The Nexus 7 is about as good of a deal as it gets with its monster specs and low price of just $199. You would expect that to sell well and apparently it already is. Business Insider is reporting that their own Steve Kovach was able to talk to director of Android project management, Hugo Barra, last night about the Nexus 7′s sales. Barra refused to give any specifics but when pressed about ballpark figures he just smirked and said, “It’s big.” This sounds like good news for El Goog, especially after the news broke today that they’re making no profit from the Nexus 7. Are you one of the ones who pre-ordered the Nexus 7 on the first day? Hit us up in the comments with your answer!
The only thing I don't like is how they neglected to run the tablet interface of Jelly Bean (presuming/hoping it still exists). I think overall that the tablet optimized interface of ICS made the experience much better, as it was still the same operating system, yet different enough to avoid the whole "bigger phone" mentality (just like an iPad is exactly a bigger iPod, and can do nothing more nor less). I hope they keep the tablet optimized layout when JB gets pushed to tablets, otherwise my love of Android tablets will drop and I'll probably root and flash an ICS rom again.
roboguy12 I think that the tablet UI would be much too cramped on a 7 inch device. the Nexus 7 is meant to be primarily used in portrait mode while being held in one hand, this type of use makes it pretty logical that they decided to go with the phone UI. I think that if it was the tablet UI, then that would force users to use it in landscape mode, which would just be weird on a 7 inch tablet
@blynchus Ah very true, you make a good point. When I first saw that I immediately thought of those cheap tablets running a big version of Froyo and it was a turn off...I am excited to see if there's any updates to tablet UIs in JB since it hasn't been run on a 10in one yet