So within a week or so after Google's first tablet was introduced at Google IO, I decided to spend the great price of $199 for one. I mainly got it to serve me a dual purpose - in my car as my all-in-one entertainment system and while I'm home and too lazy to pull out my laptop just to see what's new around the internet on it.
I guess I was one of the lucky ones that I ordered mine fairly late and I still got a shipment confirmation the day they started shipping them out. I read a lot of people were very pissed since they ordered theirs way earlier and still did not get any notifications. When I finally got my tablet I almost taped myself opening it since I thought it was going to be very funny just like this video:
But apparently none of those people knew anything about vacuum created by a box's top and bottom halves. All I did was pull the whole box up and waited until air filed the box and it opened by itself.
Inside was the standard stuff you would expect. The tablet (duhh), charger, USB cable and a user manual for people like my mom who thinks this is advanced technology that is from outer space!
The setup itself felt much like a smart phone setup. What made it even faster is that when I ordered it I cheeked a box that can link my Google account to the device. As soon as I put in my WiFi password, It already knew me, my name, and my email. I just had to log in and retrieve all my account info and saved settings.
Front loading Android for the first time.
The new Jelly Bean 4.1 loading animation
Initial setup screen
Like I said, once you put in your Wifi, it already knows it's owner!
Google account synchronization is great!
Less than 5 minutes and you're ready to use it.
After I set it up it felt I was using my phone but on a bigger screen. My phone already has Jelly bean so both were identical. The only thing is after about 15 minutes I got the system update to 4.1.1 (newest Jelly Bean at the moment). Now I can use my phone and tablet interchangeably and the place where I leave on one, is the place where I pick up on the other. It's great. I even find myself using the tablet more and more. I use the phone when I need to send a text or actually call somebody. Who would have thought?