Who owns a Google Nexus 7
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Posted 7/28/12
anyone got theirs I am thinking about getting a tablet soon later on.

the 8gb is 199. 16gb is 249

what is your thoughts on owning one & playing with it do you like it. would you have preferred to spend more on a better tablet. or are you fine on what you spent.

What do you use it for.

I would primarily use a tablet for web browsing/music streaming/watching videos

I am thinking about the nexus 7 because i mean its google. sure I wouldnt mind buying an Ipad but I am neutral. I am not a fanboy of any type of tech company.

So what do you like or dislike about the tablet if you have it or have played with it
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Well I already have an iPhone and might be getting an iPad sometime...
I don't own one.
I haven't ever heard of it lol
But if it's capable of running flash...
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LOL Google Nexus.... I'd rather buy a iPad but seeing as though I HATE tablets. I won't be getting it at all. I have a iPhone that does all of the same things a tablet can. its hella cheaper and I can fit it in my pocket, carrying it with me where ever I go.
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Don't have a Nexus 7, so I can't comment on that directly but I do own an ASUS Transformer and have used ipads (ehhhh sounds like a form of feminine hygiene....). The ASUS Transformer is as good or better than the ipad in everything unless you will use your tablet with a digital plan like with a phone. If that is the case then the ipad would win naturally as the Transformer only does Wifi. As-far-as the Nexus 7 it is more about form factor and portability. A 7 inch tablet can be carried a lot easier and may be more ergonomic to use than a 10+ inch tablet. You lose some screen size and power, but you also need less power for a smaller screen size. It is made by ASUS so you can expect industry leading quality, so that shouldn't be a concern. It really comes down to what you plan on using your tablet for and where you plan on taking it. I'm sure it will be a great tablet though.
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LOL @ the ipad and iphone people. Personally, I'm an android guy (love tinkering with it. so much fun) so if you want a good, cheap tablet that will get all updates fast, the yeah, go for the 16gb (8 simply is'nt enough for anything). If you want a bunch of apps and can deal with a bigger and heavier tablet, then (as much as I hate to say it) go with the ipad (though it will cost you and you'd be stuck in that ecosystem -- itunes....gross lol).
I will be getting a nexus 7 as well, though its just going to be a stop gap until the new surface tablets by microsoft are out.
Hope I helped. BTW, if you have any questions about android, a good place to check would be XDA, they have a bunch of helpful stuff there and a strong development community that can help you. I cant really suggest any sites for the ipad though, I've never owned one so cant help you there. Sorry.
Hope you end up enjoying whatever you end up buyiing.
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I don't really understand people... They feel this need to bash things that they can't afford and they come up with so many "reasons" that no one ever believes to replace the simple truth "I'm too broke to buy that."



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I have one on order, and having played with one for a couple of minutes in a shop today I would say it feels snappy.

Obviously I can't comment on the Nexus itself until mine arrives, but I already have a cheap Android tablet which runs a modded Honeycomb ROM called Vegacomb. I also used to have an iPod Touch, so I can kind of compare Android to iOS, though it's older versions of both. I would say that iOS felt cleaner, more polished and generally a bit "nicer" than Android, but for me the extra couple of hundred quid for the iPad was too much. I've also become accustomed to being able to install software outside of the official app store - I wouldn't say no if someone offered me a free iPad but given the choice I would stick to Android
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Posted 7/28/12
The 8GB model isn't available yet. I am still waiting for that
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Posted 7/28/12

Hokage_4 wrote:

The 8GB model isn't available yet. I am still waiting for that :(


I have the 8GB model on order - I think you can only get it from the Google Play online store (I read that only the 16GB model is being made available from other suppliers) and it says it's in stock.

I hope it really is in stock, otherwise I may be in for a long wait

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Posted 8/10/12
My friend does, the white version from google io.
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I have an ipad and a nexus 7. I liked the nexus 7 so much that I decided to have a factory make some cases and I sell them on ebay.

The Nexus 7 is pretty snappy. Doesn't run slow or anything. I bought a couple for my family and they love it.

I guess they gotta love it though since I'm giving it to them for free. LOL.
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Posted 8/13/12
You might want to wait for the Microsoft Surface and choose between that or an IPad, they are the two heavyweights when it comes to tablets. And for what you want to do I would be recommending and iPad over the Surface simply because it is designed for the uses that you mentioned. Whereas the Surface, capable of doing the same thing it's hard to tell at the moment actually how well, but it's looking very promising. Keep an eye out
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