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* More phones have android than iOS, but the iPad leads android tablets.
Apple's iOS tops Android to take first U.S. market share lead since 2012 | VentureBeat Feb. 2015
As of June 2014 800 million iOS devices and 900 million android devices had been sold.
Comparison of Handset Market Industrialized World vs Emerging World in 2014
Handset Market and Installed Base in 2014: The Total Handset Picture by Communities Dominate Blog
7-8 in tablets:
The advantage of these is that they are < 5 inches wide so will fit in most large jacket pockets and easier to hold in 1 hand.
Specs without 4G
2. NFC - Near Field Communication - Allows things like Google Wallet
3. IR - Infrared
See LG G Pad 8.3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 - Phone specs comparison
4. The Nexus 7 (2013) has been replaced by the Nexus 6 ( $649) & 9 ( $399) [6.0" x 9.0" x 0.31"] [4128 x 3096]
I don't know why the 6 is more expensive. Maybe to get you to buy a 4G version at a discount with a data contract. See Nexus 9 Review & Rating | PCMag.com.
5. WiFi GPS - Determines location by WiFi signals detected.
6. USB drive On-The-Go (OTG) - A memory stick, camera, usb card reader, ... can be
8. Best Tablet Buying Guide - Consumer Reports (CR) (requires account to see ratings) Dec 2014
Other top rated 7-8" tablets (CR Tech - Electronics Buying Guide eBay) Price CR c|net Sony Xperia Z3 $500 87 8.6 Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 $400 87 8.3 iPad Mini 2 $430 85 8.8 Dell Venue 8 7000 $400 83 8.3 Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 $250 79 7.0 NVIDIA Shield $300 78 Google Nexus 9 $430 84 8.3See Also:
May 2015 Consumer Reports review of 7-8" tablets
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 review: Comparisons | Tablets Review | TechRadar
Nexus 9 vs. iPad Air 2 - CNET Nov., 2014
iPad wins - better build and more consistent.
Nexus more open.
Consumer Reports 2015 ratings of 140 tablets
Misc: Damage & Repair Links: Mobile Device History Voice and Text apps for your laptop, tablet iPhone 6 Plus compared to Galaxy Note 4, Nexus 6 and LG G3 Mobile Telephone Technologies e-Books eReaders Location and Mapping with smart phones and tablets Android leads US market share, iOS may have stopped growing, RIM is still falling -- Engadget Dec., 2011