My Nerd Life Has Never Been More Confusing

Is the Nexus 7 an iPad killer? No.

Is it an iPad mini killer? No.

But it doesn’t have to be. Android has — in many people’s mind — offered an alternative to iOS for those who don’t want to be in Apple’s ecosystem.

As an Apple nerd, I ordered a Nexus 7 as an easy way to keep up with what Google’s up to. I didn’t expect to enjoy using it, but I have. I can’t tell if it’s the form factor, the fact that’s it’s still new, or Android 4.1, but I really haven’t found much that this thing can’t do in my normal workflow. I use my iPad for reading, surfing, email and Twitter. That’s about it. The Nexus 7 does all of these things well.

As a card-carrying member of the Apple Fanboy Brotherhood TM, I’ve never found my nerd life so confusing.

I feel the same. It just works. For years I have been tied into Google services, and they all work for me. I’ve also been tied into Apple too. The apps that I use often on my iPad, are there on my Nexus. (Twitter, Facebook, Extreme Skate 2 [Don’t knock it. It’s awesome], Google Reader, and Spotify)

What I really miss on the iPad is tying into my Apple TV and Airport. But, I hear there are some apps for that…

via On the Nexus 7: My Nerd Life Has Never Been More Confusing — 512 Pixels.


Author: Jake Spurlock

Jake is a geek, designer, HTML+CSS lover. Taker of photos, and sometimes skiing and biking... He spends his time day dreaming new WordPress themes and camping with the Boy Scouts. For some random posts, check out the link blog.

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