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Windows 7: If you are in the market for a tablet

02 Aug 2013   #11
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

I've never looked at these type of tablets. To me they appear to be a large smartphone without the phone. Am I missing something? I rooted my Fire HD with CyanogenMod (Android). Getting rid of the Amazon bloatware makes the Fire much faster and responsive. I'll have to check out the new Nexus 7.
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02 Aug 2013   #12
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Just as a point of interest, my 1st gen Nexus 7 was updated to 4.3 OTA a few days ago, seems like google are "supporting" the older model - something that a majority of other suppliers appear to fail to do beyond the first update after purchase.
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02 Aug 2013   #13
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Just as a point of interest, my 1st gen Nexus 7 was updated to 4.3 OTA a few days ago, seems like google are "supporting" the older model - something that a majority of other suppliers appear to fail to do beyond the first update after purchase.
That is a big part of the appeal of the Nexus-branded devices.....they'll keep getting OS updates as long as the hardware can support them, and said updates will come as soon as available, unlike other Android devices tied into cell carriers. Carrier supplied devices not only can take a long time before the updates are delivered, but they, along with even wifi-only non_Nexus branded Androids, are often loaded up with bloatware. Examples: Samsung's Touchwiz, HTC's Sense.

Nexus devices are pure Android.....say no to bloatware!
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02 Aug 2013   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My Nexus7 (old version) just got updated too. I let it sit idle for about an hour to give Trim a chance to cleanup the mess on the storage and now it seems to be a lot swifter. Good deal.
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02 Aug 2013   #15
Everlong

 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
I'm glad I hung on and didn't jump straight in for the Nexus 7.

As much as I like it, I always just put buying it off every month.

The new one looks great. And even more so when Android 4.3 comes with TRIM support, finally. Considering all the problems the previous Nexus 7 had.
I'm glad I didn't wait since I had the use of my N7 since last year.

I read an article (sorry don't have link) that stated that, once updated to Android 4.3, the original N7 will support the TRIM command as well. Both of the original N7's in our house have already received the 4.3 update.
I had no doubt at all that the previous Nexus 7 wouldn't be updated to 4.3. I'd have been surprised if it wasn't. And I've had full use of one at work for software development, so had plenty of use of it.

My biggest problem with is though that the Tegra 3 chip in it isn't a suitable smartphone/tablet chip at all. I despise it. As nice as the Nexus 7 is to use and I think it's a great tablet (it's definitely the best tablet bar none in terms of bang for buck), I've just always felt it's been kept back from its full potential. Get a custom kernel on there that really opens up Tegra 3 and it'll most likely feel like a new tablet. And as the new one has jumped ship to Snapdragon, I'm looking forward to trying it.
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