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87 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Android 4.1 may not be a quantum leap in any one area, but it's the fine-tuning of Ice Cream Sandwich that we've been waiting for.

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Pros
  • Splendidly fast
  • Google Now is brilliant
  • Stellar keyboard
Cons
  • Availability is limited
  • Offline Maps need improvement

Reviews

86
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 13
90
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 70
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Mobile / embedded OS
Source model
Open

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87 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

87
 

User Reviews

90
bear831
Google's new Android update takes everything that is great about Android and...read more
100
ImTheStig
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
100
Brandon
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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