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Re: An Apple user's impressions of the Nexus 7 & Jelly Bean
As an Apple user who has an iPhone 4S, Macbook Air, 4 Apple TVs, and an iPad 3, I am very impressed with the Nexus 7. I am a big fan of the 7-inch form factor and have always wanted to have one in my arsenal. I have bought and returned/sold the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7, HTC Flyer, and the Kindle Fire over the past year. None of those devices did it for me and I always ended up going back to my iPad. I've had this device since Monday and its the device that comes with me to work and out and about and it's portability is great compared to my iPad 3.
I am used to Android as I used to own a Motorola Cliq, the OG Evo and the Evo 3D before I switched to the iPhone. I've always missed the widgets since I switched and I always felt I was more "productive" on my Android phones. I now have that back with the Nexus 7. It is working great as my PDA. The android OS has improved greatly since I was last on it and it seems a lot smoother and quicker. The only real problem that I have is with app compatibility. I am hoping that the compatibility will improve once the device has been out longer and the app selection. There are little quirks like the OP mentioned, but since I used to be on Android, I know the right apps to get around stuff like the lack of homescreen rotation (Apex launcher). Yes, those type of things should already be in there, but you have little items that are missing from every OS. Not a big deal as long as there is an easy way around it.
I definitely believe I will be keeping this device. I still use my iPad for some of my favorite games and a lot of my tablet use at home, but I am clocking a lot of time on the Nexus as well. I like it so much that even if Apple comes out with a 7-inch tablet, I will stick with the Nexus 7 so I can continue to get my Android fix.