It’s summer, and you know what that means. I mean, aside from temperatures hotter than Satan’s spandex-clad taint. That’s right, last week was Google’s annual I/O developer’s conference. A.K.A. Christmas in summer for geeks.
The big news (that we all saw coming) was the announcement of Android 4.1 Jellybean and the reveal of their newest Nexus device, the Nexus 7 tablet from ASUS. But leak or no leak, Google still managed to impress.
Just over a year ago, I posted about my very unhappy time with the Samsung Nexus S. It was plagued with wifi and cellular connection issues and had about as much build quality as a dollar store Barbie doll knockoff. Because of that unpleasant experience with the Nexus and two Samsung phones I had owned previously (the Sync and the Eternity), I forswore buying another Sammy product, lest I should live through that aggravation again.
Then I went a little crazy and bought the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Cheap plastic parts aside (I know it LOOKS like metal, but trust me, it ain’t), I didn’t have that much buyer’s remorse afterward. Hell, I would say it was the first Samsung product I actually liked. That is, until Samsung decided to be tight-assed about updating the damn thing. Continue reading