Bubbleshoot developed by Runner games, is your standard bubble shoot for android completely <a href=”http://www.nexus7uk.com/free2play” target=”_blank”>free to play</a>, Exactly what you would expect a bubble shooter android game should be, it features – Arcade Mode, where you must clear the bubbles before they fall to the bottom and Puzzle mode, clear the screen of bubbles with a limited amount of shots. Its vast with 270 levels to play through – Puzzle Mode,use the limited bubbles to clear all the bubbles on the screen. – Having 270 different and challenging levels. – Best bits must be the smooth gameplay and full screen looks decent on the nexus 7. <a title=”Download bubbleshoot for android” href=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.game.BubbleShoot” target=”_blank”>Download and play Bubbleshoot from google play</a>
A smart black neoprene material sleeve to protect your beloved Nexus 7 from scratches, the zip rim is slightly padded and helps protect against knocks too.
- 2 Zips
- External Colour black
- Internal Colour red
The 7″ tablet sleeve is quality and should last you a long while. It’s a simple case and there’s no internal or external pocket’s to carry cables and other accessories.
You can download and use the new Swype keyboard just go to this link, register and follow the instructions. Personally i love swype on mobile phones and although it does the job i found the tablet size made swyping the keys that much more difficult due to the distance my finger has to travel.
Thumb keyboard makes typing on tablets easy with features to customize the width of keys so if your got extraordinary short or long fingers then simply adjust the distance of the keys. Works very well with Nexus 7 and is recommended by users. Download from Google play. Price is £1.79
Radiant Defense Gameplay video
Radiant defense is a free to play tower defense game set in the Radiant Universe. What sets this game apart is the retro visuals, bright colours and the gameplay is really addictive and fun. I’m not usually a fan of android defence games but this one has got me addicted, it’s easy to get into and works well on the Nexus 7. Its free2play but certain guns and equipment need to be payed for, although i don’t think you have to buy them to complete the game. Update: I have completed the first 3 levels however it comes clear you must spend money advanced, you need better weapons to complete harder levels. Head over to the Google store to download this game.
For Android – Max Payne was first released in 2001 for PC and at the time was a popular game with large fan base, The game is a third person shooter known for excellent story line. reminds me of sin city the movie, the narration over comic book slides is cool and it sucks you in from the start, where Max arrives home to find his wife and baby murdered. The gameplay involves bullet timing similar to matrix style shoot outs where everything is in slow motion, There are problems with the PC port to android such as the auto aim is on and makes the game rather easy, turn it off and the game is barely playable. Maybe a game controller will work better. As i said the best part of the game is the storyline, So rounding up, works well on the Nexus 7 with souped up tegra 3 graphics and 7 inch screen. Touch controls work well enough but for more of challenge turn auto aim off and use a game controller.
Dead Trigger Gameplay video
Looking for a good android zombie shooter game? Look no further Dead triggers here! Its a 3D FPS nexus 7 game and the graphics show off The Tegra processor and what this tablet can do. The game is free to play but you can spend real money to buy better guns and equipment. Google Store Deadtrigger download here
Out of the box installed Apps on the Nexus 7
Chrome Internet Browser - Fast and simple to use optimised for the 7″ screen. Lacking flash support at present.
Google+ – The new social platform by Google to contend with Twitter, facebook websites. Google plus can be said to be reading about other people in your ‘circles’ rather than writing about yourself. It promotes discussions. Also features video based chatting an ideal opportunity to put the Nexus front camera to use!
Gmail – If you have the Nexus7 then you really should have a Googlemail account. Gmail allows you to access your email account with ease.
Maps – Google Maps turns your tablet into a Navigator with the ability to install road maps and built in GPS to navigate offline. Satellite, street views are available and traffic alerts now are provided to help plan journeys.
Google Talk – Talk to others with this live chat connected to your google account.
People – Similar to contacts on mobile phones and gives you quick access to talk to other through google voice, talk and messaging.
YouTube – Browse and watch YouTube. Use fullscreen HD mode for optimum experience.
Calendar – Ideal for planning future dates such as birthdays, set reminder alarms beforehand to remember to buy presents.
Google Currents - Streams newspaper and magazine articles of your choice to a easy to navigate tablet format index.
Google Earth - An amazing application allowing you to view the globe in 3D zoom in and find rendered satellite photos of different places.
Google play – The Official Android market place with Apps, Games, Movies, Music for download can be found here.
Play Music – Googles Music player with built in equalizer, bass boost and 3D effects.
Others: Clock with alarm, calculator
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Download all apps for free on Android – Aptoide
Google Nexus UK Review
Okay i admit this review is biased, obviously i am a fan of this tablet. But please read on as my review is very detailed and informative and will give you true facts of exactly what you will get with the Nexus 7
- No noticeable screen lag
- Amazing battery life 9 hours+
- Very portable, can fit inside a pocket
- Nvidia Tegra 3 makes perfect for gaming
- Poor camera, a measly 1.2mp front camera and no rear
- No extra connectivity, no HDMI or SD slot’s
- No headphones or case bundled in.
- No flash support out of the box
Google with the help of Asus managed to develop a tablet that for what you get in terms of raw power and quality is frankly better and cheaper than any equivalent tablet on the market.
The price tag is the same wherever you buy from thanks to Google’s strict pricing policy, in the UK you can buy an 8GB, Nexus 7 for £159 and £199 for the 16GB version. At least you know you won’t be ripped off! The battery life is excellent at an estimated 9.5 hours per full charge. First time I saw the Nexus7 I instantly compared it to the Samsung note due to the size and sleek design. However google’s new tablet is just that bit bigger to give you a comfy hand held device with screen size that’s easy on the eyes whether your reading newspapers, playing games or browsing the web. To keep the price down Asus and google designed the Nexus with no rear camera, the tablet makes do with a low quality front camera which main use is for video calling.
Features Connections are lacking when compared to similar android tablets, theres no HDMI port, no full size USB port. Googles new tablet contains two connection ports along the bottom edge. A 3.5mm headphone jack and micro USB port. Instead the nexus relies heavily on wireless technology wifi and bluetooth to transfer files too and from other devices. Google Nexus7 Contains the following features:
- Power on/off/lock screen button
- Volume -/+ button
Screen Google Play looked excellent on the Nexus screen, with rich colors, high levels of detail, and good viewing angles. Videos streamed via Wi-Fi from YouTube looked great, too. The 7in, 1,280 x 800 pixel IPS back and small scratch proof 7″ screen makes it ideal for travel.
Portability The shape and size reminded me of the Samsung Note, although the tablet is a few inches larger it fits comfortably in my pocket. The exact thickness and weight is 10.9mm and 336g.
Cosmetics The device looks and feels expensive, on the front there’s an metal rim surrounding the screen and the hard rubber textured back that grips to surfaces.
Operating system Running Googles new android operating system called ‘Jelly bean’. No flash installed however tutorials are available on howto side load the flash player. A list of google android apps that come Installed.
Storage You have a choice of two options 8GB or 16GB, there is no micro SD slot for extra storage. Google choose to neglect storage space options in an attempt to encourage customers to use their online cloud-based services where customers can access their personal media via wifi connections from online hard drives. Googles own Service, Google drive offers users 5GB’s space for free, 25GB for £1.50, 100GB for £3.00 per month.
Sound The speaker is found on the rear side and produces decent sounds at an okay volume and no distortion noticed on max volume. The 3.5mm headphone jack is positioned along the bottom which allows for easy access if carrying in pockets and keeps the cable out of the way when holding the tablet upright. Some report poor speaker performance due to a faulty speakers however mine sounds good even on max volume.
Build quality Made by computer manufacturer’s ‘Asus’. Reports they designed the device within 4 months and enjoyed working alongside Google who has similar ideals as they do when it comes to design and quality.
“Software and hardware need to go hand in hand and Google wanted to have a perfect device working perfectly with their software.” Asus
Whats in the box?
- Simple instruction book
- Charger with USB socket
- USB Cable
Finally Performance Tegra 3 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor, 1GB Ram Battery life according to ‘toms hardware’. Showing the battery life when listening to mp3’s and browsing the net. The Nexus7 is the clear winner with a whopping 7.30 hours running time.
Graphics bench marking tests taken from ‘Toms hardware’. Showing the scores similar to it’s larger more expensive brothers Transformer pad and Transformer prime.
|GLBenchmark 2.1.4||Transformer Prime (TF201)||Nexus 7|
|Egypt Standard||5720 frames (51 FPS)||5968 frames (53 FPS)|
|Egypt Fixed||65.250 s (45 FPS)||59.279 s (48 FPS)|
|Egypt Offscreen (720p)||7122 frames (63 FPS)||7073 frames (63 FPS)|
|Pro Standard||2744 frames (55 FPS)||2830 frames (57 FPS)|
|Pro Fixed||23.599 s (53 FPS)||22.515 s (56 FPS)|
|Pro Offscreen (720p)||3827 frames (76 FPS)||4095 frames (82 FPS)|
|Fill Rate||415.326944 Mtexels/s||467.571264 Mtexels/s|
In summary Google and Asus device is not really original like the Ipad was when it appeared on the market but it is indeed like the Ipad a game changer. A piece of kit that other manufacturers are going to be playing catch up on to compete with the sleek design, good specifications and simple interface. The master of truly portable tablets is born and it’s name is the Nexus7.