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1. Read comic books
2. Read books
3. Use it as testing hardware for my android programming.
4. watch tv shows from various sites.
5. browse interwebs while I am in bed or in the living room.
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I use mine for gaming, webbrowsing, Ingressing with the phone in hotspot mode, watching videos and that's about it.
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Hey, guys! I've been interested in the Nexus 7, given its super-low price point as a touchscreen device. I also don't think I have anything that runs Android (unless you count heavily-modified proprietary hardware)

However, to justify the price, I'd kind of like to ask - what is it that you mainly do with the Nexus? What are common usage scenarios you, or your friends use? It seems like it doesn't have a 3G/4G radio, (not that I'd like to sign it up to a new plan) so I'd probably only be using it over Wi-Fi, unless there are good ways of using it outside of the internet.

Main use: reading manga. It's just about the perfect size for that.
Other uses: web browsing, watching some random videos, playing some random game every now and then... and that's about it.
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Hey, guys! I've been interested in the Nexus 7, given its super-low price point as a touchscreen device. I also don't think I have anything that runs Android (unless you count heavily-modified proprietary hardware)

However, to justify the price, I'd kind of like to ask - what is it that you mainly do with the Nexus? What are common usage scenarios you, or your friends use? It seems like it doesn't have a 3G/4G radio, (not that I'd like to sign it up to a new plan) so I'd probably only be using it over Wi-Fi, unless there are good ways of using it outside of the internet.

I'm replying to this now on mine smile.gif. I find it very enjoyable to surf the web on it. And there are some fantastic games for Android, not to mention a few that are Tegra 3 'enhanced'.
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1. Read comic books
2. Read books
3. Use it as testing hardware for my android programming.
4. watch tv shows from various sites.
5. browse interwebs while I am in bed or in the living room.

I know that you mentioned before that you were playing around with the programming. May I ask what IDE you've been using, any emulators, and also any starters guides? I used Eclipse for some minor Blackberry stuff before, but beyond that, I'm not too sure. I'm looking to do a project for my Senior level CS course.
 
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I know that you mentioned before that you were playing around with the programming. May I ask what IDE you've been using, any emulators, and also any starters guides? I used Eclipse for some minor Blackberry stuff before, but beyond that, I'm not too sure. I'm looking to do a project for my Senior level CS course.

This is android SDK its basically eclipse with android plugin already installed: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

depending on which android device you have, you will need to download the drivers for your operating system, but not all the time. when youre inside eclipse go to windows then click on SDK manager and install all the stuff you can (it usually downloads the drivers for most android devices)
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This is android SDK its basically eclipse with android plugin already installed: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

depending on which android device you have, you will need to download the drivers for your operating system, but not all the time. when youre inside eclipse go to windows then click on SDK manager and install all the stuff you can (it usually downloads the drivers for most android devices)

Ok, thanks! Do you mind if I PM you later on if I have any questions?
 
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Ok, thanks! Do you mind if I PM you later on if I have any questions?

Nope I don't mind, ask as many as you want, only way to learn. thumb.gif
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16GB Nexus 7 from Google Play store.


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I play a lot of games on my N7.
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I just dropped my nexus on the corner of a power strip from my bed... just my luck. Screen is cracked and touch does not work. A lesson for me about how easily large displays break, plus the screen on the nexus is known to be quite weak.

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