Google Nexus 7 tips and tricks

Quickly customize your Nexus 7 Android tablet using these easy personalization tips.

The $199 Nexus 7 tablet from Google is one of the most approachable full-fledged Android tablets I've played with. Instead of the "Tron"-inspired graphic motifs and deliberately opaque navigation elements that defined Honeycomb (Android 3.0), the Nexus 7 feels like it was made for a human being.

But while Google's new emphasis on its media services (video, music, books) makes this tablet feel a little like more a Kindle Fire than a high-end Android tablet, there are number of customizations you can make to the Nexus 7 to make it uniquely your own.

In the above CNET How To video, I'll show you how to quickly customize your Nexus 7 experience. You'll learn how to add and delete home screen widgets, create folders for your apps, increase the system font size, and even how to open the lock screen by blinking your eyes.

For more information on the Nexus 7, check out Eric Franklin's full review on CNET. For more video tutorials like this, head over to CNET How To.

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Google Nexus 7 (8GB)

The Bottom Line: With its excellent design, useful software features, and low starting price, the Nexus 7 is the cheapest way to experience the best that the Android OS has to offer. / Read full review

Read the full CNET Review

Google Nexus 7 (16GB)

The Bottom Line: With its excellent design, useful software features, and low starting price, the Nexus 7 is the cheapest way to experience the best that the Android OS has to offer. / Read full review

About the author

Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.

 

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