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google nexus 7 reviewThe Asus manufactured Google Nexus 7 tablet is a $199 tablet that runs a stock version of Android v4.1 (Jellybean), and is by all accounts the flagship tablet for Android. It is the standard by which all other tablets should now be judged. That said, the Nexus 7 is quite atypical of Android devices.

We purchased a 16GB Nexus 7 for $249 which I’ve been reviewing for a week or so now, and I’ve really grown to love the little thing. We’ll be giving it away at the end of this review, so if you’re keen to own a Nexus 7, read on and join the contest to be in the running!

At the same price point and form factor is the hugely popular Kindle Fire Kindle Fire Review and Giveaway Kindle Fire Review and Giveaway It’s a brand new year, and I am proud to be part of something brand new here at MakeUseOf: An independent hardware review followed by a giveaway. Today we’ll be giving away an Amazon Kindle... Read More , but the Nexus 7 outperforms the Fire in every way. There is therefore very little competition worth mentioning; alternative Android tablets are either significantly more expensive, or vastly underpowered.

Before we begin, I’m going to warn you: I own an iPad 3, so I’m going to be comparing this to the iPad where I feel I need to. Obviously, the iPad is a larger device in a different price class – I understand that. Until now, I’ve never touched an Android before, but I think a lot of new Android owners are going to be coming to the platform for the first time on this device, so it’s important to get a fresh owners persepctive.

If you’re already an Android owner, I proabably don’t even need to tell you to buy this device, because you’re going to anyway – it’s so good. Even so; read the review for a fresh perspective, enter the competition and you might get this 16GB Nexus 7 for free!

First Impressions And Unboxing The Nexus 7

The packaging feels Apple-inspired, but black; a sleek, slide-out compartment revealing just the device, inset in a cardboard cutout. A quick start guide, charger, plug adapter and USB cable was also supplied, and that’s it.

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The plug supplied with this giveaway unit is for the UK; you will need to source your own plug adapter to change the physical pin shape, but the charger will work with any voltage globally from 100-240v.

The initial setup was incredibly simple: turn on, connect to your WiFi network, done.

In terms of documentation, a user guide comes pre-installed to your Google Play account accessible from the homescreen widget. I glanced through it, but didn’t feel the need to read it at length. A Transformers movie is also included once your Play account is activated, so you can jump right in and show off the movie playback capabilities if you like.

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Making Use Of The Nexus 7

With a powerful NVidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, there’s very little this device can’t do. The Nexus 7 will handle any Android application you throw at it, from Gmail to advanced 3D games; it has both the power, and a gorgeous screen to show them off.

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The device is ideally suited to anyone embedded in the Google ecosystem; the native Gmail app is very similar to the web client, for instance. As someone who has never used web clients and pulls everything through IMAP to Mail.app, not having a unified inbox was frustrating. My attempts to find a better email client on the Play store were fruitless; until fellow write Christian Cawley tipped me off that there’s actually another app – called Email – included in the OS (though other Android owners appeared clueless about this!)

The Nexus 7’s Screen

The 216 pixels per inch IPS LCD display on the Nexus 7 is certainly not as high resolution as the Retina Display on the iPad (which is 264 ppi), but it comes as close as you’re going to get and more than enough; it’s bright and clear, with crisp and vibrant colours and text, even outdoors. Like most devices though, the screen is highly reflective.

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If you look really closely, you can see the pixels; but at normal reading distance, the text is incredibly crisp. If you’re purchasing this with the intention use it as an eBook reader, you certainly won’t be disappointed with the sharpness.

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Interface

Multitasking, I have to say, is really done well. On the right of the home button is the multitasker icon: two tiles, on top of each other. Tap that for a list of running apps; swipe them left or right to instantly close them – again, intuitive without needing to read a manual. Yes, apps do quickly collect as they are left in a running state just as iOS does; but closing them and flipping between them is so much easier, and simply faster. If you’re a heavy multitasker, this is clearly the better way to do it.

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A universal back button is another feature I loved; this works between apps, so if it’s just opened a browser window, tapping back will go right back to the app you were in before. Genius.

Other things feel a little inconsistent for a first time Android user; there’s a thing called the Notification Shade. According to the provided digital user’s guide, swiping down from the top of the screen in any application will open it. Only, it doesn’t even work while reading the handbook; you need to tap from reading mode to reveal the buttons and status bar, and from there you can bring down the shade. You can’t simply swipe down from anywhere, it seems – the application has to support it.

The main home interface of the Nexus 7 is locked to portrait mode, even with orientation lock off. It’s not a big deal, but if you’re heavily into using a tablet in landscape mode, you’ll probably need some kind of hack.

Interface speed throughout is superb; everything responds instantly; there is no lagginess and apps boot with very little wait. I’m tempted to say it’s even faster than the latest iPad, but that could just be a freshness from not having installed huge amounts of apps yet. Regardless – this thing is fast.

Size

I have to admit, 7 inches is a good size. With an iPad, you’re effectively tied down an awkward position; you can’t hold it longer than momentarily with just one hand. Yes, bigger screens give more immersive experiences, but you need to sit down or set the device up somewhere and that’s a limiting factor. For size comparison, here’s an iPhone, Nexus 7, and iPad:

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At 0.74 pounds (rougly half the weight of an iPad), the Nexus 7 is perfect for standing up, reading or any other task needing one hand, and is truly portable.

Build Quality

With a beveled metal rim, the front of the Nexus 7 is sheer glass, punctuated only by the front facing camera in the top center. There’s about 1cm of space around the screen to the left and right, and just less than an inch on the top and bottom; so it’s not uniform all the way around.

The back is rubberized plastic, but does feel a little too smooth for me to trust it entirely when holding in one hand. Despite being plastic, it certainly doesn’t feel cheap in the slightest. It feels very solid and well made.

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The buttons are posititoned a little awkardly for me – slightly recessed on the underside plastic frame; power, and a volume ‘rocker’ switch. On the bottom right side are 4 surface contacts for what I assume is a cradle, though one isn’t supplied with the package.

On the bottom is also a micro USB port used for charging and data transfer.

Battery Life

The stated life of the 4,326mAh, 16Wh battery is 9 hours and 50 minutes.

With moderate use, I squeezed about a day and half of life out of the Nexus 7. With light usage – it held out about two and half days. This puts in roughly in the same league as the iPad 3, maybe even a little longer. Outdoor use with a bright screen, heavy downloading and movie playback is going to reduce that length as with any device.

One interesting feature that’s new to me is the battery usage breakdown; when your battery is low, check the battery settings and you’ll be able to see exactly what burned through it; perhaps one app in particular is draining in the background.

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In general though, the battery life is just right. It neither felt particular short, nor extradinarily long.

Hardware and expansion

In many ways, the Nexus 7 is completely atypical of Android. With 8GB and 16GB models, expansion is not possible — the Nexus 7 has no ports other than the charger. You can’t add SD cards, and you can’t plug in that random USB device or thumbdrive.

There’s a 1.2 megapixel camera on the front of the device, mainly used for video conferencing. It’s the equivalent of a Facetime HD camera, and the quality is excellent. There is no rear, higher resolution camera.

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Connectivity

As someone who has come from the caged Apple environment where everything needs iTunes to transfer files, being able to simply browse the files on the device was almost disconcerting. Just drag and drop movies, music, pictures; although a helper application is required for OS X.

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The WiFi was snappy, with similar Speedtest.net results as my iPad — 25MB down and 5MB up. However, I should note that the app didn’t scale on the Nexus 7; it seems to depends on app-specific support to scale apps; while on iOS, this is a core function. It’s a minor issue, but something worth pointing out.

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The lack of 3G connection is going to be a deal breaker for many of you though. I’ve grown so accustomed to this on the iPhone and iPad that when I took the Nexus 7 out and about to test the GPS and directions app, I had trouble getting home — it was unable to find my address — obviously, since it didn’t have an internet connection. This won’t be replacing your GPS anytime soon unless you can tether a data connection from your mobile phone.

Flash

Flash is no longer included on 4.1 JellyBean, and visiting the BBC iPlayer site for example, will result in a message prompting you to install Flash. On the Android Market, you can’t install Flash, because it isn’t supported on this device. Furthermore, there’s no specific Android version of the BBC iPlayer app like there is on iOS. The upshot of this is that some things are distinctly missing, this being a prime example.

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Yes, there is a hack to get around this, but it involves installing developer APKs on the PC side, and using an alternative browser. If that’s how you like to spend your weekend then go ahead, I’d rather it just work without having to hack the system and use various workarounds. Hopefully, the BBC will eventually produce an Android app, but until then, there isn’t going to be a solution simple enough for the average user.

Widgets

As someone who has come from the iOS model of screens and folders full of homogenously sized app icons, I was excited about the premise of widgets. Sadly, the actual implementation left me irked. When it works, it’s fantastic; but more often than not, it’s an inconsistent experience — even with the default Google apps.

When you first launch the device, you’ll notice the home screen is prepopulated with the Google Play widget; showcasing a Transformers movie and the cover of a user guide. You can resize the widget and elements inside will dynamically adjust to suit, or showcase more of your recent purchases. This is how widgets really should be done, and it’s gorgeous. I love having one-tap access to my book or movie downloads; it’s a little customization that anyone who touches your Nexus 7 will instantly see. In usability terms, the Google Play widget is spot on.

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The pseudo 3D tiles of the Reader widget however, are utterly devoid of use, since only the front tile can be read.

The Google Plus widget is just buggy. Scrolling through my stream, I come across a video, with an obvious play button. Tapping it opens the Google Plus app rather than playing inline. That would be fine it if then autoplayed, but it doesn’t. It’s another thumbnail, with a play button. Tapping that then opens Chrome, to a Vimeo page, which I then have to tap again to play the video. Four taps to open the video. Not all images in the stream are displayed either; some just show the accompanying comment, which reads quite silly as it’s taken out of context. On the other hand, the actual Google Plus app is gorgeous.

I hope Android can standardise the whole widget experience as Windows 8 seems to have; a familiar visual style, a flat interface. There’s no need for pseudo 3D, and it’s is just as bad as the skeuomorphic leather and stitches of Apple apps.

Should You Buy the Nexus 7?

If you’re already a fan of the Android system; if you have all your favourite apps and are simply looking for good hardware to run them on, the Nexus 7 will do you proud. It’s a very capable device, with a gorgeous screen, a high resolution camera for Google Hangout and Skype, and a high pixel density for beautifully clear text.

If you’re new to the mobile OS and tablet world and you’re looking for something that won’t break the bank, I think you’re ultimately going to be very pleased with the Nexus 7. However, I would urge you to make a list of essential functionalities first, and look closely through the list of positive and negative points below, in addition to browsing the Google Play app store for specific apps you might want, or have heard about. Having experienced both the iOS App Store, and the Google Play app store, I can honestly say the selection from Google is both limited and of lower quality. I’ve almost taken it for granted that “there’s an app for that”, no matter how odd my needs. It appears on Android, there isn’t always an app for that, or least it’s not easy to find. I should note that the Amazon App Store – a rival to Play – seems to offer a far better selection, but unfortunately getting the thing installed is a hassle, and even then I was unable to actually download free apps due to not having a US credit card. The Amazon App Store will apparently be launching in Europe soon.

Pros:

  • Standard Android 4.1 install, no need to load special ROMs to replace manufacturer customized nonsense (though you could, if you want Cyanogenmod or such)
  • Superb screen, crisp text and bright colours
  • Excellent front-facing camera for video conferencing
  • Good battery life
  • Capable hardware for 3D gaming
  • Solid design and build quality
  • Affordable: $199 for the 8GB model, and $249 for the 16GB model

Cons:

  • Fixed memory – no expansion via SD or USB.
  • No rear camera
  • Limited app selection
  • Hardware is locked down just like the iPad

Conclusion

I’m not qualified to definitively say this is best Android tablet ever, because having only touched this one, it would be a rather small sample size. I do feel like it’s a fantastic device though, and I’ll definately be buying one after this one is prised out of my hands to give to you, our dear readers (unless it conveniently goes missing in the meantime). As a portable entertainment, gaming, and reading device – it ticks an awful lot of boxes.

That said, the inconsistencies in the interface and incompatibilities are annoying for those of us who just want things to work. Specific apps that I really want just aren’t available for Android.

If Apple are going to release a 7″ iPad this fall, they’ll have a tough act to beat in terms of hardware – and the Nexus 7 is here now. The Google Nexus 7 is now the new midsize Android tablet to which all others are held accountable. The tablet market used to be a two horse race between the iPad and the Kindle Fire, but I’ll be shocked if I don’t see this little dark little beauty running behind to grab second place.

Our verdict of the Google Nexus 7:
Buy it, now.
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Did you like what you’ve just read about the Google Nexus 7? Well, we’re giving away this 16GB review unit valued at $249, so join the contest to be in the running to win it!

How do I win the Nexus 7?

Step 1: Fill in the giveaway form

The giveaway is over. Congratulations, Nick Thorp! You would have received an email from jackson@makeuseof.com. Please respond before Sep 19 to accept your prize. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

  1. NTP
    January 17, 2013 at 2:11 am

    It appears this would be excellent for schools (and me).

  2. Dennis Hicks
    January 15, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Why does MakeUseOf hold us hostage to enter a drawing that I find out to late is already over. What do you need my contacts for? Im not giving you permission to spam my contacts am I? I hope not :( Im so sick of "social media" anyone else out there feel the way i do?

  3. Steve
    October 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Do *NOT* buy this now... rumors abound that within 10 days, the Nexus 7 32GB will debut, and following on the heels of Apple, it will appear at the same price point as the 16GB version.

  4. Diane Dion
    October 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    My sister-in-law just purchased a Nexus7 and she loves it!! i want one, too!!!

  5. Edwin Williams
    October 2, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    After reading this article, I'm definitely considering getting this.

  6. JayHwon
    September 26, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Wow so many things on that little tablet,thats amazing.

    I mean wow I'am suprised seeing a tablet with so amazing sources, shinny screen and so on. Never to see a little tablet like this, look like more an iPhone just bigger.

    And one thing I used to read kindle fire, but this too is something I like about.

  7. Harmesh Rohira
    September 19, 2012 at 10:03 am

    What the hell. Is that some kind of joke Make Use Of ? I can't see my post / comment visible in the comments section.

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    • muotechguy
      September 19, 2012 at 10:10 am

      Perhaps they are still in moderation; perhaps they were caught by the spam queue; or perhaps, yes, they were deleted. We do try to curate useful comments, so if you just posted "wow, want" or something similar, it may get deleted.

  8. Vetaliy
    September 18, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Done !

  9. Lazar
    September 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Ok, when are you going to contact me? :)

  10. Josiah Brunne
    September 16, 2012 at 2:27 am

    When are you going to tell us who won??

  11. Nguyen Minh Tuan
    September 15, 2012 at 9:22 am

    I really want one :D

  12. Josiah Brunne
    September 15, 2012 at 6:58 am

    I Just Love the look/sound of this Tablet :D

  13. Piet Djajadi
    September 15, 2012 at 3:34 am

    I really love this!

  14. Rose Callahan
    September 15, 2012 at 3:32 am

    I will NEVER support Apple, so this is exactly what I need!

  15. Raymond
    September 14, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    I need this

  16. Peter Reilly
    September 14, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    these tablets are awesome.

  17. Dorothy
    September 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    I would love to win this....

  18. Luis Ramos
    September 14, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I dont remember the first 6 Nexus. Now there is 7 of them?

  19. Silvo
    September 14, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    This is great! Thanks man! :)

  20. Vicente Limsan Jr.
    September 14, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Something you would wish for.. :)

  21. imran
    September 14, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    thanks for the giveaway...

    hope i win..

  22. bina edwards
    September 14, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    ok so where exactly do we put that special word?

    • Tina
      September 15, 2012 at 3:43 am

      Under Step1, in the text field where it says "Giveaway code" would be a good place. :)

  23. Sp Naik
    September 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Nice Giveaway....Hope to win....

  24. stephen Butcher
    September 13, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    love this prize

  25. Christian Purol
    September 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Wanting it so badly >.<

  26. Warren Joshua Talatala
    September 13, 2012 at 10:35 am

    im so desperate to have this one....

  27. Donna Towner
    September 12, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    my fingers are crossed :D

  28. John Coughlin
    September 12, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Me please

  29. Vasudevan M
    September 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I super want this.. Hope to win

  30. steve
    September 12, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Mega device. Will kick Apple's ass.

  31. Sheri Phillips
    September 12, 2012 at 1:12 am

    n3xus! Hope I win! Looks like a great tablet!

  32. Roland
    September 12, 2012 at 12:10 am

    I never win anything. Please prove me wrong. ;)

  33. Jason Kit
    September 11, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    This is the most wanted tablet now.. Have luck everyone..

  34. Gilmertz Gaari
    September 11, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    i love this.
    I wanna be the one who wins it.:D:D:D

  35. Michael
    September 11, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Looks and sounds nice... Except for the non-upgradable storage and non-support of Flash.

  36. Andrew Buckley
    September 11, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Awesome review! Looks like a great product. I was going to hold out for the new Kobo Arc coming out this Fall but this looks like a great alternative.

  37. Vishal Gaikar
    September 11, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Thanks For The Giveaway

  38. Michael Jan Moratalla
    September 11, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Try and try until you get picked haha

  39. Manik Kumar
    September 11, 2012 at 10:42 am

    awesome..please this time i wantt....

  40. Johnson De Guzman
    September 11, 2012 at 8:51 am

    super like this TABLET :)

  41. Sana Ikram
    September 11, 2012 at 8:46 am

    hope to win some day

  42. Vibhanshu kulshrestha
    September 11, 2012 at 8:24 am

    superb giveaway......i will be more then happy if i get it

  43. David Smith
    September 11, 2012 at 6:52 am

    n3xus

  44. Andy Wells
    September 11, 2012 at 6:09 am

    fingers crossed

  45. Drew Bartow
    September 11, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Definitely looks cool!

  46. AJ Barter
    September 11, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Awesome

  47. John Dodds
    September 11, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Brilliant prize :)

  48. Curtis C.
    September 11, 2012 at 12:03 am

    A tablet that gives awesome performance for a good price.

  49. Andy D
    September 10, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Yes please!

  50. Bumferry
    September 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Is there some kind of internet treasure hunt for the code? cant find it G+ twitter or facebook. Am I being thick or is it just not there? dont answer that - hahaha

  51. Simon Harris
    September 10, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    n3xus

  52. Aaron Guzman
    September 10, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I'll make good use of it!

  53. Anjali
    September 10, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Participated.Google Nexus 7 WOW !!!!!!!!!Amazing....

  54. Effe
    September 10, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Okay I'm in!

  55. Seeliger
    September 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I would like to compare to the Kindle Fire.

  56. yuvsch
    September 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Looks nice

  57. Nabil A Swileh
    September 10, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Great review, Great tablet.
    But I think I'll wait till the mini iPad be available, then decide which one to buy.
    Not a big fan of Android but the device hardware is critical too.

  58. Hiren Patel
    September 10, 2012 at 10:27 am

    First Thanks makeuseof for the Awesome contest for Fans.
    Google Nexus 7 is comes with better feature like 7" Screen, GPS,Good battery life.
    Faster RAM & processor which is main required for today's Young generation.
    so,i Like to win Google Nexus 7 Hope i win :)

  59. Ahmed Khalil
    September 10, 2012 at 8:48 am

    I do not think Nexsus will sustain for long time with Ipad competion specially after IPAD MINI appear comming month

  60. dan0t0boy
    September 10, 2012 at 8:44 am

    as they say you have to be in it to win it....... and im in it yeah!

    fingers crossed.

  61. Bob P Wilson
    September 10, 2012 at 7:47 am

    I have an assortment of Android tablets. The Nexus 7 will be one tablet I will be adding to my collection due to its vast features: Speed, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), Sleek design, gps, Google ease of use, Internet access and my need to stay socially connected 24/7. The Nexus 7 runs on the fasted quad-core processor, and the smaller size makes it the choice for my portable use. I can't wait! Great job ASUS and Google (please add a rear camera and SD card slot in your next versions... let users have a choice to pay more for all possible features!) Peace.

  62. Nala Dimapunong
    September 10, 2012 at 7:18 am

    drooling over it right now...

  63. mrm528581
    September 10, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Awsome giveaway sure could use one of these.

  64. ACT SK
    September 9, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    usefull infos thanks make use of team.....

  65. LunaTicket
    September 9, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Great giveaway! I would definitely like to try this out and see how it compares to other tablets.

  66. sigits Sigit
    September 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    i want it to benchmark it with my ipad :)

  67. Freecycle Me
    September 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Nice, I would love one too, but the odds are small!

  68. Muhannad Agha
    September 9, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Please be mine!

  69. Steve Laurie
    September 8, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    This sounds great - I would love it!!

  70. Mohammad Zulhilmi Sani
    September 8, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    What are the odds winning this freaking good giveaway? Oh well, i'll just enter and hopefully win one!

  71. Vincent Tsie
    September 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    COOL

  72. Rizwan Uppal
    September 8, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Finger crossed

  73. Rizwan Uppal
    September 8, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Love to win one :)

  74. Jahnezzy Eltime
    September 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    I WANT IT

  75. Jahnezzy Eltime
    September 8, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    NICE!

  76. Jahnezzy Eltime
    September 8, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    WOW

  77. Obeng Francis Jr
    September 8, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Fingers Crossed

  78. Harshit Jain
    September 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I want to win nexus 7!

  79. harold
    September 7, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Nice toy...but capped.

  80. Todd Clay
    September 7, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Pads or tablets have recently gained my interest because you don't have to have the expensive connections that a smartphone requires. Of course you are at the mercy of available wi-fi and the security that comes with sharing a connection like that. But for the types of things I would be interesting in doing I don't think there's much of a worry. I'm just curious to see what kind of coverage I might get without having to buy something only to be disappointed.

  81. Ira Brandstein
    September 7, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I have read nothing but good things and I hope I can win.

  82. srivastav reddy
    September 7, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Amazing Review :)

  83. Daniel Paul Bito-on
    September 7, 2012 at 3:37 am

    nice

  84. ash0_9
    September 6, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Fingers Crossed! It will be very useful for school and work...
    & great early birthday present

  85. Jidiq Bhai
    September 6, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Entered the giveaway

  86. Jidiq Bhai
    September 6, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Awesome giveaway

  87. i_am_toby
    September 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Nice review, and entered giveaway, but why do the screenshots look as if they've been rendered in 256 colours? Either way, good job, hope I win. hehe.

  88. Patrick Jackson
    September 6, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I am sure you are going to miss it hard @Bruce!

  89. Patrick Jackson
    September 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Whatever, I. Am. Game.!!!

  90. Patrick Jackson
    September 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Also, it's a shame that I didn't participated earlier...All blame goes to my RSS reader.

  91. Patrick Jackson
    September 6, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Oh yeah! Finally!...

  92. rathishsrk03
    September 6, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Nice Review.. Google Nexus is amazing !!!

  93. Kevin Fegan
    September 6, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Right now, I don't have a Tablet... I'd love to have one.

  94. Joel Alar
    September 6, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Nice but incomplete features!

  95. Mike Wilkerson - The Interpreter ToolBox
    September 5, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Would LOVE to win this! I would use it in conjunction with preparing for and showcasing my upcoming "Interpreter ToolBox" segments on our local ABC affiliate, channel 30. The segments merge sign language, Deaf & Hard of Hearing culture, and local businesses showcasing their stories, products and more!

  96. L Sulasno
    September 5, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    when will I see a 10 Inch tablet by Google ?

  97. lcv_v
    September 5, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Great Giveaway

  98. Roehl Curioso
    September 5, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Nice!!

  99. Mike Germain
    September 5, 2012 at 1:52 am

    I really want to win this for my wife, her laptop is really old and is on its last leg

  100. Mike Germain
    September 5, 2012 at 1:52 am

    I really want to win this for my wife, her laptop is really old and is on its last leg

  101. Dave
    September 5, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Another entry, you are becoming my "Publisher's Clearinghouse" of the computer world. All those entries, none of those wins.

    • James Bruce
      September 5, 2012 at 8:09 am

      ;) keep at it!

      You'll have better chances if you create an account, then share the post for additional entries.

  102. rafay
    September 4, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I participate but i never really win anything physically. The first time when i joined i thought to give it a try and i participated in a iPhone software and i actually won it, then the bad thing that i dont own an iphone.LOL

  103. Violet Smith
    September 4, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I would love to win this for my hubby. We purchased a Pandigital Tablet which operates on Android, but is absolutely useless. I currently have the iPad 2 and also own a Samsung Galaxy SIIX Smartphone which can double as a tablet somewhat. I really love the Nexus as I saw it in store and wanted to get it but didn't have the funds. My hubby would really like this as he owns a macbook and is unable to do a lot of things on it and many of the games he likes to play are not available for mac. The apps availalbe on Googleplay are great and would give him something else to do.

    • James Bruce
      September 5, 2012 at 8:10 am

      There's quite a small selection of games for the nexus 7 actually; the iPad is far superior in that respect. Still , good luck!

  104. lcv_v
    September 4, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    i need this...........

  105. slobodan zekic
    September 4, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Thanks For The Giveaway

  106. Rohitmittal3003
    September 4, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Everyone like to win. I also. Lets see whose luck will work

  107. Rohitmittal3003
    September 4, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Who on the earth not wanna win this. I think all want to win this atleast

  108. bad bonz
    September 4, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    fingers cross X

  109. Dave Jones
    September 4, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I was completely against all tablets. They were in my opinion just cut down netbooks. My wife niggled away until I bought her an iPad. Now I don't even have to talk to her. I don't know if the iPad is any good - I can't get my hands on it. I do think it's a bit big for most men (no handbag to carry it around in) so the Nexus 7 sounds very good

    • James Bruce
      September 5, 2012 at 8:08 am

      Wait for imminent ipad 7" announcement; it might be better to get something interoperable with your wifes, for games and sharing apps and stuff. Unless you're into hacking these things and tinkering. Still, good luck in the competition!

  110. Nahla D.
    September 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Hope I can win too!

  111. Ravi Detroja
    September 4, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    good one

  112. rachel
    September 4, 2012 at 10:37 am

    cool

  113. Darren Reynolds
    September 4, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I want one of these so i can prove to my friends that ipad isn't necessaries the best tablet. :)))))

    • James Bruce
      September 4, 2012 at 9:36 am

      Well technically, the ipad is still the best tablet, but this is probably the best *android* tablet ;P

  114. Arup Ghosh
    September 4, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Can wait to win this

  115. Leroy Moses
    September 4, 2012 at 2:34 am

    I don't own a Tablet, HECK, I don't even have a Smartphone, so it would be really really nice to win this giveaway :-)

  116. Antone
    September 4, 2012 at 1:07 am

    I would love to own this one ...would be my first tablet...Then again I will give it to my wife. Count us in..Thanks

  117. Kylee Kanavas
    September 4, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Sorry for my lack of knowledge or for maybe posting this in the wrong spot but: Where can i find a guide to google play. Is there on on MakeUseOf? Im new to it and want to figure out if its right for me. And:No Flash? Does that mean i cant watch videos in browser? Or at all? It sounds like i need flash. Sorry for all the questions. If this is in the wrong spot please direct me to the correct post.

    • Kylee Kanavas
      September 4, 2012 at 12:46 am

      Sorry i actually forgot to add the question:What is the cloud?

      • James Bruce
        September 5, 2012 at 8:07 am

        Cloud means sotring stuff on the internet rather than your hard drive (or on the device). So if you had an iPad, it backs itselfr up on the internet and you need never worry about backup at all; the nexus 7 does this to some extent, but not really - only purchased apps from play store. You'l still need your own backup.

        Honestly, go with an iPad.

    • James Bruce
      September 5, 2012 at 8:06 am

      No guide for Play yet, but good idea.

      You would need flash for videos; it can be hacked in, but if you're not confident messing around with stuff then maybe not a great idea. Have you considered an iPad instead? Then you don't need flash, becasue most sites will have an app instead, but it depends on exactly what videos you want to watch.

      • Kylee Kanavas
        September 5, 2012 at 12:30 pm

        Well, an ipad is like $600. This is only $250. I dont have the extra $350 to spend. Thanks for your help though.

  118. Ishola Olajide
    September 4, 2012 at 12:05 am

    I'll be really glad if I win this, the tablet is not yet introduced to my country. Good review, thumbs up

  119. jade
    September 3, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Thanks for review. I'm looking forward for a new tablet .

  120. Bj Reilly
    September 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Want want want!

  121. Oleksandr Oksyuta
    September 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I want it!

  122. maRY LOU DEITRICH
    September 3, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    SURE WOULD LIKE TO WIN THIS. THANKS FOR THE CHANCE.

  123. nikhil agarwal
    September 3, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    thanx for the giveaway. Do you give these to specific countries or anywhere in world?

  124. Luigi Formica
    September 3, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I want *_* thx for the chance!

  125. Keith Freeman
    September 3, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Add me to the winners list!

  126. IamAshMcLean
    September 3, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Yo lo quisiera :)

  127. Dianice
    September 3, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I've been seriously thinking about buying this for college, carrying my macbookpro around just for my pdfs isn't very convenient.

    High hopes on this one!!! :D

  128. Chase
    September 3, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Such an amazing tablet!

  129. Preston Long
    September 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    This would help me launch my small business~

  130. JacLHope
    September 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    There is something very appealing about the Samsung Nexus 7, I am an iPad user but I can see this being useful as well. I had a play with one today and I think that Android is finally in a place to be competitive.

  131. Rajee Pandi
    September 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I am dreaming here to play with it

  132. Rajee Pandi
    September 3, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I am dreaming here to play with it

  133. Ahmed Khalil
    September 3, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I do not think it will work with the competiation of the market, but we will see what is the new of Kindel, and IPAD mini

  134. Freddy Jukes
    September 3, 2012 at 6:00 am

    ok i have just come across this site and i like everything about it. user friendly and has some really cool give aways, definatly added to favourites and will keep using this site as it is very informative

  135. Mani Ahmed
    September 3, 2012 at 5:13 am

    I have been using tablets by Ainol Novo7 products, as much as they lack behind the finish and the quality of samsung, the over all technical specs and performance is almost at par (not nexus 7 though as this happens to have a quad core processor). Anyways the issue which i find with apple and even this one is the USB access and the CD card, i wonder why these tablets are restricting the use of external memory. I ususally dump videos on the tablet and take it with me accross cities while travelling however with the limitation of these tablets restricts this use to 6/14Gb user use only.

    • Saikat Basu
      September 3, 2012 at 6:26 am

      Probably because Apple dictates that all file management is app-based only. And it is fully behind wireless technologies. Wifi printers and cloud computing is on the rise, so probably they have an eye on the future. Just speculating here, but too many "holes" also takes away something from the seamless looks probably.

      • James Bruce
        September 5, 2012 at 8:04 am

        Yet another component to squeeze in too; part that holds a memory card is actually fairly large when you're looking at that scale. I guess it's also about planned obsolescence.

  136. Micah Feltner
    September 3, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Very cool give away!!

  137. Muz Rileks
    September 3, 2012 at 2:53 am

    Great, hope i can get it.. i love nexus so much but its so expensive for me...

  138. Matt Kalist
    September 3, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Awesome giveaway, thanks makeuseof!

  139. Rajaa Chowdhury
    September 3, 2012 at 2:47 am

    I drastically need a Tablet, so one of these will be sweet. Though the chances are really grim, as I never won anything in my life except once two IPL cricket tickets this season, however as luck would have it, the game was washed out due to inclement weather conditions. :( So dame luck is not really on my side. :)

  140. Flyguyee
    September 2, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    This review is a little bias. 1. You can connect flash drives to your Nexus 7 with an adapter available on Amazon.com that is less than $1.00 including shipping. 2. It is VERY simple to install Flash on the Nexus 7.

  141. anku
    September 2, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I love this google tablet and nexus devices...hope to win

  142. Larkin Jackson
    September 2, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    want to win

  143. Cynthia Sexton
    September 2, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Wow Thank you and I hope I win. My best friend has the 8 GB one and he loves it. So I want to win the 16 GB one.

  144. jonfaerber
    September 2, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    am i posting too quickly?

  145. jonfaerber
    September 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    wow

  146. Lamar Bowen
    September 2, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Thank you for the chance at this smoking hot tablet :)

  147. Zenphic
    September 2, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I would love to get one!

  148. Tim Michael
    September 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Great review very unbiased fir an Ipad Geek. Really like the makeuseof website great Cheat sheets, will be giving to all the people I support at work..
    Please send the Nexus 7 my way when you get a chance!
    Support Your Local Geek!

  149. Mh Jawad
    September 2, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    This Giveaway is indeed Awesome!!!

  150. david thoman
    September 2, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I want it. I need it. I got to have it.

  151. Dayaanand1
    September 2, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Google Nexus 7 is a fantastic gadget..

  152. Barbara Salvini
    September 2, 2012 at 5:39 am

    I think I have a chance.

  153. Barbara Salvini
    September 2, 2012 at 5:37 am

    I'm asking the Universe for this!!

  154. Barbara Salvini
    September 2, 2012 at 5:35 am

    I love this!!!!

  155. r.a. russo
    September 2, 2012 at 4:42 am

    Looks interesting

  156. Carol Buchman
    September 2, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Great, thorough review! The Nexxus 7 sounds perfect for me! Thanks for the chance to win it also!! :~)

  157. shatter
    September 2, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Thanks for the thorough review!!

  158. Manas Dash
    September 2, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Ok ..Hope lady luck smiles on me this time :)

  159. Steven
    September 2, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Me please..

  160. mayambala arnold
    September 2, 2012 at 1:40 am

    the nexus will make it for me

  161. christine ghelli
    September 2, 2012 at 12:49 am

    i hope i win since that would be nice since all my things got stolen including my laptop and i have no money to buy anything.

  162. HEATHER FIELDING
    September 2, 2012 at 12:41 am

    My son says he wants an Ipad for Christmas, but I am so loyal to Google products, that I would never consider it. I want to win this n3xus tablet for him. Thanks.

  163. Jon Thomas
    September 2, 2012 at 12:23 am

    give me n3xus tablet please

  164. Jon Thomas
    September 2, 2012 at 12:17 am

    I want this tablet so bad.

  165. Rich
    September 2, 2012 at 12:14 am

    love me some nice tablet!

  166. Hamzeh Alabdalla
    September 1, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    i need to win!!

  167. Hamzeh Alabdalla
    September 1, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    i need to win

  168. ShokuBox
    September 1, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    What a great review, I want this now

  169. Kp Rao
    September 1, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Total world follows with google nexus

  170. Pedro Oliva
    September 1, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    :D i hopping to win :P

  171. Dawn Leow
    September 1, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Hope that i can win tis awesome giveaway too

  172. josemon maliakal
    September 1, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    it is a cool give away :)

  173. Shahzad Billimoria
    September 1, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    looks badass

  174. john philip lucero
    September 1, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    A nice gadget,, hope to have one of this

  175. Luvrockz Ariph
    September 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    kewl

  176. Steve Reddington
    September 1, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Hottest tablet out there. Great prize.!!!!

  177. Mark Julius Uy
    September 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    I love it! :))

  178. Muhannad Agha
    September 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I so want this

  179. crescentdave
    September 1, 2012 at 7:32 am

    It would be awesome! Thanks for the opportunity

  180. Mederbek Aidarov
    September 1, 2012 at 4:59 am

    If i don't win . I'll probably will buy it )

  181. Reynldo Mallorca
    September 1, 2012 at 4:47 am

    ilikeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  182. sachiny009
    September 1, 2012 at 4:17 am

    Awesoome........would luv to have it

  183. Tiffany C
    September 1, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Thanks for this, that's a hot tablet!! tweeted: https://twitter.com/sweetmatcha/status/241709254568968192 following you @sweetmatcha

    • James Bruce
      September 5, 2012 at 8:03 am

      Create an account with us, then you'll get points for tweeting and additional entries.

  184. eddy chan
    September 1, 2012 at 12:04 am

    with the JB, this is still highly desirable though

  185. eddy chan
    September 1, 2012 at 12:04 am

    why nexus does not come with a rear camera ? functionality of these tablets 1/2 less without a good camera and 1/4 less with a lousy camera like the samsung galaxy tab 2

    • James Bruce
      September 5, 2012 at 8:02 am

      in fairness, I rarely use the camera on my ipad3; only when I found myself without my phone.

  186. Deborah
    August 31, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Would love to win some/one of the great products on your site! Maybe my luck would change permanently!

  187. Cedric Gumpic
    August 31, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    *Drools* :I

  188. mrtax2005
    August 31, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    i need this…:)

  189. mehdi
    August 31, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    i haven't any social network account (they just wasting my time), and still want to participate in your give away, what can i do ?

    • Mark
      August 31, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      emails?

      make some comments and earn points.
      u need 25 points to enter

      • Mehdi Sohrabi
        August 31, 2012 at 6:05 pm

        so if i have enough points, Step 2: Share! is not necessary ?

        • Mark
          September 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm

          i dont think so. 25 points to enter the contest. and just wait for the email (if u won) :)

  190. jnaveenj
    August 31, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Awesome giveaway :)

  191. Jim Spencer
    August 31, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    As the owner of several Kindles, including the Fire, I think I am pretty familiar with what they are! Kindles up to the Fire were very dependable, easy to work with and something that was in a class of its own. The Fire came out, and I was well pleased in the beginning, but have become a little disillusioned since; number one reason is that is is very proprietary! If what I am reading about the Nexus is right, maybe someone is offering something less proprietary and more along the lines of the original concept of free open source! After all, that is the biggest reason I would not own an iPad!

  192. anthonymonori
    August 31, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I think the size of it is just perfect! Thanks MUO for this giveaway!

  193. alro
    August 31, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    hoping to win this

  194. alro
    August 31, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    •Cool.. hoping to win..

  195. alro
    August 31, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Cool.. hoping to win..

  196. Six SixSix
    August 31, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Very nice, great giveaway!

  197. Dad
    August 31, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I own a galaxy notes and planned to buy a tab II for my daughter, if I can get nexus for free why not?

  198. Sam Davie
    August 31, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Excellent reviews, can't wait to win, Thanks!
    [Trying positive thinking :)]

  199. ishu sh
    August 31, 2012 at 11:27 am

    i want it plssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  200. Nikhil Dsouza
    August 31, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Man, I wanna gift this to my Mom whose birthday was on 27th august. It would be a great gift for her since she is awaiting this device's launch in India.

  201. Praveen pandey
    August 31, 2012 at 11:03 am

    i'll love to have it

  202. jun70
    August 31, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I already have , this is great, good to read with this tablet or watch hd movies. games is really good. But I still need an expansion card for my data and other apps to install and 3g/4g connection for GPS while driving that this tablet is missing

  203. Orlff
    August 30, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    I can really use this, thanks for the chance to win.

  204. Kevin
    August 30, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I am desperate to finally get my hand on a tablet and one from Google would be my first choice. Hope I win!!!

  205. Rigoberto Garcia
    August 30, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Great, like everything done or sponsored by Google ...

  206. Stacey Stallings
    August 30, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    That would be sooo awesome! My son just went to college and this would be perfect for him!

  207. Michael Bernards
    August 30, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    This is what I need to get my life organized and turned around this academic year!

  208. Teresa Zymroz
    August 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    th nexus 7 would be a great birthday present as the contest ends on my birthday

  209. Kendall Sencherey
    August 30, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    i hope i win

  210. Mihovil Pletikos
    August 30, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    what game is it on the picture?

  211. Kendall Sencherey
    August 30, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    i hope my it my luck this time and nice tab.

  212. Home Less
    August 30, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I love it...
    Wish i could win this…
    :)

  213. Henry Heuerman
    August 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    WOW looks great!

  214. Angela
    August 30, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Been wanting my mother to get one of these. It would be perfect for her.

  215. Xulkif Aliyu
    August 30, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Nexus 7
    finally

  216. Ash
    August 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I would love this, have had my eye on this forever!!!!! (fingers crossed)

  217. Lambvolution
    August 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    the tablet looks amazing..hope i can win this giveaway

  218. John Stock
    August 30, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Great Little Device Every One Should Have One If They Could fantastic for working on Projects with Cheers.

  219. Aditya Roy
    August 30, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    The most perfect tablet in market!! :)

    • Aditya Roy
      August 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      Why am not getting any confirmation mail when i am exchanging my points for the giveaway?

  220. Mike Harper
    August 30, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Try and try again..

  221. Valentin Tudor
    August 30, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I would really like to WIN this!

  222. Dom Vitello
    August 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Good Luck!!

  223. Bayzid Hussain
    August 30, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I really want this :) Being a student is not fun when you don't have money :(

  224. Keith Burt
    August 30, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Great review, thanks

  225. Keith
    August 30, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Great review, thanks.

  226. evans
    August 30, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Nexus-7 is really something that every person must have. I must make mention that it has everything that one needs to get connected to the real world of technology. I just need something like this since i do not have one.

  227. Ashok Sundar
    August 30, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I would like to win this tablet, as it will be my first tablet....

  228. Barry
    August 30, 2012 at 10:34 am

    MakeNexusUseOf 7

  229. shontou
    August 30, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Great opportunity to win an awesome tablet.

  230. fritz Richard
    August 30, 2012 at 9:49 am

    yey g nexus!

  231. Amit
    August 30, 2012 at 9:35 am

    hope this time I will remain in the competition

  232. Laurence Moore
    August 30, 2012 at 9:27 am

    I'd just like to own one

  233. Brijan Anand
    August 30, 2012 at 9:19 am

    There's always a hope of winning :)

  234. Charmaine Collins
    August 30, 2012 at 8:43 am

    I really need this and thank you for giving me the chance to get a Nexus 7 hope i get it.

    Regards
    Charmaine

  235. Ron
    August 30, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Would love to win. Only way I'll ever get one :)

  236. Beh Han
    August 30, 2012 at 7:45 am

    I want this!!

  237. Blake Andreasen
    August 30, 2012 at 7:36 am

    One of the best giveaways ever!!

  238. Tom Bogan
    August 30, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Currently, with the way Apple is acting like MS of old, anything I purchase, will have nothing to do with Apple.

  239. schnook
    August 30, 2012 at 7:07 am

    this would be a cool thing to win

  240. schnook
    August 30, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Here's hopeing

  241. Vampie C.
    August 30, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Nice review.
    Covered well all details :-)

  242. ratha
    August 30, 2012 at 6:14 am

    its best to have core android jelly bean operating system.

  243. Maqbool
    August 30, 2012 at 5:39 am

    I need this big time........... its a great thing

  244. Muyideen
    August 30, 2012 at 5:31 am

    All is well, prayin 2 be a beneficial of winnin

  245. Tunji Osunbade
    August 30, 2012 at 5:20 am

    I just believe one day, it will be my turn, it could be this google nexus 7. I will always participate, I will not relent, I will keep on trying.

  246. Mogens Kristensen
    August 30, 2012 at 4:33 am

    its a most for me on my

  247. Prabhath
    August 30, 2012 at 4:19 am

    I do want to win this…

  248. dc
    August 30, 2012 at 4:05 am

    As always a through and unbiased review

  249. alex deniz
    August 30, 2012 at 4:05 am

    good job..!!

  250. allan tan wai lung
    August 30, 2012 at 2:58 am

    I really love nexus 7 so much because the look of nexus 7 is really so sexy....... i hope i can get it .. ^.^

  251. seank
    August 30, 2012 at 2:42 am

    So much want for the nexus.

  252. frank
    August 30, 2012 at 2:27 am

    I have been looking at the 7 inch tablets, this one is in the top of the list..

  253. Lillian Dunnie
    August 30, 2012 at 2:12 am

    Awesome giveaway! Hope to win this. It looks pretty sharp.

  254. LStone
    August 30, 2012 at 1:22 am

    Got these for our school. They are amazing! Highly recommend them!

  255. Andrew Ray
    August 30, 2012 at 1:22 am

    Not thrilled, but I'll take it.

  256. Carolyn Barnett
    August 30, 2012 at 12:55 am

    It would be awesome to win this.I shared on fb as Carolyn Barnett and tweeted as @CarolynRBarnett and shared on google circle as Carolyn Barnett

    • muotechguy
      August 30, 2012 at 7:48 am

      Hi Carolyn. While we appreciate your sharing, you can only get additional entries if you are a registered user. Just connect using your social account on the buttons in the top of the sidebar, then you'll start earning points everytime you share (and get additional comeptition entries); points can be spent on awesome premium software: http://www.makeuseof.com/rewards

      • Carolyn
        September 1, 2012 at 2:21 am

        I am a registered user.my email is carolynishis AT gmail.com

  257. JediMaster
    August 30, 2012 at 12:53 am

    In my opinion Samsung products are better than Apple.
    I know they lost a law suite against them but I still like more Samsung than Apple.
    When I had to choose between Samsung Android phone and iPhone, my option was Samsung.
    Now I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and I'm very pleased.

    • muotechguy
      August 30, 2012 at 7:47 am

      This is made by Asus, not Samsung.

  258. David
    August 30, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Been drooling over Kindle Fire. Wishing I could afford one but I can't. Just changed the object of my drooling to a Nexus 7.

  259. Paul Mia
    August 30, 2012 at 12:47 am

    I am looking forward to have it in my hands.
    Crazy to start googleing on it.

  260. Joseph Jones
    August 30, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Please, please, please! I gotta have it!

  261. Walter Pitterna
    August 30, 2012 at 12:24 am

    I would love to have this as a spare computer and as a E-reader. Thank you.

  262. paban lohani
    August 30, 2012 at 12:06 am

    awesome would like to have one

  263. herwil
    August 30, 2012 at 12:04 am

    A practical giveaway.

  264. Walt
    August 30, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Thank you for this giveaway.

  265. James Baker
    August 30, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Bought one for my wife, now I want one!

  266. Seishun Kyosoukyoku
    August 29, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Cool, thanks!

  267. Suresh Joshi
    August 29, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    A close friend in the pocket

  268. Red
    August 29, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    My first attempt to enter told me the give away code was wrong - how can anyone make a 'cut and paste' mistake? Second attempt told me my (real) name had just been used and can't be used twice. Brilliant!

  269. Mina Li
    August 29, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Another amazing product from Google! Why isn't anyone surprised?

  270. Patsy
    August 29, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Thanks for the awesome and very timely review ... I accidentally had to keep reading while I was accidentally working :-) Just the other day a bunch of my accidental co-workers and I were discussing the Kindle Fire v the Nexus 7 and then we accidentally had to get back to the insurance business (sigh) - thanks for helping narrow the playing field with this concise and honest review!
    Happy Days :-)
    Patsy

  271. The Dude
    August 29, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Sweet :)

  272. Deborah Latham-White
    August 29, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    This would be a wonderful addition to my tech life.

  273. Tim Brookes
    August 29, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Great review James, it means a lot that you actually liked the bloody thing knowing where you stand on the whole iOS/Android conundrum. I'll have to play with one in a shop before even considering a purchase, and even so I think I'll wait to see what the "iPad Mini" looks like first but this looks like a highly competent Android tablet in a sea of horrible cheap plasticky turds.

    Good stuff. Bout time, etc.

  274. Lu Patrian
    August 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Gotta have it!

  275. Tuiruru
    August 29, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    This would make a great birthday present AND put it on the map here in NZ! Thank you so much

  276. Aziz Khokhar
    August 29, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Cool, Thanks

  277. Tuiruru
    August 29, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    This would make a great birthday present AND put it on the map here in NZ! Thanks so much!

  278. celeron504
    August 29, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Want! Want! Want!

  279. Gordon Smith
    August 29, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I want one but can't afford it

  280. Charles Babb
    August 29, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I wonder how it will fair against the other touch tablets on the market. The holiday season will mark the success or failure of it.

  281. Gordon Smith
    August 29, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I need one but can't afford it.

  282. Kerin Harding
    August 29, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Would love one of these..! :)

  283. Ron Morrow
    August 29, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Oh, yes please!

  284. Mike Markwick
    August 29, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I have been reading about the google nexus from day 1 would be very grateful if you would enter me in the draw, thank you

  285. Barbara
    August 29, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I love it !!!!!

  286. Barbara
    August 29, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    love it love it love it !!!!!!

  287. Petey Pabler
    August 29, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    @James I feel your pain. I have always been Android and recently I have had to learn Apple products based on our customer demands. They both have their advantages, but if Android (Or their specific retailers) continue to lock down their units like the iPad, then that would not make them stand out in comparison to Apple. That's what make the two companies different. One is open-source, and the other is locked down. If you change that, where is the competition? Also, after using many models, the 7" screens just don't do it for me. I mean, they have phones that are getting that screen size already!

  288. Rocky
    August 29, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Wow very nice giveaway here. Thank you guys for offering such a wonder product. I have been looking to get a tablet. I would really like to win this one. It would have a good home for sure if I was to be picked. Thanks again guys!!!

  289. Alphonsus Smith
    August 29, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Looks like a neat device.

  290. Lynda Sanders
    August 29, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Looks like a fun gadget to have. Nice size to hold to read books, watch movies, etc.

  291. monica
    August 29, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I love it....

  292. blueflame95050
    August 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I do want to win this...

  293. George
    August 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Would love one of these!

  294. Byron McCullough
    August 29, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Interesting review, although the unit seems to lack some versatility, and the lack of 3G does not bode well

  295. Bob
    August 29, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I would like to thank you in advance.

  296. Stephen Starr
    August 29, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I would reallay like to win this. It would help me get comfortable with tablet technology, and be something more than just another pretty toy to play with when I'm bored. Plus, I have some great new android apps I'd like to try on a larger screen to boost my productivity!

  297. Robert Farmer
    August 29, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I am really looking forward to getting my hands on this. I have an ASUS 300 and love it. Need a 7" tab for something easier carry around all the time.

  298. Nezlo
    August 29, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    This would be sweet to have, good luck all!

  299. francois blais
    August 29, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Very cool tablet. The only problem with all equipment running on android is the problem to upgrade the ios and no prepaid card to buy android apps.

  300. Sandeep Chaudhary
    August 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Thank You makeusof for this amazing giveaway. Like other people I too want to have one nexus 7 tablet. As every one who is commenting here already followed all the rules, I am also one of them. But instead of winning this awesome tablet I would like to earn this tablet by my efforts, by sharing your giveaway on my gadget's blog myblogbest[dot]in.

    I know this will not give me any extra points but it will give me a deep thought that efforts never goes into vain, and demanding anything without efforts is greed.

    I have shared this post on my all social media networks but not for winning this tablet. I just shared because this is giveaway of my favorite gadget.

    I will update link of my blog post of sharing this giveaway in next comment very soon.

  301. Sharon Schmidt
    August 29, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    nice! thanks for the entry

  302. Sigifredo Zapata
    August 29, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Great Toy to add to my collection...Love Google stuff.

  303. Dovetail
    August 29, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Very, very nice prize.

  304. Indra
    August 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    i will so be happy if get that n3xus

  305. Emma Phillips
    August 29, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I would really love a Nexus 7. Please let me win!

  306. Bakr Alazawe
    August 29, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Hope I win !)

  307. Denis Paley
    August 29, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Great giveaway. I would love one of these.

  308. Dee Wheat
    August 29, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    We old folks love our technology too, you know! I use the Kindle Touch that I won every single day! I had almost quit reading because of the weight of paper books and the pain it caused in my hands. I'm 63, and have been avidly reading since long before I ever hit kindergarten, and missed it horribly. It's amazing how something that simple can really, truly positively impact your life.

  309. Naum Kopman
    August 29, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Nice toy for my wife!

  310. Richard Koeberlein
    August 29, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I would love to use a Nexus 7

  311. CraQ
    August 29, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    It's mine. I can feel it in the Nexus I don't yet have!

  312. Eric Osei
    August 29, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I really want it!!!

  313. calambrukas
    August 29, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    can't wait to win this jewell :D

  314. Eric
    August 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    This thing is so neat! I really want to win it. If not, maybe I can save up for it.

  315. Cerese Minetti
    August 29, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I want a tablet! Hope I win!

  316. Asoj
    August 29, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Superior piece of technology.. thankful to MakeUseOf they share this with us!

  317. Hai Tôn Thât
    August 29, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I'm sick, I like, I love .... Give me N3xus 7 please !!!!

  318. Robin Potter
    August 29, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I'm currently in the market for a tablet. After reading your review and entering the contest, I'm hoping I have a chance to actually win something from your website.

    Thanks for the great review...keep up the good work!

  319. david
    August 29, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I'm out of work right now and can't afford a tablet. I could really use one and it would be so awesome if I could win this.

  320. david
    August 29, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I'm out of work right now and can't afford a tablet. I could really use one and it would be so awesome if I could win this.

  321. Jane Ramirez
    August 29, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    WOW!! I would like to win this!

  322. James Henning
    August 29, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    & WOW again

  323. James Henning
    August 29, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    WOW

  324. Kathy Doornbos
    August 29, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    I'd love to win this for my husband!

  325. Stephen Lambert
    August 29, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    A must-have tech tool!

  326. Steve
    August 29, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Been wanting one of these

  327. giddieb4
    August 29, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    yes!!!! This the one!!

  328. jazzies4
    August 29, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Please!

  329. wer1
    August 29, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    I've been looking at this,,,please, please, please....

  330. Muhammad Ahmad
    August 29, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    participating give aways since one year

  331. jeff g
    August 29, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    That look so awesome can wait to win it !!
    :)

  332. Andrea Tejeda
    August 29, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Hope I win!

  333. shaurya gupta
    August 29, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    now that's a tab for the android lovers!

  334. Andrey Filkin
    August 29, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I want win!!!

  335. Andrey Filkin
    August 29, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I mant win!!!

  336. Ronald Smith
    August 29, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Thanks for such a sweet opportunity, I've long-time wanted my own Android-based tablet, and this might be my opportunity (moderately optimistic here, lol). Thanks for this event, and good luck to all participants!

  337. Chuck Long
    August 29, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    I love this site! Great content and give a ways!

  338. Sam
    August 29, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Looks like a really interesting platform. I would love to be able to try this one. THANKS!

  339. MICHAEL COLEMAN
    August 29, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    wish i had one

  340. GER
    August 29, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Love & want to upsize my Samsung Gio

  341. Gerwell Taroma
    August 29, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    oh yeah..yet another chance to get a tablet!!!hope to finally winning a tablet..!!!

  342. Elton Woo
    August 29, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I am still quite curious about where Android is heading. However, it does disappoint that the hardware is locked like Apple's. I hope this is not the overall mentality of the manufacturers: lack of expandable memory (via SD), the inability of the user to replace the battery himself ... to name just two concerns.

    • James Bruce
      August 29, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      Thats the price you pay for having awesome hardware, sleek design, and affordable price point.

      • BurtonReview
        August 29, 2012 at 5:45 pm

        This is really a great price point, and the fact that it also weighs almost half as much as an iPad. Kinda wish we would have seen this before I got that heavy expensive iPad that I don't use too much.

  343. Samit Tandukar
    August 29, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    great giveaway....thanks....

  344. Bret
    August 29, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I have the Nook Tablet, which I like because it has nice hardware and expandability, but what I don't like about it is it's proprietary, has less screen resolution (than the Nexus, but same as the Kindle Fire), and runs Android 2.3 (rather than ICS). I like the look of the Nexus but at this point feel tied to the NT because of the content I've purchased already. Sucks donut. What would make the Nexus irresistable is a microSD slot (which the NT has). And let's "face" it, a forward-facing camera is pretty slick.

    • James Bruce
      August 29, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      Hmmm - can't you get the nook content onto another device then? Like, through the nook 'app' or something? Like the Kindle does, I mean. You can access that anywhere, any device I thought?

      • Bret
        August 29, 2012 at 6:07 pm

        Books yes. Apps no. And I have purchased quite a few apps through BN. However, since I recently cracked the screen on my NT )-: I'm holding out until October or so when the next gen comes out... rumored to have high-res screen, 1ms touch latency, plus potentially XBox integration?

  345. Ravi Meena
    August 29, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    this is like the most awesome giveaway ever, Let me win my first hardware from makeuseof :)

  346. Emilio Guerrero
    August 29, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Thanks for this giveaway!

  347. John McDonald
    August 29, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    I would love to win it would complete my geek arsenal

  348. Heater
    August 29, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I own this tablet and it is awesome! Hands down in the $199 price range you will find nothing in comparison! As far as "limited app selection" give me a break - there are hundreds of thousands of apps in the Play store and you can add apps from all other sources (Amazon app store for example - simple to install - can't believe you thought it was hard). Finally, the speed and responsiveness of this tablet is light years ahead of all other android tablets - I won't compare it to an ipad because you can't compare apples/oranges.

    • James Bruce
      August 29, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      Simply having thousands of apps is not the issue: it's the quality of them that concerns me. A lot of great developers simply aren't producing for the Android due to rampant piracy; they make so much more money on iOS appstore.

      Amazon appstore required quite a few steps just to get installed; apart from which, at the end of it, it was non-functional for me as I'm in the UK. I mentioned that; your experience in the US is no doubt better.

      Anyway, I did compare it to an iPad, and it was.. comparable. In terms of speed and responsiveness at least. But yes, certainly light years ahead of the competition in Android space...

  349. mit thakkar
    August 29, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    i love to win such an awesome gadget...

  350. Giriraj Ranawat
    August 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    god please give me this giveway .... i need it pls..pls...plss....

  351. Oliver
    August 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    i want!

  352. Peter Reilly
    August 29, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    One of the best giveaways yet!

  353. Andrei Anikin
    August 29, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    wow! count me in! thanks for the giveaway!

  354. Tina Burquest
    August 29, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    I'd love this.

  355. Joseph
    August 29, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Never been lucky in winning anything in my life. Maybe this time round.... ???

  356. Lisa
    August 29, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Want!

  357. John
    August 29, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Can't wait to receive this giveaway! This will make a great addition to my Harley-Davidson!!

  358. simon
    August 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Great giveaway thanks!
    Would be brill to win one of these...

  359. simon
    August 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Great giveaway thanks!
    Would be brill to win one of these...

  360. simon
    August 29, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Great giveaway thanks!
    Would be great to win one of these...

  361. Swamy
    August 29, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Looks good. Will be fun if I get it.

  362. David
    August 29, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I hope this is as good as it looks! Google has done as great job in the past. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

  363. Shmuel Mendelsohn
    August 29, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I only have one word to say - WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  364. Folajin J
    August 29, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    nice, and tnahks

  365. Ravi Lodhiya
    August 29, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Count me IN.

  366. Vicky Gregory Moss
    August 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I have been looking at a Nook Tablet, but this looks even better for the price. IT would be even cooler if I could win it!

  367. Vicky Gregory Moss
    August 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I have been looking at a Nook Tablet, but this looks even better for the price.

  368. Asriel Rusdyawan
    August 29, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    EPIC Giveaway. Please kindly to count me in Dear Michael.
    Wish to be the Very Lucky Winner!

  369. Ravi Lodhiya
    August 29, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    This is a great product. Can't wait to rub my hands on that.

  370. Santhosh Baargav
    August 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Who wouldn't love to own this one?! <3

  371. Frederick Lane, III
    August 29, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    I so need this!!!

  372. Rick M.
    August 29, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks for such a great giveway!

  373. H G
    August 29, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Spectacular! If you do not win the Nexus 7, I'll have to save money to buy it.

  374. Robert Nielsen
    August 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Entered & shared. Would love to win a machine like this. :)

  375. ghaith elqasem
    August 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    i love this

  376. Judith Rogow
    August 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    It sounds as if the email program actually workd - unlike the Kindle Fire.

  377. Bruce Gorman
    August 29, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Thank you !!! Good Luck to everyone

  378. Baquist
    August 29, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Would love to win this.

  379. Judith Rogow
    August 29, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    It sounds as if the email program actually works - my main problem with the Kindle Fire is that email is IMPOSSIBLE.

  380. Bill
    August 29, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    After returning my second tablet I decided to try the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. I was told it will take some time to process my refund due to the unusual high RMA rate. Nice unit but has a electrical problem. When they work they really are a nice unit.

  381. Traci Wood
    August 29, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Cross your fingers, one of us is going to get it.. (:

    • Tom Worthen
      August 29, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      I wouldn't buy one due to the lack of a USB port or being not able to add an SD card. I have an ASUS A500 which does. But I'll take it if I win it.

  382. GBJim
    August 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    My wife told me the other day that I don't have enough electronic devices................

  383. Syd
    August 29, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I like it better when you don't have to use points to enter a giveaway. I love your articles, but usually have nothing productive to say.

    • muotechguy
      August 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      Share them on social networks then - you'll get more points that way anyway.

  384. Andri Agassi
    August 29, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Oh please oh please let me win this.

  385. James Trageser
    August 29, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Excellent Giveaway! I entered to win. Good luck to everyone!

  386. emlyn williams
    August 29, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    What a give-away you guys are unbelievable.

  387. Evandro
    August 29, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win this great product!
    Regards,
    Evandro.

  388. Mark Monteiro
    August 29, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    DO WANT

  389. nan t
    August 29, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I would love to have this...

  390. apn58
    August 29, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win a great tool!

  391. nan t
    August 29, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    want it, want it, want it

  392. Arun Kumar Panjani
    August 29, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    worth possessing

  393. Mel Saunders
    August 29, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Yes I like the look of this, but can't afford it just yet.

  394. Leland Whitlock
    August 29, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    If this had a Micro SD slot I would have bought one quickly. I hate non-upgradable tech. However it is one of the nicest looking Android tablets out so I would love to win one. Nice review.

  395. Sandi Copeland
    August 29, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I do believe it's finally a tablet I would like!

  396. Kimberly
    August 29, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Awesome

  397. I want this
    August 29, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I wish I can use such device for doing hacking and testing, instead of my tablet, which I owuld not want to brick. I *know* that the Google tablet cannot be bricked, and is safe for hacking.

  398. Alan
    August 29, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    mmmmmmmmmmmmm Jelly Bean. Must have

  399. Sumaiya
    August 29, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    i want this sooo much!! we are learning mobile app development in college and i need this to try out the apps that i make..hope i get it hope i get it God pleeeeeeeez let me have it!!

  400. Glen Traefad
    August 29, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I would like to get a google Nexus Andorid tablet.

  401. Andrea Kosteli?
    August 29, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    oh, my - I would really love to get this one!!!

  402. BK Kumar
    August 29, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Google Nexus 7 tablet is VALUE for money ... Anyone would love to have it ..

  403. Deb
    August 29, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Wow, sure could've used this from the 6th-11th this month while up at the hospital with my son. Had to be there 24/7 while they had him hooked up to an EEG device monitoring his seizures to see where they are coming from. Have more testing now to find other stuff. Sure would be great for having during those as well. Great article, by the way.

  404. Ellen Odza
    August 29, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    This really does look awesome. I am NOT a fan of i-anything, actually. The lack of 3G is not a major deal-breaker for me; I currently have a Nook tablet and that doesn't have it either, so I'm not bothered. I do think the lack of flash is a bit ridiculous, and I wish that it was expandable - honestly, how much would it have cost to throw in one USB port? But I love the size and I WANT THIS PLEASE!

  405. Leslie Tihor
    August 29, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Looks like the real deal!

  406. Janet Quirk
    August 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I agree with most of your findings with regard to the nexus 7 other than the camera. The camera appears OK on the tablet but whoever is receiving the video on the other end has a different experience. I find the performance of the camera very poor with skype. I don't know if this is a skype app issue or a camera issue. The camera is not a dealbreaker for me. I love the tablet and being already immersed in Google found it wonderful that all the things I frequent can be accessed on the tablet. Gmail, google reader, google calendar, google maps, etc. The speed is great, size is convenient. Love it.

  407. Doug McGregor
    August 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Looks good !

  408. Ellen Odza
    August 29, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Mine please! MINE MINE MINE MINE MINE!

  409. Mila Kun
    August 29, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I want this SO bad!

  410. Ben Gillis
    August 29, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    This would be awesome to win!

  411. Samir
    August 29, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Oh, I hope I win this :)

  412. Francesco Rossini
    August 29, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Soon it will be available in Italy as well. And then...

  413. bosslade
    August 29, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    entered, I love toys! Hope I get this one!

  414. Derryl
    August 29, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Please count me in on this giveaway. The nexus looks amazing.

  415. Susan Stead
    August 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I would love to have one of these.

  416. Dave Parrack
    August 29, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    That is an epic review, and both well-written and unbiased. Which for a dyed-in-the-wool Apple fanboy is pretty amazing. I just wish I could enter the giveaway!

  417. Arron Walker
    August 29, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I've never wanted a tablet before I heard about this a few weeks ago - and now I want it pretty badly! Hoping I win this, as I certainly can't afford one.

  418. Igor Rizvi?
    August 29, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    signed up,but I think Im not that lucky..good luck ,looks great:)

  419. Keno Clayton
    August 29, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Wow! This is one hell of an amazing tablet. Would be a dream to win this honestly....

  420. Felix
    August 29, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Amazing stuff, i need it!

  421. Adjei Kofi
    August 29, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    wow. now this is technology at its best!

  422. Rain Gatdula
    August 29, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Awesome ! I love to have this one.

  423. Ujwal Adhikari
    August 29, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Wish i could be the lucky one!

  424. Roger Tyas
    August 29, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Alternative evolution ... great review!

  425. David Dew
    August 29, 2012 at 7:59 am

    I ony see two problems with this unit, the lack of expandability and the lack of ports. Other than that I see alot of daily use in this device for me, YouTube emails, school etc..

  426. vineedcool
    August 29, 2012 at 7:30 am

    pls guys give me one of those device...i never had smartphone in my entire life :(

  427. Jeffrey S
    August 29, 2012 at 7:13 am

    I'm in !!!
    Good luck to all!!!

  428. Sonya Miller
    August 29, 2012 at 6:19 am

    THANK YOU soooo much for this GREAT GIVEAWAY!!! :)))

  429. Sonya Miller
    August 29, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Thank you for this EXCELLENT GIVEAWAY!!! :)))

  430. Daniel Koughnett
    August 29, 2012 at 6:09 am

    Not sure if I can wait to see what the 10 Inch model will look like before I have to buy one. Of course I could always buy both, but then divorce is expensive.

  431. Va Du
    August 29, 2012 at 4:28 am

    I find the size and power of the Nexus 7 to be much more suited for portability than the iPad.

  432. Zach saxe
    August 29, 2012 at 2:47 am

    My mom needs one

  433. Chris Hoffman
    August 29, 2012 at 2:33 am

    I have to admit, I'm pleasantly surprised to see a positive review from the resident iOS fan!

  434. Kelly Buchanan
    August 29, 2012 at 1:31 am

    I'm in!

  435. ferdinan Sitohang
    August 29, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Having a brief about this device, awesome and has a nice look, love to have this one if have a chance from makeuseof giveaway.

  436. George Mellen
    August 29, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Got one - Wife wants one too!

  437. Ravuama
    August 29, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Cool and unbiased review from an Ipad user!

  438. Sameer N
    August 29, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Entered. Should be mine so that I will own one before it is introduced in my country :)

  439. Yang Yang Li
    August 29, 2012 at 12:15 am

    The Nexus 7 is a great device. I believe that if it succeeds, Google will release the Nexus 10, a 10 inch tablet to really kill the iPad.
    Android is a great OS and all but I will be anticipating the release of Surface much more.

  440. david
    August 28, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Hope I win. Could sure use this. thank you

  441. Vanja Gorgiev
    August 28, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    a giveaway of nexus 7 :O OMG

  442. Paul Werner
    August 28, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I have one I bought but would love to win one :-D

  443. LEROY JOHNSON
    August 28, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    YES I DO SPEAK ENGLISH FLUENTLY

  444. Jón Bjarnason
    August 28, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Yes please!

  445. Karen Ang
    August 28, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I want this badly!

  446. xbalesx
    August 28, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Awesome, I just played with one @ Sams Club...if I don't win I am buying one...

  447. Barbara Fredrick
    August 28, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Ooops I found it. Sorry for the bother.

    • Tina
      August 29, 2012 at 3:22 am

      Thanks for the update, Barbara! :)

  448. Barbara Fredrick
    August 28, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I can't find the giveaway code on your facebook page.

    Can you tell me where it is?

    Thank you,

    Barbara Fredrick

    I don't have a tablet or a fancy phone, but this one sounds really good. Thanks for publishing the evaluation.

  449. Richard Borkovec
    August 28, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I'm actually selling my iPad right now, and am moving towards a smaller form factor tablet. This would be awesome! The Nexus 7 is definitely at the top of my list.

    • muotechguy
      August 28, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      Well, enter to win, but you might want to hold out for a week or so for that elusive 7" ipad....

      • Richard Borkovec
        August 28, 2012 at 10:22 pm

        Definitely entered. And after the crap Apple pulled in court here in the US, I will never own another one of their products again. That's why I'm getting rid of my iPad. Apple lost all respect from me, and I don't support companies I don't respect. :)

    • Joseph
      August 29, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      How much; if I may ask?

  450. erickhbhn
    August 28, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Great review ! Thanks for sharing !

  451. Despa
    August 28, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I wanted to know, do I have to be from the United States in order to participate?
    Thanks!

    • muotechguy
      August 28, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      Nope.

      • Emmanuel Olalere
        September 14, 2012 at 12:03 am

        Cool, that means i stand a chance of winning from Nigeria

  452. Kylee Kanavas
    August 28, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I hope i win. Otherwise it would just be a tease. :(

  453. Dana
    August 28, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Awesome!!!!! :-)

  454. Shirley Desbiens
    August 28, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    this is my favourite site.always something new to learn.great for us older folks

  455. John Bell
    August 28, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Been waiting to get a tablet until they have everything I have been looking for and this one looks really promising!

  456. Caladiel
    August 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Great giveaway!

  457. Emmanuel Olalere
    August 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I hope i win this, i REALLY hope!

  458. Tug Ricks
    August 28, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I absolutely don't "need" this. But it would sure be cool. Way to keep things interesting MUO! :)

  459. Daniel Telea
    August 28, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Count me in please.Hope for a win this time. Shared.

  460. RC Taylor
    August 28, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I would like one please?

  461. steph
    August 28, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    This would be Awesome for my daughter and I to share stuff on..

    • steph
      August 28, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      thanks for this opportunity to be able to share..

  462. Simon Baylor
    August 28, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    It be great if I could win this as I have just come back from New York where I tried to get one but unfortunately it was sold out everywhere :-(. Well the 16gb one was

  463. mourad
    August 28, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    great giveaway Count me in

  464. mourad
    August 28, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    great giveaway Count me in very thanks

  465. Bala Murali
    August 28, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Great

  466. nitesh4life
    August 28, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    In-depth preview of Google's Nexus has been really useful and informative.

  467. Faisal Ahmed
    August 28, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I just want this!!!

  468. Sc Ling
    August 28, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    It would be really nice if I am chosen to win this giveaway!

  469. George
    August 28, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    you should have used this device for longer and try to forget the ipad. it's so unfair and stupid to compare N7 with the ipad (less than half the price!!!)
    first of all: "The packaging feels Apple-inspired"?!?! did you smoke crack?

    You can use Gmail as a unified service for a lot of different email accounts; just sign in on a browser, go to settings, than "accounts and imports" and in the "send mail as" voice click "Add another email address you own". you can also setting it up to reply with the other mail address and not the google one.

    the screen is highly reflective? buy a 99p anti-glare screen protector.

    "If you look really closely, you can see the pixels". OMG, let me know your pusher! I guess the pixels are just in your mind. there is no difference at all in normal use between this and the ipad, and retina display is a non-realistic marketing concept created only to attract idiots (BTW, the old ipads had an ugly resolution but nobody cared about that as a negative point at the time) and did you remember old cathodic tubes? If you looked really close, you could have seen the lines, but nobody bothered about that because you used to stand at least half meter from that.

    N7 home screen is NOT locked down, next time just surf a bit and you can find the reason and a solution. BTW, just never happens to me to use the homescreen in LS

    notification IS supported everywhere, the application can instead lock it away, totally different from what you write.

    again, for flash (and BBC iplayer) just surf a bit and you can find solution: sideload both of them and work like treats.

    going on, you DO have possibility for external storage, even without rooting. surf a bit and you find the solution.

    the lack of rear camera is a con?!?! have you ever used it in the ipad? in public? you look like an idiot if you . and who cares? you always have a better and more workable camera with your phone, that's always with you, init?

    you can also use apps like airdroid to manage your tablet from another device with a browser without any physical connections

    and if you use another launcher llike apex or nova the experience is even better

    finally, you can root the device (very simple, just 20 min) and overclocked it to get everything smoother.

    • muotechguy
      August 28, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      Why would I forget the iPad? They're both tablets, and it's a competitor. I mentioned the price difference, but if price is your only concern then you can buy a piece of crap tablet from china for less than $50.

      I know I can use gmail to aggregate other accounts, but I don't like Gmail. Not everyone in the world is a Gmail fan.

      And yes, good job looking that up, you can buy an anti-glare shield; I assume technically capable readers know that though. Regardless, the device itself has a glossy screen, and I noted that.

      The ipad is higher pixel density as I clearly noted: I'm sorry you're unable to tell the difference, but the pixels are visible on this device and they are not on the ipad. If you came out of your little android hole and were open minded enough to check out some of the competition, you would see this. Again, as I noted, in practice the Nexus has excellent text clarity, close to retina but not quite. Is there something inaccurate in that statement, or are you just whining because you hate apple?

      To be helpful instead of just vindictive, here's a link to the rotation hacks you're referring too: http://www.jollygoo.com/how-to-enable-landscape-orientation-on-the-nexus-7%E2%80%B2s-home-screen - know that not everyone wants to spend time messing around with core system settings and functions, but would rather a device that just worked. And again, I noted that you can install falsh with a hack, maybe you didnt read that bit?

      For god sake, read the damn review before you comment again.

      • John Copps
        August 29, 2012 at 5:52 pm

        looks terrific, new to this world. hope I win it.

      • William Meng
        September 1, 2012 at 1:57 am

        Installing an APK takes a whole weekend... sure.

      • Pablo
        September 1, 2012 at 7:33 pm

        George post seems to me a bit harsh but he indeed has a point. I think is unfair that you compare to the iPad since you have owned the iPad for a long time. A really fair comparison would be someone who never used the iPad and Android. For someone who never used an iOS device it might just take some time to get used to. You have learned how to live without certain things in iOS already and so you dont see them as a disadvantage. I own the first iPad and my wife owns the "new iPad" we both have iPods but we both have the Galaxy S2. I could point out many things that are really annoying in iOS like the reflows that the browser does when you open many tabs (it makes me want to throw the ipad to yhe garbage).

        There is no lack of apps. Android market has an extensive selection. And widgets? Just to give you an analogy, a friend of mine once told me, I hate twitter, is so much crap... I responded thats because you follow a lot of crap. Is the same with widgets, there are so many that if you get crappy your home screen will look ugly and crowded. In time I have found some really useful widgets like instant hotspot shortcut, soundhound, gReader etc. You really need to spend some more time before you judge. As I said before, you are already familiar with iOS and Im sure you have made your iPad yor own with things you like, but Im sure that didnt happed in 2 days... Is with time that you get used to it.

        Im not apple lover (like my wife) or hater like some other people. But I do feel your review was a bit unfair, if you spend 6 months with the device I garantee you will find things that when you swicth back to iOS you definitely will miss. Both devices are great and both OSs are great, but if I had to choose between those two I would pick Android.

        One thing to point out in favor to iOS (the only thing actually holding me in iOS) is the support for external devices like iRig which lets you plug your guitar, or iRig midi, sound docks, etc. There are not too many (and in some cases not choices at all) for android.

        • James Bruce
          September 2, 2012 at 9:39 am

          Sorry, but I disagree. I'm technically capable enough to review a unit on it's own merits, and no part of this review was unfair.

          - iPad doesn't even have widgets; the errors I pointed out there were purely from a new user perspective, regardless of the iPad. I accept some apps will provide bad widgets, but I expect the default, Google-made apps to be more consistent. The Google reader widget is particularly worthless. is gReader something different to that?

          - There IS a lack of good apps, and as some one who regularly reviews apps, gets courted for apps by publishers, owns a number of app review sites, I can say this with authority. I have no doubt the android market selection is "extensive", but that doesnt make it good. 2 tonnes of crap is still a big pile of crap no matter how "extensive" the pile is. A large majority of large publishers refuse to spend time developing for a platform that has such rampant piracy; there is no money in it. Thats why most apps are from amateur developers; and are appropriately bad quality.

          - I already miss task switching, and it won't take me 6 months to find that; I'm fairly certain I mentioned how superior this is on the nexus 7. That's about the only thing I can think of that's superior off the top of my head, but that's quite a major point. I also miss the *good* widgets, like Google Play and Calendar. That doesn't discount the inconsistencies I mentioned with other widgets though.

          Anyway, sorry you felt this review was "rushed". Bear in mind I had about a week from receiving the unit to review deadline; I don't think much would have changed given more time, to be honest - and I could equally argue that frustrations would have grown in 6 months to the point of wanting to break the thing. Not good for a giveaway unit, obviously ;)

          Also, not an apple lover or hater; I buy and sell my shares as I see fit, and make lifestyle adjustments as and when a better product comes out. If windows comes out tomorrow with a better OS than OSX and more reliable than my iMac, I will happily switch and not give a damn. If Android fixes their piracy issue so apps can actually be made for it, I'm sure I'll be swayed (but lets face it, removing that would remove the rooting, the system tweaks, and everything else that Android users love, so realistically it wont happen). Nothing holds me to apple products, and I'm be a lot richer if some decent competition came along that let me avoid the apple tax. So, yeh.

        • Pablo
          September 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm

          ok, I still think you are being unfair, for example, with the flash thing, you mention that you need to use a separate browser to be able to use it, and you keep refering to iOS as "works out of the box" last time I checked, you can't even download files with the stock browser of iOS, IMHO that's not so "out of the box" I have the S2 with ICS and I use the stock browser, no need for anything else. I have like 4 different browsers in the iPad.

          as for apps, this really comes to what you have been using in the iPad and what you are looking for in Android. for example, I use xMarks to synchronize my bookmarks, in Android, this is just a widget for my browser, in iOS is an incredibly aweful standalone app that has its own browser. the app is horrible, trust

          The "Open with..." option in iOS, please give me a brake... everytime you do "Open with..." it actually copies the file to the app folder.

          one more thing that annoys me (which I think it makes iOS really inneficient in that respect). if I have an album of 4GB pics, and I want to use a new photo application, I have to do "Import from Photo Albums" and what iOS actually does is that it creates a copy of those 4 GB, so if I want to try 4 photography apps, I will end up with 4GB (original album) + 16GB on duplicates, REALLY??? is that suppose to be the most advanced mobile OS??

          anyway, you were unfair in continously saying that iOS works out of the box (which I just proved to you that does not) and that quality of apps is better (which it really depends on what you are looking for and what are the apps you use more often). I liked your review, and I still think that most part of it is fair, except the OS part, because even if you say so, I don't think is the same thing to review something when you have used the competitor for so long.

          If you put a person who has used only windows, to try on a mac, the first thing they will say is "I don't like this mouse" that doesn't mean the mouse is a bad design, is just that person's mindset is on a right-left click mouse...

          When you say, "there is an app for that", could you please recommend an app in iOS that will prevent the screen from auto locking? (for apps that doesn't support the screen on obviously). in Android, there is an app for that, is call "screen on", you either probably don't need this or you learned to live with it, but I do really need this, and is annoying not being able to control it in iOS.

          I often think that iOS die-hard fans live in a sort of "Matrix" and they seem to not remember the external world anymore. for instance, for iOS users, not being able to download a file with the stock browser doesn't seem to be something bad, is not a problem, just because you know once you get a new iOS you instantly need to download a new browser, they have learned to live with that, but that doesn't mean is not wrong, you see, even Blackberry browser allows you to download a file (no offense to bb fans here). there is no mobile OS that is perfect, none of them work out-of-the-box.

        • James Bruce
          September 2, 2012 at 5:48 pm

          From what I've read, you can't use nexus 7 chrome with the flash plugin. Apologies if that's wrong; everything says you need firefox or something else, but you can also install ""flashifier" to chrome which lets you open them in firefox... ??

          Talking about downloading files on a iOS which doesnt have a user facing filesystem is silly. If you want to say that no user facing filesystem is a severe disadvantage, then go ahead, that's a valid argument. Personally, I've never found the need to downloading anything other than pictures and pdfs on my ipad. But like you say, I can't anyway, even if I wanted to.

          Bookmark syncing is automatic via icloud and built into safari on ios and the desktop. I have never even considered installing extra browsers or plugins. It ... just ... works.

          I think like you say, you're used to Android and trying to hold up iOS to your notions of how things should be done. You don't need to install another ios photo app and copy them all over, because why the hell would you? It's not a photo management device - iPhoto does that, your phone just syncs them.

          .. but then, thats what you're arguing I'm guilty of too, so fair enough!

        • Pablo
          September 2, 2012 at 7:16 pm

          I understand your point, if you have everything apple and you use iCloud, yes everything works beautifully, but this is not a mac blog, I don't use safari, and I don't use iCloud, I use windows and Linux and xMarks is a great solution, there is not even safari in linux, so in order to fully enjoy my tablet I would have to sell all my non-mac stuff and buy all apple products so that it works magically and beautifully.

          as for the photos, there are tons of apps for more than just storing your photos, you are telling me that I shouldn't use any of those other apps out there? why would they make photo apps then? can you password protect photo albums in iPhoto? are all the filters and effects available in iPhoto? no, I don't think so, so i'm constantly in the search of new apps, and i like to try them out, but of course iOS makes a duplicate of my photos everytime I do so, that's just unefficient.

          I guess my point is, if you are all about apple stuff, fine, use iCloud, safari, and all of that, but you can't point the "disadvantages" of an android tablet just because you live in the apple ecosystem, apple's market share is still far from being the majority in the desktop/laptop world.

          Just because YOU don't need to download files, it doesn't mean is not a feature lacking in iOS, I applaud you for not needing other browser in the iPad, there are so much things lacking in the stock browser that I just don't consider a browser out-of-the-box for my needs. for me, safari in the iPad is pretty much as useless as IE is in windows (whose only purpose in life is to download FF or Chrome).

          I have used iOS longer than I have used android. I'm not an android fan trying to hold up iOS to my notions; Is just that when you are a long time user of both OSs, you certantly can point the advantages and disadvantages of one to another, as I said in my comment, support for external devices is a huge advantage from iOS over android, I could just have stayed shut and not mention it if I wanted to favor Android, but I don't get a check from google to promote android or anything similar, simply, I think being fair, iOS is not perfect, it might work beautifully for some people, but is far from perfect, and so is Android, both need to improve things, I can live with both to get a better experience, but if I drop one of them I sure will miss things of the other.

          Anyway, you pointed some clear things about the nexus, I just tried to point out a few things about iOS to remind people that is not perfect either, specially for people who doesn't work with all apple products, that's all. and thanks for taking the time to read the comments, I won't buy the nexus, anyway I prefer the bigger tablets, but it a great option for a gift.

          thanks and despite of my comments, I think you did a very good job and I enjoyed the post. I apologize if in any way I was rude.

    • John Copps
      August 29, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      I am knew to this world looks great.

    • John Copps
      August 29, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      Count me in.

  470. Vipul Jain
    August 28, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Take all my points, take all my clothes, take my old but faithful Optimus One, take shipping charges to India from me.
    But give me the 7.. :D

  471. Jaroslaw Jasinski
    August 28, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Great giveaway, thanks

  472. Valmir
    August 28, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I just entered. hope i am one of the winners.

  473. Humza Aamir
    August 28, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I want this for my mom :).

  474. trung
    August 28, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Yeah! I too would like to thank "MakeUseOf" for creating a chance for people to win gadgets.

  475. Maxi3w
    August 28, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I would like to get this because it's what I am looking for :-)

  476. Henree Arriola de Garcia
    August 28, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    yo queiro now.

  477. Gregory
    August 28, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    I would love to win this.

  478. Nobody
    August 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    If the cord is of UK design, what about the USB cable? Charging it via a PC and USB cable should be possible regardless of country, correct? I ask because I wish to make sure.

    • Saikat Basu
      August 28, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      Yes, USB cables and PC ports are standardized across the world.

  479. Nelson Lee
    August 28, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I want..........

  480. VS Vishnu
    August 28, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    i need...

  481. April Eum
    August 28, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    count me in! i was hoping to buy one for college this semester, review makes me feel confident in my future purchase! goodluck everyone.

  482. Nart Barileva
    August 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    you can get out of portrait mode on the launcher by installing a third-party launcher such as my favourite, Nova Launcher :)

  483. Dmitriy Sukhanov
    August 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Let me luck! ))

  484. joefitness
    August 28, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Oh I want! I want!

  485. Rebecca
    August 28, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I would really love to win this, great opurtunity.

  486. Stay See Kate
    August 28, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Freaking awesome! I wanna win this! :D Perfect for me since I'm a bookfreak and I really need an ebook reader and I can't read in my laptop forever its making my eyes really hurt.

  487. gilbert king
    August 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    This would be awesome to have.

  488. Rahul Patil
    August 28, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I participated. Also I love makeuseof.com which gives great reviews and giveaways.

    But is this giveaway available in India?

  489. Bayley
    August 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I would love to get this. Please and thank you.

  490. Rocking Rameez
    August 28, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    dam good just need it

  491. Hilberto Riverol
    August 28, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I gotta admin...the nexus tab is awesomeeeeeeeeeeeee....

  492. Sachit Tandukar
    August 28, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    I know I don't have such a great luck... may be god knock on my door... saying hey you got google nexus 7... dreaming for nexus

  493. Charles Rachor
    August 28, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I could really, really use this....

  494. JOhn
    August 28, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Anyone know what game they show in the review?

  495. Ary Stuifbergen
    August 28, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Nice!

  496. Andrew Azmi
    August 28, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    I need this one bad, it's not available here in EG and it will be nice to get as a gift from Make use of...it will be a gift that I won't forget because luckily this date is my birthday. :)

  497. Lucas Szymanowski
    August 28, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Finally the tablet market is getting some real competition. I so want this!

  498. Bhrushank Ved
    August 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    I need this too!

  499. Shakirah Faleh Lai
    August 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Nexus 7 still great without USB and SD port. I want it.

  500. Sebastian Hadinata
    August 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Another awesome giveaway by MakeUseOf :3

  501. JOhn
    August 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    What game are they showing in the demo?

  502. Joe Johaneman
    August 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I've been playing with the 8gb model, and I absolutely love it.

  503. Neville Pfaff
    August 28, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I have not been a fan of the "tablet" mania, but your review makes it sound like an actual convenience and major leap in technology! I'm ready to give it a try.

  504. Steven Epstein
    August 28, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    praying

  505. Pratik Bhandari
    August 28, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Awesome!!!

  506. Pratik Bhandari
    August 28, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Only if I could win this!!! :(

  507. Rene Gatdula
    August 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I'm dying to have this...:-)

  508. Sangimed
    August 28, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Nice tab i like it an i wish i could win it :P

  509. Edgar Meixueiro
    August 28, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Great! I want it.

  510. Malkhaz Abuladze
    August 28, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Thank you very much for this great giveaway. Good luck to everybody

  511. Malkhaz Abuladze
    August 28, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Great giveaway, thanks

  512. MerVzter Balacuit
    August 28, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    please i beg you nex be mine..

  513. Art Inion
    August 28, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I would like to win this please!

  514. Dumitru
    August 28, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Let me win, pretty please!

  515. Avish Kansakar
    August 28, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    hoping to win this time

  516. Jeremy Moore
    August 28, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    would love this tablet for the wife

  517. Tyler Adams
    August 28, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I'm so hyped up for this :DD

  518. Halim3050
    August 28, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I will take any thing from Google ;-)

  519. Sharon G
    August 28, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Me, please!!

  520. Reý Aetar
    August 28, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Looks Cool !!!!!!!

  521. AleksAp
    August 28, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks For The Giveaway

  522. Dany Bouffard
    August 28, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Would really be fund to win this baby.

  523. Sheshagiri K M
    August 28, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Thanks for creating a chance to win a cool gadget.

  524. tarzan2001
    August 28, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    A pretty fair review. I'm glad you pointed out the Cons nicely. It's a nice tablet, but certainly not an "all-in-wonder" item. I could still use it though, as I don't have a tablet, and my "smart phone" is an old Nokia 6630! :P

  525. delacruzjay
    August 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    hope i get this

  526. John Cunningham
    August 28, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I don't *need* this, but I really, REALLY want one.

    Although, I have to say that I'm not impressed by the lack of memory expandability or that it's locked down à la iPad. I'm sure it won't take long to jailbreak, though. ;)

  527. Dorothy Yuki
    August 28, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win a great tool!

  528. Marc
    August 28, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Good review overall. However, in the pros and cons section, you note that thew hardware is locked down, which isn't true at all. The Nexus line is built from the get-go to be easy to unlock. There are many forums that will show how to accomplish this, including dedicated forums such as this one on XDA:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1673

    • muotechguy
      August 28, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      Apologies Marc, I was referring to the fixed memory. I alluded to custom ROMs and hacks elsewhere in the review.

  529. LeRoi Culp
    August 28, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    this is awesome !!! can't wait to get one !!

  530. epiquestions
    August 28, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    It would be nice if you compared it to other Android tablets. But just for the expandability and the lack of ports (hdmi,usb,sd slot) it doesn't seem to be a great deal. I would still prefer my Asus Transformer TF301 despite the size.

  531. Leo Bien Durana
    August 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Woohoo!

  532. VC Nickels
    August 28, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I like the look of the Nexus but I'm concerned about the move to non-upgradeable storage. One of the advantages (most) Android tablets have over the iPad is that the user can swap out SD cards as needed. It's a small thing but having the ability to increase your storage almost on the fly is pretty useful.

    ... and why only 16gigs? Seems rather small to me.

    • SuperJdynamite
      August 28, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      The 16GB model has a unit cost of about $7 more than the 8GB model (the only difference being the cost of the memory). The difference in retail price is $50, however. I'm guessing that the price point of the 8GB model ($199) is designed to lure potential Kindle Fire (also $199) buyers, but the margin is razor thin. They're hoping that once you decide to buy a Nexus, you'll decide you want the 16GB model and plunk down the extra $50, which represents a $43 margin.

      This whole model would fall apart if you could simply buy the 8GB and upgrade it to the 16GB model yourself.

      I go on to speculate that this isn't necessarily a "move" to an SD-less Android ecosystem, but rather a temporary deficiency that's necessary to get a foothold in the market without losing their shirts.

      • VC Nickels
        August 31, 2012 at 11:11 pm

        That's a good summary and Kindle is the iPad of the eReader market. I like the Nook though, though I don't have one (yet). I'm not a fan of some of Amazon's doings and I like that the Nook (at least the tablet) has user upgradable storage among other things.

    • RSJB
      August 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      Being backed by Google means that Google Drive etc. are all there. The extra storage you need is all in the clouds.

      • VC Nickels
        August 31, 2012 at 11:12 pm

        Great! It's awesome that Google gives me all the storage and apps I want in the cloud.

        until I can't get a WiFi signal.

  533. Muhammad Shahrukh Khan
    August 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Participated. Hope I win!

  534. Augie Chávez
    August 28, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I would really love to have this!

  535. Ravinder Putta
    August 28, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Thanks For The Giveaway :)

  536. Jasper John S. Cecilio
    August 28, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Sweet giveaway!Thanks!

  537. AstainHellbring
    August 28, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    FYI usb isnt really locked down. A cheap usb otg cable and i can hook anything I want up to it and away I go. Of course I have already unlocked mine and flashed a few roms for fun but Nexus 7 is a powerhouse and I LOVE IT

  538. Andy Rhine
    August 28, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Cool, thanks!

  539. Prasath
    August 28, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I am in

  540. bburdock
    August 28, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Great! I really want to get this!

  541. venkatp16
    August 28, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    wish i could win this...

  542. Le Mon
    August 28, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    i need this...:) this is amazing

  543. Le Mon
    August 28, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    i need this...:)

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