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Old 07-03-2012, 04:47 AM   #16
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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.

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Old 07-03-2012, 04:57 AM   #17
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I think the main difference is that on a Nexus branded device, you'll get Google spyware and polling of your personal information and usage data directly w/o having to go through a 3rd party such as Samsung or a carrier.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:57 AM   #18
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:54 AM   #19
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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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Old 07-03-2012, 08:59 AM   #20
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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.
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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Old 07-03-2012, 09:12 AM   #21
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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.
Bummer.

I'll have to do a little searching. Maybe someone like TomTom allows you to buy their database along with an application for something less than an arm and a leg.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:42 AM   #22
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I ordered a 16GB the day they were announced. This will be my first Tablet.

Bummer about only being able to download a small area of Google maps but TomTom is supposed to be releasing an Android app soon.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:45 AM   #23
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I ordered a 16GB the day they were announced. This will be my first Tablet.

Bummer about only being able to download a small area of Google maps but TomTom is supposed to be releasing an Android app soon.
I consider myself more of a power user so I never bothered with a tablet. Then my grandfather stopped using the XOOM I got him so I inherited it. I like it for browsing and short e-mails, beyond that I'm left wanting a PC. YMMV, I'm far from unhappy with it and probably would like the 7" even more as I'd have an easier time two thumb typing.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:27 PM   #24
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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.
That doesn't seem to be the case anymore. After doing the update, I just downloaded the entire Puget Sound region as well as a large chunk of NorCal including all of Monterey and SF Bay and it is still asking me for more. 150 mb so far, and wants to store it on the SD card. It works too.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:32 PM   #25
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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.
This should solve your problem perfectly. Send a PM to CraftyCoder and see what he has planned.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:40 PM   #26
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85 pages. Are there cliff notes?
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:02 PM   #27
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85 pages. Are there cliff notes?
Pay $20 for the app, download some maps and you've got yourself a 7" screen GPS.



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Old 07-04-2012, 11:08 PM   #28
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Why not just tether your phone to the tablet?

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Old 07-14-2012, 05:43 PM   #29
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I see that I should have ordered from Staples instead.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:57 PM   #30
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I see that I should have ordered from Staples instead.
You can just check the local stores stock on their website. I just walked in and got one.

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