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Lenovo Tab E7 Tablet: First Impressions

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I bought a Lenovo Tab E7 Android tablet.

It was sort of an impulse buy after seeing the device on display at a consumer electronics store and realizing how cheap it is. A buying decision made easier by some Amazon credit I had around. I got the 16 GB version for €74.99 at Amazon.

But there are other reasons I wanted a tablet.


Why I got a tablet I owned and loved the Nexus 7 tablets, both the original 2012 and the 2013 version.

When later getting the massive Nexus 6 phablet with its beautiful large screen, I began using the Nexus 7 less and less. When Google stopped providing system updates, I sold the remaining unit I still had.

Since then tablets have apparently gone out of favor with Android users. And manufacturers significantly cut down on the development and production of new models.

But I have always loved the slate form factor, particularly 7” tablets.

These tablets are small enough to be compact, but with a large enough screen to improve productivity with respect to smartphone…

The Google Product Experts Berlin Meetup 2019

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I attended the Google Product Experts Meetup 2019. The event, which took place from October 21 to 23 in Berlin, Germany, is one perk of the Google Product Experts Program.


The Google Product Experts Program The members of the Product Experts Program, i.e. the Product Experts or PEs, are volunteers who help the users of Google products in the official support venues such as the community forums. To assist the users, we have some additional tools and access to Google for reporting bugs, escalating issues, and providing product feedback.

Google invites the PEs to the program events and covers the travel and accommodation expenses. Another perk of the program is the opportunity of testing new products or features.

The Berlin Meetup The PE program holds at least an event every year.

Google rotates between global summits, which usually take place in California and gather PEs from all over the world, regional meetups, and local meetups where PEs come from smaller areas such as Europe or spec…