What makes this tablet underscore the iPad Mini?
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But that was not my point. I don't get why, scorewise, the iPad mini is better. What makes the Nexus 7.2 worst? If we compare hardware on both, the Nexus 7 should have a better score... Better resolution, better CPU, better ppi... I really don't understand the score, just that...
Also the tablet comparison today is much better then when the 1st Nexus 7 and iPad Mini came out.
i would be surprised if the current mini broke 90 if it was reviewed today and if the new Mini (when ever it comes out) does not have a "Retina" display i don't see that happening.
I can see someone like my parents even my neighbor who will walk into a store and hear that the Nexus 7 is the greatest tablet and see that it only cost $230. But when they get home find they can’t’ use it with the apps they already have and can’t watch the movies they have because they are in iTunes not Android. They will take the tablet back and end up buying the more expensive iPad Mini.
People have different taste, different needs and expectations on devices so I think reviewers that are not focused to a specific audience will recommend more than one device. I wouldn't expect a site dedicated to android or apple to recommend the other platform. Also people do become biased to one brand/platform. There are Apple and Android fan-boys out there.
I'm no fanboy. I don't like one more than another. I use a cheap Android phone because it was a gift and I hate it, but it works and that's all that matters.
i have shown them other devices and ecosystems before. I like playing with new and shiny things so i have tried and used iOS, Android and Windows phone devices.
the minute my father found out he couldn't watch his westerns on it or that he could but he would have to buy them all over again that would be a killer for him. heaven forbid he had to buy something again. My mother uses iBooks and she couldn't read her "novels" on the new device.
I can already hear her calling and asking for help because she can't find the "book" icon.
In an ideal world where we didn't have DRM i think the Nexus 7 would be a no brainer but in today's world where DRM is everything but music on these ecosystems its hard to switch.
But just to get to the point, if the Nexus 7 is the best 7" Android tablet - because it is - and putting aside the SO and the number of apps - google is getting there and then its microsoft's turn to get there - shouldn't it be scored at least on par with the iPad Mini? It's not a big difference but...
I think we need to wait and see how the 2nd Generation iPad mini is scored in comparison to the 2nd Generation Nexus 7.
If DRM was not an issue and any item purchased in any store could be played on any device the nexus 7 would be crowned top dog. But unfortunately that's not the world we live in.
- Galaxy Note 8
- Galaxy Tab 3 7
- Galaxy Tab 3 7.7
- Galaxy Tab 3 8
- Lenovo Idea Pad
- Acer Iconia Tab
- Kindle Fire 7
- iPad Mini
Samsung is going berserk...
That's how I would explain the GDGT score. It's merely unfortunate that right now someone who didn't know better would see the two tablets on here and assume the Mini was better right now because the number is bigger.
I do agree that if an article claims the Mini is currently ahead of the 7, that's very questionable. I don't think there are any good arguments for that, and ecosystem momentum isn't a good argument for why one device is objectively better than the other. The thing is, I haven't really seen anyone claiming that the Mini is better right now. Where are you seeing that? And I don't count Gruber.