John Olinda Just watched The Verge's review of the Nexus 9. What a load of garbage. It basically consisted of "It's not an iPad Air 2" and not much else. I'm not saying you have to say it's the best tablet ever, but it didn't even feel like it was being judged for what it was, but for what it wasn't.
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Dongsung Kim Maybe that was the point. iPad is the biggest thing in the tablet market, and Google wants to outrun it with Nexus 9, so they wanted to know if it really did the better job, and they think it failed. I do agree tone from the video was a bit off, pace was too quick, there were too many iPad references, but overall it delivered a point I think. Reading through the YouTube comments, I wonder the reaction would be this much outrageous if the review were saying Nexus is so much better than iPad.
John Olinda But the thing is that I'm in the market segment that wants an Android tablet, so I don't really care if it's like an iPad. I've already had an iPad and know that I don't want that. So I just want to know if it's the best Android tablet for the money. I feel like The Verge always acts like you can compare them directly, but you can't. Now, for $400 I definitely have higher expectations for this than my Nexus 7 (2012) but I just wish it was viewed more in context. Of course at the end of the day I can't even buy one yet, so I'm sure the "dust" will have long settled by the time they go on sale here in Korea.
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🏒 Lucian Marin The Verge only likes iPhone vs. Android phones war because that's what generates pageviews. I consider Nexus 9 a marvel and it might be my first tablet.
John Olinda Yeah, since I'm not sure whether the Nexus 6 will be approved for use in Korea, I am seriously considering just getting the Nexus 9. It would be really useful for me since I like to keep my teaching notes electronic instead of printed, but I haven't made up my mind yet. Also can't seem to find a place here in Korea that sells it directly.
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Martijn I gave up on The Verge's reviews a while ago. You should either review something completely isolated (I think The Next Web does this relatively well) or really compare products (Wirecutter style), The Verge succeeds at neither.
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John Olinda I felt like even Engadget (which has been in a downward spiral for years) had a better review, even if it trotted out some of the same one-liners.
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