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Google Nexus 7 Vs. iPad Mini: 6 Key Factors
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Mark532010
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8/14/2013 | 4:18:05 PM
re: Google Nexus 7 Vs. iPad Mini: 6 Key Factors
Slightly behind (I just discovered this thread) but I wanted to mention that my mother was given a Nexus 7 for Christmas and has given up on it. She finds it so confusing to do anything in the OS. Dragging a program to the trashcan never works (it just turns red and doesn't go away), downloading apps don't appear on the normal screens but only on the "everything" screen and dragging them to the normal screens is an exercise in frustration - I have watched her try 10 times in a row to drag an icon between screens only to have it not happen. She manages to turn off the wifi all the time (it is quite easy to do) and then has no clue what to do or why everything fails in strange ways. etc.
Android may be awesome for the young tech-savvy crowd but it is woefully inadequate for people who don't instinctively know how to do things. It didn't even come with a guide, no explanation of what the icons on the bottom meant, nothing. I literally had to google to find out how to delete something. I finally got her an ipad and she is a lot happier (she still has trouble but not nearly so much, it is quite a bit more intuitive)
ChrisMurphy
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8/7/2013 | 6:25:36 PM
re: Google Nexus 7 Vs. iPad Mini: 6 Key Factors
This is good insight -- i'm right on the cusp of buying one of these two, this downloadable map feature's pretty powerful for a guy who can get lost in the driveway.
mykiralspirelli
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8/1/2013 | 7:56:09 PM
re: Google Nexus 7 Vs. iPad Mini: 6 Key Factors
As a user of both IOS and Android i can say that they obviously have strengths and weaknesses. I find IOS to be safe and simple, but yet i get frustrated when i want to do certain things that i cannot do on IOS. The whole malware issue on Android is the result of people not being a critical thinker (which in that regard tends to make IOS better as Apple likes to hold your hand).

Android has more overall potential than IOS, but with that said IOS is more simplistic. When i am asked to help a friend or coworker pick something out i tend to utilize their personality as a metric on choosing IOS or Android.

Arguing that IOS sucks or Android sucks is just sweeping generalizations and lack true insight to each of the Operating Systems.

Compare and Contrast comes to mind when talking about which is better and you'll find they both come out as a good choice depending on the consumer.
mykiralspirelli
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mykiralspirelli,
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8/1/2013 | 7:50:17 PM
re: Google Nexus 7 Vs. iPad Mini: 6 Key Factors
I think you should stop responding Juno, because all your responses are irrelevant and lack any real insight (let alone a point). Most of us like to use this to talk about the actual article and not throw crap at people like monkeys.
mykiralspirelli
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mykiralspirelli,
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8/1/2013 | 7:45:42 PM
re: Google Nexus 7 Vs. iPad Mini: 6 Key Factors
If your going to make comments about an article, then you should be mature and professional about it as this isn't a yahoo article for people to troll. Accusing someone of writing a biased article is your opinion and should be kept to yourself.
Who is to say your not biased in your response accusing Thomas of being biased?
anon3860072
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8/1/2013 | 1:11:57 AM
re: Google Nexus 7 Vs. iPad Mini: 6 Key Factors
iOS users are simply people with too much money to burn. Is there any apps which human beings cannot live without? None. Other than certain apps which iOS users may claim that they cannot live without, many Android (particularly Nexus 7 & II) can do the others better (web surfing, movie streaming, GPS) and at a much lower cost. In fact, even those apps which iOS users cannot live without, these users could be ignorant of the existence of the equivalent Android apps! In all, many iOS users simply purchase iPad mini for the name sake or for the perception.

In this era of consuming, many purchases are not based on factual and the old saying of "value for money". Many people simply have too much money to throw away!
chorlacher175
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7/29/2013 | 5:25:05 PM
re: Google Nexus 7 Vs. iPad Mini: 6 Key Factors
People who talk about malware on Android don't know what their talking about. The Google Play store is a great and safe place to buy apps. You can also use the Amazon App Store if you want. There are hundreds of illegal or shady app stores out there, most hosted in Russia and China from what I hear. Those are not the Google Play store and I wouldn't get anything from any of those stores. Google Play is definitely much more advanced than iTunes.
chorlacher175
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chorlacher175,
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7/29/2013 | 5:22:01 PM
re: Google Nexus 7 Vs. iPad Mini: 6 Key Factors
It's more like the greatest technology that's known the least about. Most people don't realize that they can use NFC for simple transfers of URLs, contacts, maps, photos, and video. Some of that is not even Android specific...you can send/receive URLs and contacts, possibly more, with WinPhone 8 devices that have NFC! It's quick and easy!
Thomas Claburn
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7/29/2013 | 4:58:18 PM
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Note that I was addressing the Web-based purchase experience, not the app quality. There are a lot of apps. I'm sure there are more bad apps for Android than for iOS. That doesn't make the Nexus 7 a bad choice.
Thomas Claburn
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7/29/2013 | 4:50:59 PM
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Good point, only the cellular-enabled version of the Mini has a GPS chip.
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