Google's Asus-made 7in tablet....
This should read Google's Asus-rebranded 7in tablet.
Google's Asus-made 7in tablet has turned up in web-posted benchmark results. It's running Android 4.1. Rightware's Powerboard benchmark ties into an online database Android fans can use to compare kit performance. Fansite Android Police spotted a listing for the "Google Asus Nexus 7", an Nvidia Tegra 3-based tablet running at …
Absolutely. Why can't Android be like the personal computer market? You know, the one where everyone uses the same sound chip, graphics chip, screen resolution, aspect ratio, operating system, memory, processor...
If all those were different on every pc made these days, the personal computer would never have been so popular....
Did you send that from your iPad?
Why is there the assumption that 7 inch equates to low end? Maybe some people (like those who spent £600 on the HTC Flyer when it first came out- and that definitely doesn't feel low rent) don't want a 10 inch.
Or perhaps you're confusing it with the Ainol Elf and the plethora of cheap foreign 7 inch tablets?
No Google Play store and a battery life that could be described as "awful".
Yes it can probably be rooted, modded, have a dodgy Google Play APK installed, whatever, however it's not exactly iPad-easy is it?
Still, at £80 I guess it's a techie's plaything. Just not much cop as a general public plaything.
At 5th the price of an ipad, who cares. This one has capacite touchscreen, Android 4, reasonable hardware specs, and clearly several pegs above the usual sub £100 supermarket tablet shite. However ANY Android tablet is by default more usable that an iPad, which has a basic interface that hasn't changed for 4 years and looks more akin to something that came out of the ark.
A 5th the price of the iPad, yes. However the battery life is quoted as "4 hours", which you can divide by 4 to get a more realistic picture of the battery life while actually doing anything. There is also no Google Play, which is an almost criminal omission bearing in mind Currys' target market.
Yes, you can find a dodgy APK. No, my mother wouldn't even know what that is. And yes, everybody regardless of technical expertise, would probably be pissed off when the lights went out barely an hour or so after charging it up.
It's a nice techie toy, as I said. I just wouldn't buy it for anybody not a propellorhead.
Not to big for the male pocket; or the female purse; right-sized for car/truck dashboards or sun-visors and motorcycle mounting. Not too small to view a movie.
Plain Android without icing making it eligible for fast upgrades from Google. Freedom to run any App you choose to.
Manufactured by ASUS who have proven adept at making netbooks that can withstand the rough and tumble of school-aged children (and my wife) backed by a world-wide support network.
Finally the price - on a par with Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.
I'm still waiting for a proper Android 4.0 ARM netbook with a ten inch screen and a much better battery than the Atom crap that was peddled out a few years ago. I don't know why someone like Asus hasn't brought one of these out. I know they've got the transformer, but it's too expensive and I don't want the tablet / touch screen features
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