Google Nexus 7: Expect July Fireworks
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User Rank: Apprentice
4/3/2013 | 5:27:09 PM
re: Google Nexus 7: Expect July Fireworks
Now I don't know you, but you comments are typical of Apple fanboys and honestly, none of what you said remotely resembles true. The iPad Mini clearly came out because of the fact that Samsung and the others pushed out their mini tablets. Even Steve Jobs said before he passed away that he'd never ship such a device. Sure, he could alays lie, but still... we have to trust that he meant what he said.

The fact is that the Google app store can go toe to toe with the iTunes store just fine and there are other Android stores as well if you don't want to use them - what does Apple have? Besides, I have friends who develop for both platforms and it is a pain in the rear to get approved by Apple since you have to play by their rules to get in their store... Why should we need to be censored because they don't like a certain app...

Besides, let's go back to the Nexus 7 vs iPad Mini discussion. The Nexus 7 is probably one of the better tablets on the market in terms of construction and Google support. Quality wise and display wise it looks fantastic. My company and many other companies (American Airlines) are buying Android tablets because we realize that Apple just doesn't play well with others.

Apple has never been known as an innovator themselves - they simply pretty things up and then dupe consumers into thinking they are cool. The only thing I fault Google for is the fact that they don't have control over their ecosystem. That needs to be fixed ASAP. If they can do that, then bye bye Apple... Android wins.

I am personally glad I did not buy a Nexus 7 yet (even though my coworkers have them). this will definitely make me wait a little longer but that's okay - after all, they say the best things that come are to those who wait.
User Rank: Apprentice
4/3/2013 | 5:10:12 PM
re: Google Nexus 7: Expect July Fireworks
I am sorry but I cannot get excited about anything google. Have you tried the current nexus? It pales in comparison to the ipad mini. The build quality of the nexus is horredous covered in cheap plastic. It provides nowhere near the user experience as the ipad. The google is slow and lags quite a bit. Their ecosytem and quality of apps is not on the same level as apple. have you compared the screens of the ipad and nexus side by side? The ipad is far superior due to higher pixel density and allows much more viewing real estate than the nexus.
The ipad is also aesthetically beautiful, very thin and very light. In comparison, the nexus feels like im holding a brick.
Apple will continue to dominate for people who want very high quality products that work perfectly every time. The googles of the world are for people who simply are shopping for a cheaper priced product. In a money no object scenario, I highly doubt anyone would pick the nexus over the ipad. A Corvette is very cheap compared to a Ferrari 458, yet comparably fast. Go test drive the Ferrari then the Corvette. You'll understand why I paid $258,000 for the 458 when I could have bought a Corvette for $60K.

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