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Old 07-01-2012, 06:36 PM   #1
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Google Nexus 7

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?
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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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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Old 07-01-2012, 07:38 PM   #3
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Yup. Pre ordered two days ago. Looking forward to it.

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Old 07-01-2012, 07:55 PM   #4
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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.
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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Old 07-01-2012, 08:29 PM   #5
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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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Old 07-01-2012, 08:48 PM   #6
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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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Old 07-01-2012, 10:34 PM   #7
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It looks really good. I'll eventually get one, but for now I'm waiting.
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:28 PM   #8
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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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Old 07-02-2012, 06:38 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:54 PM   #10
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:01 PM   #11
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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?
https://play.google.com/store/device...le-wide-banner

Should ship in mid-July. I don't know why I haven't ordered one yet...
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:05 PM   #12
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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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Old 07-02-2012, 07:09 PM   #13
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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?
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/0/10731835...ts/8GagAAuqwXc
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:19 PM   #14
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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?
I've had better luck with Asus products than I have with Samsung products.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:47 PM   #15
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For those that have ordered this or are going to, what made you choose the Nexus 7 over the Samsung 7" tablet?
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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