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Nexus 7 32GB Wifi+3g from the perspective of a tablet/Android novice
on 16 February 2013
I bought this device after reading the glowing reviews and no longer being able to resist the price of tablets compared to the price of fancy mobile phones. Mobile internet on a shiny 7" device was just too tempting.
After owning it a couple of weeks, general impressions are positive. It's a very nice plaything (particularly Google Earth and maps - lovely). I have watched some TV on it, and played some games, and the picture quality is great.
As a tablet novice and a complete Android novice, I was surprised by a couple of things:
1. While the device is on, it is permanently logged into the gmail account associated with it. There is no way to log out, unless you disable the account on the settings menu (clunky solution). Or you can get round it by adding a password app that allows you to password certain apps only. I found it a good idea to set up a separate gmail account specifically for this device.
2. You could use a web browser to access emails another way, e.g. use Firefox or Chrome browsers to access Hotmail. My experience so far is that it's sometimes difficult/impossible to log out of Hotmail in those browsers. At the time of writing, this is a known bug, and if it happens, the only way to log out is to clear the browser history.
3. For some reason I have yet to fathom, the camera doesn't come with its own app out of the box. You have to install it.
These points might be screamingly obvious if you're familiar with Android, and with other mobile internet devices, but they weren't obvious to me.