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Royalty    174

Why is that obvious? You haven't given any specifics about what you need your tablet for. We aren't telepaths just yet.

Not to sound like a troll but there really isn't a specific thing I'm looking for. I'm talking about in general.

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ahhell    1,306

Not to sound like a troll but there really isn't a specific thing I'm looking for. I'm talking about in general.

How exactly do you expect any of us to help you with that decision?

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dwLostCat    998

that's more the fact that it's the first device on JB i'm pretty sure, either way that's QUICKLY improving

as of today I can hardly find anything that won't install on my nexus 7 which wasn't the case when i got it in the mail a couple weeks ago

When I first got the device, three of these were compatible.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Electronic+Arts+Inc#?t=W251bGwsbnVsbCxudWxsLDEsImNvbS5lYW1vYmlsZS5tb25vcG9seV9uYV93ZiJd

Then after a week or two it was four.

Now it's seven. Of 26.

Sure, they're coming, but I'm definately not holding my breath. And this isn't specific to one developer.

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Scorbing    516

So I have the iPad 2 right now. I'm thinking of selling it for a Nexus 7 16GB. But is it worth it? What will make me want to buy the Nexus 7 even more? Thanks guys,

That is simple: NO

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Deihmos    140

I wouldn't trade an iPad for any android tablet. Android on the phone and tablet are basically the same thing. The ios experience is by far more enjoyable due to the apps and the way the OS works.

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Rudy    457

Go for it....you'll come back :)

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V9s    117

I have been a long time iPhone user and naturally have found Android a piece of **** OS, but after owning the Nexus 7 for a week, my opinion of Android OS has changed greatly. Android OS (esp Jelly Bean) is much more awesome to use than iOS because it's a true geek's OS. iOS is much more restricted (even with cydia).

The app selection on iOS is much more better though and iOS apps exude more quality generally as compared to android apps.

The Nexus 7 tablet is fun to use. Its form factor is perfect (you can type on the keyboard like you would on a phone) and the pixel density of 216 ppi makes everything look sharp...especially text.

I'd advise you to use a friend's Nexus 7 before you jump for it.

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still1    250

With the Nexus 7 selling really well more apps are going to be developed for or ported to Android tablets. Then there are built-in features like Google Now which give Android an edge over iOS.

All in all I'd say at the moment the Nexus 7 is the better option than the iPad 2. What happens in the mid- to long-term remains to be seen - how are Apple going to react to the Nexus 7, which impact are Windows 8 tablets going to have etc.

true.. i have seem many app getting tablet support after Nexus 7. they even mention that in the charge log. sure Android dont have better tablet support now but that is going to change with Nexus 7 since its doing very good.

Funny, same thing people said when the Kindle Fire launched. And yet here we are a year later saying the same thing. I think we should just assess a situation based on what is happening now instead of guessing what will happen in the future.

Kindle fire dont have play store installed in it... so the argument is pointless.

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vhane    94

I use both platforms daily. Tablet apps are currently much better on iOS.

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Hardcore Til I Die    286

Apps make the tablet what it is. The iPad has better apps. Simple as that really.

Kinda disagree. Both platforms have awesome apps. I find myself using the features they have built in for the most part, definitely spend less time using third party apps.

Have a galaxy s3 and iPad 2.

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Old Man Pickle    16

Apps make the tablet what it is. The iPad has better apps. Simple as that really.

I have to agree with that. Android has a limited selection of quality apps (for me), and I'm saying this as someone that has a iPad 2, iPhone 4, Galaxy Nexus & Nexus 7 ... but it all comes down to the user and their requirements in the end.

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Growled    3,880

Kinda disagree. Both platforms have awesome apps. I find myself using the features they have built in for the most part, definitely spend less time using third party apps.

I've only owned Android but it does everything I need. I can't see how an iPad would be any better.

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Hardcore Til I Die    286

I've only owned Android but it does everything I need. I can't see how an iPad would be any better.

It's really smooth and the mrs and I both use iMessage to chat. Can't get iMessage on Android. That's the main reason I got an iPad over an Android one; if she'd not already had an iPad, or she had an Android one, I might've got something else.

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Deihmos    140

I think the iPad and iOS is miles better than Android. Since I got the iPad I have not once used the Android tablet. Now if I can only get an iphone I would get rid of my Amaze 4G.

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siah1214    1,435

It's really smooth and the mrs and I both use iMessage to chat. Can't get iMessage on Android. That's the main reason I got an iPad over an Android one; if she'd not already had an iPad, or she had an Android one, I might've got something else.

You should check out Skype:

www.skype.com

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Hardcore Til I Die    286

You should check out Skype:

www.skype.com

We use Skype for video calling (works over 3G) but it's not as good as iMessage for chatting. It doesn't immediately sync to all devices. I think it's supposed to, but it doesn't. When I'm talking on my phone then switch to the iPad, the conversation I had on the phone doesn't show up on the iPad, and vice versa. Parts of previous conversations seem to have synced, but there's big gaps where they haven't.

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drazgoosh    18

IMO the Nexus 7 design is much better. Also the hardware specs are better than the iPad's. If screen size doesn't bother you too much when playing games or browsing sites on a tablet, then definitely go for the Nexus 7.

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Arachno 1D    7,991

Its horses for courses i.e. it all depends if it meets your needs.The ipad is way more expensive,has a bigger screen and a different set of apps and peripherals so your really comapring Apples with Oranges in this context.

The iPad is not per se competing in the same arena for market share it has its Apple fandroids who will gladly drop a few hundered on the next innovation no matter what it is [ipad mini anybody?].Whereas Google is new to the market and needs to make a good impression before it can make a foothold on the market place.

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HawkMan    5,162

portability, better screen resolution than ipad 2 and quad core cpu...

you still can stick with ipad 2 if you dont need this

On the Flip side, you get a smaller screen a quad core you won't be using as it has no tangible benefit on android over the iOS on the A4 Dual core.

the then there's the aspect ration, which on the nexus is 16:9 which is great if you want to watch movies. while the more square aspect on the iPad is better for browsing, comics, reading, photos. Well anything but movies. even then the bigger screen will give you the same 16:9 picture size as the nexus without zooming.

So the only real benefit is portability, with some negatives on the side related to the smaller size and aspect.

Kindle Fire was a joke unless you just really really like Amazon.

Personally I'd keep the iPad. I love my n7 mind you, but it is what it is...cheap, quality, portable, but the apps...sheesh you can't even get half the existing marketplace from what I've noticed.

You joking ? the production quality on the N7 has been a series of do nots from cheap materials to screws that have to be tightened by the consumer after buying it.

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dwLostCat    998

You joking ? the production quality on the N7 has been a series of do nots from cheap materials to screws that have to be tightened by the consumer after buying it.

To who? The few reports I've seen on the subject don't have any gauge of how widespread they are.

I know mines been fine and my friend in Arizona hasn't had any problems.

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Astra.Xtreme    2,135

The only thing "better" on the Nexus 7 is that it's smaller and more portable.

The iPad can be jailbroken, so you can't make the excuse of Apple's "walled garden".

Personally, I'd take functionality over portability, so the iPad 2 wins by miles in that aspect.

But if Android is your thing, then wait for the Nexus 10. It will be out eventually.

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Hardcore Til I Die    286

The only thing "better" on the Nexus 7 is that it's smaller and more portable.

The iPad can be jailbroken, so you can't make the excuse of Apple's "walled garden".

Personally, I'd take functionality over portability, so the iPad 2 wins by miles in that aspect.

But if Android is your thing, then wait for the Nexus 10. It will be out eventually.

Having to void warranty and go through the hassle of jailbreaking vs. having features available as stock? I know which I'd rather have ;)

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Astra.Xtreme    2,135

Having to void warranty and go through the hassle of jailbreaking vs. having features available as stock? I know which I'd rather have ;)

If you factory restore, you can't tell it was ever jailbroken.

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Rudy    457

I bought a Nexus 7 because I needed a device to test the port of my game to Android. For personal use I would have much preferred an iPad but I already have enough iOS devices to test on that platform (plus the simulator actually works properly... )

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