaxy Note 8.0 and I love it … the size is perfect. Im a huge stylus enthusiast for sketching and illustrating purposes….but the size is more manageable, I think 7″ is too thin, as I like reading comic books on my tablets and the 8.0 screen size of the samsung model works out perfectly for me.

    • Gary

      8-9″ tablets its where its at.. I have Nex7, Nex10 and 8.9′ Nook HD+. If Google made a Nexus 8 or 9″ tablet, I would be all over it! Until then, I’m getting the LG G Pad 8.3 when its released here in Canada

    • turdbogls

      i went from a Transformer TF300 to an original Nexus 7 (and now to a new N7)
      the screen size was a staggering difference, but i have no desire (other than buying a new toy 🙂 ) to go back to a 10″ form factor. I basically only used my 10″ tablet at home and when i traveled….but now, with the N7, I take it everywhere with me. any time i leave the house, i have it with me….its just portable enough that it fits in my jeans pocket without much hassle.
      there are times i miss the screen size, but the times i dont miss it, FAR outweigh the times I do.

    • Khary Anderson

      I did it and I have loved every single second of it.

    • James SMART

      I had an original nexus 7, then purchased a nexus 10, then sold the original 7 and got the 2013 nexus 7. My overall favorite – the nexus 7. Fits in my jeans back pocket. Light, great performance, great screen and good sound (on 2013), and very good battery life. I got the 10 as my wife had an ipad and I did want a larger screen and prefer it for casual web surfing and reading. The 7 is fine though, and better than the 5″ screen on my S4. The difference in battery life on the 7, and the overall portability with no reduction in capability says the 7 wins overall.

    • Raven

      I still use both regularly. It depends on what I am doing and where I am. I have a 10″ Asus Transformer that lives on my coffee table in my living room. Because it is 32gb internal + 32gb external it is my main Android gaming and movie watching on trips device. But, I also have a OG 16GB Nexus 7. I take this everywhere with me. I tend to use it more for web browsing and ebook reading, anything where a lot of reading is involved I actually tend to prefer it over my 10″ tablet. I also only have a 4″ phone because I don’t want to carry a 5+” device with me everywhere I go. I tend to use it only for phone, text, gps, or quick look up purposes anymore. So, some people may prefer the 1 phablet approach, but I definitely prefer to have different sized devices for different purposes.

    • Anhstein

      I thought I would go through size withdrawal, but I didn’t. Coming from the Nexus 10, I can say some of the apps I use frequently don’t look that good on that kind of screen resolution. What a bummer, because I specifically bought the Nexus 10 for its screen. Stretched blurry images on such a pretty screen, urgh.

  • Trysta

    Nexus 7 2013. Not perfect. Even though I can’t detect any touchscreen errors I swear that clicking links is more difficult than the 2012 version. (maybe a chrome issue?)

    But still a great tablet. I am really enjoying it.

    • DJ SPY

      I didn’t notice the trouble with clicking links into Chrome updated today.

    • joejoe5709

      My N7 was perfect for about a month. Now it’s started freezing and multi touch issues galore. I think I’m going to exchange it this weekend.

    • Carlton Crasher

      i think its a chrome issue as i have noticed it…i love chrome for my desktop but i’m not a fan of its performance on Android at all..I prefer the stock browser but keep the beta on tablets and phones just to see how much better it is getting…it has come far but for me not far enough yet…

  • Kevintw

    I have a HP Touchpad running CM. Does that count?

  • Daniel Russell

    2 Tablets so far:

    Asus Transformer Prime with dock.
    Nexus7 2013.

    The Transformer prime was probably my worst purchase ever (worse than the bionic), but at least they gave me $17 back from that lawsuit. I absolutely love the Nexus 7 and will never get another non Nexus Tablet.

    • Big_EZ

      The Transformer Prime is why I won’t buy anything else Asus. I couldn’t get wifi unless I was within 10 feet of the router, and because of that I barely used it. When I pulled it out of the box to wipe it and sell it(for a Nexus 7), it wouldn’t turn on and was a few weeks out of warranty with only about 10 hours of use on it.

  • guest

    How about a second poll for the people who said yes:

    How often do you use your tablet? Cause honestly, I haven’t used mine since the summer.

  • Stephen Fronda

    I had the Droid Xyboard, Nexus 7 (both versions). Currently I sport the 2013 Nexus 7.
    Somethings are just better on a tablet, reading, some games, etc.
    My phone since has devolved to… well a phone. Texting, phone functions and on-the-go directions (as my tablet isn’t LTE).

  • Smartss

    Note 10.1 & Nexus 7

  • jack584

    I will once the Nexus 7 LTE is back in stock.

  • anna willoughby

    Love my Nexus 7, although it’s not getting a lot of use since I’m not in school anymore.

  • DavinFelth

    I have the original Kindle Fire and Nexus 7. I won’t get a Kindle Fire again because of how heavily modified and restricting it is. I want a Nexus 10, but I’m waiting to see how the next version turns out.

  • MattH818

    In my family we have two Nexus 10 32GB, a Transformer Prime, and an OG Kindle Fire. Plus assorted iPads, but those don’t count.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    NO, but i want one.. The N7 is kind of small but i may settle for it because it’s nothing short of a beast. i just need something bigger than my phone but isn’t a computer to play poker on.

  • I have a Transformer Prime with a dock, I thought it was great at first but now it is just insanely slow. I never really found it that useful outside of using remote desktop to connect to a real PC.

  • kronikings

    I’ve tried to love tablets a few times but soon after I buy one they end up collecting dust and I sell them. What can you really do with a tablet that makes it worth it that you can’t do with an Android phone?

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Quite frankly I have the last N7… Screen cracked after I dropped it and haven’t used it since obviously. Got my eye on the N7 2013 but I was waiting for the iPad Mini. So as of right now it’s a toss up though Apple jacking the price of the Mini has me leaning N7.

    Though I’m not spending any money right now unless it’s on a Nexus 5.

  • A poll that asks an intense Android website if they own a Android tablet? Isn’t that like asking country club members if they own a set of golf clubs?

    • SA_NYC

      Ha, good one.

    • Butters619

      I honestly didn’t own an Android tablet until about 6 weeks ago. I bought a retina iPad when it came out because at the time the only reasonable Android competitor was a Transformer (that ended up having a lot of problems). Every Samsung tablet was still on HC at the time, so those were all out of the question. Finally sold the retina and bought a Nexus 7.

      • James_75

        I thought that until I realized there’s nothing better than using a Nexus 7 while laying in bed at night reading and etc. before falling asleep. Mine stays parked on the nightstand the rest of the time.

      • nate

        I think its about time i do the same. I haven’t gotten one yet, but the new nexus 7 is just so appealing lol

    • n11

      Not really, it’d be more like asking if someone is taking “sport x” because they so happen to be in the sports section at Wal-mart.

    • Josh Carroll

      Actually, one angle that would make it interesting is if people are finding their phones meet much of the needs of a tablet (especially Note/HTC One Max/etc type devices). I know that I watched more videos on my N7 before I got my Galaxy S4 because the Galaxy Nexus screen was so terrible. Once I got the S4 and had a 5″ screen, it wasn’t worth the hassle for me to get out the N7 for some casual TV viewing in bed. Just my 2c.

      • Ray Gray

        In exact same position with devices I mainly just use my N7 for chromecast. The S4 screen is just better

      • BobButtons

        I always long for a tablet but when I own one I never use it and end up selling it. With my G2’s 5.2″ screen I never have the need to pull out a tablet for the extra 1.8″. The only time it would’ve been nice is on a trip I just took but that’s a rarity and my phone worked just fine.

      • Mr E

        That’s about where I’m at currently. I have an aging Touchpad that I barely use, especially once I got an S3. Now, I’ve been eyeing the Note3, which would pretty much replace any remaining need I might have for an Android tablet.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Not necessarily. Some Android enthusiasts may not even have a need for an Android tablet. I didn’t really have a need for one, but I still wanted to get one, and I did. An original Nexus 7. I love playing games on that thing!

    • Adam Truelove

      I don’t own one and probably never will. My phone does everything I could need a touch device to do, and for anything else I have a Chromebook and a full desktop PC. As awesome as the N7 is, I simply don’t have a use for one, or any tablet.

      • jose

        Because porn.

        • Butters619

          Just make sure you go download the old Flash Player apk.

      • Tyler

        I have a nexus 10 and agree for the most part, the main thing i use it for is note-taking in class. I needed something that was smaller than my 17″ laptop but bigger than my phone. When i build my desktop pc, i’ll be able to remotely boot it up and log into it allowing full access to a computer as well. If i wasn’t in school though i would not need it for the occasional web browsing and other stuff i do with it.

        EDIT: Having desktop access is critical for me being a computer science major needing to write code using IDEs and compiling code which isn’t practical from a tablet.

        • xyz1111

          If you’re a CS major, then you probably carry around a laptop with you already. I think you’re wasting time using a tablet for CS-related endeavors, unless it’s to read a textbook/notes.

          • Tyler

            I said i have a 17″ laptop, which i can’t always bring to campus due to its size. Therefore remoting into it is a solid option and is the best of both worlds.

    • iamnotfan

      Atlaest 23% don’t have it .

    • Jason Jia

      Not everyone will have a TABLET though, but if the question was asking if you had an Android device, then the numbers would be close to 100%.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      I check this site but I do not own an Android tablet (my wife does, but it looks like were going back to the iPad). While the Nexus 7 is a great device to consume video on, the 16:9 format is terrible (IMO) for reading material. White papers and other PDFs I use frequently do not fit properly and either require me to flip it sideways or zoom. Flipping sideways results in tons of scrolling, and zooming is just irritating.

      We’re moving back to the full size iPad due to the significant weight reduction as well as the much better (again, IMO) iBooks app that Android seems to have no competitor to. I’ve tried them all, my most recent and stable is Mantano reader .. but it has been behaving so poorly lately that it’s just not doing it.

      • chjapa

        Comparing a 7″ tablet to a 10″ tablet?

        • Jarred Sutherland

          Compare to the Nexus 10 then, which is another 16:9 device.
          We can also say the Mini, which is about an inch bigger with a lower resolution (but 4:3!) is much better for consuming books/magazines/etc.

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    • I have an iPad and a Android phone… horses for courses.

  • KennyVeltre

    Xoom wifi and Nexus 7 2012

  • Flyinion

    Used to think I didn’t need a tablet “what’s the use i never used my laptop and sold it”. Finally realized one day that all the stuff I was trying to do on a little 4.5″ screen would work a LOT better on a 7″ like the Nexus 7. I knew I didn’t want to go drop $500 for a 10″ tablet (plus a 7 is a lot more portable). So I ended up waiting for the 2013 Nexus 7 since I came to this realization shortly before it was going to come out. Bought a 32GB WiFi on launch day and love it.

  • GuidZilla

    Nexus 7 2013
    TF300T + Dock
    Fire HD (Freetime Unlimited is frickin awesome for my kids)

  • clay

    OG xoom LTE > nexus 7 2012 > nexus 7 2013

    xoom was by far my worst purchase ever. $1000+ including accessories, sold for $300 a year later. im sticking with my nexus 7 from now on.

  • Michael Chediak

    Had a Xoom up until a few weeks ago. Sold it and bought the Nexus 7 32GB.
    Miss the Xoom, but love the Nexus!!

  • Maples

    HP Touchpad.

    • HarleyGuy72

      Dual booting to an Android ROM of course, Right???

  • Mike Hilal

    Xoom wifi 32
    Nexus 10 32

  • silver_arrow

    In my household there is a

    Nexus 7(2012)
    Nexus 7(2013
    Galaxy Note 10.1
    Asus Transformer

    we each have a 7 and 10 incher

    • Butters619

      There is a dildo joke in there somewhere.

    • sk102704

      Me too I got the GTab 10.1 and Nexus 7 (2012). Probably going to pick up the 2013 N& soon though. I like the 10 incher but my Nexus 7 gets far more use.

  • Nexus 7 is the perfect size and sick Android.


  • Presently I have two…a 2013 N7 LTE and a Motorola Xoom on Verizon.

  • no need for the tablet form factor. i see it is a coffee table novelty that i can’t afford.

    • Rodeojones000

      I used to think that. But my wife bought me a Nexus 10 last Christmas and we also got our daughter a Nexus 7 at that time. I’ve literally used my tablet everyday since then. We love them so much we’ve since gotten the rest of the family Android tablets – Kindle Fire HD for my wife and a cheap Coby 8″ for my son.

  • LP @ThisisEther

    32 GB galaxy note 10.1 ….. productivity through the roof…. Best purchase ever

  • Carlton Crasher

    I really started wanting a tablet the beginning of this year, however, i decided to wait until the Nexus72013 came out and I love it!…meanwhile everyone on my facebook is selling their “Awesome Fast $100 tablets”….*sigh, when the people buy them and they think android is crap because of those cheap tablets….You Coulda had a v– i mean nexus 7

  • YourFriend

    Tablets to me still seem like overgrown smartphones, or even toys. I just don’t see the need for myself to own one. But to each their own.

    • Hothfox

      Fair enough. I like mine because it has a larger screen, and my entire life is on Google, so it’s great for travelling and being able to look things up, send and check emails, etc. without being confined to a <5" screen.

    • LP @ThisisEther

      I thought the same thing until I got a note 10.1…..

    • teleclimber

      People used to say similar things about smartphones. Then they eventually bought one, and you couldn’t tear it out of their hands.

      Not saying everybody has to have a tablet, just that it’s the kind of thing once you have around it is a nice thing and hard to give up.

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  • jamisles02

    Got my Xoom wifi on launch day. Still have it & still love it.

    • SA_NYC

      Wow, that is hard core! That thing was, uh, challenging. But a guy I worked with did manage to like his. So there are other people like you out there.

      • Pedro

        I loved my wifi xoom. Completely hackable, up until Google/Moto stopped providing binaries past 4.1.2.
        It lived through 4.2 EOS, but the battery stopped living past 4 hours screen time. I moved on to the N10, and realized what a good screen looks like. I just didn’t know.

    • LoganLopez

      Right there with you. Still have it, and still use it. Haven’t seen the need to upgrade just yet. The price of the new nexus 10 could change that but probably not.

    • Still rocking a Verizon Xoom. Love it.