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Sorry, but not mentioning the lack of microSD slot as a major con of this tablet invalidates the review. Whatever you may personally think, with the current state of connectivity its a significantly dumb and apple-like decision by google.

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Sorry, but not mentioning the lack of microSD slot as a major con of this tablet invalidates the review. Whatever you may personally think, with the current state of connectivity its a significantly dumb and apple-like decision by google.


16Gb is more than enough. It's half the price of iPad, and 10x more useful and customisable. If you are complaining, then it's not for you; doesn't make it "dumb", that was their design decision.

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Nope sorry but sane? is right it is dumb and apple like. The reason its dumb is cos they touted the HD capabilities of this thing, bragged about the screen, then gave you no space to fit a decent amount of HD content on. Any user who regularly goes on a long haul flights and wants to watch 5/6hrs of high bitrate HD content has been royally shafted.

They have deliberately limited users personal content on local storage to push their own cloud agenda, reducing the quality of some potential customers user experience. Not cool.

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Nope sorry but sane? is right it is dumb and apple like. The reason its dumb is cos they touted the HD capabilities of this thing, bragged about the screen, then gave you no space to fit a decent amount of HD content on. Any user who regularly goes on a long haul flights and wants to watch 5/6hrs of high bitrate HD content has been royally shafted.

They have deliberately limited users personal content on local storage to push their own cloud agenda, reducing the quality of some potential customers user experience. Not cool.


Life goes on, oh well :P

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haha, i'll probably still get one tbf even though it does piss me off. I wish asus would have released the original Memo 370T. I'm sure theres plenty of jelly bean tabs on their way though, so suppose there will be something for everyone anyway.

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haha, i'll probably still get one tbf even though it does piss me off. I wish asus would have released the original Memo 370T. I'm sure theres plenty of jelly bean tabs on their way though, so suppose there will be something for everyone anyway.

Tbh if I were you, I would wait and see if asus release a nexus 7 with a an SD card slot or a 32gb version

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There definitely won't be a Nexus 7 with a microSD slot. It is a shame, you're right, I should have added it to the 'cons' list, i'll do that.

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Many thanks Paul. Any word on an Asus only, no Google idiocy, version of the tablet? They had a working 370T design ...

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Ordered mine today! No doubt it'll get rooted, CWM and MCR'd straight away... I'm like a broken record!

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No Asus version forthcoming.

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Many thanks Paul. Any word on an Asus only, no Google idiocy, version of the tablet? They had a working 370T design ...


Who do you think develops Android? Why is it "Google idiocy", when their amazing system makes it work seamlessly? I am not a fanboy by the way - just asking.

No Google, no Android; no Android, no Nexus 7... kapiche? :P

Edited by glossywhite, 19 July 2012 - 03:44 PM.

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Hi Paul, I've got a Nexus 7 running JRO03D (MoDaCo Custom ROM Jr5) and a Samsung Galaxy Nexus running JRO03C (MoDaCo Custom ROM Jr2) and cannot get NFC working between the two. Is there a known issue with NFC and Modaco ROM's?
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Hi Paul, I've got a Nexus 7 running JRO03D (MoDaCo Custom ROM Jr5) and a Samsung Galaxy Nexus running JRO03C (MoDaCo Custom ROM Jr2) and cannot get NFC working between the two. Is there a known issue with NFC and Modaco ROM's?
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No, nothing I've changed that should cause an issue?

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Hi Paul,
I was trying to 'beam' something from an app that didn't support it! It's working great now. Cheers
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These user experiences not so good of that device

http://www.guardian....mplaints-google

Several problems with the screen.

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Spam? Seriously... this must of taken ages to write, all of which I read and it's a great review. This helped me make my mind up and thanks Paul!


I think he is referring to the gmail screenshot. Paul has "999+" messages in his spam folder.

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Hi Paul,

I haven't received my device yet, but I thought you might be able to weigh in on dispay stuff.
I'm sure that you are aware of the display issues, particularly the "Intensity Scale" calibration.
http://www.displaymate.com/news.html

I wonder if this can be remedied? If it's a calibration issue can it be adjusted?

Thanks!

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Nexus 7 is an android tablet which is running on latest android OS Jelly Bean and powered by powerful 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor. It has 1 GB RAM and capable for 8 or 16 GB flash memory. It has 7 inch multi touch display, 1.2 MP front camera and best internet connectivity.

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Transformers is only streamed if you don't download it ;).

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Transformers is streamed, and books aren't that exciting. A few actual clips, or some mp3's would have been good. Also a game or some kinda of interactive app, you know something to play with when you first get it, but before you settle down and start using it in anger.



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Transformers is only streamed if you don't download it ;).

ok, true, but its also not on the device...so you can't do anything with it without wifi.

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