I'm pretty chuffed with my new Nexus 7. Google and Asus' latest offering delivers everything that a tablet should be, and Android's most up to date version gives me a smooth, fluid and fully customisable UI where aesthetic possibilities are endless. Since receiving the device last week, I've installed a different launcher than the stock, to allow for greater control over my homescreen, and searched through what seems a gazillion icon packs to find one that I think suits the crystal clear display of my Nexus.
As well as an absolutely essential leisure tool, ie browsing social media, watching videos and using it as an e-reader, the Nexus 7 also plays an integral role in my working life now. Writing documents, recording notes and reading news are all a pleasure on the tablet, so below I give you a run down of the top apps on my Nexus 7, and why I think you should download them too.
A screenshot of my Nexus 7 homescreen. Some apps showing are Firefox, Flipboard and Google Drive, all with the 'Flatro' icon pack theme. The calendar widget is Simple Calendar, which you can read about further along in the article.
Let's start with the basics. The stock Google browser on the Nexus is fantastic. With Google Now integration, browsing the web is a dream, but when you want something more in-depth, Firefox is an important app. A lot of users recommend Chrome, but I've always gravitated towards Firefox, and with a lot of plugin and add-on support, as well as the support for Flash, it's a sure-win on the N7.
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