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N7 as 3rd Android device, no more hogging the Nook Color
« on: August 15, 2012, 12:18:02 PM »
Hey Everyone,
The Nexus 7 is my 3rd Android device.  I went for the 16 GB version in order to run the SkySafari Pro astronomy app.  That takes up 1.3GB the 8 GB N7 wasn't an option.  My wife's Nook Color proved the form factor to me, but of course I wanted a real Android tablet with better hardware. 10 days in I have no complaints except the vertical only home screens.  I'm not sure if I'll wait for a Google fix or get some rotation software.  Android started for me with a Droid 2 and my current phone is a Droid 4. 

My portable history goes back to a Palm IIIx, with its monochrome 160x160 screen and 8 MB (yes, megabytes, year = 2000).  IIRC the price was the same as the N7 16 GB. Then a Sony Clie with 320x320 color followed by Moto Q and Samsung Saga Windows phones.

I'm in IT with a small company in the Northeast US. It's good to have a growing community here,
Bob G
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Re: N7 as 3rd Android device, no more hogging the Nook Color
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2012, 12:45:12 PM »
Welcome Bob G.  A word of caution, don't let your wife use your N7, you could be down graded to Color Nook or sleeping on the couch.
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Re: N7 as 3rd Android device, no more hogging the Nook Color
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2012, 01:20:52 PM »
Thanks for the advice.  I _would_ have a hard time living with the Nook instead of the N7.  Fortunately for me my wife likes e books on the Nook and it also has a lot of games for our 6 y.o. girl.  It's good to a diversity of not too expensive devices for different users and uses.
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Re: N7 as 3rd Android device, no more hogging the Nook Color
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2012, 04:30:53 PM »
Hi Bob,

I'm running Sky Safari Pro on an 8GB N7.  Sometimes wish I'd gotten the 16GB, but what's done is done.  I'm snorkler on CN.
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Re: N7 as 3rd Android device, no more hogging the Nook Color
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2012, 05:58:57 PM »
Hi Birdastro,
Cool!  If you have any tips I'd love to hear them. I need to work out a red filter for the N7. I'm BGeoghegan on CN. Any chance you're heading to Stellafane this weekend?
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BobG

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Re: N7 as 3rd Android device, no more hogging the Nook Color
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2012, 08:17:40 PM »
Bob,

I'm still new to Sky Safari Pro.  Need to do a factory reset, as I'm getting the insufficient storage message despite 4GB free space.  See Alvin Huey's thread about red overlay materials in the computers & software forum on CN.

No Stellafane for me.  I'm in Calif.  Do you go to TSP?
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Re: N7 as 3rd Android device, no more hogging the Nook Color
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2012, 09:35:11 AM »
Sorry to hear about the need for a factory reset.  I found some of the CN threads with Alvin and you.  Much reading to be done...  in the rain of Stellafane.  Using the N7 for that reading lets me stay on topic ;-)

I haven't been to TSP but a friend is heading to Okie-Tex in Sept.  I'm only 2 years back into Astronomy after years away.
Bob G

 


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