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Googles Nexus 7 tablet discussion, reviews

Discussion in 'mobiles and tablets' started by Sunray, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. fen_boy

    fen_boy Exits gracefully.

    Has anyone tried a mifi dongle? On the face of it they would appear to solve this type of problem.
     
  2. grit

    grit an ugly force for good

    There is no extra charge,I do it all the time.
     
  3. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    Easily solved with a spare £8 battery!
     
  4. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    Nah, that's rubbish. Just about everywhere I'd take a tablet, there's wi-fi, otherwise it takes 5 secs to connect via my phone.
     
  5. fen_boy

    fen_boy Exits gracefully.

    I've pre-ordered one of these (16gb). The price, the smaller than iPad form factor and the fact it's got GPS (and I already pay for copilot) is what swung it. 7" sat nav will be great.
     
  6. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    Won't the lack of 3G be an issue for that?
     
  7. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet ammonia snooker balls

    Well, I've been going round a few pubs this afternoon and only one had wifi, which didn't work. If I'd only had wifi I'd be stuffed. If I'd been wanting to use my phone as a hotspot I would also be stuffed, partly because it's out of battery anyway and I left it at home, but also because it has less battery life generally so it would be dead by now. I also regularly use the 3G when I am on the tube, on the way somewhere, doing a bit of work, and I want to sync it to Dropbox or whatever before I get to my destination and I can use a laptop. I'm hardly the most mobile of people either.
     
  8. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    Again, a £8 battery sorts any battery life problems out and it's a damn sight cheaper than paying for a 3G connection.
     
  9. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    Rave review here:
     
  10. fen_boy

    fen_boy Exits gracefully.

    Co pilot stores maps on the device
     
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  11. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    This is a great idea for encouraging innovation.
     
  12. maldwyn

    maldwyn What?

    They're going to need to move as quickly as possible to upgrade existing Apps for a 7" screen to avoid things looking crap.
     
  13. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet ammonia snooker balls

  14. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 Least LA person in LA

    I can't say any of that bothers me, really. Streaming movies and music is where its at. Owning stuff is just so last century.

    I presume the kindle app works anyway if anyone's that bothered about mags, or buying tracks or movies to own offline.
     
  15. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    That's the same problem the Kindle Fire has. In the States it's a media powerhouse, but if they launched it in the UK, it would be bereft of a lot of the compelling content deals.

    That said, users can still rent YouTube films/Netflix/Spotify etc.on the Nexus and, being Android, users aren't nailed down into just using Google Play.
     
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  16. grit

    grit an ugly force for good

    My finger is hovering over the pre order button, I really cant see better value for money at the moment in the tablet market.
     
  17. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    It is an absolute bargain.
     
  18. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    And so the iPad mini rumours start flying! Looks like the mini tablet market is going to get very interesting!:D
     
  19. Tankus

    Tankus random farter

    never been even remotely tempted by a tablet ......but ....! ...might wait a bit to see how peeps get on
     
  20. maldwyn

    maldwyn What?

    There must already be prototypes in existence, so are we looking at a mini-iPad or an oversized iPod-touch particularly as a lower screen resolution is being mentioned.

    Apple's two-years-in-the-future-masterplan misses the boat when it comes to consumer demand - just look how slow they've been to react to people wanting larger mobile screens.
     
  21. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    Steve Jobs said that we don't need 7" tablets and He Must Be Right.
     
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  22. Crispy

    Crispy Fond of drink and industry

    The theory goes: Take the same screen manufacturing from the 3GS, but cut 1024x768 screens instead of iPhone ones. Makes for 7.85" and UI controls no smaller than on the phone, so still within the guidelines. It would run iPad apps with no modifications needed. Probably price matched with the nexus7, but profitable per unit instead of loss-making due Apple's supply chain domination.
     
  23. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Of course, like any company they prototype all kinds of ideas, only a fool would believe the public comments Jobs made about anything as a guide to what Apple will actually do! I reckon we'll see the smaller iPad this fall, and it wouldn't surprise me if it started at a £149 price point either...
     
  24. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    A good idea, this new part of the market has only really just got going.
     
  25. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Come off it, the iPod Touch starts at £169.
     
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  26. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    The Kindle Fire opened up this market in the States, and the Nexus looks to be a tempting deal too - and at least we can get it here.

    The price of Android tablets is going to keep on falling and falling.
     
  27. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    "And today we're dropping the price of the iPod touch to £99..." ;)
     
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  28. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Apple do actually like to make profit from their hardware.

    If such a device is coming then Id expect it to be somewhere between £199 and £249, I don't think Apple have much cause to make it cheaper than the Nexus 7.
     
  29. grit

    grit an ugly force for good

    The biggest understatement I've probably read on urban :)
     
  30. Tankus

    Tankus random farter

    next.... late jan/feb may be a good time .......to take a plunge !...methinks .....as the economy is going to go off the deep end ... ....... want a tv for the kitchen ....might go for the 7 if it plays bbc I player
     

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