The Nexus 7 Tablet Has No Rear Camera. Good.

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Finally, a company was bold enough to do it: kill the rear-facing camera on tablets, as the Nexus 7 only has a front-facing camera. The vast majority of tablet users don’t use their rear-facing camera. Why? Because not only do tablets take horrible photos, but it’s awkward and cumbersome to use your tablet to take a photo. A tablet is characteristically less mobile than a phone, so you’re unlikely to have your table with you when you need to snap a photo of that special moment. You also look silly when taking a photo with a tablet. Have you ever tried it? A front-facing camera, though, on a tablet, is useful when you want to do a video chat. Hopefully other manufacturers will take note of what Google is doing. Let’s kill the rear-facing camera on Android tablets. Hey, we might even help to drive down the cost of tablets a bit!

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About The Author
Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.