Who’s still using Nexus 7 2013 in 2019?

Here we are in 2019, the year where dual, triple, quadruple cameras, in-display fingerprint scanner, edge-to-edge screen. flexible display, smartphones with 6-10GB RAM are common but who’s still using Asus Nexus 7 2013 in 2019?

I do. I’m still actively using the tablet that Google released back in 2013. With archaic design – thick bezels, no fingerprint scanner at all, single lens camera, 2GB RAM, the tablet is still rocks in 2019 – perhaps thanks to its 2GB RAM size and the community behind (XDA Dev here) who supports the tablet. Do you even know if Nexus 7 2013 has wireless charging feature and supports LTE?

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Things I do with my Nexus 7 2013:

  • Taste the latest Android build: was installing Android Oreo (based on Lineage OS), in case you are interested, here’s the link on XDA forum for Wi-Fi only and for LTE.
  • Convert the tablet to retro gaming console and handheld like Nintendo Switch
  • Make it as my Entertainment center: listen to Spotify, watch YouTube videos

The tablet won’t run games like Fortnite, but I’m pretty happy with all the retro console games I can play with it.

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In case any of you guys are still owning and using Nexus 7 2013 in 2019, do share here, what are you using the Nexus 7 2013 for? What tweaks/apps/games are you guys using?

Do give your comments and thoughts down below on the comment section. Cheers!

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2 thoughts on “Who’s still using Nexus 7 2013 in 2019?

  • January 14, 2019 at 4:41 am

    I’m reading your article on Sunday, quietly grinning with pride because just two days earlier, I replaced the cracked screen of my Nexus 7 (2013) with my own two hands. It had been collecting dust for about two years before I finally made the decision, and man am I glad I did. I feel like I just bought a brand new tablet for $50 and a little work. Once it charged up and I saw the little battery icon I knew my work was done correctly. Once I started using it, I tossed my Samsung 8″ to the side so fast I may have broke it (I ain’t replacing that screen!).

    *Challenge: Find a tablet for under $250, that you already know you’ll still be walking around with in the year 2025.

    The Nexus 7 (2013) tablet may very well have set an unspoken standard for quality-on-a-budget Android tablets. Here it is 2019, and my Nexus is back where it belongs (in my pocket at all times). Everyone at Asus that was a part of bring this device to us deserves a fat bonus check. And to be fair, Samsung’s advertising department should get a substantial raise. Their campaigns are so good that people willingly spend over $400 for tablets that barely give what Google and Asus gave us six years ago, and I bought mine at Staples for $220 bucks then. The only gripe I have (I mean it literally, just one gripe) is that the Nexus didn’t come with the ability to use an SD card.

    The only thing (besides expandable storage) that newer tablets might maybe have over the Nexus 7 is that it won’t play the newer, more intense games that are out now. That’s really it. Nothing else. With a 1920×1200 resolution and crisp, clear built in speakers, this tablet is still good to go. And I’m only running Android 6.0.

    In 2013, the Google Nexus 7 gave us the perfect delivery system for Android, the only competition to iOS. Fortunately, I was an early adopter, and after having been through a few Samsung tablets, I’m sticking with my Nexus until it crumbles to dust in my hands. Then I’ll go on ebay and find another one.

    • January 15, 2019 at 7:39 am

      Hi Chris,

      Awesome! Turns out, it’s not only me who’s still use Nexus 7 2013 and finding it’s still rocking good. Nothing we can do on Nexus 7 can’t play newer games, but so far I’m still happy, because I can still play thousands of console games on it 🙂 bringing back memories


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