I purchased a Nexus 7 the other day. I’d wanted a tablet for my business for some time but I waited to see what the Apple iPad mini was like before buying. My reasons for getting a tablet were as an aid to my photography business. The main things I wanted to are:
A) Show clients their pictures in person as I find this generates more sales,
B) To be able to type invoices and email them at the clients premises,
C) Do accounts and other documents
D) General social media and web use.
My Nexus is a 32Gb version running Jelly Bean Android. The full technical specification can be found at the Google site.
So how does the tablet meet my wish list? I think the screen display is very good and more than fit for purpose. Bright, good colours and very good contrast make it a good alternative to Apple’s Retina display.
I downloaded a free office app which has a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software very similar to Office. All the usual features are present. It works very nicely and does exactly what I need.
Web access is fast, as is email and social media. General processing speed is more than adequate.
On the downside, there is no Flash player. While the YouTube app works well, some video streaming sites can’t be viewed. More research needed! Also, a virus checker is needed. Finally, the eBook reader won’t display Amazon Kindle book formats so a converter has to be used.
Overall, I think the nexus 7 is pretty good. It does everything I require, and more, for a much cheaper price than an iPad.