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post #51 of 2571
Just got mine today, using it now wheee.gif

Pics soon!

Aaaaand just unlocked the bootloader and rooted.


Edited by Malcolm - 7/19/12 at 10:35pm
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I suspect the no landscape home screen issue has nothing to do with Jelly Bean and everything to do with the 7" screen. I think Google may have purposely used a smartphone layout for the Nexus 7. I do agree that it's mighty irritating.
Oh, hey, would you look at that, just came across a "fix" while browsing another forum:
http://www.androidcentral.com/how-alter-dpi-your-nexus-7-bring-familiar-tablet-homescreen-ui

So does this reduce the picture quality of the screen?
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So does this reduce the picture quality of the screen?

Supposedly not. I took the lazy route and installed a custom launcher instead (Apex Launcher). Still playing around with it. If I like it enough, I might get the Pro version. Make use of that $25 Google Play credit. tongue.gif
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How difficult is rooting these things and keeping OTA updates?
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How difficult is rooting these things and keeping OTA updates?

It's a Nexus so rooting shouldn't be difficult at all. Not sure if you can keep OTA updates although there should be plenty of workarounds for installing El Goog's latest and greatest (slightly OT: what's next after Jelly Bean? Krispy Kreme?)
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hey guys, ive just preordered nexus 7 from ebgames (it hasnt hit the stores yet). ive bought the 16GB version and paid about AUD300 for it. ill uload a coupla pics when i get it
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iPad vs Nexus.
Gizmodo
I think an admin should close my thread.
I was gonna change it to an owner club thread but too slow.


Check out the bath tub they use to drop the tablets in the water. DEEEIIINNGGG! Dat Nasty! I seriously hope that's not one of their own tubs....wow lol

Mine ARRIVES TODAY! Google shipped it lastnight and its already here! YEA! thumb.gifthumb.gif
post #58 of 2571
Got mine yesterday


Just gonna talk about the cons that I encounter
Cons of Nexus7:
fingerprints magnet.
the microusb seems to be a little bit loose need to plug in hard.
cant charge from my computer. It needs 2.0 amps. my computer is only 1.5.
Also the included USB cable is too short

Lets talk about the case now.
The case I got is the one from google store.
Pros:
It fits perfectly.
lightweight
Cons
Its not a smart cover. meaning open the flap wont turn on the device and closing the flap wont put it into standby.
it doesnt stand on its own.
Not as rubbery as I thought.
Edited by TLCH723 - 7/20/12 at 5:09am
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Cons of Nexus7:
fingerprints magnet.

Question, what touchscreen device is not a fingerprint magnet?
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How difficult is rooting these things and keeping OTA updates?

I had trouble rooting because I rooted right after an OTA update and I guess my version wasn't fully supported. I got it to work though. Use the Nexus Root Toolkit, that thing is really simply once u get it working.

I managed to keep OTA updates by installing an app that saves your root somehow. You just go into the app and say restore root after an OTA update.
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