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      18.07.2014 00:49
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      I love my Google Nexus 7 2013 32Gb

      As the name suggests, the screen is a full 7 inches and boasts a clear and vivid display which is perfect for watching videos on! The screen is also very strong as at uses Gorilla Glass 2, which means that it is scratch resistant and harder to crack upon dropping - something which I am notorious for!

      The tablet itself is lightweight and fits comfortably in one hand on either landscape or portrait position, and it’s easy to hold. The volume, on and off buttons are located on the right hand side. Speakers are at the top and the bottom of the back of the tablet, allowing for even sound distribution. The tablet has 2 cameras, at the top of the front and back of the tablet. The charger port can be found in the middle of the bottom of the tablet. It also comes with a standard headphone jack located at the top right. Overall, I feel that the design complements the tablet; it''''s sleek, expertly proportioned and well balanced.

      I found that the tablet was very easy to use and get used to. The onboard keyboard comes with autocorrect and even has the option to use Swype. The main home screen contains 5 different ''''pannel'''' screens, all customisable for your apps, which can be accessed by swiping left or right. The top of each screen contains a ''''notification'''' bar and ''''status'''' bar.

      The current operating system is Android 4.4.4 (latest - June 2014). Check out gsmarena for an up to date spec - http://www.gsmarena.com/asus_google_nexus_7_(2013)-5600.php

      This device comes with an absolute ton of useful time saving apps! It comes with the standard calendar, calculator, Youtube, Google Chrome browser, email services and loads more that you would expect to find on any device. It also comes with some great extra apps, such as ''''Keep'''' which is a really useful memo application, and my favourite stock app, Google Now.

      One of the most disappointing features of the Nexus 7 would be the cameras.The back camera is 5MP, but looks incredibly grainy on the large screen, the front camera is 1.2MP as has the same issue.One of the things I love about the onboard Camera application is the ''''Photo Sphere'''' feature which allows you to take photos of people, places, rooms etc, but you can take the photos in a complete 360 view!

      In comparison to my smart phone, the battery life on this tablet is very good, and I can normally get about 5 or 6 hours of viewing time without needed to connect it to a charger. When surfing the web I can get a full day out of it without the need to charge.

      Overall, I have enjoyed owning and using this tablet, and the only thing I can complain about is the camera. I personally keep my tablet in a case so I don’t damage it, because I take it away on trips and to classes etc. Highly recommended

      Edited Review from my account on Ciao(same username)

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      16.03.2014 16:13
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      Great buy camera not the best but all other features and ease of use make up for it

      I have had my nexus for just over a year and it has been a well worth purchase. I looked at a few tablets and this came up with the right functionality at the right cost. I was originally looking for a larger screen but after using it I find that the screen is just right for what u need. I watch movies and find the picture quality is good and it is also perfect for games and surfing the internet. I have even considered trading in my iPhone to get the nexus as I love the way it operates. It is light in weight and easy to hold. I bought a 2nd one for my 15 year old son as I was so impressed with the value for money. He plays games and listens to music on it. All in all great buy. Would recommend to anyone looking for a tablet to watch movies on and surf the net.

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      10.03.2014 16:45
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      I've been using this generation of Nexus 7 for a year and a half already, and while not an Android tablet flagship device anymore it is still holding well.Official KitKat update is available for it, CPU withstands all the modern Android applications and GPU still runs Android top notch games. Available device memorz also still allows fluid multitasking.As time went by, this front runner among Android tablets became high quality replacement for the buyers of the cheap Android tablets.

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      21.02.2014 15:27

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      Great little 7" tablet

      I have owned this tablet for about a year and a half now, and it is still as speedy as when I bought it.

      If your into gaming, android games such as Nova and Modern Combat run great on the device - with good graphics and minimal lag. The device is also perfectly sized for gaming, it is not too large or heavy and as such controls are easily reached.

      For web browsing the nexus is also good, nice size and text is clearly legible. Only downside is that there is no flash available, meaning a fair bit of website content will remain unavailable.

      Being a google device it runs the latest version of android and is regularly updated unlike some other devices.

      The sound quality from the speakers is generally quite good, but after the volume goes beyond 2/3 of the max it becomes distorted.

      Overall a nice little device.

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      08.02.2014 19:11

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      Cheap and small but very powerful!

      At £200 this device is a high-end performing tablet while only being a fraction of the cost of the other competitors. It has a 7 inch screen encased in a beautifully sleek plastic casing. It grips in the hand well and is light enough to be comfortably held in one/two hands while using it. The build quality is excellent and I cannot find any faults with the design of the device.

      It runs Android 4.4 KitKat and its quad core processor allows it to run all of the games that I throw at it! I rarely experience any lag while running even the most graphically intensive games such as Deadtrigger and Real Racing 3. It is easily capable of streaming videos from the internet and the screen size is perfect for viewing movies while commuting as it doesn't take up too much space!

      The battery life is good lasting about 10 hours while just browsing and checking emails occasionally although if you like to play games or browse a lot then you will need to charge it a lot more often. However, I normally get away with one charge a day if I use it sparingly.

      Overall, this is a great buy if you are looking for a small but powerful tablet although be ware that you will have to charge it often if you use it a lot.

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      04.02.2014 14:39

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      if you want the best 7 inch tablet on the market , you've found it

      firstly when looking at tablets what you want depends on what you're using it for. I received this tablet as a gift, like many others I use my smart phone for surfing the net, shopping online, taking photos and playing games. I basically wanted I larger screen and a longer battery life than my smartphone. Boy was I wrong, I wanted the nexus 7!! It is so much better than I expected. Its quad core processor is fast, perfect for shopping online or streaming Netflix, iplayer etc. its light and portable and the battery life is about 11 hours (6 hours under heavy use ie watching tv and playing games). its screen though is where it impresses amazing perfect for movies and youtube!
      The camera is quite good not that you'll be using it much as the tablets a bit too large and cumbersome for too many still shots. its finish and looks are not as impressive as say Samsung or apple but I do think with any piece of tech its what under the hood so to speak that you're after and when you compare the price its a simple choice.
      only downsides are
      1. it doesn't come with an sd card slot so go for the 32gb one if you download a load of stuff
      2. I have this running kitkat android 4.4 . and anything above 4.2 wont allow flashplayer so many websites that use flash player will not work properly on this device. its googles way of forcing html5 on people so hopefully soon most websites will upgrade (basically the videos on certain sites don't load because their software is too outdated, see it as your machine is just really advanced if you want)

      to sum up I would say if you're after a 7 inch tablet this is the best i've used if you're after something bigger try the galaxy note or nexus 10

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      12.01.2014 16:06
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      Nice - but do you really need one?

      I was given the Nexus 7 as a gift.

      There are 2 sections to this review - the unit itself and personal views on the servicing arrangements.

      It is robust if a little chunky, however the touch screen is a delight to use - easy accurate touch (unlike some tablets) and the default layouts are intuitive, although they are customisable. The unit is easily portable, however I do recommend a case.

      The graphics and display are first class, perfectly suitable for viewing video, film and photographs. The myriad of apps you can download all seem to work well, and the wifi connection is good and easy (at least in my house. It is nice to see a unit that doesn't come with masses of bloat ware that you will never use.

      The main plus point to me is the internet connection and Google Chrome - smooth and easy, and with the seven inch screen, large enough to view most webpages and buttons - if not, can be easily enlarged with a swipe. This is a real plus point for me - the nexus is far lighter than a netbook, and the screen far bigger than a phone.

      There are however issues - it does not come with a proper camera (there is a webcam which is OK) - if this is what you want, then there are far better tablets out there. Another issue is the battery life and charging. The battery life seems to drain very quickly, and it can take an age to recharge - even when turned off. In fact if i use it whilst charging, the Nexus drains quicker than the charge going in.

      Would I recommend it? Yes - but only if you take into account that everything it does can be accomplished with an E-reader, phone and laptop. I am still pleased with mine, though to be honest I use it mainly to play games or access the internet in the evening when I don't want to carry round my laptop.

      A word of warning - my original unit was faulty (unresponsive and jumpy screen). As it was a gift i did not have proof of purchase. I contacted Asus and this was sorted out, although they take the warranty back to the date of manufacture. They advertise a 1 week turn round on repairs under warranty - this is the time on site with them - the courier service to 3 days on either side. To be fair, they replaced the unit and everything is now fine. The only niggle is that if it was tested when it arrives as they state and the issue described is a known issue, why did it take a week to send out a replacement?

      Water under the bridge now, and I am happy with the Nexus subject to the caveats above.

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      03.01.2014 17:52
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      Best buy of the year for me

      Google Nexus 7

      First of all I want to apologise for my lack of technical knowledge! I am really just reviewing this from the point of view of someone who does use things like this but doesn't know anything about technical specifications, speeds/sizes of computers, etc...I just like going on the Internet, playing games and looking at pretty things.

      Back in October I received the Google Nexus 7 as a (very!) early Christmas present. I'd wanted a tablet for a while and after reading reviews and trying a few out I narrowed it down to two; the iPad mini and the Google Nexus 7. The latter won due to price, it costs significantly less than the iPad mini and I hadn't been able to properly justify what made the iPad so much more expensive - apart from the Apple brand (I appreciate there are probably other things about the iPad which are better but just nothing I care about enough!)

      I've had my tablet a few months now and my hand has nearly morphed into the shape of me holding it as I'm constantly on it. I only really wanted a tablet for playing games and browsing the internet but I'm finding myself doing more and more things that I would usually do on the desktop computer, on my tablet.

      Looks

      The Google Nexus 7 is called this due to it being 7 inches in size. It's a good size and I much prefer this kind of size tablet, as opposed to the larger ones such as the full size iPad. It's big enough for the screen to be really clear and easy to see, but still small enough that I can just hold it in one hand and easily travel with it. It is a simple design, with most of the tablet being taken up by the screen, the back of it is plain black, although I soon rectified that with a colourful clip-on case (of which there were thousands to choose from on the internet).

      Usage

      I find the Google Nexus 7 easy and enjoyable to use. As I mentioned the size is perfect for me to hold in one hand and this makes it easy to sit and casually browse/play games whilst travelling/watching TV/etc. This week I applied for a job on the tablet which was great as it was much less boring than just sitting at a computer for hours writing the application, every night I just filled in a few bits whilst watching TV/eating my tea and then I was able to just check it thoroughly on the PC once I was done and submit it.

      Battery wise - I do seem to charge it every day, however I think this is more down to the massive amount of usage this tablet gets, rather than the battery being poor. If I just used it for an hour or so a day and actually remember to switch it off in between uses then it would last much longer.

      Camera

      The camera is front facing, so whilst it's great for a cheeky 'selfie' it's not ideal for taking pictures of other people/things. I am slightly disappointed about this but it's not the end of the world. The camera quality is not bad, it's not excellent but I'm pleased enough with it. To be honest the fact the camera is front facing is the one and only thing I don't like about the Nexus, but the newer version that came out in 2013 solves this problem by having two cameras (one on each side).

      I really couldn't work out how to take pictures when I first got the Nexus because basically there's a camera but there isn't a camera app so you have to get one. There are loads to choose from in the Google Play store and most are free so this wasn't an issue.

      Browser

      This is Google Chrome, which I normally use on my computer, and find to be reliable and fast and rarely crashes.

      Apps/downloads

      All apps for this tablet can be bought in the Google Play Store, and so far I have found every app that I've wanted ( I thought some of them may be available for Apple only but this hasn't been an issue). There are thousands of games, books, magazines and other useful apps such as camera/organiser/etc. which are available - many of which are free and some of which can be bought.

      Library

      The tablet came with a couple of free magazines/books and then there are plenty more for me to choose from in the Google Play store. Personally I don't do a lot of reading on the Nexus as I much prefer a good book but I did read the free books that came with it. Mainly because one of them was Alice's Adventures in Wonderland which I haven't read for a long time! The screen is good for reading as it's nice and clear and a decent size. It's easy to zoom in and turn pages too.

      Over all verdict

      Over all, I definitely think of this as a fabulous purchase. It's one of my favourite gadgets and I love the fact I can do pretty much everything I need to on it yet I can hold it in one hand. I've not experienced any issues at all and I really hope it lasts a long time as I'd be a bit stuck without it now! I think it's a great quality item and at a reasonable price so I'd definitely recommend it. As I said before the only thing I maybe don't like is the camera being on the front. It would be good if the battery lasted longer too but then again I think if I used it a normal amount then the battery wouldn't seem as bad.

      Price and availability

      I think this tablet is excellent value for money for how good it is. It varies in price but mine was about £150. It is available in lots of places such as Argos, Amazon, Asda and Currys. As I mentioned there is now a newer model but this one is still readily available in many outlets both online and in-store.

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        02.01.2014 16:37

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        Great 7" tablet for those on a table

        The Google Nexus 7 made by Asus is Google's first foray into the tablet market, shortly followed by the Nexus 10. It comes equipped with 1GB RAM and a Quad core 1.3Ghz CPU and a Nvidia Tegra 3 GPU. The tablet is available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities and has a 1280 x 800 screen resolution.

        First off, the tablet runs well with no noticeable slowdown. Initially it had a few issues with apps and system freezes but these were soon remedied by firmware updates. The Nexus 7 offers a big budget tablet experience at a budget price in a small form factor that never feels clumsy to hold, unlike its larger screen brethren.

        The Tegra 3 GPU allows it to power through more intensive applications and games , such as Dead Trigger, going so far as to feature exclusive graphical upgrades courtesy of it's Tegra GPU.

        The original Nexus 7 has now been replaced by the 2013 version, which features improved screen resolution, beefier processor and a Tegra 4 GPU. However, due to the so called obsolescence of the previous years models, the 2012 Nexus 7 is now available at a significantly reduced price as stores look to clear any remaining stock. The previously £199 model can now be found for £129 if you shop around. So at that price level, it really is an outstanding tablet that offers a lot for the money so long as you don't need the newest version. For internet browsers, ebook readers and general app users, there is no need to upgrade to the newer model. So save yourself £70+ and get this.

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        12.12.2013 02:27
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        Very pleased with this purchase and would recommend as a great alternative to pricey iPads!

        I bought a Nexus to take with me on my round the world trip so that I could watch movies and read e-books on long journeys and do research wherever there was wifi. Originally I decided on the Nexus because it was cheaper than other tablets available on the market and I was apprehensive about spending lots of money on it incase it got stolen or damaged in transit. In hindsight though I'm extremely pleased I decided on the Nexus versus the iPad or other more pricey models because it absolutely does the job! Having used an iPad Mini fairly recently I honestly believe that (unless you're super-techy) the only reason you're paying extra is to be a part of the Apple trend - something which I don't consider to be worth an additional £100.

        The Nexus uses the Android operating system which is slick, smooth and easy to navigate. There have been very few occasions where I've wanted to download an app which isn't yet available on Android and as I have an Apple iPhone I haven't found this to be a major issue.

        The model itself is lightweight and the perfect size to fit in your handbag (or in my case backpack!)

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          09.11.2013 16:02

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          The device is still a superb choice for just $220

          When I first held the original Nexus 7, I felt it was a small chubby. At 10 mm thick and over 300 grams, it just didn't appear to me as a premium slate. The very first-gen Nexus 7 had a decent quantity of bezel approximately its show, too. Of course, for the price you still got a great deal on this device but these were among the most obvious design trade-offs to keep the price below $200.

          With the 2013 Nexus 7 my opinion has completely changed. The device is wonderfully constructed, and gives no indication of its affordability. It's thin, it's comfortable, it's light, and there's an ideal quantity of bezel around the display. Furthermore, the mixture of tough scratch-resistant glass and soft-touch plastic makes the Nexus 7 physically feel really nice when you're holding it, but equally tough: there's no flex within the build at all.

          From the instant I powered on the new Nexus 7, I knew the refreshed model would easily be the best 7-inch Android tablet you can buy. With an incredible 1080p display that's ideal for gaming, reading and video watching, plus a design that's slimmer and lighter than last year's model, Asus clearly knows how to refine their designs to supply a solid tablet.

          Although the Nexus 7 has only an average camera, no expandable storage and a selection of tablet apps that doesn't quite cut it up against the iOS App Store, the device is still a superb choice. For just $220 you're netting yourself a premium-quality system at a fantastic price, making it hard to pass up for anyone considering a portable, multimedia tablet.

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          18.10.2013 18:52

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          near perfect device

          For £159 i think this was my purchase and deal of the year last year. It is a quality product and does everything you would want a tablet for and more!. I have used both Android and IOS devices in the past and have always preferred iOS devices because they run better with less crashes and problems, however, the nexus 7 changed my mind it gives me a perfect experience with little or not problems maybe it that it was manufactured by Asus for Google working along side them with the software/hardware.


          It was easy to setup the Google apps to sync with calenders my Gmail account contacts and documents.
          I watched 2 hours of video and played games for another two hours and the device still had 70% battery which is loads in comparison to how power hungry those applications are on other devices.

          You can't go wrong with a nexus 7 I used to only buy apple products but Google tick all the boxes with this at a cheaper price and it still feels like a premium product. The smaller form factor is really nice and its seems the perfect size not too big and not too small.

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          11.10.2013 20:25
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          A one year old tablet that is still better and cheaper than most newly released tablets.

          Buying any Nexus device means you're get pure, unaltered android (currently Android 4.3 Jelly Bean) running on top end hardware. Google wants to use these devices to show off their software so they drive down the prices as low as possible. As a customer, this is win win: a powerful device running the latest operating system for not all that much dosh.

          I bought my 32GB WiFi model at the very start of this year for £185. That was, and still would be, phenomenal value, but now the 2013 model has been released, prices have been pushed down and you can get a 2012 model for £150 new or about £100 used. You can easily spend more than that on a 'budget' phone.

          It's been just over a year since the original Nexus 7 was released by Google. In terms of technology - tablets especially - this is a long time. This tablet however is by no means aged. As of writing this review I've not managed to find one single game or app that is any trouble for the Nexus 7's quad core 1.3GHz Tegra 3 and its 1GB of RAM. It breezes through even the most graphically intense games (Subway Surfers, Temple Run and Beach Buggy Blitz are all highly recommended) with no noticeable effort unless you play for AGES, then it gets a bit warm to the touch.

          These games along with hundreds and thousands of other apps are easily available to download - mostly for free - from Google's 'Play Store' which comes pre-installed on the tablet.

          Films, pictures, games and everything for that matter look beautifully crisp an colourful on the 1280 by 800 pixel 7" HD display. And as it's much lighter than any laptop at just 340g you can comfortably hold it up to watch a film. Or maybe some iPlayer?

          That's the beauty of this tablet, it's so versatile, you can use it to do pretty much anything. It has all the functionality of a laptop, but without the extortionate price, back breaking weight and feeble battery. You can even turn it into a mini laptop with a bluetooth keyboard (there's a huge selection of these on Amazon).

          I recently reviewed the Nokia 100 which has a nearly immortal battery. Clearly the Nexus 7 doesn't even come close to 3 weeks of battery, but for a tablet it's pretty impressively good. Thanks to the 4325mAh battery you can play games, watch films or browse away without worrying about power. In fact, I almost always manage to beat the 10 hour figure quoted on Google's website.

          The operating system, Android 4.3, works beautifully and looks beautiful with no lag whatsoever (the 4.3 update sorted out some minor 4.2 lag issues). Should any further issues arrive, it looks like the Nexus 7 will be supported in future android updates until Android 5.0 and that's at least two releases away.

          One thing that might be an issue for some people is the lack of rear-facing camera. There is a 1.2 megapixel front-facing one but trying to do anything other than use Skype or take a selfie is impossible.

          Unless you desperately need a camera on your tablet (Who takes pictures with a tablet? Just makes you look daft.) I think there's no real reason to buy the 2013 Nexus 7 over the 2012 Nexus 7. Sure it's more powerful, but not worth-£100-more-powerful.

          In short, although it's a whole year old, the Nexus 7 still outperforms almost all other small android tablets in every respect.

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            A reliable piece of kit worth investing in

            I was fortunate enough to go to Australia for two weeks earlier this year. The prospect of two 24 hour plane journeys plus two weeks abroad made a vague desire I had for a tablet become much bigger. I was looking for some fun games for the airplane, something I could use the internet on whilst overseas, Skype so I could keep in touch with my partner and an e-reader so I didn't have to carry loads of books as we were moving around quite a lot whilst in Oz.

            I ended up buying a Google Nexus 7 - this is my experience of owning the Nexus for the last 6 months. I'm not very technical so this is mostly a user guide, but I have found some tech facts online to ensure my review is as informed as possible!

            ~Price~
            I bought my Nexus from Amazon, which is actually one of the more expensive places to buy from. It cost me about £188.00 (new), however you can get them from other vendors these days for £150. The reason I bought from Amazon was that I had £105 in vouchers from market research websites and nectar points, so it cost me less in 'real money' than if I'd bought from another shop. It's my understanding that it costs more on Amazon as it's a rival to the Kindle. Which brings me on nicely to my next section...

            ~Why Nexus?~
            I weighed up for a while whether to get a Nexus or a Kindle Fire. I had the vouchers for Amazon, so I could have got a better deal on the Kindle. I was also very interested in the e-reader, and the Kindle felt like it would be better for that. However, I read a few reviews online which said that the Nexus was a better product. I already have an android phone so I knew I could link the accounts which was appealing, plus I've heard there are lots of ads on the Kindle Fire. So Nexus it was!

            ~Vital Statistics~

            * On purchase, the Nexus had Android 4.1 Jellybean. (Which is not a giant sweet, but the operating system) In 6 months it has required one update (I think to 4.3), which is good for me as I hate turning an electrical product on and having to wait whilst it updates. I'm looking at you PS3

            * NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core

            * 1GB RAM + 16GB Flash

            * 7 inch screen

            * Wifi capabilities

            * Camera and Bluetooth

            * Weighs 340g

            *Dimensions - 20.8 x 13 x 5.5 cm

            * Applications can be downloaded through the google play store

            ~On arrival~
            When the Nexus arrived I was really chuffed. It is a very sleek, smooth piece of kit. I'm not usually bothered by technological products but even I was impressed. The tablet is black all over and has no buttons on the front due to the touch screen. It has an on-off button to the side and volume buttons, and a charging port and audio jack but that's it. For me the beauty lies in the simplicity.

            I turned it on and put my details in from my android account which already existed on my phone. It took a few minutes to update and upload, and when it was sorted it had all my apps loaded and up to date, which was awesome!

            ~Charging~
            I find the tablet uses little battery when it's not in use, I often leave it on standby and forget about it, and a day later it's still going. It charges from nothing to full in about 4 hours. I find if I use it a lot across the day on the wifi it runs out of battery within the day. This to me works quite well, as I can always easily charge it overnight. It lasted 24 hours on the flight to Australia which was my main priority (although it obviously wasn't in use for all that time!) So battery life is very good in my opinion.

            ~Apps~
            The Google Play Store has loads of Apps, some free and some with a charge which you can download. All of my apps automatically downloaded from my phone account except for the ones which require phone functionally (such as WhatsApp) I've got apps such as Candy Crush Saga, Runkeeper, Chrome, Ebay, Goodreads and more. I find it easy to find them on the menu and they all open and run quickly. They're just huge in comparison to my Samsung Galaxy Ace! It has also linked the calendar to my phone so anything I add to the phone calendar updates on the Nexus.

            ~Internet~
            I've got Chrome on the Nexus and I use that for surfing (I think it came on the Nexus already, which would make sense with the Nexus and Chrome both being google) Chrome works just as it does on a computer - you can have multiple tabs open, you can open tabs incognito and so on. I find most websites work fine but occasionally you'll come across one that doesn't function so well. I find the Metro website can't cope very well and the pages scroll backwards and forwards which gets annoying. When I open the Chrome page it brings up my favourites so I can click on the websites I visit most often, which I really like. There is also a bookmark function.

            ~Ereader~
            I had to download an ereader function, so I went for the Amazon Kindle app. I didn't think I'd like it as I'm a bit old school and I love my actual books. However I really took to it. I find the books expensive but the Nexus is easy and comfortable to hold, and adjusting the brightness on the screen means that you can read even in the Australian sunshine.

            ~Touchscreen~
            The touchscreen is great and I never have a problem using it manually with my hands. It's rare I accidentally hit the wrong thing, which happens all the time on my tiny phone screen. There is a zoom function when on websites - I find this particularly useful on dooyoo when I click the 'login' link to the top left! Typing is easy, the keys are touchscreen but large and the predictable text is very good.

            ~Camera/gallery~
            I haven't used this much, I used it with Skype and I was perfectly happy with it. I don't have much need for the camera really, my phone or digital camera are more convenient. The gallery is a useful function, I'm wedding planning at the moment so I can save pictures I like. When we went to talk to the invitation woman I saved a load of pictures of invitations I'd seen online to the gallery and showed them to her, so it was really handy in that situation.

            ~The bad stuff~
            I bought a case separately, but I would highly recommend getting one to stop the Nexus from getting bashed about, especially if you're taking it about or on holiday. I find the case affects the tablet and can make it go to sleep when you're using it but I think that's more 'cheap case from ebay' than a problem with the Nexus as the case is a bit too big.

            When I turn the tablet on, all my updates come through from facebook and hotmail. I spoke to a couple of friends over facebook email on my laptop recently, then when I turned my Nexus on I had to wait whilst the whole 22 message conversation scrolled across the top of my screen. There's probably a way to turn it off but it is an inconvenience for me and I'm not sure how to stop it.

            The tablet can't do everything a laptop can. Typing on it is similar to texting - it's easy but only in the short term. I'd never write a dooyoo review on there, or list on ebay as I find it easier to type on a keyboard. I also use sites like Swagbucks and Nectar AdPoints, but I find they don't work very well on the Nexus. Market Research websites don't tend to load very well. It can also be hard to load embedded videos on websites, although you can get a YouTube app.

            ~Overall~
            The tablet has a great battery life, you can browse the internet easily and download an app for anything you can think of! The Nexus is sleek looking, easy to hold and the functionality is great. The negatives I mentioned above are minor. The tablet isn't a laptop, but I wouldn't want it to be. My laptop is large, cumbersome and takes an age to turn on. The tablet turns on quickly and is ready to go in about a minute. I love using it at weekends in the morning, sitting in bed reading the news and catching up on my favourite websites! Whilst I don't write my dooyoo reviews on there I do use it to rate people back as the touch screen is really convenient. The tablet is a great middle ground between a laptop and a phone using the internet - portable enough but with a decent screen size. I've taken it on holiday, to work, to a friends, to my family and I use it at home. The ease of use is my favourite thing overall, and it's always very reliable. Occasionally it has crashed on Candy Crush Saga but I feel that that's more the apps fault as it happens on my phone too. I feel like the Nexus 7 was a great investment and I couldn't live without it now!

            If you've made it to the end well done, I just had so much to say it ended up being a very long review! Thanks for sticking with me.

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              27.09.2013 22:19
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              I love it!

              I got this for my birthday, I had been hinting for wanting a laptop, and I usually hate anything touch screen so was a little unsure what use I would have for a tablet.

              I could not have been more wrong, this baby loads fast. Has thousands of free apps from the google play store. Perfect to take on holiday. Practically replaced my PC as I could check my emails, social media and watch videos and play silly games on it.
              I became addicted to the silly facebook style games, and it kept me entertained on train/plane journeys. Helped me plan holidays and keep in touch whilst away from home, both here and abroad.

              The battery life is about a day unless you watch lots of videos/use bluetooth devices.

              I eventually got a bluetooth keyboard for it, so I could chat more easily online, and reply to emails better. I really recommend getting one as it boosts this uses a lot.

              Unlike my other android devices this has never crashed, or had any slowdown.

              The only negative is that, some apps such as iplayer need flash to run and this does not run flash. I got everything to work in the end with a bit of research and help from a friend with a flash compatible android phone to send me the apks.

              The camera is also not great, as there is no flash and it can be a little awkward. It is a fun novelty though.

              It takes a few hours to set it all up to suit your preferences then I bet you will never put it down.

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