Regular readers of my posts will be able to discern that I am an Android fan to the core and as a result I own and actively use an Android phone at the moment as my daily driver.
When I wanted to get the current device that I use, the Galaxy Note, I had two choices. First was that I wanted a tablet but the offerings from Samsung did not thrill me. As such, I stayed away from their line of tablets. Secondly, Android as at that time was still and is still not on par with what iOS totting iPad users have been spoiled with in lieu of apps and games. Besides the Transformer Prime that I coveted, there wasn’t any Android tablet that appealed to me.
So I did the sensible thing and went for a Galaxy Note which at its 5.3 inch size literally blurs the line between tablet and phone form factors.
Recently Mister Mo published a post titled How did the Amazon Kindle Fire take over half of the Android tablet market. From available statistics, it was clear that the Kindle Fire was more successful that the entire Galaxy Tab line and it all boiled down to one thing – price.
The main reason why I will be getting the Nexus 7 tablet first of all is the price. Then there is the fact that it is also no slouch when it comes to consuming media with an HD display. There’s also a quad core processor and 1Gb of RAM along with the latest iteration of Android, Jellybean.
This is finally the Android tablet that I’ve been waiting for (kinda), with the pure unskinned Android straight from Google, so updates will arrive in a buttery fashion with no hiccups.
That, guys, is why I’m getting the Nexus 7 when it arrives in Nigeria in a few weeks time. Who else is taking the plunge?
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