Sunday, September 23, 2012

Nexus 7 Woes

So I purchased a Google Nexus 7 with the hope that it would be the perfect device for my wife. I didn't have  big requirements:

  • Google Video Chat support
  • Skype support
  • Ability to watch Flash videos
  • Emails, calendar, simple games
The reviews were good, the price was good, so I went for it.

My conclusion: Nexus 7 has very uneven quality. Some people have a fantastic experience, others hate it.
Personally, here is what got me annoyed:
  • The video chat and Skype keeps on getting stuck shortly after the chat starts. Switching to a PC to chat with the exact same person works fine though.
  • The microphone doesn't pick up sounds well, and so the person I am chatting with keeps on not hearing.
  • Sometimes the Flash video gets in a weird state, and it stops responding to user input - no more switching to full screen and the like. I have to kill Firefox for it to work again
  • The micro-usb cable provided wasn't glued well, and the protective plastic on the micro side is sliding off. It doesn't look like a shock hazard yet, but if it is, Google is gonna get a big big lawsuit on the southern side of the border for sure.
  • There is no way I can send an email for support. Google allows you to get a phone call back, but I'd rather not have to wait on the phone forever and a day.
Dear readers, what can I do for my tablet to fulfill its function? And yes, I'm beyond 15 days, so returning is not an option.


  1. Asus, the tablet's builder, is infamous for bad Quality Control.

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