Originally Posted by Robilar
So the thousands of comments on hundreds of websites by owners of the Nexus 7 proclaiming their love for the tablet but only if it had a micro SD slot? Google is ignoring this specific feedback intentionally. There is simply no way from a design perspective that a micro SD slot could not be included in this device or a Nexus 7. They can fit a Micro SD slot in phones a 1/4 the size of a tablet.
Google would have to be hiding under a rock to not see the comments pretty much every Nexus 7 owner made about the lack of a memory card slot. HDMI or MHL support would have been nice but extra storage is critical. It would have even helped to differentiate their products further against the IPad....
Google doesn't want to include a microSD expansion slot on their devices. It's their device, if you don't like how the device doesn't have a microSD slot expansion.. it's simple, LOOK ELSEWHERE for your device. The Nexus line of devices aren't for you, theres no point coming into every Nexus thread (as many others users do) and just simply mention about lack of microSD and that they're not going to purchase it.
iPads/iPhones/iPods dont have microSD slot expansions. They sell well. There are people who care about microSD slots, I understand. But in Google's perspective, these are more of "developer friendly devices." If there is 16GB minimum (preferably 32GB minimum) internal storage, then personally for me external storage is irrelevant [people may argue with me on this but this is my OPINION].
Nexus 7 is a tablet that is meant to consume media or to even be used as a eBook reader. You should be grateful that they were able to put such high quality components for a $199 device instead of having people always whine about lack of microSD slots.
It's simple, you don't like the device because of lack of microSD slots? Look elsewhere to Samsung's Galaxy line, ASUS' Transformer line, Sony's Xperia line, Motorola's Droid line, LG's Optimus line and so forth. Google's Nexus is not the only solution.
Better app integration or it won't surpass the iPad.
The iOS market for tablets is having some competition with android devices taking the market, actually. Eventually, Android will be up there in terms of tablets as it is still a little bit premature but stable enough.