I just got my Nexus 7 3G and I must say the honeymoon with this device is cutting pretty deep. Now don't get me wrong. I am absolutely not saying the Nexus is better, because it definitely is not. The iPad offers better graphics, better applications, better Eco system. Its just better in a large number of ways. Where the Nexus gets me is: Its good enough in the areas it loses. It excels in the areas it wins. Those areas are few but vital. For one, it fits in my pants. I can literally take it everywhere I go without trouble. The iPad mini was cute, convenient and much more used than my iPad full but it wasn't small enough to justify the downgrade so it went to Craig's List. The Nexus 7 is small enough to be a solid alternative to a big tablet but big enough to be useful as one. For two, no fuss rooting process. I'm jail broken on 6.1.2 and while being jail broken opens a lot of doors and essentially changes iOS as a system, the Nexus 7 comes standard with a lot of the features I would have to jailbreak to receive. Sideloading applications, accessible file system, widgets, customizable interface. I love my iPad but I feel like its going to gather dust because I can literally take my Nexus 7 everywhere. I've been using it to make phone calls and the quality isn't bad using Talkatone.