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Google Nexus 7 Tablet

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

  1. shrap

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    I have an 8GB and am nowhere close running low on space... but I would get the additional 32GB. It's only $50 more, plus there are benchmarks that show it actually runs faster than the 16GB.

    Books take up very little space. I can't help on games since I didn't find much of value on the Google store.

    Maps take up very little space. Looks like I can save the entirety of the SF Bay Area in 55 MB (0.055 GB) However, keep in mind that maps is literally a static map and a GPS marker - no searching whatsoever.

    If I had to do it now, I would definitely get the 32GB with 3G. When you're traveling, you don't want to hunt around for a free wifi connection (much less uncommon outside of the US) or pay ridiculous wifi fees to your hotel.
     
  2. Clutch Cargo

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    Unless you are doing lots of pictures and music you should have no issue with 16g. I downloaded some maps on mine (you can only do so much, maybe half a state) and it did not take up much room.
     
  3. jzmtl

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    Sygic GPS uses 4.7 GB for North America maps, individual state ranges from 30 to 500 MB. Games depends on what, the little repetitive games are 5 to 10 MB, 3D games ranges from 500MB to close to 2 GB depends on map size.

    Do remember like hard drives you don't actually have that much actual space, and OS/app takes up some space too.
     
  4. MedusaOblongata

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    If you'll be keeping the device for years, it will fill up. I'd always go with the largest memory available.
     
  5. WanderingFool

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    Just received my nexus 7 last night. It is my first android tablet. I am really liking it so far. Any recommendations on must have apps? Anyone try the treegloo or DoDocase for the nexus 7?

    WF
     
  6. MedusaOblongata

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    Does anyone know of a way to connect the Nexus 7 to a TV or monitor?
     
  7. geekygirlau

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    You can use DLNA or wifi streaming if your TV is capable

    There is no real wired method though.

    (I use DLNA and works great - also stream movies from a HDD via WiFi to my N7 :) )

    Sent from my ST25a using Tapatalk 2
     
  8. b.s.

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    Someone mentioned the dodo earlier in this thread. General consensus was that its a good case, but a cheaper alternative is available.
     
  9. wretched_youth

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    Evernote - it's become my second brain and can sync to your PC/Mac/phone
    Flipboard
    Facebook, if you're into that
    Tapatalk
     
  10. wretched_youth

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  11. gstojinovic

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    I'm still between:

    Asus Nexus 7 (paired w/android phone)
    + great price
    + regular updates
    + good hardware
    - no extendable memory
    - no back camera

    Samsung Galaxy Note II
    + great all round device
    + 3G capable
    + Great hardware
    + Stylus (gimmicky I know!!)
    - Price
    - Price
    - Price
    - (nothing to add here) :D

    Asus PadFone
    + Good hardware
    + all in one device
    + no need for extra costs (2 devices on cost of 1)
    - Gimmicky
    - Carrying extra weight for 10" tablet
    - The "brain" is in the phone so no real upgrade other than large screen...
    - Price
     
  12. ProjeKtWEREWOLF

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    I've had my Nexus since yesterday. I like it. Some stuff bugs me that's different to the Apple iOS that I'm used to e.g. in the Chrome web browser, there's no gesture or touch to take you to the top/home of a web page.......maybe I missed it?
     
  13. stevecny

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    The Nexus 7 is still my daily driver, it's small and light enough to just grab and go when I need it, and it uses the same charger as my phone so it's one less thing to carry. I also have a Galaxy Note 10.1 but usually only bring it with me only on longer trips for web surfing or watching videos on Amtrak.

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2
     
  14. gstojinovic

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    And now they have 3g enabled Nexus 7
     
  15. UrbanWarrior

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    Santa gave my daughter a Nexus7 for Christmas. She's using it and likes it a lot. BTW she will be 2 yrs old next week. :)
     
  16. shrap

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    I don't think Chrome comes with a top-of-page feature. You might want to install Firefox or Dolphin (the former probably has a plugin somewhere), but you'll lose Chrome Sync.
     
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    Apple owns the patent on that gesture. Since the Nexus project portrays a "clean, stock Android experience", those things that may get them in trouble are usually lefty out.
     
  18. wretched_youth

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    I dropped my Christmas money on a 32Gb Nexus 7 this morning and am very happy. The store guy wasn't aware they had a big in-store only special on that model for Boxing Day so they had lots of stock. He didn't seem very happy when he emerged from the stockroom.

    Mind you, I've already bought Tapatalk on my iPhone (4S) before this so I'm balking at paying for it again for Android.
     
  19. Makaveli

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    Im happy with mine, i have had it for a while and it gets a lot of use. I recommend rooting it. You get more out of it.


    Oh and a good case for it as well. Im using a Seidio case and i like it a lot.


    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
     
  20. WanderingFool

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    I have had mine now for 2 weeks or so and have used it every day. Lifehacker.com had a list of the best android apps for 2012 and I have installed some of them to try out and have installed the android version of some apps i used on my ipad.
    For cases i have a Tagus i got at Office Depot that works nice. For Christmas i got a sleeve that works nice also.

    WF