MG Siegler praises the Google Nexus 7. Waaait, what?

July 16, 2012
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MG Siegler praises the Google Nexus 7. Wait, what? Scott Beale / Laughing Squid

We do not usually (OK, never) do posts when a reviewer, regardless how influential, gives his or her opinion on a device. That’s what they are supposed to do, right?

But today, we’ll do just that. Why? Because the reviewer happens to be a big, big Apple fanboy enthusiast. When MG Siegler, self-confessed Apple lover, self-confessed Android hater says that the he really likes the Nexus 7, we take notice.

Quotes from his piece in TechCrunch:

with the Nexus 7, Google has, for the first time, created an Android product that I would buy for myself. And I wouldn’t have an issue recommending it to anyone else.”

“I didn’t think it would be possible to build a great tablet at such a low price. But I was wrong.”

“with the Nexus 7, I actually find myself wanting to use it.”

“If you’re an iOS person like myself, you obviously have to think about Apple moving into this space as well.” (they most certainly are, by the way)

You get the point. There’s a love story in the making. MG Siegler really likes the Nexus 7.

But wait a second. Read the last paragraph: “If you’re an iOS person like myself, you obviously have to think about Apple moving into this space as well. And I think the Nexus 7 shows a few places where Apple can improve the 7-inch tablet space — namely in making a device just a bit larger so it’s easier to hold with two hands, and using their existing pay-as-you-go carrier deals to offer up 3G/4G connectivity. We’ll see.”

To me, that reads like preparing the ground for the 7.85-inch iPad mini. What do you think?

Anyway, maybe I am reading too much into it. And it’s good to see that even the stalwarts of the Apple camp appreciate the beauty of the Nexus 7 and the smoothness of Jelly Bean…

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