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.
This is really a “no-worse-than” point. Nexus 7 has all the apps I could want and more, including the puzzle and word games I favor. All the same productivity apps I wanted on the iPad are available as Android apps, too. The image here shows, from left to right, QuickOffice, Evernote, and Documents to Go, and in the middle is the icon for IBM Symphony Viewer so I can still read LibreOffice ODF documents. Plus, I like the look and feel of the social media apps on the Nexus 7, including Skype, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.