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Old 04-21-2013, 06:13 AM   #61
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There's some weak evidence that a "Factory data reset" may improve wi-fi performance. After backing up any necessary files of course.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:11 AM   #62
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There's one big thing wrong with a Nexus 7 - it can't hold on to a wi-fi connection. You knew about the lack of expandable memory when you bought it, so that doesn't count as a problem.

Yes, I have one. I'm not in love with it, but it's very useful. The wi-fi thing is a big minus.
Get the app WiFi Analyzer and run the time graph on your WiFi connections.
Also has a signal meter.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:18 PM   #63
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What makes you prefer the Nexus to the iPad? Purely its portability? Why did you buy both?
I have both, too and I tend to use them for different things. The iPad mostly gets used for web browsing while the Nexus 7 (although, nowadays, I've got a Chinese clone with microSD support) gets used for reading.
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There's some weak evidence that a "Factory data reset" may improve wi-fi performance. After backing up any necessary files of course.
I might have to try that and see what happens, or might just end up taking it back to the store.
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:07 PM   #65
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What makes you prefer the Nexus to the iPad? Purely its portability? Why did you buy both?
ExaltedWombat - The reason I reach for the Nexus first most of the time is because:
1) Smaller size - easier to hold in one hand when reading
2) Better resolution - I have the iPad 2, which isn't quite as good from a resolution perspective as the Nexus 7. iPad 3 probably blows Nexus 7 out of the water with its Retina Display, but alas, I don't have that one!
3) The OS - There are a lot of nice touches in Android Jellybean that work well for my user experience, for example, the back button that is at the bottom left is used a lot. I always try to reach for that when I'm on the iPad and then remember that it doesn't have it.

I bought the iPad 2 first, and used it exclusively as my tablet for quite awhile. I became interested in getting a smaller tablet purely for convenience/portability and had been keeping an eye out for something. The Nexus 7 came out and I was impressed with the hardware and specs for the price and decided to jump in. I think you get a lot of bang for your buck with the Nexus 7. I had never used Android OS before this (I had an Iphone 4 as well -- switched to Samsung Galaxy S3 after I got the Nexus 7).

So I have both, but usually use my Nexus 7. My wife usually uses the iPad now.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:47 AM   #66
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Is this a bad time to buy a Nexus 7? Are google going to announce a revision next month? I'd like one for browsing, movies, music and games.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:08 AM   #67
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Is this a bad time to buy a Nexus 7? Are google going to announce a revision next month? I'd like one for browsing, movies, music and games.
Yes. I think you should wait another month or two. The wait should be worth it, with a more powerful Nexus 7, which will supposedly be pre-loaded with Key Lime Pie - the latest major version of Android. Jellybean is great, but I would anticipate that the next version will be much better, with more features and even smoother performance.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:40 PM   #68
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Yes. I think you should wait another month or two. The wait should be worth it, with a more powerful Nexus 7, which will supposedly be pre-loaded with Key Lime Pie - the latest major version of Android. Jellybean is great, but I would anticipate that the next version will be much better, with more features and even smoother performance.
Agreed, Google IO is just over 2 weeks away, it is likely that a N7 replacement will be announced then. You might as well wait 2 weeks, see what the replacement offers (assuming there's one, so far this is all speculation). Prices of N7 should also drop if/when a replacement is announced.
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What makes you prefer the Nexus to the iPad? Purely its portability? Why did you buy both?
iPad? Screen surface area. I use an iPad 1 for piano music/score reading. N7 is too small. The iPad is better for reading textbooks and programming books plus longform reading.

The N7 is awesome for web browsing. Much faster obviously. Great for reading on the road. And Google apps.
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So I bought a Nexus 7 after Google had no new hardware to announce at their I/O conference. It's absolutely brilliant. The best gadget I've bought since I got my first ereader. Videos, audio, games, comics, magazines are all excellent on it. I haven't tried reading a book yet but the screen is really fantastic and there's a vast array of apps too.
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I think you will find it's great for reading as well. Enjoy your new toy!
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There's one big thing wrong with a Nexus 7 - it can't hold on to a wi-fi connection. You knew about the lack of expandable memory when you bought it, so that doesn't count as a problem.

Yes, I have one. I'm not in love with it, but it's very useful. The wi-fi thing is a big minus.
Only noticed this post but I know on my Nexus 7 it is on power save wifi mode I have read somewhere that this can be a problem with certain routers the fix is simply to turn that off, just go into your wifi settings look for the usual three dots click advanced and untick the battery optimisation setting.

This should hopefully stop your disconnects.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:03 AM   #74
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You can put the Amazon App Store on the Nexus, right?

I am thinking of getting one of these now that the Kindle Fire has updated and broken the wallpapers for the ADW Launcher.

Never mind, I suppose it does LOL. I think I will order one of these soon. Now which one will I sell to pay for it, if any...

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You can put a Kindle app on it.... I have done so but don't use the app... I prefer moon reader plus or Aldiko pro.....
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