Yesterday I got Google Nexus 7C and from the moment I’ve turned it on, I’ve been in love with pure Google experience. I’ve never used pure Android before and my first experience is great.
I’ve been using a lot of Android smartphones, particularly from Sony and HTC but never thought that pure Android can be better than the skinned one.
Till now there is not a single problem I’ve faced in the Google Nexus 7C and if you’re looking for a best tablet to buy then no other can compete it. You can also check my article on best tablets under Rs 20,000 in India.
If you want to buy a tablet then go for Nexus 7C. If you’ve already bought it or planned to buy it in near future you should go through this guide on ‘things you must do after buying Google Nexus 7 tablet’.
This is the first thing you’ve to do, arrange Wi-Fi connectivity in your home or office. When I turned on Nexus 7C for the first time it didn’t let me boot. That time I wasn’t having Wi-Fi modem so I use my HTC Wildfire S to create Wi-Fi hotspot using which I was able to get into the tablet.
When you’ll provide the Wi-Fi connectivity then it will ask you for the Google account which will be used to sync your tablet data. If you are having trouble, make sure you have information on how to choose a high speed internet provider.
This is something really important, particularly if you live in India. As soon as I got Nexus 7C then I searched the local market for its screen guard and a flip (tough) cover so that it can be protected from scratches and little mishandling. But unfortunately I didn’t found any of them.
I’ve to order for the screen guard and a flip cover on some shopping portal but it wasn’t a good experience to use the tablet without protection as it was new!
I also bought an OTG cable so that I can connect my keyboard to use the tablet for my article writing stuff. But that OTG cable wasn’t supporting USB drive may be because tablet wasn’t allowing it to mount.
The tablet I got was running on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean while there was already an update pending for the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
The download was just 177.5MB (approx) but updating was worth since I got a newer version of Android which improved the performance and also the battery life.
Now I don’t have to wait for official OS updates from smartphone brands or look for some custom ROMs as I’ll always get update for the newer version of Android as soon as it get officially available. Yeah I’m eagerly waiting for the Android 4.4 KitKat!
Android Device Manager
This particular feature was one of the best features I got and every smartphone user should get. In case I lost my tablet then I can remotely locate it and can also wipe out all my personal data by using the Android Device manager.
You can enable it from Settings > Security > Device administrators. The device will be linked with your Google account. Since this feature is inbuilt so I don’t need to install any app like Lookout which provide similar feature and also it’s free and safe.
You can also put screen pattern lock so that no other person can unlock your tablet without your permission or knowing the pattern. You can also set multi user account which was a new feature in Jelly Bean 4.2.
Get some apps
This is the last thing you need to do. If you’ve bought Android smartphone or tablet of some brand like Samsung, HTC, Sony, etc then your device was preloaded with lots of useful apps. But this isn’t the case in Nexus 7.
There are only few popular apps from Google and widgets which come pre installed in it and rest of the apps you’ve to download from the Google play.
So friends, these were the things you must do after buying Google Nexus 7 tablet. I’ll come up with some more Nexus 7 tutorials and help guides so stay tuned to Nissat. Also don’t forget to share this guide with your friends having Nexus 7 tablet or planning to buy it.