Chris Edwards| Tekrieg

Here’s an interesting puzzle for you: why would a major information management firm such as Google produce a device that is as good as the Nexus 7 without including more than 1 GB of memory story? The answer is that not only is the company taking the challenge of “Cloud Computing” seriously, but that it also wants to be your solution when you decide that the “Cloud” is the way to go.

What is the “Cloud?” Well, it’s a statement that indicates the manufacturer is taking on the competition seriously and is making the “Cloud” a permanent piece of its future strategy.

Is it a good strategy? Having used Google’s “Cloud” document management piece for several recent assignments, we have no problem with it. In fact, it allows a user to make a change to a document and if the boss likes the change, it can be accepted instantly. If, on the other hand, there are other ideas, they can be pointed out in comments and updated quickly.

Okay, so it’s true there is no microSD or SD memory chip port to expand memory, however, as long as you are within the range of a WiFi network, you can upload or download data to your heart’s content. And, once it’s uploaded you have the safety of instant backups. It’s a rather nice feature.

Some think the inability to upgrade beyond the 1GB memory limitation is a handicap, however, in two or three “Cloud-covered” assignments that have been rather lengthy, we’ve had nothing but praise for Google’s use of the “Cloud.” It works with Amazon as well.


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