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Offline CommanderVimes

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New to forum and about to purchase Nexus 7 (in a few days)
« on: August 18, 2012, 06:20:30 AM »
Hi there,

I'm a 36 year old Mum of two, my Daughter is 13 ( :o although she's been an active "Kevin" since she started High School!) and my Son is 10.  We live in a small village on the outskirts of Cannock, Staffordshire. (West Midlands)

When I'm having a really good day, I like to design and create greeting cards and Jewellery for family and friends' Special occasions.  On a bad day I lie down and socialise in my "online world" on my tablet. (I used to use my SGS2,  but as my health has deteriorated,  so have my eyes.)  On a REALLY bad day, I have to rest completely and sleep a lot.

Things I do on my tablet:  forumising using tapatalk, playing Draw Something, playing Words with Friends, reading Pratchett on kindle app, drawing using picasso,  Tap Farm is my favourite time management game, (only game I miss from my iPod then iPhone is Zombie Farm heheh) I also enjoy Wordsearch, I blog about my crafty makes in WordPress,  (had to install apk for that one) I occasionally enjoy socialising on facebook, (another apk install) I like Google+ but it keeps crashing when I try to enter messages,  and I cannot reinstall as it was a stock app,  cannot "uninstall updates" either, so I'm stuck with a broken app.  (I have to use my mobile if I want to speak privately to someone in G+) I installed all my music onto my tablet but I don't use it as I have my mobile to plug into my iPod dock for that, when my Son adopts this tablet, I'll take the music off so he has more space for games.  There's many more apps but I won't bore you all any longer.

I am currently using a Zenithink ZT282 (C91 Upgrade) but I'm getting the Nexus 7 in four days time! (and counting!) I'm hoping to purchase it from PC World/Currys on Wednesday so I don't have to wait for delivery ;-)

My only concern is the drop in screen size, as this tablet is 10.2" from corner to corner, visible screen size.  Though, my arms are getting weaker as time goes by, and I really hurt when trying to hold this thing already, I'm guessing that downsizing to something smaller, and hopefully lighter would be a sensible move?

I am hoping that the sheer speed and power and capability of the Nexus 7 will easily neutralize, (maybe hit the positive!) the negative points, on the reduction in screen size.

Current tablet cons.

1. No GPS.
2. No Bluetooth.
4. INSANELY Slow performance.
5. Compatibility issues with many apps,  including Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress,  Chrome, BBC iPlayer and Netflix to name but a few... (I know iPlayer and Netflix are a flash issue)
6. No SIM card slot.
7. Made in China by Chinese Company and their Customer Service is far from satisfactory.

Current tablet Pros.

1. Micro SD card slot for expansion up to 32Gig. (Poss. 64, can't remember!)
2. 10.2" screen.

Known Cons of Nexus 7 (known by my research only)

1. No expansion available?
2. No SIM card slot?
3. 7" screen only.
4. 16Gig Max onboard storage (whereas iPad goes up to 64Gig, although it is  STUPIDLY expensive)

Known Pros of Nexus 7 (that I know of)

1. Fast!
2. GPS
3. Bluetooth?
4. Compatible with more apps than ZT282?
5. Reasonably light and easy to handle due to smaller size?
6. Made by reputable company.
7. It's not an apple product! (Teehee)

If you can assist in further proving that upgrading/downsizing to the Nexus 7 is a brilliant idea, I would be truly grateful.

Looking forward to getting to know you all! :-)

kind regards


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Re: New to forum and about to purchase Nexus 7 (in a few days)
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2012, 10:10:17 AM »
Welcome to the forum CommanderVimes!  Well you sure did make an introduction!  I think you nailed a lot of the benefits of the Nexus 7 and that you'll be very happy with it especially compared to your older Zenithink.  The Tegra 3 will blow the Cortex chip in your current tablet away and the screen resolution and display quality of the Nexus 7 is also much better.  It'll be a nice upgrade.   I'd encourage you to browse through the forum and use the search function for any specific questions.   If you have anything you want to ask that you can't find already covered feel free to post a question in the appropriate board in the forum.  Looking forward to you being part of the community!

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Re: New to forum and about to purchase Nexus 7 (in a few days)
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2012, 03:02:08 PM »
Welcome CommanderVimes. I must agree that is quite an introduction. I would suggest a couple of extra pros for the Nexus 7:

  • Easily rootable
  • Full ROM images availible from Google for system recovery
IT Service Professional - I just want a device to be productive.


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