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post #46 of 72
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Originally Posted by blairh View Post

Honestly man you are rambling at this point. And this really is a waste of time for me. I'd like to reply and drop this.
The genesis of the argument was that local storage is a thing of the past. I vehemently disagree with this. This applies to both smartphones and tablets. Yes, cloud services allows users to become less dependent on local storage however there is absolutely still a need for it and moving forward you will only see tablets grow with respect to internal storage. This is a fact. It will happen with future iPad, iPad Mini's, whatever Android tablets become a mainstay, future iPhone's, and flagship Android devices.
The funny thing about all this is that you essentially seem to be conceeding that many consumers do infact use and incorporate local storage on their devices. So you're argument here is really not very focused and it's impossible for me to take you seriously.
Yes, plenty of people use their tablets on the go and in doing so find the need to access wifi and to pull up media when a wifi connection is not available. Yes, in some instances the media is available offline but not in all instances. Hence why people want and need local storage.
I completely disagree with your insistance that the iPad and Nexus 7 don't already compete against each other today. Like I've already stated, Apple has already lost some people who instead elected to purchase a cheaper and smaller Nexus 7. This playing field will even once the smaller iPad is unveiled in six weeks.
I have no desire to continue this. Nothing you have stated has changed a thing. I'm right, whether you want to write paragraphs against what I'm saying or not. Local storage is absolutely important moving forward for smartphones and tablets and if you disagree, so be it. That doesn't change the fact that you will absolutely see said devices offer more local storage in the years to come. Goodbye. I'm done with this discussion.

LOL, k bro.

I do agree that I rambled like a mad man earlier.

This is exactly like all internet spats. I think we're good to drop it, indeed.
post #47 of 72
I had one for more than a week now. While I bought it initially to bring on my next holiday to watch some movies in the plane, use hotel wifi and find my way in Asia, then sell it when I come back, I found some nice uses to it and really like it so far.

-iTunes/VLC Remote: very convenient while watching movies in bed or listening to music on the balcony without access to the computer.
-DSLR Remote: I can see so many uses for this although so far I have only used it for video but this is brilliant
-Reading RSS Reader (with gReader) in the bed. The 7in widescreen is just perfect for that, whether in landscape view with the articles on the side or book view to read articles one by one by sweeping through them.
-Light browsing in the kitchen or in the living room to check some information or verify some facts.
-GPS in the car: Although it's slightly distracting, having a screen this big is a nice addition if your car doesn't have integrated GPS.

Low internal storage is indeed a way for Google to promote its cloud solution, because a SD slot wouldn't have made the tablet more expensive. But I rooted mine and use a USB Stick with a OTG Cable just fine. Hello 40Go Nexus 7.
post #48 of 72
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Originally Posted by JuyLe View Post

Low internal storage is indeed a way for Google to promote its cloud solution, because a SD slot wouldn't have made the tablet more expensive. But I rooted mine and use a USB Stick with a OTG Cable just fine. Hello 40Go Nexus 7.

I wonder how much more expensive? It's only a slot and connector on the circuit board. Probably $1 at the most. Problem is, if you don't have access to Google's cloud services, e.g. no internet, China, Google Music is USA only, etc. you're limited to the internal storage only.
post #49 of 72
Get used to it. As tablets and smartphones strive to keep weight, thickness, costs and complexity down things like external card slots are going to go the way of the Dodo.
post #50 of 72
Probably not much more expensive that's why I said it wouldn't have made it more expensive. It's just that they want their customers and people in general to use cloud services... or push them into rooting and buying an OTG Cable.
post #51 of 72
Again, it's about eliminating complexity with these devices. Doing so keeps them thin and light. It also frees up internal space for more important things, like the battery.
post #52 of 72
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Get used to it. As tablets and smartphones strive to keep weight, thickness, costs and complexity down things like external card slots are going to go the way of the Dodo.

So you always have unlimted (no asterisks *) fast internet access, even on aeroplanes?

TBH I think Google has designed the Nexus devices primarily for use in the States, where all their cloud services are available, e.g. Google Music, "We're sorry. The Google Play music player is currently only available in the United States." I don't think they'll be marketing them here any time soon. AFAICT just about all Android phones and tablets here have some kind of expandable storage options, like SD and micro-SD. Google doesn't really have much to do with Android here, no devices have Play. I got a 32GB micro-SD in my Galaxy S, and that's very much full.
post #53 of 72
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

So you always have unlimted (no asterisks *) fast internet access, even on aeroplanes?

TBH I think Google has designed the Nexus devices primarily for use in the States, where all their cloud services are available, e.g. Google Music. I don't think they'll be marketing them here any time soon. AFAICT just about all Android phones and tablets here have some kind of expandable storage options, like SD and micro-SD. I got a 32GB micro-SD in my Galaxy S, and that's very much full.

You are thinking short term and not looking at the big picture. Eventually the internal storage these devices come with will be more then enough even for those who consider themselves "power users." For now, it's a trade off. One that Apple, with the dominating sales of the iPad, has proven worth making.
post #54 of 72
Picture I took quickly with the OTG cable and a 8GB USB Stick (it works with my 2TB external HDD as well)
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post #55 of 72
bah, n7 stopped charging. had to send it back for an exchange
post #56 of 72
hurry up and release the landscape dock Asus!
post #57 of 72
bamp


shud i still want to get one
post #58 of 72
Wouldn't be a bad purchase Shah. Let us know what you think of it if you do.
post #59 of 72
I'll be getting the 16gb as a bday gift from my siblings. Should receive within the next two weeks.
post #60 of 72
I'd wait for the update, but that's just me. No sense in buying old tech when new is a month away.
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