You would think that after all of the frustration and hair pulling that came along with getting the Google (Asus) Nexus 7, I would in tablet utopia. Well…not so much. Three full weeks have passed since I first unboxed the the Nexus 7, and it has become abundantly clear that it is just not for me. What’s that old line when you’re breaking up? — “It’s not you, it’s me.” That sentiment couldn’t be more appropriate. The Nexus 7 is an incredibly competent tablet. The screen is great. The hardware is solid. The updated Android operating system works really well. Apps, for the most part, performed the way they should. So what’s the problem?
It’s just too small.
Interestingly, a good number of people love the Nexus 7 for that very reason — it’s small. Not tiny, but small. My wife has an iPad2, which I, at times, feel can be a bit unwieldy. However, no matter how convenient the Nexus 7’s size may be, the bottom line is that I just couldn’t warm up to using it. Again, everything looks great, but it’s kinda like looking at a tilt shift image. Things are clear, but almost miniature.
I don’t know. Maybe my eyes are just going bad, and I need a tablet like the JitterBug phone.
So, there it is. I gave the Nexus 7 a try, but it just didn’t work out. Forunately, I have already found it a loving home.