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Ivan Teoh

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My First Tablet: Nexus 7

No embarrassing unboxing video. Just my thought on my first tablet - Nexus 7. I got an notice the device is shipped on 17 July and expected to arrive on 19 July, which is today. I got it this afternoon. It comes with a very tight cover box. It took me awhile to see what is inside the box.

What’s in the box:

  • nexus 7
  • warranty booklet
  • quick start guide
  • usb charging unit with Australian plug
  • micro usb cable

Beside AU$25, it comes with preloaded contents in my library:

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (movie)
  • Nexus 7 Guidebook by Google Inc. (ebook)
  • Wonderful Stories for Children by Hans Christian Andersen (ebook)
  • Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (ebook)
  • Bleak House by Charles Dickens (ebook)
  • The Drop by Michael Connelly (ebook)
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (ebook)

Most of the reviews, that I read, commented that this tablet is super fast and best value among all the 7 inch tablet in the market right now. 16G version costs me AU$299 plus AU$19.99 shipping cost. I can see the animation transition is smooth, with very bright screen. All the google products work really well on this device. I particularly like the voice search. Yet to try the NFC feature.

Excitement didn’t last long. It is much heavier than I thought. For this price, I am not complain when the device only have 1.2MP front-facing camera, support wifi and bluetooth. After entering Google Play, most of the time I see this message, ‘Your device isn’t compatible with this version.’, which means I can’t install most of the Android applications yet on this device. I am frustrated that I can’t rotate Google Chrome. No landscape for Google Chrome.

Summary, this device will become my needy toys when I need to check something quickly on internet, by talking to him.

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Updates: 20 Jul 2012

I was wrong. I can rotate Google Chrome, by unlock the screen rotation.

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