[…] since getting my iPad Mini I’ve barely touched my Nexus 7, and I’ve found the Mini to be just generally more enjoyable and useful for the lightweight sort of consumption-oriented tasks I’ve thrown at it.
The longer I use iOS the harder it is for me to feel productive on Android. I’m looking forward to getting my iPad mini and think I’ll probably relegate my Nexus 7 to a testing device for our front-end team at that time.
@alexkingorg Thanks for the pingback. You won’t use the Nexus once you get a mini, trust me.
It’s interesting, but I find the same thing happening to me but in reverse. When I use Kate’s iPhone, I find myself missing little things like the universal back button, but that’s ultimately trivial. What’s less so is the dependency I’m building up on Google’s services. Google Now in particular is more and more useful, as it mines my inbox and search history for queried locations on Maps, shipped packages, etc. iOS would be a problem for me not because of the device, but because I rely on things like their Maps data, the Gmail/Calendar/etc integration and so on day to day.
I am very curious to see the Mini, however, because I’m really interested in seeing whether the extra .75″ of screen real estate is that big a deal. I thought downsizing from 10″ to 7″ would be a nightmare, and I haven’t missed the extra space for a second.
I picked up an iPod mini this weekend. With the Nexus 7 I would find myself constantly zooming to read websites when holding it in portrait. With the iPad mini, I don’t need to do this as much. Overall the device feels much more capable to me than the Nexus 7 (also thinner/lighter). I agree that one of the major splinter factors between iOS and Android is participation in the Google toolset – if you’re a big time Gmail/Google Apps user I can understand a preference for Android.
The choice for me is primarily based on 3rd party apps – and based on my usage to date I prefer the iOS variants.
Nexus 7 vs the iPad Mini: http://t.co/VzbJZOeC