Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > General Discussions

Notices

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%
Voters: 241. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-30-2012, 06:07 PM   #76
tacitus
Member
tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 11
Karma: 288770
Join Date: Jun 2012
Device: none
Quote:
The thing about storage is no matter how much you have you will fill it up.
While that may be true for some people, I'd wager we'd be surprised how few iPad and (especially) Kindle Fire users even come close to running out of space on their devices. And I think the more people and families own multiple devices -- phones, tablets, laptops, media centers, etc. -- the more the pressure on in-device storage will slacken.

As for the survey -- well, of course I would prefer to have an SD-card slot available, but it's not a deal-breaker that there isn't one. The other specs of the device are compelling enough (for the price) that it makes the Nexus 7 mighty tempting.

If there aren't better options available by the end of August, I'll probably end up buying one.

Last edited by tacitus; 06-30-2012 at 06:09 PM.
tacitus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 06:17 PM   #77
tacitus
Member
tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tacitus ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 11
Karma: 288770
Join Date: Jun 2012
Device: none
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phogg View Post
A restriction in quantity is as important to some as a restriction in selection. Attempting a semantic shell game in an attempt to point out that a restriction in memory is not the same as a restriction in app selection does zip to dispreove that the restriction in storage space limits the usefulness of a device in comparison to a device with available expansion.
True, but you have to remember that Google will have paid good money to find out what the majority of potential customers want in a $200 tablet device, and the odds are that an SD-card slot is pretty low down on the totem pole. It's also likely true that (a) most Kindle Fire users haven't come close to running out of storage, and (b) the majority of Nook users have never even put an SD card into their device.

The Nexus 7 won't lose more than a handful of sales to existing 7-inch tablets over the lack of an SD-card slot.
tacitus is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 07-01-2012, 12:27 AM   #78
SeaKing
Frequent Flier
SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
SeaKing's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,282
Karma: 2058837333
Join Date: Oct 2011
Device: KB kindle aboard, Galx Tab 7.0 Plus, trying out Droid 1 as mini-tab
Quote:
Originally Posted by tacitus View Post
True, but you have to remember that Google will have paid good money to find out what the majority of potential customers want in a $200 tablet device, and the odds are that an SD-card slot is pretty low down on the totem pole. It's also likely true that (a) most Kindle Fire users haven't come close to running out of storage, and (b) the majority of Nook users have never even put an SD card into their device.

The Nexus 7 won't lose more than a handful of sales to existing 7-inch tablets over the lack of an SD-card slot.
I disagree. I think Google and Amazon are hoping to push people into their clouds. That is why no SD card slot.

At least Google has the option for a larger internal memory.
And the built in GPS chip is a selling point for me.
SeaKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 03:35 AM   #79
petermillard
Evangelist
petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
petermillard's Avatar
 
Posts: 496
Karma: 2384998
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: London, UK
Device: iPad, iPhone, K3 & Amazon - between them they cover my needs.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeaKing View Post
And the built in GPS chip is a selling point for me.
This. 7" screen and offline mapping makes for an interesting proposition, at a similar price to e.g. the entry-level 6" TomTom GPS; in that context, all the tablet-ey goodness is just a bonus.

An SD slot would be nice to have, but not a deal-breaker for me; a 32Gb option would be good, but as Seaking says, they could introduce one at a later date.

But here's the thing; I've used 32Gb iPads since they were first introduced, and the only time I come close to filling them is when we go away on holiday - which Is exactly the kind of time I'd want a 7-incher to be doing tablet-ey things instead of sitting in the van as a GPS. A few weeks between pre-order and shipping means I'll probably already be on a plane by the time it's delivered, so it's a non-sale to me right now, sadly. Shame, as it's almost exactly what I've been waiting for.
petermillard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 05:43 AM   #80
Kumabjorn
Basculocolpic
Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Kumabjorn's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,054
Karma: 20131415
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sweden
Device: Kindle 3 WiFi, Kindle 4SO, Kindle for Android, Sony PRS-350 and PRS-T1
I use my Galaxy Note as a car navigator, the 3G and GPS works in tune to get maps to the device so I can drive without thinking about where I'm going.
A tablet similar to the Nexus7 would be ideal, with its larger screen, as a GPS device in the car, not having 3G it forces me to download maps from Google before leaving. If I have enough free storage, that won't be a problem, but if it is one thing I've learned over the last 30 years, it is that data will expand to fill available storage. Hence, it is only a matter of time before i would be clamoring for an external SD card to load maps on.
Kumabjorn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 07:23 AM   #81
taosaur
intelligent posterior
taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
taosaur's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,248
Karma: 12772706
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ohiopolis
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 2, Nook HD+, Xperia Ion
I've been excited about this tablet since before it was a Nexus device, but being locked down to just 5-10GB of user accessible storage probably is a dealbreaker. Movies and games aside, you can't even fit all that many graphic novels in that space, and definitely not with any selection of music and/or audiobooks. Even PDFs stack up quickly. 32GB is about the minimum manageable storage for me.

Regardless, I have no particular itch to upgrade from my Nook Color. The Nexus 7's biggest draw is the sharper screen, and I'm not likely to have much of a toy fund until the next generation of tablets, anyway.
taosaur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 08:01 AM   #82
Teknikal
Evangelist
Teknikal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Teknikal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Teknikal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Teknikal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Teknikal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Teknikal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Teknikal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Teknikal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Teknikal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Teknikal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Teknikal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 469
Karma: 3339234
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Belfast
Device: Sony T1, Nexus-7
Specs are nice price is nice but storage is terrible some games alone are close to 2gb an HD movie is probably about there as well.

I'm also at the stage were I won't buy anything without a microSD slot I like the idea of being able to put a 64gb SDXC card in if I really needed to, 16gb is really nothing these days I'm sure I'd have it filled in the first day without even trying.
Teknikal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 09:07 AM   #83
smithno
Groupie
smithno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.smithno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.smithno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.smithno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.smithno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.smithno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.smithno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.smithno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.smithno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.smithno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.smithno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 152
Karma: 222484
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Tenn., US
Device: jetBook, jetBook Lite, Kindle 3, Galaxy Note II
The N7 sounded tempting until I got to the no removable storage! One of the things that keeps my Dell Streak 7 relevant is the SD card. I can put stuff to read in the evening on an SD card and get work done without having a laptop in my lap. I'll stick with the Streak a able longer...
smithno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 09:29 AM   #84
Scarpad
Addict
Scarpad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Scarpad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Scarpad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Scarpad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Scarpad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Scarpad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Scarpad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Scarpad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Scarpad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Scarpad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Scarpad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 228
Karma: 1013114
Join Date: Sep 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
I doubt that a hard disk will work - the power requirements would be too great. USB-OTG is designed for USB sticks, not power-hungry devices like hard disks.
I Have a 16gb stick and 32 gb sticks are dirt cheap now so no problem
Scarpad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 09:37 AM   #85
HarryT
eBook Enthusiast
HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HarryT's Avatar
 
Posts: 64,006
Karma: 42472847
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Device: PW2, iPad Retina Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro, Kobo H2O, N7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scarpad View Post
I Have a 16gb stick and 32 gb sticks are dirt cheap now so no problem
Except that we've subsequently discovered that the Nexus will not read USB sticks.
HarryT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 09:48 AM   #86
booklover6
Wizard
booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
booklover6's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,758
Karma: 3308722
Join Date: May 2008
Location: PA (USA)
Device: Kobo Aura, HD, Glo, Mini
Quote:
Originally Posted by smithno View Post
The N7 sounded tempting until I got to the no removable storage! One of the things that keeps my Dell Streak 7 relevant is the SD card. I can put stuff to read in the evening on an SD card and get work done without having a laptop in my lap. I'll stick with the Streak a able longer...
I just looked up the Dell Streak 7, looks pretty sweet! I like that you can use prepaid 3G with it. Maybe some day I'll get one.
booklover6 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 09:53 AM   #87
Kumabjorn
Basculocolpic
Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Kumabjorn ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Kumabjorn's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,054
Karma: 20131415
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sweden
Device: Kindle 3 WiFi, Kindle 4SO, Kindle for Android, Sony PRS-350 and PRS-T1
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
Except that we've subsequently discovered that the Nexus will not read USB sticks.
Say what?
I've read that it supports USB OTG, my Galaxy Note does and in a cinch I can always bring a dongle and USB memory sticks along. If I can't do that with a Nexus7 then it is off the table immediately.
Kumabjorn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 10:31 AM   #88
HarryT
eBook Enthusiast
HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HarryT's Avatar
 
Posts: 64,006
Karma: 42472847
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Device: PW2, iPad Retina Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro, Kobo H2O, N7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kumabjorn View Post
Say what?
I've read that it supports USB OTG, my Galaxy Note does and in a cinch I can always bring a dongle and USB memory sticks along. If I can't do that with a Nexus7 then it is off the table immediately.
Yes, it supports USB-OTG, but only for things like mice and keyboards. According to the Nexus user guide, it doesn't support USB memory sticks via USB-OTG.
HarryT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 11:28 AM   #89
taming
Trying for calm & polite
taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
taming's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,013
Karma: 9455193
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mostly in Canada
Device: kobo original, WiFI, Touch, Glo, and Aura
However, there is already one click root for the device and there is an app, Stick Mount, in the Play store that works to make this feature functional. It's up to Google to decide if they want to enable this functionality in a future release, of course.
taming is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 11:51 AM   #90
Dulin's Books
Wizard
Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dulin's Books ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,754
Karma: 12637778
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Device: Boox PB360 etc etc etc
did someone get stick mount working?

ah- yes they did http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1743052&page=2

Quote:
Nexus 7 with StickMount reads NTFS & FAT32 but not exFAT. Also I'm unable to write to NTFS either.

Last edited by Dulin's Books; 07-01-2012 at 11:53 AM.
Dulin's Books is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deal breaker for all e-readers hermes General Discussions 9 02-19-2012 08:03 AM
No Expansion = Deal Breaker shadenfroh Kindle Fire 116 10-20-2011 03:59 AM
Is Wifi a deal-breaker for you? cgk General Discussions 136 04-18-2011 03:49 PM
Amazon comments on lack of SD card and user-removable battery Sporadic Amazon Kindle 151 02-27-2009 11:06 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:19 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.