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View Poll Results: Does lack of SD card support effect you're buying of the Nexus 7?
Yes, I'm not buying because of this. 101 41.91%
No, not a problem at all. 61 25.31%
I'm buying the 16GB because of this. 34 14.11%
I'm not in the market for a tablet, but I like to vote. 45 18.67%
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:18 PM   #391
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There are several posts on this already. You can connect several devices, including USB sticks, on the USB port using a USB OTG cable.
Requires special cable (not exactly as easy/ergonomic as plugging in an sd card or a thumb drive). I'm a I.T. guy by trade / hardware geek and I don't have one of these laying around.

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Requires rooting (voids warranty, technically, plus can cause issues with Google video rentals, etc)

Annoying workarounds with side-effects/repercussions/etc. Fine for techies, not practical for others IMO.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:00 PM   #392
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That what is so disappointing about the faulty design of the otherwise quite competent N7. Instead of a no external power required postage stamp sized several gram weight 32GB or 64GB SD or microSD card, a clumsy higher powered and exponentially heavier kludge is required to get any decent storage. IMHO, the decision to forgo the much simpler SD expansion that is normal with most Android tablets was a political move to encourage more use of the cloud storage strategy that is the current vogue with Google.
I disagree. SD expansion omission is certainly not a "faulty" design -- it is an option that the manufacturer elects to include or not. This, of course, would increase the price of the device. While cloud storage is encouraged (and not just by Google, BTW), I suspect the majority of "average" consumers would not be willing to pay more than $199/249 for a 7" tablet.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:19 PM   #394
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I'm hearing reports of "screen lift." Hopefully, they are isolated incidents.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:24 PM   #395
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What is "screen lift"?
Never heard that expression before.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:30 PM   #396
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What is "screen lift"?
Never heard that expression before.
It seems like the screen is lifting :-) There was som discussion at the Swedish Android forum about this. Some people having ordered it had this problem. There are suggested fixes. It also seems that Asus have a world guarantee so if they start selling it in Sweden people that have bouyght it in other ways can use that. Rumour say they are going to start sell it in Sweden in the beginning of September.

The other problem I have seen mentioned are dead pixels.

But I still want to buy one when I am at the Worldcon in Chicago in the beginning of September.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:34 PM   #397
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What is "screen lift"?
Never heard that expression before.
On some units the screen is not properly attached, some fault with the glue, or the screws. As a result the screen sits a big higher than it should, on one side of the device I believe. You can push it in, but it will raise again.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:42 PM   #398
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:38 PM   #399
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Meh so I gave in and got an Android tablet despite the lack of content.
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Meh so I gave in and got an Android tablet despite the lack of content.
Honestly if I wasn't under a moratorium on gadget spending until other goals have been reached, I would probably do the same.
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I own the 16GB Nexus 7 having returned my Galaxy Tab 2 for it. The decision to do so was a no-brainer. The Nexus 7 dwarfs the Tab in performance and screen display.

There is a "work-around" to gain more memory. There is now an App on Google Play that activates the mini-USB port for OTG use.

It works flawlessly on my unit and I use a 32 GB card to feed video or what have you to the Nexus 7.

Around the house or office, it is zero issue to me to have the short cable dangling.

The App from the Play Store.

The Mini-USB to Female USB Adaptor The hyperlink has been disappearing so here it is: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00 )


Another option is to use a W-Drive.

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I own the 16GB Nexus 7 having returned my Galaxy Tab 2 for it. The decision to do so was a no-brainer. The Nexus 7 dwarfs the Tab in performance and screen display.

There is a "work-around" to gain more memory. There is now an App on Google Play that activates the mini-USB port for OTG use.

It works flawlessly on my unit and I use a 32 GB card to feed video or what have you to the Nexus 7.

Around the house or office, it is zero issue to me to have the short cable dangling.

The App from the Play Store.

The Mini-USB to Female USB Adaptor The hyperlink has been disappearing so here it is: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00 )


Another option is to use a W-Drive.
Interesting. I did the opposite... got a GTab 2 instead of the Nexus 7. For me too it was a no-brainer. The Student Edition bundle is a terrific buy and it works extremely well.

It all goes to show that variety of choice is helpful because our needs/wants are different.
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I don't even have a Nexus 7 yet, but I ordered the cable. It was only seventy five cents delivered!
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:22 AM   #404
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I think the decision to not include a slot , could be developed into newer samsung/nexus models if the motive was profit. This would surely be a controversial move and even now with the nexus , its not up there as it shouldve been .
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Interesting. I did the opposite... got a GTab 2 instead of the Nexus 7. For me too it was a no-brainer. The Student Edition bundle is a terrific buy and it works extremely well.

It all goes to show that variety of choice is helpful because our needs/wants are different.
Yes I got the tab 2 10.1 instead of the nexus. Mainly because of the bigger screen size, expandable memory and the fact that it works in landscape. I've also got a keyboard to go with it. I'm happy with it.
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