JustAnEngineer wrote: You'll flip pages more frequently than you would on a 10" tablet, but the reading experience is fine.
JustAnEngineer wrote:Here's an indispensable upgrade for the Nexus 7:
It's also available in Red, Teal, Tangelo, Green and Purple if you don't like the Black one that I got.
DreadCthulhu wrote:And the Galaxy Tab & Nexus devices are 16:10, not 16:9, if that makes you happier.
JohnC wrote:Go to your local store which sells these tablets, or buy from a large online shop where you can easily return them, and try them out (with whatever apps you want), then make your buying decision based on that, problem solved!
TREE wrote:JohnC wrote:Go to your local store which sells these tablets, or buy from a large online shop where you can easily return them, and try them out (with whatever apps you want), then make your buying decision based on that, problem solved!
Counter intuitively, it turns out in the UK you actually get better buying rights (with regards to returns) by purchasing online, thank you EU. Amazon tend to have the best returns policy that I can think of. Furthermore high street stores where I live don't have very many, if any at all, units on live display - and people wonder why high street stores are going bust
Yugiyurigyu wrote:If you really want 4:3... Archos Titanium 9.7 HD (or Platinum 9.7 HD)
Chrispy_ wrote:Having used HTC sense, MotoBLUR and Samsung Sense, I would in future be looking to buy only Google's own reference hardware for Android.
When My Galaxy SII drops out of contract I'll probably pick up a Nexus 4.
I also had long-term use of a 1st-gen Samsung Galaxy Tab (office loaner that seemed to live with me) and whilst it was fine I was annoyed with the delayed software update and Samsung additions.
Samsung Sense is probably the least intrusive of the Android re-skins, but no re-skin is worth the hassle, in my opinion. I get the feeling that vendor modifications to stock Android are there for their benefit, not ours.
I will be sticking with Nexus products in future, having now used both the Nexus 4 and the nexus 7. Zero manufacturer bloat, 100% timely software updates, no silliness that requires rooting to undo.
Flying fox wrote:<various options for making Touchwiz/Sense/MotoBLUR devices less rubbish>
redavni wrote:Stay away from no-name tablets. Lots of cheap crap out there, and build quality is real important for tablets.
Chrispy_ wrote:Flying fox wrote:<various options for making Touchwiz/Sense/MotoBLUR devices less rubbish>
This is all true, you can workaround many of the interface quirks by rooting your device, but a lot of people don't like doing that.
I did like CM when I tried it but went back to Touchwiz once ICS was available.
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