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Next!

We somehow managed to miss the fact that slightly rubbish clothes shop Next was releasing its own Android tablet. Why we’re not entirely sire, as it could never be anything other than a bit rubbish, could it?

So it should be no shock to you at all that it is in fact, completely rubbish. The main problem appears to be the device’s touchscreen system, which is more of a press-quite-hardscreen: you have to apply pressure to it for it to register your movement, which makes swiping and selecting apps really irritating and clumsy.

The BBC reviewer Rory Cellan-Jones has also highlighted that having a series of rubbish devices running Android is only going to damage the image of Google’s operating system, rather than the devices that use them, and in the battle with Apple that could be critical.

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