This is my first tablet. I bought the 32 GB model because the Nexus 7 memory cannot be increased and the price for the 2012 model was within my budget. The tablet arrived in like-new condition and had a good battery charge. I charged it overnight and then turned it on to set it up. The first thing I did was connect to my wi-fi and the tablet downloaded Android 4.3 immediately followed by 4.4 KitKat without me doing anything as I recall. The whole process was seamless and completely painless and took about a half-hour. I've had it now for two weeks and so far I'm very happy with the speed and ease of use of this tablet. I can't imagine a new 2013 model being $100 better. HD video plays fine and navigation is as quick as I need it to be. The tablet hasn't crashed or even hiccuped yet. I'm an older purchaser and I bought this tablet to use around the house for access to the internet and local digital content and to control the TV, Roku, Chromecast, lights, heat, etc. (whatever needs controlling, I guess). Time will tell how much use I get out of it, but for now I'm glad I made the decision to buy this tablet.
- Screen Size7"
- Operating SystemGoogle Android
- Memory Capacity32 GB
- Resolution1280 x 800
- RAM Memory1 GB
- Assembled Product Weight7.8 in
About This Item
Key Features and Benefits:
- Stunning 7" display
With a vibrant 1280 x 800 high-definition display, Nexus 7 brings apps, games, books and movies to life. New ASUS TruVivid technology improves color clarity and brightness, while the IPS panel delivers crisp and detailed visuals with ultra-wide 178 viewing angles. Scratch-resistant Corning Fit Glass and a textured chassis design that prevents hand slippage ensure Nexus 7 is incredibly robust and meets the demands of consumers on the go.
- Designed with gaming in mind
Nexus 7 was created for mobile gamers. With an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, everything is faster - pages load quickly, gameplay is smooth and responsive, and running multiple apps is a breeze. A 12 core GeForce GPU delivers advanced graphics while the patented 4-PLUS-1 CPU design gives you maximum performance when you need it and power efficiency when battery conservation is the priority.
- The world's most popular platform
Nexus 7 is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest version of the world's most popular mobile platform. With smarter notifications that let you respond quickly, beautiful new widgets that put your favorite content front and center, and home screen customization that's drag-and-drop easy, Android is now faster and more intuitive than ever.
- Made for Google Play
Nexus 7 was tailored for Google Play, putting all the entertainment you love right in your hand: the world's largest collection of eBooks, millions of songs, thousands of movies and TV shows, and a growing selection of magazines - plus over 600,000 apps and games.
- Best of Google
Nexus 7 comes with all your favorite Google Apps, like Gmail, Chrome, Google+, and YouTube, putting the best of Google in the palm of your hand. Easy to use, everything automatically syncs across your tablet, smartphone, and computer. With tons of free cloud storage and features you'll find nowhere else, Nexus 7 brings the best of Google together in one streamlined and beautiful device.
- Fully-fledged tablet
Nexus 7 uses premium hardware designed by ASUS. It is truly durable for even the most demanding mobile users, delivering up to 9.5 hours of battery life in a sleek form that's 10.5mm thin and just 340g in weight. It has the portability of a paperback book, but with the added convenience of a connection to an entire world of digital entertainment.
- Less charging, more doing
With over 8 hours of HD video playback, 10 hours of web browsing, and 10 hours of e-reading, Nexus 7 is designed to go the distance. Whether you measure battery life in chapters read, levels completed, movies watched or minutes of backseat silence, you can spend less time charging and more time doing.
|Manufacturer Part Number|
Google Android, Android
|Assembled Product Weight|
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)|
0.40 x 4.70 x 7.80 Inches
So far, so good!
great product and better price
Great product works well. Was skeptical about buying a refurbished product because of the mixed reviews on the refurbished nexus 7. Upon arrival had to completely charge for an hr or else would not stay on. Thought I got a DOA product but since doing that which was recommended its been fine. Great battery life and overall performance is up to par. Takes forever to charge though. For the price you will be hard press to find another tablet as good as this one. Still have not updated to 4.4 kit kat because so many people have had issues with the tablet freezing up.
My daughter loves her Tablet
We bought this as a replacement for a broken tablet. It was all an 18 year old girl could want in a tablet. She mainly streams and goes online to cites. the image is clear, hook up to the web was easy. It came in the mail you plugged it in and it worked!
Refurbished unit was perfect out of the box.
Nexus 7 (2012) - Unit works fine out of the box, but asks/needs to be update to newest and current OS (operating system). It's like a new PC needing updates, except the tablet upgrades the entire OS (jelly bean to KitKat, etc.) each time and the OS upgrade is large, several hundred megs each time, it's better to go to a friends super fast internet connection if you don't have one yourself because it's needs 3 to 4 updates/upgrades. The updates have to go in sequence, you can't jump to the newest from the start. Do as others have mentioned, leave it alone instead of playing with it while it updates, when it's done you'll be pleased. It's fast, smooth, and now has the latest OS (KitKat 4.4.4). Best Benjamin I've spent in a while.
Great Deal, upgrades easy!
Purchased the 32GB refurbished Nexus 7". It arrived in good time and the product looked like new. O/S upgrades were relatively easy and automatic. Just fully charge the battery, or keep the unit connected, have a good wi-fi connection, and the upgrades will show-up automatically. Go to SETTINGS.(this icon will change as the O/S is upgraded), "About Tablet", and then to "System Updates", and follow the screen. As others mentioned it is best to do this before messing with and apps. All is well and it took about 45 minutes for me to get to Android version 4.4.4. Runs like a new unit for $99.00.
Flaky and defective after update
I researched tablets for several months before deciding on this Nexus 7. I had reservations about buying a refurbished product but did so anyway after reading some favorable reviews on different sites. The unit was in excellent condition and practically brand new despite not coming in original box. It worked fine for two full days of nonstop use. However, after several notifications to update to the new software and attempting to do so, it quit working. I asked a friend who knows about computers and has this particular tablet to look at it and tinker with it. He attempted several things, (booting in safety mode, recovery mode, restoring factory settings) to no avail. He told me this was unusual because he has had his for a year now with minimal issues. I guess I got the lemon. I returned it to local Walmart and will wait until Black Friday to get the second generation Nexus. I also was disappointed about only front facing camera.
wonderful tablet; broken over-the-air OS updates
I bought this tablet twice. Both times, after starting it up and logging into my Google account, Google sent an "OTA" update to take the tablet to Android 4.3, and both times the tablet "bricked" (became unbootable) as a result of the update. I'm handy with Android, so I used a linux PC to "side load" a 4.4.2 image onto one of them, which cured the tablet and got everything working just fine. I have the 16GB model and I love it, so I'm looking forward to enjoying my new 32GB model. If you're able to follow these instructions: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=47474021#post47474021 ...then you can work around this problem, and it's a fantastic tablet for the price. If you want something that will work correctly when you pull it out of the box, this model isn't for you.
Everything was great until it shut down.
I think Nexus 7 is a great product, I was just unlucky with mine. Not all electronics can be perfect, mine was one of the not so perfect ones. It worked great until I was updating it to 4.3 Jelly Bean. Before the update was complete an error message filled the screen and the tablet tried to restart. It never restarted though. It got stuck on the colorful X screen. I called Google support and a very nice guy tried to help me. Nothing we tried worked though, so I ended up calling Walmart instead to exchange my product for a new one. I'm hoping I'm not as unlucky with the next one.
Had to return it - Stuck on X Screen
I got the tablet, turned it on, connected to the WiFi and everything was fine. Then it told me that there was a System Updated downloaded and ready to install. As eager I was to tap on that, it would be the last time I would see it boot. It restarted and stayed on the Google X screen for a few hours. I knew something was up so I force restarted it. Again the X screen only for the whole night. Then I followed online blogs / tutorials to do a Factory Reset using the Recovery mode. Tried all that. Let it be on the X screen for another night. Finally gave up and returned it to the store 4 days after it arrived.
Don't do it even though you want too!
OK so I read the reviews, some where great and some where really bad. The bad ones are mostly because of some hardware or software problem. I am a geek, actually a Dir. of I.T. with 20+ years experience so I figured I could work through the problems if they arose. I work with everything under the sun, Androids, MAC and of course the not so loved Microsoft line. I fired up the Nexus 7 was tooling along nicely, it was fast, clean and easy to work with. It felt nice in the hands, light weight and so on. After a while it needed an update to 4.3 on completion it booted to the Dreaded rainbow X. So I reset the device to factory defaults, some people don't realize there is another step in the resetting process but there is and as I have read in some of the forums it seem that it fixes the problem for some and the others the Nexus 7 just does not rebuild the OS and continues to boot to the rainbow X. From my perspective its hard to say what the problem is, the volatile memory is ether not being cleared or the original cache hold the rebuild images is damaged. In either case this thing is not rebuilding. I think I spent around $220 for this which included a refurbished Nexus 7 and 2 year warranty. This would have been a good deal if this product worked. Seems to me that the reason there are so many of these available as refurbished is because there is an issue with them. Google you have been getting a bad name lately, have you notice how the iPads don't crash?! Sure the Androids are great products for tech heads like myself but these days who has $200 to through around?
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