• southernroutes

    Danny, can you expound some more on the Gmail “single thread” issue? I have Ice Cream Sandwich on my Nexus S and love the Gmail client (yes, I love the Gmail client), but I can’t grok what you mean by the description of the Jelly Bean Gmail app. Perhaps I’m mistaken, but I thought the way it worked *was* the conversation view. In other words, the previous replies appear collapsed and above the current unread message (just like the Gmail web client). 

    If nothing’s changed between the ICS and JB versions of the Gmail client in that respect, then I’ll be a happy camper once my N7 arrives. Thanks for the great review!

    Art

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    I’m talking about how the email app, not the gmail app, doesn’t have conversation view. the email app is a completely separate app from gmail.

  • http://twitter.com/chrystie69 chrystie terry

    hmm so no need to switch from my almost 2 year old Galaxy Tab then?  Because all the short comings you list here I don’t have a problem with on mine and I have basically all the same abilities with the same size…although I do believe the Nexus is a bit thinner. 

  • southernroutes

    Hey Danny. I understood that the native app didn’t have conversation view, which is no biggie for me since I never use it. But, when you said “I don’t like the Gmail app and how it combines messages into a single thread” it just sounds like you’re describing…conversation view. Perhaps I’m getting tripped up in semantics? Nevertheless, so long as the Gmail app works the same as it ever did, whatever you want to call it, works for me.

  • fran farrell

    When is the iPad inconvenient. Only everywhere when you are on the go. Apple failed to build a tablet that you can use on the street, between gates at the airport, briefing a client in the elevator.

    Why didn’t Apple build a personal device that could synch with all your computers from large to small. Why didn’t Apple build systems that let’s you accumulate and create by task group Circles, with knowledgeable advice on business locations, automatic payments, books, videos, pics, voice recordings, on n on.
    Because Apple thinks small, while Google is getting better each day at supporting your search for knowledge.

  • Matt McGee

    “When is the iPad inconvenient. Only everywhere when you are on the go. Apple failed to build a tablet that you can use on the street, between gates at the airport, briefing a client in the elevator.”

    Pretty sure I’ve seen the iPad in each of those scenarios you describe. And many more, of course.

    Tablets are not a zero-sum game. There’s room for more than one. I agree with Danny that the Nexus 7 is a fine tablet and BY FAR better than the Kindle Fire. But that doesn’t mean it’s the right tablet for everyone. Just like the iPad isn’t the right tablet for everyone.

    Yay for having multiple quality options.