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Old 06-25-2012, 06:17 AM   #1
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This MIGHT be the Google’s Nexus 7 Tablet...

Because everytime I copy & paste a news story title, people scream speculation...

http://www.droid-life.com/2012/06/25...ays-before-io/


  • 7″ IPS display with 178 degree viewing angles (1280×800 resolution)
  • 8GB and 16GB storage options, priced at $199 and $249
  • 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • Jelly Bean (Android 4.1)
  • NFC with Google Wallet loaded
  • 1.2MP front camera
  • 9 hours of battery life

It's not that much different to the KF in the end, just a small bump.
  • 7" multi-touch display with IPS, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution
  • 8GB internal (approximately 6GB available for user content)
  • 1 GHz TI OMAP 4 4430 (dual core)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 8 hours continuous reading or 7.5 hours video playback

No SD card either.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:28 AM   #2
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It's not that much different to the KF in the end, just a small bump.
Those small bumps in each area, though, do add up. Looks interesting, if it turns out to be true.

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Old 06-25-2012, 09:51 AM   #3
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I suspect over the next few years computer companies will be building lots of Win8 tablets and few Android tablets. Win8 is going to beat the pants off of iOS and Android. Microsoft is late to the game, as usual, but they have the ability to change the game and that they will.

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Old 06-25-2012, 10:33 AM   #4
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I suspect over the next few years computer companies will be building lots of Win8 tablets and few Android tablets. Win8 is going to beat the pants off of iOS and Android. Microsoft is late to the game, as usual, but they have the ability to change the game and that they will.
Android is free, Windows 8 is estimated to cost an OEM $75 to license. That's a $75 price penalty for every MS based tablet in a market where the only way to grab market share from the market leader (Apple) is on price. MS had two years to blow IOS out of the water, and failed. Given the fact that MS just cut Nokia off at the knees with their Windows Phone 8 "upgrade" it would be a bold/naive OEM that heavily invested in the MS platform. Nokia spends Millions advertising Windows Phone with the tag line that the beta test is over, and then MS announces that those Brand New phones people just bought have no upgrade path to Windows Phone 8, and that software developed for Windows Phone 8 won't be compatible, so basically Zero hardware and software crossover between the platforms. In other words, Windows Phone was a beta test and a technological dead end. The death knell for Nokia.

Microsoft has the potential, but they keep screwing things up so completely, they are absolute masters at shooting themselves in the foot.

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Old 06-25-2012, 10:55 AM   #5
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I suspect over the next few years computer companies will be building lots of Win8 tablets and few Android tablets. Win8 is going to beat the pants off of iOS and Android. Microsoft is late to the game, as usual, but they have the ability to change the game and that they will.
Wow. You were able to get all of that out of the MS Surface "announcement" non-event? Howsabout waiting until these devices actually make it to market (IF they do) before proclaiming or implying that it will "change the game".

unless by "change the game" you meant in a Microsoft Kin sort of way.

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Old 06-25-2012, 02:01 PM   #6
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It might be interesting if it materializes.
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:50 PM   #7
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I suspect over the next few years computer companies will be building lots of Win8 tablets and few Android tablets. Win8 is going to beat the pants off of iOS and Android. Microsoft is late to the game, as usual, but they have the ability to change the game and that they will.
I agree, Android is awful on a tablet. Its fine on the KF, but my next tablet will be running Windows RT.

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Old 06-25-2012, 04:26 PM   #8
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Android does everything I need it to do. Therefore, no sense wasting money on a device to get features I'll never use.

Just to re-iterate, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all tablet. Just like PC's, the user base is quite diverse. The market can easily support different models for different needs.

More power to those who want a Windows based tablet, but I belong to a group of consumers who have absolutely no need for one.

Choice will bring success to the tablet market.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:47 PM   #9
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Hmm... My pending reading list on my KF is over a year long (not including Comic books)

The majority of my side loaded apps& games are NOT certified for android 4x AFAIK.

I am stuck at one checkpoint in "Shadowgun" and "Nova HD" Two 3D games Supposedly made for the "tegra"class processors but they run flawlessly on my KF.

My KF is less than a year old
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I am content and not looking for the "next great thing" in a tablet at this point.

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Old 06-26-2012, 10:38 AM   #10
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I like the $199 price tag on this. The lack of SD, though, is something that bothers me.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:49 AM   #11
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I like the $199 price tag on this. The lack of SD, though, is something that bothers me.
Lack of storage expansion is pretty much a deal breaker for me. If I have to be tied to the net in order to view content, I may as well do it on my computer. For me, a 7" tablet is for consumption away from home; and that means I'll generally be in places that have no WiFi.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:34 AM   #12
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Lack of storage expansion is pretty much a deal breaker for me.
Me too. The listed features and prices are fantastic, but no SD card storage would be a deal breaker for me.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:49 AM   #13
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Lack of storage expansion is pretty much a deal breaker for me. If I have to be tied to the net in order to view content, I may as well do it on my computer. For me, a 7" tablet is for consumption away from home; and that means I'll generally be in places that have no WiFi.
While no SD card isn't exactly a dealbreaker for me, as I have yet to fill my Fire, even with movies, audio-books and lots of apps on it, I too cannot understand this "you'll just get everything from the cloud" mentality.
Maybe in a few years, but these devices are for the here-and-now, and in the here-and-now, even if it always worked perfectly and 'the cloud' was totally safe and reliable, the fact is Wifi is NOT ubiquitous, and cellular data can cost $5/GB.

Now, if we had the infrastructure described HERE, cloud-only devices would be fine.
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I'm interested, as a replacement for my kids Nook Color. The n2a android part is hosed. Maybe they can fix it, or replace it. I am in contact with them. I guess if worse comes to worse, I can try to make my own card for the NC. Cheaper than a new tablet. But having one like the proposed Google Tablet is very attractive. No tinkering needed! (Of course I would tinker anyway....)
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While no SD card isn't exactly a dealbreaker for me, as I have yet to fill my Fire, even with movies, audio-books and lots of apps on it, I too cannot understand this "you'll just get everything from the cloud" mentality.
I think it is more about margin's for the manufacturer. If the device has an SD Card slot, who would pay extra $50 for the version with 16GB instead of 8GB? Most people would buy the cheap version and then throw a cheap 32 or 64GB card in it and be done.
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