Actually, have already returned this, BUT WAIT! Device is wonderful. It's just that they reduced the price of the 16 GB version and came out with the 32 GB version for the price I had paid 10 days earlier, while the 16 GB came down by $50. So I returned the 16 and got the 32. I am not a big Google fan, so not all that familiar with Google tools, but I got a nice bonus with the new tablet. Apparently I had told the 16 GB version to back up. When I got the 32 GB version, I did not have to re-download and install all my apps. They were just there because it retrieved my backup. Saved me some annoying hours, for sure. Surprise for me, though probably not for Googlers.
Device is FAST, versatile, Android 4.1 (ICS) with no limitations. You may read that you cannot run Flash on ICS (and that would prevent access to Amazon Prime streaming), but it ain't true. Just search out the Flash apk (you won't be able to get it from the PlayStore), download it, run, i.e. Install it, and voila! It won't work with the Chrome browser, so you will have to get Firefox (free app, of course), but then the Flash limitation is gone.
Beautiful screen. Much higher res than the iPad mini, and much nicer rendering as well. Voice command is amazingly versatile and accurate - much better and faster than the Siri on my wife's iPhone 5.
I get a solid 9 to 10 hours of steady work out of a charge, and several days of intermittent use, though it does take quite a while to recharge, especially if you use it at the same time.
No back camera, but I have yet to see anyone taking pix with a tablet. Not a limitation to me.
Only weakness I have found is the sound. Quality is fine, but volume is weak. Better have some earphones/pods if you want to listen to music or movies.
If you like simplicity and your major use is media consumption, particularly Amazon Prime, the Kindle Fire may be a better device for you. But for versatility, speed, handling, looks (yeah, it's prettier, lighter and thinner than the KF), this may be the best value the tablet market has seen thus far.
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