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.
The beauty of widgets
I have every application I could need on both my iPad and on my Nexus 7. But when I want to quickly check my calendar, check a voicemail, see what's new in my mailbox, or see the status of any of the apps, I have to open them, switching from full-screen app to full-screen app. But on my Nexus 7, Android has desktop widgets in addition to icons, so I can flip between all my information sources quickly and casually.