Google’s Nexus 7 tablet has proven extremely popular, and with good reason. It’s an exceptional Android tablet computer, and Verizon Wireless’s zippy 4G LTE service adds Internet connectivity when you don’t have access to Wi-Fi.
For my Nexus 7 review, I tested a demo unit from Verizon Wireless.
The Nexus 7 leads off with a bright, brilliant screen with vibrant colors and sharp, clear text. It weighs 10.55 and measures 4.49″ by 7.87″ by .34″ – meaning it wastes very little area, using nearly all of its frontage for actual display space.
Made by ASUS for Google, the Nexus 7 runs Android 4.4 KitKat on a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. It downloads and installs apps quickly and runs them smoothly. The Nexus 7’s excellent touch screen has a superb feel with just the right amount of sensitivity.
If you play games like Angry Birds, Bad Piggies or Words With Friends, you’ll love the Nexus 7’s flawless game play and spectacular visuals. YouTube videos look and sound fantastic as well.
If you want to read Kindle books on a tablet, the Nexus 7 has you covered there, too, with Kindle books offering very impressive reading comfort. Like on any other tablet I’ve tried, I turned the brightness up all the way for reading in bright sunlight. I like to leave it at that setting for indoor reading, too, but that’s a matter of personal preference.