5 Reasons Why You Should Not Buy Nexus 7 At Present

by admin on July 2, 2012

in Android, Gadgets

Google’s I/O Event brought to us a plethora of announcements, along with our recently favorite Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. While we are digging deep into the mobile operating system to discover features which make it different from other devices, we slightly diverted our attention towards the Nexus 7 tablet, announced by Google on the first day of its developers event. The tablet, with its specifications ready to compete with those of other present day tablet leaders, you might just love the device, but here are 5 reasons why you shouldn’t really go for Nexus 7 at present.


nexus-7 specs



Google Play is the application store for Android devices. Although Android’s first ever tablet came into existence 2 years back, Nexus 7 is  still not the right tablet for Google Play. The 600,000+ applications look no good on a 7-inch 1280×800 HD display. The applications literally break into pixels when installed on Nexus 7, and only a few good apps are there which look smooth on it. Seems like Google has yet not optimized its app store for tablet devices like Nexus 7.


low android memory

The $199 Nexus 7 comes with a 8GB internal storage. FYI, only 5.52GB of it is really usable, the rest is system files etc. Now this is something really disappointing. We are living in an era when Apple is introducing tablets with storage as large as 64GB, and Nexus 7 with only 5.52GB of usable storage is not really impressive. Though, you can buy the 16GB variant for $249, we are considering the worst case scenario.


no microsd support

To make things worst, Nexus 7 lacks MicroSD slot. This means, you need to stick with the 5.52GB usable storage, or purchase the $249 -16GB variant for slightly more usable storage. Nexus 7 puts some serious restrictions on memory capacity, and you will definitely need to think and then fill your tablet up with your favorite stuff. Where other Android devices do have MicroSD card support, why was Nexus 7 deprived of one?


Now we really have some issues. Nexus 7, as productive as it appeared to us in the demo of Google I/O Event, is turning out to be as useless as ever. The tablet is also deprived of 3G/4G connectivity. The connectivity options just include standard Bluetooth and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n. Though, it lets you download offline maps but remember my last two points, it doesn’t really have much memory. Use it wisely!



Yes, you read it right. At similar price range and with powerful hardware and software support Amazon is about to unveil its Kindle Fire 2 tablet later this year. Now, Nexus 7 becomes a tablet for only those who can’t wait. My recommendation- Wait for Kindle Fire 2, it might blow up your mind, just saying! :)


These were the top 5 reasons why you shouldn’t really go for Nexus 7 tablet. Let us know your views via the comments section below. For more, keep subscribed..

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