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Old 07-26-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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The new Nexus 7 is awesome


I went to the google play store and saw the new Nexus 7 tablet. This tablet has excellent specs for a low startup price.

I'm not including any links to it because it would be considered as advertisement and that is a LQ rule that is not allowed.

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Old 07-26-2013, 04:59 PM   #2
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Are you planning on buying one?

I have one the original Nexus 7's and have been rather pleased with it. However I don't see myself upgrading to the next generation Nexus 7. There is not enough difference between the two to justify the cost.
 
Old 07-26-2013, 06:17 PM   #3
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Yes I am going to buy one.

I believe there are some major differences between the old and new. The display is better, the CPU is faster and more powerful, a rear camera is added, surround sound speakers, dual band wifi. Anyway below are the specs for the new nexus 7.

I let you be the judge


Screen
7.02" 1920x1200 HD display (323 ppi)
1080p HD IPS
Scratch-resistant Corning® glass

Camera

1.2MP front facing, fixed focus
5MP rear facing, auto focus

OS
Android 4.3

Wireless

Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz) 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC (Android Beam)

Audio Output
Stereo speakers
Surround sound, powered by Fraunhofer¹
3.5mm audio connector

Memory
16/32 GB internal storage (actual formatted capacity will be less)
2 GB RAM

Ports
Micro USB
SlimPort™ enabled (HDMI)

CPU
Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro, 1.5GHz

GPU
Adreno 320, 400MHz

Sensors
Accelerometer
GPS
Compass
Ambient light
Gyroscope

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Old 07-27-2013, 04:58 AM   #4
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I go to:
http://www.google.com/nexus/

and all I get is a pic of a kid. Now my co-workers think I'm a paedo...
 
Old 07-27-2013, 01:23 PM   #5
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This works

www.google.com/play

Then click on top banner
 
Old 07-31-2013, 08:07 PM   #6
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Good tablet but yet they still refuse to put a microSD card slot. Bumper...

Second, 16GB is not enough because this tablet will use almost half of it. The norm these days should be 32GB as the stating size and 64 as the second option.
 
Old 08-01-2013, 08:57 PM   #7
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May be a silly question, but what do people do with a Nexus 7? I have 2 Windows tablets (at least they were, before I wiped it off) and a Kindle Fire I use for reading, but I have no idea what I would do with a regular Android tablet. Someone please enlighten me.

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Old 08-02-2013, 02:52 AM   #8
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Web browsing
Email
GPS / map / navigation / check traffic
Listen to music - bluetooth speaker
Read a book (Kindle)
Reference pdf's with protocol for use at work
Database to keep a log
Watch netflix / videos
ssh to home/work pc
Games / drawing - keeps the kids amused for a while when they get bored
Skype

I bought the new Nexus 7 as soon as it came out. I find it very useful, but it does not replace my desktop pc at home / work. Tablets work better for viewing info than creating something. I never saw the point of Windows tablets though.

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Originally Posted by BloomingNutria View Post
May be a silly question, but what do people do with a Nexus 7? I have 2 Windows tablets (at least they were, before I wiped it off) and a Kindle Fire I use for reading, but I have no idea what I would do with a regular Android tablet. Someone please enlighten me.
 
Old 08-02-2013, 07:01 AM   #9
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Hi Friends,

Call facility is there in Nexus 7 Tab??

Thanks
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sunil
 
Old 08-02-2013, 05:14 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by propofol View Post
Web browsing
Email
GPS / map / navigation / check traffic
Listen to music - bluetooth speaker
Read a book (Kindle)
Reference pdf's with protocol for use at work
Database to keep a log
Watch netflix / videos
ssh to home/work pc
Games / drawing - keeps the kids amused for a while when they get bored
Skype
All this and more. There are hundreds of thousands of apps in the Googe PLay store which could add functionality and productivity to an android tablet
 
Old 08-15-2013, 04:44 AM   #11
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can you please let me know about current retail prices for US?
 
Old 08-15-2013, 02:31 PM   #12
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can you please let me know about current retail prices for US?
Sure. $229.99 at Walmart and Newegg.com.

Edit: How much will it sell for in Turkey?
 
Old 08-15-2013, 11:32 PM   #13
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for Turkey, it's not on sale yet. but i guess pre-order price will be at least twice as that.
 
  


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