I find this device quite comfortable to hold and it is amazingly responsive. After the first hour using it I was feeling very comfortable learning the new Android 4.1 functions. Since I have been deeply embedded with IOS operating systems I found my initial learning curve to be short once I found out what the different system icons were and how to use them.
I added quite a few applications that I use everyday on my iPad and I wasn't disappointed at all, in fact, I was very impressed with how many of the applications had a better interface to them when compared to the iPad version of the app.
The Skype application runs rings around anything that I've seen on any other mobile device. It is more usable than the desktop version.
Evernote seems to be a little more elegant in the way it handles folders which is one of my chief complaints in the iPad version. One disappointment that Microsoft OneNote crashing on me so I quickly put that in the dark place until they get it right.
Setting up different kinds of connectivity was very simple and straightforward. It only took a second to connect this device to my Bluetooth connection in the car and to WiFi in both my house and my parent's.
I was a little worried when I plugged in my headset jack and it did not slip right in. The headset port is on the curve of the case and so it did not appear to go into the hole correctly. But once I had it installed it seemed to work fine.
One of the features I think I'm going to love to use is the voice voice to text recognition. I actually used this to write most of this article. It certainly does make for a very handy dictation device. I believe it is using an off site translation system to convert my voice to text in much the same manner that Siri does. It also doesn't know that you can use the voice to text recognition in what is called offline mode as well. You have to download this function onto your Nexus 7 and it will take up space on your device as well.
So, do I think a 7 inch tablet is going to be useful for me? I do like the way it fits into my pocket. I like the size of it in my hand and it seems to have enough power to do most of the functions I would want it to do . So my first weekend with the Nexus 7 I'm going to give it a thumbs up and I can’t wait to give it more time to see what else it can do for me. I think Android 4.1 is what will make this device quite more important to its use than the previous versions of Android operating systems. And as Google says, “It is buttery!”