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Old 07-19-2012, 09:43 AM   #511
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Its good to hear that samsung are sorting out the problems. Im just been trying out netflix on my Nexus 7 and it works great with the App.

Personally i don't think not being able to watch amazon prime mite be not such big issue with people that that are not sighed onto it already as Netflix beets it in most ways and the App makes it playable on alot more platforms.

Its seems amazon primes has some catching up to do ,like make a App to make it more compatible and increase the amount of movies.
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Wow a guy that makes such a statement over such a minor thing really should be listened to,he can implore all he want's as it was not a big deal to me that made me angry in any way .Let alone wanting to gun some one down

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Wow a guy that makes such a statement over such a minor thing really should be listened to,he can implore all he want's as it was not a big deal to me that made me angry in any way.
The average person wouldn't have a clue on how to fix it.
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Have you ever heard of WI-FI storage devices fella ?
There are more coming onto the market to fill this growing problem that Most devices have.

32GB
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-32G...2713111&sr=1-3

Airstash
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500GB
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-STBF...2713448&sr=8-1

And there's some other manufactures that are knocking these portable storage devices out but i cant find the links rite now.

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There are more coming onto the market to fill this growing problem that Most devices have.
Most Android tablets have a card slot; there are only a very few that don't.
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Mr H MOST android tablets are selling for much more or there underpowered compared to the Nexus 7.Samsung sacrificed the SCREEN on the TAB 2 to save money by fitting a TFT screen and asus sacrificed the card reader.

Samsung TAB 2 Daul core CPU - GPU ????
Asus Nexus 7 - QUAD core CPU - GPU -Nvidia's Tegra 3 normally fitted to more EXPENSIVE tablets.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tegra

Samsung 8GB £200 - 16GB £250
Asus Nexus 8GB £160 - 16GB £200

You cant have every thing in life for this price.Sacrifices have to be made to reach a price point that will sell very large amounts of units.Do you think people would be so interested IF it cost £50 more and had a card reader ?

When i ordered my nexus i did not blindly stumble into buying it not knowing that there was no card reader and knew that the overall SPECS heavily outweighed the competition in it's price range(including the Tab 2)

Also the the specs really do equal real performance and not some prima donna tablet that just looks nice On paper.The Nexus is as stable and as safe as a Swiss bank account ( i wish American banks where like that too )so your money invested is safe with this device.

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THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN HD
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You cant have every thing in life for this price. Sacrifices have to be made to reach a price point that will sell very large amounts of units.Do you think people would be so interested IF it cost £50 more and had a card reader?
Right now, we have the:
Nexus 7 8GB: $200
Nexus 7 16GB: $250

I'd gladly pay $250 for a Nexus 7 8GB with a microSD card slot.
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Right now, we have the:
Nexus 7 8GB: $200
Nexus 7 16GB: $250

I'd gladly pay $250 for a Nexus 7 8GB with a microSD card slot.
The english pound as been stronger than the US dollar for a very long time At the current exchange rate £50 = $78 ***1 GBP = 1.57202 USD
It used to be evan higher than that as well in the past
Evan the australain dollar is worth more now - 1.00 AUD = 1.04234 USD

32GB -$85
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Wi-Dr...orage+Wi-Drive

Airstash-uses memory cards
http://www.amazon.com/Maxell-AirStas...ords=Air+Stash

Oh and lets not forget that memory cards cost money to and try putting in a cheap slow Class 4 card into a tablet and see it crawl along while it accesses large files like video.You will need a good quality Class 10 card.

So lets call it $70 for a the card reader+ $30 dollars for a memory card total $100.
I will look into what price range of tablet that takes u into tomorrow as its 00.30 here

So if a 8gb nexus cost 300 clams then the below transformer would only be 84 clams more Not a great deal me thinks.

ASUS Transformer TF300 T-B1-BL 10.1-Inch 32 GB
http://www.amazon.com/Transformer-TF...eywords=tablet

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http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Wi-Dr...orage+Wi-Drive

Airstash-uses memory cards
http://www.amazon.com/Maxell-AirStas...ords=Air+Stash

Oh and lets not forget that memory cards cost money to and try putting in a cheap slow Class 4 card into a tablet and see it crawl along while it accesses large files like video.You will need a good quality Class 10 card.
Nah. Class 6 is good enough even for 1080p. Class 4's good enough for 720p.

As for network storage, they're not exactly portable and not a very good solution when the device manufacturer could have spent less than $2 to include one. Hell, even sub-$150 like Aluratek's 7" CinePad tablets can take microSD cards.
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Have you ever heard of WI-FI storage devices fella ?
There are more coming onto the market to fill this growing problem that Most devices have.

32GB
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-32G...2713111&sr=1-3

Airstash
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500GB
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-STBF...2713448&sr=8-1

And there's some other manufactures that are knocking these portable storage devices out but i cant find the links rite now.
The problem with these is that you only have access to them when you are at home -- and then I can just stream from the cloud. And don't tell me you would rather carry around one of these than have a device with an expansion slot in the first place?

And yes, the Nexus offers better specs than most other devices at a reasonable price, but that is how tech works. The new generation always offers better performance for the same money or an even lower price. This just happens to be the latest, wait a few months and it will seem like an old hat.

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Cost wasn't the reason the card slot was left out. Those things are cheap. It was deliberately omitted to force you into the cloud for content and to steer you toward the far more profitable 16GB version.

That $50 price bump between models only set Google back about $7.50 for the additional 8GB. Notice how only the 16GB models are sold in stores? Google's making a tidy profit off that version.
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Cost wasn't the reason the card slot was left out. Those things are cheap. It was deliberately omitted to force you into the cloud for content and to steer you toward the far more profitable 16GB version.

That $50 price bump between models only set Google back about $7.50 for the additional 8GB. Notice how only the 16GB models are sold in stores? Google's making a tidy profit off that version.
In the end, the missing slot is most probably just an attempt to promote the use of Google play for streaming movies, etc. If they can just get a few 100,000 new customers to their store than this will make more than make up for the numbers of disgruntled non-buyers. And, of course, Google hopes that future tablet designs will follow that lead, multiplying the effect. Let us not forget that many users don't want to bother with workarounds, they will use these devices "as is". A simple business decision, but not good for users, of course.
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