Right now, the Nexus 7 is one of the hottest tablets in the 7 inch slate market. With an impressive Nvidea Tegra 3 quad core processor, the Nexus 7 is fast and efficient as it runs Jelly Bean with ease. And not to mention Google Now, the speech to text voice recognition system that is, in my opinion, putting Siri to shame.
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But with all the good things that come along with the Nexus 7, especially at only $199, there’s a few things that users have been less than pleased about. I’ve scoured the videos, reviews, and comparisons with the Nexus 7 Android tablet and here are the 3 biggest complaints I see over and over again (in no particular order).
People simply want to be able to hook up their Nexus 7 tablet to their TV’s and watch movies, play Angry Birds, or whatever. And out of the box, the Nexus 7 tablet falls short of providing this video output feature. Because of this, a lot of would be Nexus 7 customers find themselves turning to the Kindle Fire HD (another great $199 tablet option) because of the Micro-HDMI (micro-D connector) port for high definition video output to televisions or A/V receivers.
2) No flash support for Nexus 7
With apps becoming dominant activity on tablets, the issue of the lack of Flash support isn’t too big of a deal breaker for most. However, with a massive amount of sites out there that push flash elements, along with the Nexus 7 Google Chrome browser that allows super smooth browsing, the lack of Flash support is a big problem for some users.
3) No memory expansion for Nexus 7
The progression of the Nexus 7 Android tablet has been interesting, to say the least. It used to be that the Nexus 7 came in 8GB and 16GB versions only. But the then the 8GB model was discontinued and Google (GOOG) pushed up the storage capacity to where it now offers a 16GB and a 32GB model. However, even with 32GB of storage, users were hoping to have an SD expansion card slot for more storage.
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Now, I’ve read (or have been told) that the Nexus 7 can in fact expand it’s memory. This requires the Nexus 7 to be rooted, and then you can use an app called Stickmount that will let you mount a usb thumbdrive. I’ve never seen it done, but apparently it works really good. In Google Play, The Stickmount app is receiving rave reviews and has a 4.6 out of 5 star rating with over 1,675 ratings. This implies it’s a pretty solid app and does what it says it will do – expand the memory on the Nexus 7 and other Android devices.
So those are the three biggest complaints that I’ve been able to summarize so far. Sure, there’s a lot more complaints that people have with the Nexus 7. But at the end of the day, the Nexus 7 Android tablet is one of the best 7 inch tablets on the market, and perhaps the best 7 inch tablets in the $199 price range.
What do you think? Do you see any other complaints about the Nexus 7 that are more prominent than the three I just described?