The Good The Nexus 7 features a sharp screen, a comfortable design, and great battery life at a low starting price. Android 4.2 adds some welcome and useful features.
The Bad Android still needs more tablet-optimized apps, newer games have frame rate issues, and HSPA+ speeds seem particularly location-dependent.
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.
Still the best small tablet
Several months after its debut, the Nexus 7 is still an excellent tablet. The 8GB version is gone and the tablet now starts at $199 for 16GB. Paying $249 nets you the 32GB version, and the 32GB version with HSPA+ is available for $299.
Since the debut of the Nexus 7, we've seen the release of three major small tablets: the Kindle Fire HD, the iPad Mini, and the . Each tablet has its own strengths; your choice will eventually come down to which tablet best fits your needs.
However, thanks to its low price, great battery life, sharp screen, and complete and open Android 4.2 environment, overall, the Nexus 7 is still the best small tablet you can buy.
Google has retired the Pixel C tablet
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The 3:59 extended edition: Are you an iPad Pro or Surface Pro?
Here's the full podcast and YouTube post-show from one of our favorite episodes this week.
Are you an iPad Pro or Surface Pro? (The 3:59, Ep. 245)
We also chat about Fireball malware.
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This will probably make your restaurant outings a little more bearable.
How Apple's new iPad lines up against the tablet competition
The new 9.7-inch iPad is Apple's least expensive full-size tablet, but how does it stack up against other premium tablets, including Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S3?
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will cost the same as the Apple iPad Pro 9.7
The tablet will run $600 in the US and goes on sale March 24.
Samsung's new Android tablet may cost as much as iPad Pro
A listing on Best Buy's website indicates that the tablet will cost $600.