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Google’s latest Android flagship, the Nexus 7 arrived on doorstep today – several days ahead of schedule thanks to some eager marketing on the part of Ebuyer.com. I have to say, that I have always been sceptical over the need for tablets. I’ve always felt that if I had a laptop and a smartphone (and I do), then I had all I needed. However, Google have achieved something here that nobody else has by bringing to market a reasonably priced device that looks good too. So, I’ve spent my hard earned cash to see what life with a tablet is like!
The Nexus 7, running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), has been designed by Google and produced by Asus – there’s much talk in the press about whether Google is even managing to break even on this device, but there’s something more important than profit at stake for Google. Rather, Google has thrown its own engineering weight behind this device in an attempt to stimulate the Android tablet market.
Thus far, Android tablets have failed to effectively compete against Apple’s iPad. With the wildcard of Microsoft’s Surface tablet on the horizon, Google had to act now.
The device comes in very compact packaging and with no other accessories than a USB cable and mains adapter. However, you do get a digital gift in the form of £15 credit on the Google Play Store.
I have yet to test the device, but many people are eager to see what’s on offer, so I’ve photographed everything that comes in the box and prepared this blog post before I even turned the device on.
If, however, you prefer the iPad or Apple products to android devices, then take a look at uSwitch to see what they have to offer on iphone deals.