Google Nexus 7: Can You Live Inside Just 6GB?

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The best thing about Google’s Nexus 7 tablet is definitely its price. Google and Asus did a real hatchet job on the competition with its $199 starting price (8GB version). However, you need to remember that you land a device with very little internal storage and no MicroSD card to expand it.

8GB Google Nexus 7 actually only has 6GB space, no microSD slot

And of course you don’t even have 8GB spare, as around 25% of it is occupied by system files, so you only have 5.92GB free for all your games, films, songs and apps, which is going to turn a lot of people off.

Google has always opted to dip out on the MicroSD option in an attempt to steer people towards its cloud ecosystem which hasn’t been ready until recently. Andy Rubin has said recently, though, that Google’s cloud storage system is much more mature.

There’s no cellular connectivity for the Nexus 7, though, so you can only access the cloud in Wi-Fi areas. In this case, that expandable storage would be ideal. If you really want to move on from expandable storage though, you need to look at the 16GB Nexus 7 for $250.

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