So this is the first post from my google nexus 7 using the soft keyboard. Thanks for auto correct or it would be kind of tricky. But my initial reaction to the nexus 7 running android jelly bean is it’s very nice. I can do pretty much any daily task on it almost as well as my laptop. EXCEPT for code development. There just ain’t no way this will run emacs, eclipse and a Java environment. Though Busy box gives me some hope (oh yeah, I “rooted” the nexus – pretty easy so I think it’s not highly discouraged like the NOOK tablet.)
For traditional personal info management tasks (address book, calendar, document view/edit, email), browsing the web, searching the device, music, reading books, playing games, maps, GPS location, viewing videos from YouTube and netflix; this is the best 7in. tablet I’ve seen. And I have just started messing around with Google now – pretty cool voice recognition and on-demand info organized in widget-thingy’s called “cards.”. The Tegra 3 quad ARM A9 processor is really speedy. I could spend a lot of time on this baby.
I tried doing some development on it: a small java app, an NDK C code app via the ADB link from my laptop. No problems so far. I then pulled down the ASOP Jellybean distro from git and started looking at the code. But in reality, studying the android kernel is a BIG time suck.
So now I’m going to try a Bluetooth keyboard and/or ATOMPUB upload to see if this tablet could be my daily beast. Also access the dahetral.com and google websites.
Anyways this touch typing is getting tedious.