I have been an Apple junkie for a longtime. I love the product, functionality and design but things have stalled for me. It all began when the iPad was announced. I thought it was a silly product and the size absurd but still bought one. The product filled a void for most people and has taken off in gigantic numbers and applications.
As technology advanced over the next couple of years as did the iPad. Leap forward to 2012 and we have The iPad (aka iPad 3) and my wife and I ordered them after selling our iPad 2′s. I played with it for a week but then went back to my Air. The iPad then sat around my house and would be randomly picked up, stream something to the tv and go back to it’s slumber of boredom.
It wasn’t until June that the device actually upset me. It uncomfortable to hold, heavy and beyond limiting. I have ADD and I am very aware of it. I even have doctors recommendations from doctors as to how I should help it. Seeing as how I couldn’t be much less interested in doctor’s opinions, no meds here. I can actually multitask really well, the iPad, cannot. The device actually restricts my ability to work at my full potential.
I sold my ipad at little loss and began scouring the market. Ever since my metamorphosis, I have been reading. I like books, news and anything tech. After realizing I enjoyed all of this, why not try a Kindle Fire? I did and it lasted about 22 hours in my world. It’s already outdated but it was a good way for me to try something new.
After returning the Kindle I started to think, Android? It won’t change my laptop or cellphone but it will open my eyes, teach me something new and bring in an entirely new side of tech.
The Nexus 7 tablet is launching on July 19th and mine is already ordered. Apple ignored the 7inch market long enough to lose me.
Mark my words as I know my luck, Apple will launch a mini tablet this year.
Why don’t I have the Nexus yet? Well, they ruined the shipping plan, got the device to the retail supply chain and can do nothing for the actual early adopters. I called twice and left my phone on speaker for 20 minutes each time before I gave up. Then i waited until 1am to call and I spoke to a very nice woman named Alex. I vented nicely and asked what happened to their “dont be evil” philosophy. She replied with, “I asked myself the same thing and this is making me rethink my position with Google.” This was a flooring response and what iced the cake was the fact that she could do, nothing. There is not a single thought of helping the early adopters and their plight to be first to take on the new devices of the market.
I placed the order on July 4th and just now receive any notification/explanation from @Google My order falls into the first group, those who pre-ordered before July 11th. They better be coming up with a brilliant compensation plan via Google Play store or many people will have a lot to say in some influential places.