Dave also wants to know why the Nexus 7 slows down so much? Leo recommends doing an update. The latest versions of Android have "trim" which streamlines the RAM, making the tablet run faster. Should he upgrade to the Nexus 9? Leo says no. There are better options out there like the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The Nexus 9 is too expensive and a bit clunky.
Azar is an IT administrator and he's looking at getting a tablet for work. He has a Nexus 5 phone. Leo says that a Nexus 7 is a great companion for that. Azar says he can get a refurbished one for $100. Leo advises not doing that. It's likely the first generation and they had issues. Get the new version. It's worth spending the money on.
What about the Dell Venue Windows Tablet? Leo says the advantage to that is Microsoft Office. But if he can do everything he needs with the Android, why not?
Mike is thinking of getting his employees tablets rather than computers. Is that a good idea? Leo says that the Cloud is making it very easy to use just about any computer to do work because all the software is now going online. So what it comes down to is what tablet will work best for his business, and Leo says that Android tablets are very good.
Susan is looking to get a tablet that will handle ebook reading, games for the kids, and working the internet. Leo says that while you can get a cheaper Android iPad, Leo says that Susan should get an iPad. It's got great apps, is well supported, and very easy to use. It's a little more expensive, but it's worth it. But wait until Tuesday, October 22, because it's likely Apple will announce new iPads and she could save money on the previous version. 3G or Wifi?
Joe has the first generation Google Nexus 7 and wants to know what the benefit is of updating his OS. Leo says that the new OS has a feature called Trim, which can keep the flash memory clean and faster over time. Download the Android 4.3 update and let it sleep overnight. Trim will then speed up his performance by cleaning out the flash memory. That alone makes it worth it.
John wants to transfer his photos and music from his Mac to a tablet. He was thinking of getting an iPad because he already has a Mac desktop, and is concerned that it'd be more complicated to transfer his data to Android. Leo says it isn't really any more difficult to move data to a Nexus 7, and the easiest way to do it with either tablet is through Dropbox.
Although their press event was cancelled by Hurricane Sandy, Google announced a price drop for the Nexus 7 Android tablet. The 16GB model now costs just $199, and the 32GB is now $249. That price drop makes the Nexus 7 extremely competitive against the $329 price of the iPad mini.