Really have enjoyed using the new Nexus 7 tablet over the past couple of days.
First impressions. Boy is it fast. And battery life is great. I have only had a couple of app issues so far with the new software. One is MX Player, ther others are the TWC TV and Best Buy. MX Player won't load as it isn't compatible with Android 4.3 yet and TWC TV and Best Buy won't connect.
The rear camera is pretty bad but I wouldn't use it for pictures or video anyway other than with Skype or Google Hangouts.
The majority of the reason I use a tablet is for as a video player. I stream my recorded shows from my HTPC with Remote Media Center and the shows have never looked better. YouTube and Netflix look fantastic. Movies I have uploaded look as good if not better than on my iMac (and that is saying something.)
Some people have had issues with the touch screen sensitivity (which was supposed to be improved with this version over the previous model) especially after downloading the two upgrades to the OS. (The first upgrade pops up when you start the unit. The other you download from software updates). I haven't had this problem. Many people are returning them in exchange for a new one which seems to take care of the touch issues for them.
I have also read that people hate the new thinner side bezel when in portrait mode but since I use it mainly in landscape it is not an issue. I like the wider bezel when in landscape. It allows me to hold it without putting my finger prints on the screen.
Speaking of finger prints the Gorilla Glass screen does a pretty good job keeping away the finger prints. This is the first tablet that I have used that didn't require wiping the screen down after a few minutes of use.
Screen brightness is torched at full brightness and you can comfortably turn it down to about 38% to get plenty of brightness for indoor use. I haven't tried it outdoors yet but I have read that it works well. Off axis viewing is nice too.
I like the feel of the tablet. It is very light and easy to hold on it. It feels well contructed and very sturdy.
Bluetooth, NFC and Wifi all work well. My wifi at home over TWC I am getting a download speed over around 20 M/S.No issues with buffering video streams. I can hardly wait to try this out on Google Fiber later this year.
I highly recommend this tablet.