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Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by chavez, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. thwippa
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    ^ or *shudder* Kandy Kane.
     
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    Seriously doubt that one.
     
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    Krispy Kreme maybe? Nah, that would infringe on a trademark.
     
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    So far I'm likin this thing. Much more responsive than my original Galaxy Tab.
    I did like the fact that the Tab had the 3G built in, but my company recently has me carting around one of them 4G Jetpacks for my laptop and that works just fine for me!
     
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    Yeah, Project Butter paid off well. My cruddy old phone is stuck with eclair. Jelly Bean is a light year ahead of that.
     
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    Just got a Nexus 7 to replace a Kindle Fire that I sold off nearly as soon as I heard about the Nexus. It, so far, is everything I had hoped the Kindle would be for me. Don't get me wrong, I really liked the Kindle, and found that I was missing it far more than I anticipated, but this feels so uninhibited by comparison.
     
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    You can always download the kindle app for your nexus. Have fun. I love mine.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Already did. I actually think I like it better than the actual Kindle.
     
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    That's cool. I def like it better than the kindle fire. With the fire I had to root it to get most of the functions that is already built into the nexus. But then again I was looking for an affordable android tablet with great specs. Wanted the transformer prime but the nexus is a better fit imho.

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    I bought the Fire with every intention of rooting and flashing, but a solid, daily driver ICS ROM hadn't appeared until pretty recently. By the time it was available, I had gotten used to just using it as it was with GO launcher and Dolphin HD as my only real sideloads. I was happy with it (was still planning on flashing an ICS ROM when I got around to it) until I found out about the Nexus...
     
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    And of course, I bought a Fire for my girlfriend for her birthday last March, who is not at all a tech junky. She was/is also very happy with it, but now she's wanting an N7 as well. I didn't think there'd be that much appeal to someone of her... level of technological comprehension. Oh well.
     
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    I hear you. I wasn't planning on getting the fire, my dad got it for me for Xmas. I was happy using the nook, but gave that up for the fire. Now both the fire and nook are in a drawer. :(

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    I got $120 for mine with case. Just sayin'.
     
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    Interesting!! i may have to do that! thanks!
     
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    Any other N7 owners notice really slow transition times from portrait to landscape and back?
     
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    Ultimate Rotation Control (but you need to buy the licence)
    This is a great rotation app.
     
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    Some ???'s
    1. Do u need anti virus software
    2. I want to listen to international radio stations and scanner activities?
    3. Can I watch movies from Amazon and Netflic?
    4. Can the Google Nexus act like a telephone
     
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    1. No. Malware isn't likely to be a problem for you if you exercise common sense. If it looks shady, it probably is.
    2. Sure. There are all kinds of streaming radio options out there.
    3. Amazon Prime, no. Maybe in the future, though. They really need to expand their compatibility list if they want to compete. Netflix, yes.
    4. Yes, with VOIP service, but not with cellular service. It lacks the radios to receive or transmit a cellular signal. Wifi only.
     
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    Seems my 1st run Nexus has developed a "personality" of its own. The screen is slightly spongy on the left side and I've experienced the dreaded ghost typing where the screen was reacting on its own for a half hour. It caused me to lose $15 to Paypal (which was reversed eventually) and was particularly difficult to shut down since you have to confirm the shutdown. This was only 1 isolated incident however and I haven't had any problems since.
     
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    I only get the "unresponsive screen" issue once in a while, but turning off the screen off/on clears it up. Alas I have noticed that I can flex the whole thing in my hands if I'm not paying attention, hopefully it doesn't become a problem.

    Sometimes mine doesn't pick up the rotation, but so far every device (including my iPhones) have that problem. I've actually turned off screen rotation, leaving it on portrait, since its big enough that rotating it doesn't really add a whole lot.