Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Aug 2012 17:22 UTC
Google Nobody needs a tablet, but many people still want a tablet. This is still the core differentiator between a 'real' computer and a tablet. At least in The Netherlands, you can't function in society without a desktop or laptop connected to the internet, so people need a computer. A tablet, though? Hence, the most common thing people have told me when they played with my iPad 2 is this: I'd love to have a tablet, but not for hundreds of euros. Enter Google's Nexus 7, the first 'cheap' tablet that doesn't just validate Android as a tablet platform, but also gives the iPad a run for its money.
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RE: I've said it before...
by dukes on Sat 11th Aug 2012 23:49 UTC in reply to "I've said it before..."
dukes
Member since:
2005-07-06

...and I'll say it again.

This is coming from a Apple guy!

I've never liked Android and made fun of the tablets (and phones).

However...

The Nexus 7 is a great tablet. I love it. Android 4.1 is great which is what makes the device what it is (I think). Full points to Google for finally getting the OS to where it needs to be (sorry if some of you liked 2.n (or even 3.n) but they were just not up to scratch as far as I was concerned.

Great speed, low price, great software...

Only Wifi, so that will be a sticking point for some (not me), and no way to expand the memory (just like the iPad).

Get the model with the most memory (I didn't) and have a lot of fun!

The only problem I have with touch in general is accidentally touching elements on the screen by accident. I might be half way through typing in a search to find I'm not back at the main menu or I've opened another tab in Chrome or what have you. I did this in iOS too, but less. Not sure if that is an Android thing, a screen sensitivity thing or just me being retarded.

I'm still hanging out for an iPhone 5 (maybe to be sorely disappointed, in which case I'll look for an Android 4.1+ phone).


I'm from the same boat. Never liked anything Android after my first experience.

But this tablet is pretty freakin awesome!

I already use it to diagnose problems on my car using bluetooth OBD2. (Something Apple does not allow)

I've already found very useful SMB and NFS clients. Also something Apple doesn't do well.

There's also different keyboard apps, Google's Navigation, etc.

I am very surprised with the tablet catalog. I am not missing anything from iOS. I've actually gained more.

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RE[2]: I've said it before...
by Kancept on Tue 14th Aug 2012 12:21 in reply to "RE: I've said it before..."
Kancept Member since:
2006-01-09

Apple does allow ODB stuff. I used Rev and a PLX wifi all the time (until the truck was stolen). Worked amazingly well, and an iPad on the dash with the truck stats was amazing. There are a few other apps out there as well, which I can't remember right now, but they are out there.

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