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Asus Google Nexus 7: The Best $199 Google Android Tablet

The Asus Google Nexus 7 Tablet is one of the best $199 tablets which I used for almost half a year, and it been working great without many problems. The Nexus 7 is probably the first electronic computer device which I used for over 6 months without experiencing much slowdown, crashes, and errors which are more common in laptops, computers, and cheaper tablets I used. I use the Nexus 7 for gaming, web browsing, reading, watching video, e-mail, Facebook, and many more tasks for a few hours everyday.
The Nexus 7 screen is very bright, and sharp when I use it for reading text, browsing the web, or viewing HD video on YouTube. The Wi-Fi 802.11N Wireless internet is also fast enough to stream HD video, and play online games without slowdown because of a slow connection. The wireless connection’s range on the Nexus 7 is also very good. I can connect, and see other Wi-Fi networks which are farther away from my current location. The touchscreen on the Nexus 7 is also very responsive when I use my fingers to play games, type or use apps like Google Chrome for Android. The glass on the Nexus 7’s screen is also very smooth, and easy to clean.

The webcam on the Nexus 7 is great for video chatting on video chat apps like Google+ Hangout, or Google Talk video chat. The microphone on the Nexus 7 is also very good at picking up audio for video chat and recordings.

The Nexus 7 is fast enough to play all games like Temple Run 2, CSR Racing, Real Racing 3, and other games, and apps which I tried on it. The Startup time for the Nexus 7 is also very fast taking under a minute to turn on from off, and a few seconds to turn on from standby.

Google Android 4.2.2 Jellybean is also very smooth, and the Tegra 3 CPU and 1GB of RAM makes Android very responsive. I like that Nexus devices like the Nexus 7 will get updated to the most recent version of Android, so I get improvements for Android by updating to the latest version of Android when they are released.

One of the other benefits of using a Nexus device is you get all the Google Apps like YouTube, Google Plus, Google, Google Maps, etc installed on the Nexus, and the Nexus 7 does not come installed with a lot of unwanted apps, widgets, live wall paper, launchers, and files which can slowdown, and make using Android more slow. On the Nexus 7, it comes with the latest clean version of the Google Android operating system which uses less space, and runs faster than skinned versions of Android found on other tablets which could slow down Android.

The battery life on the Nexus 7 is pretty good. I can play games for about 6 hours before I need to charge it, and if I just use  it to read ebooks, or browse the web, I get about 10 hours or more of battery life. It can also last a long time on Standby. The charger for the Nexus 7 is compact, and has a detachable Micro-USB cable which is used to transfer files between the Nexus 7, and a computer.

I use the 16GB version of the Asus Nexus 7, and I find I have enough space to install a lot of apps which I downloaded, and installed from Google Play. On Google Play there are a lot of apps, games, magazines, books, movies, and other content which I can download, and use for free, or buy for a low price like a dollar or more.

I enjoy listening to the speaker on the Nexus 7 since it is pretty loud, and clear when playing back audio and music on it. The volume when I plug in headphones in the Nexus 7 headphone port is loud, and clear.

Holding the Nexus 7 with one hand is pretty comfortable since it is light, and have a soft padded back with a dot pattern which make it easy to hold. The power button and volume buttons are easy to press. The tablet also does not get very hot when I am using it for playing games, or apps when it is on.

The Asus Google Nexus 7 $199 Google Android tablet is one of the best 7 inch tablets you can buy because it is fast, easy to use, inexpensive, and high quality for a $199 tablet. It also has a lot of features like NFC, Bluetooth, GPS, 802.11N Wi-Fi, Google Now, a webcam and mic, the Tegra 3 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 16-32GB of storage depending on model, and more.

2 comments… add one
  • Karen November 17, 2013, 4:50 pm

    When I am participating in a Google+ Hangouts I can hear my daughter, but she can’t hear me. How do I get the microphone on my Nexus 7 to transmit?

    • Johnson Yip November 18, 2013, 12:17 am

      Hi Karen,

      I think your microphone is muted/silenced, and you can unmute it by tapping on the microphone or sound icon on the video in Hangouts.

      Read more about muting and unmuting microphone here : https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1254313?hl=en

      Also, it maybe your case, or hand blocking the microphone hole on the side of your Nexus 7. I recommend downloading a sound recording app from Google Play to see if your microphone can pick up, and record sound.

      Hope, this answer helps you out.

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