I’ve had my Nexus 7 tablet thing for about a week now, here are some of my initial findings :
- I find myself turning the wifi/gps/bluetooth off to save battery life all the time – but using a widget makes this easy (under Settings -> Wifi you can tell it to put the Wifi to sleep when it’s in “standby”).
- I found the concept of having launch screens and the “Apps”/”Widget” sections a bit weird. After installing things, I expected them to show up on my home screen – but this wasn’t the case. Android stashes them
- It makes a good e-book reader The £15 of “free” credit Google provided has been well received, and the bundled book reader works well for me.
- Live wallpapers – these look great – Paperland is nice to look at!
- Google Plus is really nice on the tablet form factor, especially when you’re on the “what’s hot” tab. Facebook’s app is just the normal smartphone app, but expanded – which looks rubbish. Therefore, Facebook–.
- It appears I’ve scratched the glass already; time to buy a jacket/cover thing for it :-/ (going to buy one of these )
- You need/want to use the MTP protocol to transfer files onto it – trying to this over Wifi (e.g. AirDroid (which is very good) ) is too slow to be practical.
- It takes a long time to charge over USB (~10 hours); It’s a lot quicker direct from the mains (an hour or two).