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$199 Google Nexus 7 tablet has only 5.92GB of free memory and no micro SD card slot

0. phoneArena 28 Jun 2012, 08:36 posted on

The most eye-popping thing about the Google Nexus 7 tablet is without a doubt its price - Google and Asus really undercut the competition with the $199 starting price for the 8GB version…

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posted on 28 Jun 2012, 09:55

21. Santi_Santi (unregistered)


I have an iPod V gen 8Gb and now still unable to use all of it. please dont blame the iPod...

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 09:56 3

22. amish1512 (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


now fandroid try to compromise their choice with 5.92 gig of space even if they r the who was telling that oh we have expendable memory slot we can buy 8gig phone or tablet without paying lot money and use memory card for more space....lol OK guys but u have to accept that was sucks for android....even it doesnt have cellular connectivity so u only have to enjoy on wifi plus no camera really SUCKS!!! but anyway guys next version would be better

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 23:26 1

38. chadrick0814 (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


I'm with you on the fact that no micro sd sucks. But, no one cares about a rear camera on a tablet. People who use their tablet as a camera get laughed at like people who talk to Siri in public.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 12:02

30. thedarkside (Posts: 654; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


ill pass. id like the option to have a way to put more memory in it.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 12:24

31. zzzz0101 (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Does USB host method will work in 7 or JB?

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 16:19

48. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Whoops, downrated you, according to anandtech no, USB host for a flash drive won't work, but other stuff will.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 13:26

33. anshul0000 (unregistered)


who cares? u can always get a usb host...

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 14:36

34. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I just got a 32GB microSD card on AMAZON for about 20.00 - class 4.
I need this because my 16GB version keeps getting full.
I am sure there will be a way to use a microSD card with this tablet. Maybe I should just start using my Box 50GB account a little more.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 14:53 2

35. robocopvn (Posts: 436; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


the worst fact about Nexus 7 is the storage, with 5.92GB you cannot do many things like the Nexus 7 has been marketed: HD Gaming (some good HD games take over 1GB of Data), HD movie (epic fail), musics, documents, pictures, apps lolz :D

Even the 16gb is not enough :(

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 17:21 2

37. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


lol that's god awful... I'm happy with my Transformer Pad 300. I don't know how some of the google lovers want 64gigs on their little cell phone, but are content with essentially no space on a tablet. Isn't that where you want to do all your multimedia viewing? What's the point otherwise, just a web browser and some Angry Birds?

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 02:45

40. tverma83 (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)


had a basic question..nexus 7 doesn't offer any expandable memory..what cost does it require to offer such functionality..i mean would be gr8 to have an expandable slot inbuilt n the customer can plug in d memory card..am sure it must have a cost angle behind the tradeoff so wanted to understand what is it?

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 05:44

41. Jay2ice (Posts: 13; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)


I need every f**king specs on my device not minding if I use it once in a year or not. At least for that once I feel the need to use it, I'd feel short-changed if I can't. And those who keeps claiming it's alright, you don't need back camera, you don't need microSD card slot, or this and that are just fan boys trying to defend their OS. How come you get excited when it's included in the next version. Then you'd go "Oh, it's cool! better specs than the previous" Pls spare me your hypocrisy.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 09:23

42. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


16GB version? Don't you mean the 13.92GB version. I'm still interested... but, I think I'll wait to see what else is coming out. I guess they really did only intend this to be a Kindle Fire competitor.
Maybe an Asus Jelly Bean Transformer or an MS Surface would better suit my needs/wants.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 14:00

43. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Has anyone here heard of a usb host mode? for f*ck sake if you need the space buy an external hdd and carry around a TB of data. The point is this is a cheap tablet with great specs, if you need something extra be creative or buy a f?cking Itampon...

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 14:58

44. Digikatt (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


I started to pre-order one and was looking at the specs. I didn't see anything about a micro sd support so I googled it. I won't be ordering one now. I'm really disappointed though.
What's the next best thing? I want a tablet but I don't want a contract with it.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 15:25

45. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


I dont think theres anything with specs close tho the nex and the price too...

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 19:17 2

46. buggerrer (Posts: 306; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


Riiiiight... the Nexus 7 is a direct competitor to the Kindle Fire, which has exactly the same storage restrictions (mine shows 5.72GB free after a factory reset, and there is no SD card) yet somehow magically sold around a million units each week last quarter despite that being, apparently, a "dealbreaker".

The Nexus adds a quad-core CPU, 12-core GPU, an uncrippled and up-to-date version of Android, and a front camera for skyping, and is an open-spec reference design (which almost guarantees that someone will post a "how to add an SD card to your Nexus 7" tutorial within weeks), all without raising the price... but somehow that adds up to "a dangerous combination ", making the Nexus 7 "DOA".

I hate this planet.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 02:18

47. swami (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


How does one transfer personal music or movie collection onto the Nexus 7? The usb connector?

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 00:47

51. LodeStar (Posts: 28; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


lol i wonder wot kind of stuff you can put on 6gb these days..

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 11:09

52. vishalsrivastava (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


On the 8GB tablet, approximately how much memory will be available for installation of APPS?

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 08:27

53. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)


I guess I'm gonna have to uninstall a game after I beat it.
All my other games goin' to my phone..

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 12:39

54. thedarkside (Posts: 654; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


get the TF700

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:48

55. sutharsanravi (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


What a waste of time!!! I will stick to my current Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 which is working perfect for me. It has a microSD slot that can take upto 32gb of space, and also getting extra 32gb microSD cards cost less than $20 each.... I can have 160gb of space on my tablet for $100 more.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 12:06

56. fuzzy69 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


I think the micro sdcard slot already has a solution on the nexus 7 using a micro usb to usb on the go cable, rooting the device (theres a one click root app around) and installing a memory stick mounting app from google play which should work for all usb storage including hard drives i guess there will be someone who finds a way to mount it in the correct directory so apps can be moved.

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