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Offline ranieri

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Use of Nexus 7 outside USA
« on: October 15, 2012, 06:30:54 AM »
Hi there,

does anyone know if the Nexus 7 bought in the US would work well abroad? I heard that some legal issues would restrict the use of some functions / applications (movies, music purchased in the US would not be available elsewhere...)
Thank you for any info.



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Re: Use of Nexus 7 outside USA
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2012, 07:33:25 AM »
We bought our Nexus7 in September and took it with us to Ireland the same month.  I wasn't sure if I didn't download the movies properly (not very tech savy) but they didn't work.  The internet worked great and was handy for email and my husband's FFL league.

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Re: Use of Nexus 7 outside USA
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2012, 07:43:33 AM »
You won't have access to Movies or Music when you are abroad, some applications may not work like Pandora but all other features should work fine.
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Re: Use of Nexus 7 outside USA
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2012, 10:07:21 AM »
Thank you for your replies.
So, would I have the same problems going abroad from whatever country I buy the Nexus 7 from? I mean, if I get it in the UK I wouldn't be able to use those features in any other place? Its a bit annoying thinking that a tablet is made for being on the move.

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Re: Use of Nexus 7 outside USA
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2012, 10:14:10 AM »
It can be used on the move quite easily, it's just certain services again available in other regions. The UK doesn't have Google Play Music, we have the app but not the music download service.
If you put your own movies into your Nexus 7 they're won't be any issues, it's just some application services are region specific.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2012, 08:10:12 AM by JayJ »
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Re: Use of Nexus 7 outside USA
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2012, 04:33:27 AM »
My first Nexus I had for a couple of weeks in the UK and then spent some time driving through France.  everything worked perfectly, if I needed anything i stopped at a McDonalds (free wifi) and downloaded what I needed)....until the Nexus actually stopped working which was a nightmare as I was using NavFree to get around!!

On my third Nexus now :(

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Re: Use of Nexus 7 outside USA
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2012, 08:06:28 AM »
Thank you for your answers.
It looks like its ok to get one in the US then but at this point I'd wait for the 29th of Oct and see if the 3G version will be launched!

 


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