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Reasons Why You Should Stay Away From Nexus 7!
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Reasons Why You Should Stay Away From Nexus 7!  
Will the low cost Google Nexus 7 tablet end up being a 'cheap' disaster?   
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Google has successfully attracted the tablet market with its latest Android 4.1 Nexus 7 tablet. The $199 Nexus 7 has wooed the tablet crowd to the extent, that Google had to cease taking pre-orders of the 16 GB model, owing to huge demand. So, what exactly did the crowd find attractive in it? Price is clearly a winning proposition, so is the fact that this is first tablet direct from Google's kitty.

So if you are already considering owning a Nexus 7, have a rare peep inside the Nexus 7.

Nexus 7 review, issues with nexus 7, Google Nexus 7 tablet, complains

Nexus 7 cannot read your pen drive: There is no USB OTG support on the Nexus 7, so, you cannot plug in your pen drive to watch movies.

There's hardly any apps in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: A few days back Google released the software development kit (SDK) for Android Jelly Bean, so, it will take a while before you get to have a host of applications. Currently, Jelly Bean apps are limited in number.

No expandable memory slot: If you are planning to buy the 16 GB model, kindly note that you will end up getting around 12 GB of usable disk space. There is no facility to expand memory via external card slot. Just ask this question- what is 12 GB of memory in the age of high definition videos? You will always have to compromise on your old multimedia content to store new ones.

Google seems to have compromised too much just to achieve one aspect- price. Price is important but not at the cost of functionality. Several other complaints came up from Android fans like:

Screen separation: The display in several Nexus 7 tablets is creaking when touched at a certain point. The display seems to be faulty. Though it might be solved manually but if you are facing such problems, please get it replaced under Google's 15-day return policy.

Charging complain: Google seems to be in a real hurry to deliver its tablets. Chris Zeigler at The Verge reported that his Nexus 7 does not simply charge. He tried different wall chargers, but nothing worked. Zeigler even called Google Customer Support, which replied that the company does not provide warranty on Nexus 7 units sold through local retailers and insisted Zeigler to check with the retailer. Evidently, many other users are also facing the same issue.

Touch problem: If you are playing high end graphics games optimised for Tegra 3 on the tablet, then the touch detection might be a problem. This is due to over heating of the Tegra 3 processor that interacts with display and reduces the responsiveness at a specified portion on the display.

Microphone issue: Users at XDA Developers forum are complaining of a dead microphone in Nexus 7 tablet. So, check yours and use the Google's return policy effectively.

Ghosting effect: Ghosting effect is a situation where a particular image is retained on the screen. This is a major issue with high pixel density IPS panels. The effect can be seen properly if you put the Nexus 7 tablet on full brightness level.

The complain log is steadily getting packed with issues, so watch out before buying this Jelly Bean!

Debashis Sarkar, EFYTIMES News Network

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Paul   1169 days ago

Wow these are very uninformed reasons to not buy this tablet.Nexus 7 cannot read your pen driveWhat tablet can I have 3 Android tablets an iPad 1 and an iPad 2. None of which can read usb drives. I dont think anyone ever expected a tablet to.so you cannot plug in your pen drive to watch movies.Nobody expects this. And you cans till watch your movies every other way.Theres hardly any apps in Android 4.1 Jelly BeanYou can however run EVERY OTHER ANDROID TABLET APP EVER. Just because there arent many that take advantage of the new JB features yet doesnt mean you dont have apps.No expandable memory slotWow this is actually true. Although for a $199 tablet with 16GB of internal space this isnt really expected.Screen separation .....if you are facing such problems please get it replaced under Googles 15-day return policy.If this is a problem getting a new one wont solve it. What you are saying is that there are some bad devices with a new device. This literally happens with every mass-produced product. Its only a point to note if it happens a lot which this doesnt.Charging complainThis is a legitimate problem but again not common.Zeigler even called Google Customer Support which replied that the company does not provide warranty on Nexus 7 units sold through local retailers and insisted Zeigler to check with the retailer.This is retarded. The law is that your contract is with whomever sold you the product. If I buy a TV and have problems I dont go to the company I go to the person that bought me the TV. He is obliged by law to sort me out. If I did go to the maufacturer and they tried to sort it out it gets messy with any problems like the device getting further damaged because theres no law saying they should help me at all.Touch problemAgain problem. Not common.Microphone issueLegitimate problem but this should be a warning not a DONT BUY THIS PRODUCT as many users will never actually use the microphone.Ghosting effectKnown issue due to the cheap screen. Its a $199 tablet. Almost all of them around that price range are exactly the same. Again should be a warning. Something like If this will annoy you buy a more expensive tabletSo all-in-all you have around a few warnings enough to put people off buying it and 2 legitimate reasons people shouldnt buy it.Do your research next time.
Debashis Sarkar   1168 days ago

Hi Paul. Thanks for sharing your views on my article. You spoke about the need of Indian consumer wrt USB OTG, well, I would like to tell you that USB OTG for reading pen drives is a common function in almost all low end tablets. So that's no big deal for us. As far as memory slot and other problems quoted in the story are concerned, these are faced by consumers in reality across the globe. The story simply alerts the potential buyers to check their device when delivered and take an informed buying decision. Lastly, just because it's a low priced device, doesn't mean that essential features and quality should be be compromised, especially when the device is supported by brands like Google and ASUS.
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