Google’s entry into the tablet market with their latest Nexus 7 was kind of an open secret and less hyped surprise. Before the launch it was rumored that Google tablet will compete with Apple iPad, but after the launch and seeing those basic specs and affordable cost it’s sure that they have spared iPad and is going to kick Amazon Kindle.One can never doubt on the built quality of this Asus made tablet, but Google has sacrificed lots of must have tablet features to get that sub-15,000 price tag. See which are those lacking specs and services that will hinder the growth of this Google baby.
The cons of the tablet are as follows :
1. Google Play is Partial in India
Nexus 7 is meant to compete with Amazon Kindle and therefore it is designed for content access and media consumption. And sadly in India many of the new applications like TV shows, magazines etc. are not available.And the most disappointed thing is that we don’t even have the access to these new apps which showoffs the full utility of the device. You have to physically save the contents on your device if you want to access them and even the high-end model of Nexus has only 16 GB storage which is not sufficient to store all your entertainment needs. And there comes our second issue and one more reason to reject Nexus 7.
2. No micro-SD card slot! Why?
No idea why Google omitted this must have feature in a tablet. Even this simple expansion slot is not going to cost much and it’s not such a big thing to ask from Google. At the launch the tablet was showcased with 3D games like Horn and Dead Trigger, the game and the gaming experience was awesome, but if you load two of such games into that small 8 GB it’s partially full. One more fact, the operating system Android Jelly Bean occupies some part of the storage; therefore you don’t even have full 8 GB for your usage. The lack of memory expansion option is a real sadness in this device.
3. Sorry, No 3G Support
In India Wi-Fi hot spots are not that easy to find as in USA. The lack of 3G support is a disappointment for those who are looking for on-the-go connectivity in their devices. There is an option of making you Android smartphone a Wi-Fi hotspot and then connecting the Nexus tablet, but that doesn’t sound like a pleasing solution.
In a market where even budget smartphone comes with 3G, it’s a shame that Nexus missed on out that. It is expected that the second or might be the third batch of Nexus 7 will come with 3G connectivity. Let’s hope that Google fulfills our expectations soon.
4. No Rear Camera, Keeps the Price Down
Google’s main intention behind deletion of rear camera is to keep the price tag low. As this is a small 7-inch tablet, the absence of camera is not that hindering but if it had been a 10-inch tablet then carrying that big buddy without snapping pictures might have been awkward. There is a front facing camera for video calling, but it would have been nice to have a clicker at the back.
5. No Video-out Port
This feature is not that critical, but still the presence of an HDMI-out or at least a MHL support sounds nice and more connective. Now a day’s most of the LCD TVs comes with one or more HDMI port, so the presence of a microHDMI connector might have been handy to share and watch videos and photos in your tablet on big screen.
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