It is an interesting looking tab..
DROID RAZR MAXXIMIZED!!!! PREPARE TO BE VANQUISHED!!!
Well I may pre order tomorrow. I got the green light to get it so I'll probably do the 16gb model.
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I was concerned about the lack of an sd slot. But the more I think about what I actually use my current Nook for, the more I realize I don't need much storage on the device. I already use Google Music, Netflix, and the Kindle app. 90% of the time I'm in an area with wifi. The only thing that will really take up space are emulators and games. And if the magazine service through Google is cloud-based as well, I could probably scrape by on 8gb. With that said, definitely going 16gb...my Nook has had a good run, but I'm ready for a quad-core, Google update controlled device. Now to look into a keyboard add-on for class in the Fall. Also, this announcement completely killed my desire to get a 3DS, which I had been considering for about a month.
While I'm thinking about it. How do you think the Tegra 3 will handle N64 and DS roms? Are there even emulators for the latter on Android?
S4: Rooted ME7
Bionic: Rooted JB (Thanks Sam) -Retired
I am definitely thinking of buying one of these, especially after seeing the specs side by side with lenovo, ipad2, kindle fire and others here: Google's Nexus 7 Android Tablet has arrived.
As for the size, if you have ever held a 7" inch tablet, you will know that it is the PERFECT SIZE sir. The nexus 7 also has a grip on the back and is super thin @ 0.48 inhces. Dope.
I'll get one because I love toys but it will probably be sold rather quickly. Even 16GB is too little storage for a portable device that isn't meant to be used strictly in the home. GoogleDrive is nice, but, useless if you're in an area with no wi-fi or cell connection for tethering. I'm also not a fan of the new soft key locations in the landscape profile. Too much bezel on the left and right will force you to switch grips before using any soft keys to ensure you have a solid grip and it doesn't drop. Good specs but too much to be desired for me to end up keeping it in the long run I feel.
I am excited for 4.1 to hit the Galaxy Nexus though. it really does look so much smoother.
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Galaxy Nexus (play)
Retired: Droid Bionic, D2, DX2, Moto Droid, HTC G1, NOKIA N95, HTC Titan, Moto RAZR V3, BB7130, NOKIA 8110, 8850, 9500
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I would have wanted one but 8gb? Really? With no expansion? That is so 2 years ago spec. Current top of line is 32 and 64. Yeah it would add a bit of cost so put in an expansion card. I know internal memory is faster and safer etc but 8gb??? I got the nexus because without the expansion verizon at least had 32gb. And no it isn't full but it has over 16gb on it and not the big games google would like you to plan on the tablet.
Buy selling it with such low storage space they pretty much force you to stream from the cloud. The whole emphasis on the devices shown today was use of the cloud. However, this means alot of buying movies we already own from Google Play just to watch it on these devices. I've already converted numerous DVDs to android friendly formats and now that space is limited, so is the selection I can put on the device. Heck, with the file sizes of the converted files I'd be lucky to fit 3 movies on an 8gb Nexus 7.
If I want to stream over multiple devices I'm going to be uploading media for days. Plus if you're on a roadtrip it's sometimes hard to find a good and fast data signal, and since these are wifi only you're pretty much at a loss on the road. At least with my Xoom I can fit in multiple seasons of shows or movies through SD cards.