Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2012 20:27 UTC
Google So yeah, Google totally just won the conference showdown by easily beating both Apple and Microsoft. Not only did Google announce Android 4.1 with some really cool new features, a cheap but non-crippled tablet, and a new Android device called the Nexus Q, but they also opened up pre-orders for Google Glass. So yeah.
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Sabon
Member since:
2005-07-06

There isn't going to change what people are going to buy.

People buy the Kindle Fire because that has the best user experience for the reason they exist. The same is true of iPads.

How something with only 8gb or 16gb of memory isn't neutered is beyond me. I've got an 64 gb iPad and it is currently 74% filled.

- I have four games on my iPad that are over 1.5 gb each.
- I have three movies on my iPad (GroundHog Day, Princess Bride, and Dr. StrangeLove) that total 5 gb total.
- I haven't gotten to non games (GarageBand for instance) or music or pictures.

8 and 16 gb isn't neutured? Maybe for you but I don't live in a world where I am always connected to wifi.

And by the way, there is no version of the Nexus 7 that has cellular data. So if you aren't around wifi you might as well be on the moon.

Yes the Nexus 7 is cool. There are a lot of cool things about it. But to say it isn't neutered is wrong. At least it would be for me.

For instance. What good is a GPS program if you have to make sure you download a particular route before you leave the house. My plans change. Or should I say my wife's ideas change and we end up going places I didn't know I was going to go. Oops, sorry, I don't have maps for that...

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Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Cellular connection on a tablet is stupid as long as one cannot buy an inexpensive data-only SIM card. Period.

Turning my smartphone into a wifi hotspot is the only sane way to keep all devices connected on the go.

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Sabon Member since:
2005-07-06

Tablet cell data is definitely not a waste for me. I use it more than I use my Phone. If anything I would get rid of my cell DATA on my phone and only keep voice if I could.

It's going to be moot pretty soon. Verizon (which I use) is starting to merge cell data to a per person or family use instead of device use.

Edited 2012-06-27 21:23 UTC

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Cellular connection on a tablet is stupid as long as one cannot buy an inexpensive data-only SIM card. Period.

Turning my smartphone into a wifi hotspot is the only sane way to keep all devices connected on the go.


I don't know about the United States but you can purchase data only sim cards here in New Zealand without any problems - buy one on prepaid or contract if you want and you're only charged for the data used. I would have thought given America's size and being the centre of information technology that carriers would be offering such a service.

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skandalfo Member since:
2010-04-07

Micro USB + OTG + USB memory stick = cheap storage expansion.

Do that with an Apple device with no user-exposed file system...

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dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

No Micro-SD, a big WTF in the nexus line

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

8 and 16 gb isn't neutured? Maybe for you but I don't live in a world where I am always connected to wifi.


Well, that's why Android has other options, so if you want more space and/or a bigger screen, you can have it. What if you wanted a 7" iOS device of this type? Tough shit, you get whatever Apple says you get.

Personally, I think this makes a cool device for reading... not only books, but magazines, RSS feeds, web sites, etc. Of course, I wouldn't use this new Nexus tablet for movies, but if other people want to watch movies on a 7" screen, more power to them. I'd rather just get a $100 set-top box and be done with it.

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