Why the Google Nexus 7 is better than the iPad
The Google tablet's advantages in flexibility, usability, and form factor might make you ditch your iPad
By Simon Phipps | InfoWorld | Published: 16:53, 08 August 12
I gave my iPad to my wife. It wasn't (just) because I love her. I was given a Google Nexus 7 to try and found it did all the things I needed from the iPad. It's more flexible, more satisfying for my travel- and information-centric life, and - most importantly - offers a far better form factor. I take it with me everywhere. Here are seven reasons I gave my iPad away for a Nexus 7.
More convenient e-reading
The Google Nexus 7 has the perfect form factor, about the size of a trade paperback, and the folio case turns the tablet on and off automatically. The screen is clear and easy to read, even outdoors, and I have access to multiple bookstores, including comic books. My reading has picked up in a way it never did with the larger, less convenient iPad. Reading magazines on the Nexus 7 is a surprisingly good experience. And with Google Play, Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, a PDF reader, and several smaller book sources, there's a wide range of content available.