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.
Better content sharing
When I'm consulting Web pages, reading RSS feeds, checking Facebook or Google+, or whatever else, I often want to take notes or send links to others. On my iPad, this involves using the cut/paste mechanism and switching apps via the homescreen, and inevitably I find it takes multiple attempts. On the Nexus 7, there's an integrated “Share...” function in every application that gives access to pretty much every other app to which clippings can be sent. Easy!