Google Nexus 7

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by OConnor, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    Anyone pre-order the new Google tablet? The Mother-in-law has a Kindle Fire that I've messed around with, pretty cool. The Google tablet is supposed to be better and the price seemed right. Anyone jump?:ear
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  2. MillCreek

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    I am thinking about it, and I have a Kindle Fire. What draws me towards the Nexus are the somewhat better hardware specs and pure Android. So you can install anything on the Android market on it. I cannot do that on the modified Android used by the Fire, even with sideloading apps.
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  3. bhorocks

    bhorocks Been here awhile

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    Yup. Pre ordered two days ago. Looking forward to it.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
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  4. Garp

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    You can install Cyanogen mod on a Fire and get a pretty pure Android experience. I did that, but the lack of a GPS chip renders a lot of Google's location based services irrelevant. If I didn't have an iPad the Nexus would be a fun toy.
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  5. OConnor

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    I ordered one in 8GB. It will just be for play so I thought that would be enough. ADVrider/CNN/email and Angry birds for the kid on trips. Anyone use Google Play? I hear it's like Amazon but a little more money.
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    i might order a 16gb one.... i added one to my cart the other day but it was like $280 after taxes and shipping..... i think i'll wait for free shipping or something. but yeah... the thing look s awesome.
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  7. ww73

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    It looks really good. I'll eventually get one, but for now I'm waiting.
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    Has anyone seen a ship date for these yet? I want to get one ASAP....also, where did you pre-order them?
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  9. beyondhelp

    beyondhelp likes cheese too.

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    Almost clicked order today, I think I'll wait until my co worker has his so I can check it out. I am trying to be financially responsible. :rofl
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  10. emerson.biguns

    emerson.biguns All idiot, no savant

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    GPS and no 4G? :scratch




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  12. nigelcorn

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    I don't need a 7" tablet (already having a smartphone and a 10" tablet) but I think that size would be ideal for a lot of things.

    For those that have ordered this or are going to, what made you choose the Nexus 7 over the Samsung 7" tablet?
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  13. ww73

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    I think the main difference is that on a Nexus branded device, you'll get the OS updates w/o having to go through a 3rd party such as Samsung or a carrier.

    Here's my take on things.

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107318359112924497940/posts/8GagAAuqwXc
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  14. OConnor

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    I've had better luck with Asus products than I have with Samsung products.
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    Higher resolution, faster processor, cheaper, and Samsung is lousy updating software.

    The galaxy tab has a sd card slot which is nice.
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  16. chasssmash

    chasssmash Banned

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    No sd card and no cell data make it a little useless for me. But the price is excellent. I actually have an ipad 1 and frankly I can't see the need to upgrade yet.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
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  17. JamesG

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    IFFIFY :dic
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  18. Tweaker

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    They already do that anyway. You cannot escape.
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  19. McNeal

    McNeal Long timer

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    I know nothing of the Android market place and various apps since I've got an iPhone.

    Something about this device has me interested. If it has a GPS without the requirement of buying the cell hardware is it possible to preload maps from Google's database? I'm thinking this might be a nice GPS unit if placed in the map pocket of a tank bag. Of course there are other features that the device would be used for, but working as a GPS on my bike would ideal with a 7" display.
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  20. Garp

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    Google just added the ability to download offline maps, but you can only select small sections at a time, an area maybe 20-30 miles square. You can't download an entire state or region. I'm sure that will come one day, but not yet.
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