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bjadams
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Posted: 28th Jun 2012 11:45
What do you think of this new Tegra3 tablet from Google?

I think its the cheapest & best tablet device to test android!
Ancient Lady
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Posted: 28th Jun 2012 17:08
Looks promising.

Is the Tegra 3 chip compatible with AppGameKit?

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Posted: 29th Jun 2012 00:12
sure it is, why shouldn't it be?!
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Posted: 29th Jun 2012 01:10
Don't know, that's why I asked.

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Posted: 30th Jun 2012 11:38
I am going to get this asap.
I think its the perfect test device to have and the price is incredible
The Zoq2
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Posted: 30th Jun 2012 14:07 Edited at: 30th Jun 2012 17:38
That seems like a realy good tablet for that price, I may end up getting one when it get's released
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Posted: 1st Jul 2012 21:04 Edited at: 1st Jul 2012 21:04
Damn, was going to make a thread about it myself

Here's a video where Duarte from Google discussing Nexus 7 and 4.1.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/29/3126644/matias-duarte-on-android-4-1-jelly-bean-and-the-nexus-7

I have been thinking some time about getting a Transformer (Infinity looks nice) tablet to replace my netbook. Now I want a Nexus 7 but I don't really know what to use it for. Looks nice for gaming and reading, don't do much of either on my phone. Would love to see my own game running on it though.

Here's a review:
http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/29/3125396/google-nexus-7-review/in/2885052

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Posted: 1st Jul 2012 21:45
No 3G/LTE connection is kind of weird considering the focus on online content. 16 GB version is $50 extra, with no SD card slot that's not much space.

I do like the weight though, the same as a phone. Well, I have a SGS2 which is lighter, lighter than most smartphones.

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Quote: "No 3G/LTE connection is kind of weird considering the focus on online content. 16 GB version is $50 extra, with no SD card slot that's not much space."


I totaly agree on that, they say it's focused on gaming, but a top quality game today takes up 1gb of space as it is. And that has doubbled in 6 months. I wonder why they chose not to have SD card suport...
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Posted: 2nd Jul 2012 11:41
Google doesn't want sd cards anymore. Why I don't know.

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Posted: 2nd Jul 2012 11:58
Could be the fact that its a way of making more money, someond thinks it may not be enough with 8gb, so they pay those 50$ for 16
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Posted: 3rd Jul 2012 23:20 Edited at: 3rd Jul 2012 23:27
We were thinking about getting a Nexus when it comes out. But I just saw this:
http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-and-android-patents-2012-7

EDIT: I just finished going through the list of infringed patents and am impressed at what Microsoft and Apple filed and received patents for. It almost makes the patent system absurd!

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Posted: 4th Jul 2012 01:27
The patent system regarding software patents are simply put stupid. Most countries does not have software patents. As you can see most of these patents are from the US. Getting patents for simple solutions is one problem. Another is that there are companies buying companies just to get patents so they can sue other companies for money. There are companies making money from patent licenses but don't use the technology the patents are for.

Apple doesn't want to license their patents, instead they want to ban all competition. If Google and their partners can't do anything about this we might end up with a US ban on Android devices. I wonder how Americans as well as non Americans will react to such an outcome.

The Nexus 7 and the Galaxy Nexus are 2 different devices though.

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Posted: 4th Jul 2012 13:21 Edited at: 4th Jul 2012 13:26
Wow, I just went thru that list and half of the patents basicaly say "if you want to make a smartphone, you have to make it round with a "smell screen""
Quote: "A general patent related to the iPad's design."





Quote: ""unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image"
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This one is kind of scary to. Seems to basicaly say, if you want to have a unlock screen, the screen can't display anything.

Allso, dosn't all operating systems have something like this
Quote: ""system and method for performing an action on a structure in computer-generated data""


For example, when we doubbleclick an image file on windows, it dosn't open the file with notepad, but with a image viewing program(most of the time )

Im glad im not in the US

EDIT:
I guess samsung have got some patents that could stop apple to...



EDIT:
I guess samsung have got some patents that could stop apple to...
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Posted: 16th Jul 2012 12:37 Edited at: 25th Aug 2012 10:34
great tablet for that price

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Posted: 16th Jul 2012 12:38 Edited at: 25th Aug 2012 10:33
great tablet

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Posted: 16th Jul 2012 19:12
More than once I have thought: "If I had a Nexus 7 right now I would play some games on it"

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Posted: 16th Jul 2012 19:55 Edited at: 16th Jul 2012 19:56
It seems the nexus 7 isn't avalible in sweeden yet

Though if it was, I have no idea what I would use it for
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Posted: 16th Jul 2012 23:53
I don't think it's even out in US yet. But yeah, don't know when it will be available here in Sweden.

I would play games on it. Maybe some websurfing. Could also watch movies on it at the gym. Probably good for reading as well. Would be nice to try my game on it too.

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Posted: 17th Jul 2012 00:50 Edited at: 17th Jul 2012 00:50
TGC's twitter told me it's out in the US

Quote: "I would play games on it. Maybe some websurfing. Could also watch movies on it at the gym. Probably good for reading as well. Would be nice to try my game on it too."


Same reason as me then, the thing is though, that I have a galaxy note already which has a 5" screen. So paying 200$ for a nexus may be a bit overkill. I would realy like to have that tegra 3 processor though...
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Posted: 17th Jul 2012 01:50
I see your point. I have a Galaxy S2 and the screen is barely useable for those things. Great for SMS, Facebook etc but I often wish for a bigger screen.

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Posted: 17th Jul 2012 12:25
TGC have a few of these devices already and they rock!

I am very impressed with it. Very light and easy to hold.

With gmail, chrome, apps, video and music all easily configured it's a delight to use. While it's not as powerful as an iPad3 it's just so much more convenient. I don't feel like I'll drop it and smash it!

I have noticed some issues with AppGameKit which Paul will be looking into. Something must be different in Jelly Bean. We'll get that sorted asap.

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Posted: 17th Jul 2012 12:45
Quote: "TGC have a few of these devices already and they rock!"


A few? Give one to me
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Posted: 18th Jul 2012 11:17 Edited at: 18th Jul 2012 11:17
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Posted: 18th Jul 2012 11:21
bjadams:
That is one loud click sound from your mouse

And thanks for the video!

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Posted: 18th Jul 2012 11:56
Stop making me want one of those!
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Posted: 19th Jul 2012 07:45
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Posted: 29th Jul 2012 19:58
Coming to Sweden in September. Only the 16 GB model will be available. Guess they realized that people want more storage.

And a Nexus 7 commercial from Google:
[href]www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqiSE-ukmgc[/href]

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Posted: 29th Jul 2012 20:50
Quote: "Coming to Sweden in September"


Hopefully, they said that they hope to get it to sweden in september, but due to the shortage of devices worldwide, it may be delayed.

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