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Old 07-30-2012, 11:26 AM   #31
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Are there any Garmin or other apps that let you do route planning on the Nexus and then load them on the GPS? Basecamp for Android or something similar?
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:36 PM   #32
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The nexus is a GPS.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:01 PM   #33
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The nexus is a GPS.
I know, but I don't see setting it on a Ram mount and pounding through the dirt with it up there.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:37 AM   #34
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Are there any Garmin or other apps that let you do route planning on the Nexus and then load them on the GPS? Basecamp for Android or something similar?
dualsportmaps.com


Plus I can post this so you can see my route/tracks:






Pay $20 for the app and have a 7" moving map display.







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Old 08-04-2012, 11:57 AM   #35
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I'm all excited to go get a Nexus 7 but then I read that Flash is not supported on Jelly Bean 4.1 so you have to sideload an old version, and then the google chrome still doesn't support it.

WTF -- why couldn't they wait until version 20 or 30 or some other point in time where I wouldn't care. Flash since version 11 has been completely awesome, and I've not a care in the world with it while on my phone.

They suck for making this whole new problem exist.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:11 PM   #36
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They suck for making this whole new problem exist.
"They" presumably refers to Adobe? They are the ones that pulled Flash support, not Google.

Face it, Flash is dead, even Adobe seems to have admitted that.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:23 PM   #37
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"They" presumably refers to Adobe? They are the ones that pulled Flash support, not Google.

Face it, Flash is dead, even Adobe seems to have admitted that.
Flash is not dead, not even a scratch. It's what plays all the free porn

Sure Adobe stopped development (well, almost), but Google deserves blame because Android chrome doesn't support it despite other browsers working with the flash plugin on the same device.
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:01 PM   #38
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I was out today to get a Nexus 7 but I just couldn't do it. Office Depot had some tablets out for playing and I liked it well enough but I passed.
  • The screen resolution is great. I could read full desktop width web sites in portrait which is one of my main requirements. In my experience this requires at least 800px of the narrow dimension.
  • I liked the speed.
  • It felt a bit heavier than I expected. They all did. Not perceptible enough difference between my Nook Color which I define as heavy.
I thought about things a bit more and I think I would like to get the Asus Slider. I have a utilitarian need for the keyboard and I also like the peripheral ports it has. I dig that the built-in keyboard doesn't waste space for a track pad because I don't ever use those.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:21 AM   #39
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I'm all excited to go get a Nexus 7 but then I read that Flash is not supported on Jelly Bean 4.1 so you have to sideload an old version, and then the google chrome still doesn't support it.

WTF -- why couldn't they wait until version 20 or 30 or some other point in time where I wouldn't care. Flash since version 11 has been completely awesome, and I've not a care in the world with it while on my phone.

They suck for making this whole new problem exist.
Install it if you want- works fine, and takes about 2 minutes to install.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:57 PM   #40
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I thought about things a bit more and I think I would like to get the Asus Slider. I have a utilitarian need for the keyboard and I also like the peripheral ports it has. I dig that the built-in keyboard doesn't waste space for a track pad because I don't ever use those.
Ha ha I just wound up buying an HP all-in-one computer with a 23" touch screen.

The touch screen is kind of a gimmick but I tried all of them in the store and this one was definitely the most sensitive and functional. Some of the others you had to press really hard and didn't do multi-touch without trying several times. This HP one looks like it may be using something along the edge because it works with anything touching it (stylus etc) and multi-touch. Very accurate like a digitizer.

I got the touch screen because I may run some tablet apps on here at some point.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:47 AM   #41
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Anyone get one? I am thinking of looking at them today so long as OfficeMAx/Depot haven't run out. All the reviews I see online are looking good. Of course, if I get it I will have to figure out how to get the portable wifi working on the old HTC Inspire (I refuse to pay for the same data twice)...
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:57 PM   #42
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I just recently sold my Nexus 7 16GB. I found it was too large to hold and too small to use. I also found having the the volume buttons right next to the power button highly annoying as I repeatedly shut down the tablet when I was trying to increase the volume. Also only having 16GB of storage and no cellular access really limited it usefulness.

I though it was amusing that they included access to a Transformers movie with the purchase. I really have no interest in watching an action movie on a 7" screen. Actually I have no interest in watching a Transformers movie anyways other than ogling Megan Fox

Unless a tablet can replace a device I already have I don't see the point.

I'm looking forward to trying out the Surface. Either that or the transformer Prime will probably replace my netbook and mp3 player.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:19 PM   #43
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I just recently sold my Nexus 7 16GB. I found it was too large to hold and too small to use. I also found having the the volume buttons right next to the power button highly annoying as I repeatedly shut down the tablet when I was trying to increase the volume. Also only having 16GB of storage and no cellular access really limited it usefulness.

I though it was amusing that they included access to a Transformers movie with the purchase. I really have no interest in watching an action movie on a 7" screen. Actually I have no interest in watching a Transformers movie anyways other than ogling Megan Fox

Unless a tablet can replace a device I already have I don't see the point.

I'm looking forward to trying out the Surface. Either that or the transformer Prime will probably replace my netbook and mp3 player.

my transformer tf300 has replaced my asus netbook. It kicks serious ass. the first thing I did was install cyanogenmod, of course.

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Old 08-28-2012, 06:02 PM   #44
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I bought a bluetooth keyboard and mouse and every once in a while I use them with my old Droid 2. Funny how when the mouse connects it shows a little mouse pointer and you can operate everything. The Motorola keyboard really sucks though, it doesn't like to type very fast.

I thought I would use them more, but it turns out that it is just faster to use the slide out keyboard on the phone. I think that's kinda what happened with my use of tablets, I just found it easier to use the phone instead of trying to get my work things up to speed on the tablet.

An ideal setup is pretty close to coming about. A company has created xBounds which is a software only solution to transmitting mobile screens to other devices. The bandwidth is so small that it works very well wirelessly.

What they did is to encapsulate a device's OpenGL calls which would normally be rendered via chip on the mobile device, and wirelessly send them to another OpenGL renderer, say on a TV set. So instead of transferring raw HDMI pixels, it is transferring compressed API calls.

This means two things. Far less bandwidth, and much higher quality rendering. You can render a 6pt font on a shitty mobile as unreadable, but the same would render on the remote screen at much higher clarity due to its higher native resolution. It's all vector based etc.

It just needs to be licensed and added to the software stack in your phone and television and it will all work over the usual networking protocols. In the meantime they do actually have a prototype dongle which outputs HDMI so it can make your TV screen into a receiver for their protocol.

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Old 08-31-2012, 09:19 AM   #45
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I went ahead and ordered one, should be here next week sometime. After thinking about it, the lack of cell service isn't a real issue for me. Work and home have wifi, as do many other places now days. I'll update after I get some usage with it.
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