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24 hours with the Nexus 7: it's not all butter

0. phoneArena 18 Jul 2012, 20:00 posted on

Those of you that placed your pre-orders for a Nexus 7 in the Play Store may have been lucky enough to get your new Google tablet yesterday. To mark 24 hours with the new Nexus tablet, we wanted to talk about one of the more annoying issues that may not have been talked about yet...

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posted on 18 Jul 2012, 20:08 23

1. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Sooooo it's a new device are there are new device problems that will be solved with time...... welcome to technology PhoneArena.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 21:36 8

13. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I agree specially with half baked devices... being rushed to the public...

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 23:33 4

18. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14172; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I miss the days of quality control department.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 00:51 4

24. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I missed you. Hello sunshine.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 08:34 4

31. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Well, we do have quality control here and galito just earned himself his 3rd warning with that comment

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 03:36 1

26. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)


The R&D (the project from start to finish) was 4 months on this device, Google even said so themselves. So, yeah, "rushed" is quite spot on :-)

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 08:59 1

36. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


how much R&D do you need with an established tablet maker using parts that are already available and an OS that was just finalized?

posted on 04 Aug 2012, 07:28

59. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)


You answered it perfectly all by yourself :-)

If you want to make a product that's unique and actually feels premium, you do as Microsoft and put some actual effort behind it. If you want to do some cheap ass me-too product, you do as Google and just screw already available hardware parts together and call it a day.

Thanks for helping me out! ;-)

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 18:03 1

52. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


U guys don't give iOS products that out. Just admit no products r perfect software, or hardware wise. Oh, and I'll give this comment the first thumbs down.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 18:04

53. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Damn I trid to thumbs down it for the androiders but it said I can't cuz its my comment. Go ahead droiders hook me up with the thumb downs

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 20:08 12

2. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I agree. Devs need to get their act together, and Google should work harder with them to do so. For instance, releasing the tools and code sooner before release and asking the Devs to get the updates out before the deadline. Maybe take away editor's choice status for the big names if they fail to do so.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 20:11 14

3. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


Well, nothing that can't be fixed in a week or so... small price to pay for a top-notch $200 7" tablet

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 21:35 2

11. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


a week or so? I think you're being a tad too optimisitc

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 00:08 9

21. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


your confusing a branded tablet with the Nexus. When google has an update, it rolls out immediately on anything labeled "Nexus" that isnt tied to a carrier (cough cough VZW G-Nex)

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 08:33 1

30. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


And I think you're confusing the issue. We're not talking about an issue with the tablet itself, but with various apps in the Play Store, so a week would be extremely optimistic for those devs to fix things

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 09:03

37. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I'd expect the major devs like EA to fix NBA jam within a short time frame. The more minor devs might take longer, but for the most part they've been pretty quick to fix issues in the past. Its not like all games/apps need a fix. Like you said KO boxing hasnt been updated in a year and still works perfectly.

However, knowing EN's borderline troll posts, he was probably talking about "updates" in general for Android, aka system updates... which is what I was responding to.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 09:57 2

41. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


You actually have it backwards. Major devs tend to take longer to update because they have more projects taking up their time. It took EA over a month to update NBA JAM for ICS, but most of the smaller devs made any necessary fixes within a couple weeks.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 09:11

40. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


I'm using Amazon's Mobile App right now and according to the article, it didn't work on the N7.
So no, it's not just optimism...

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 10:01

42. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Amazon Mobile is still listed in the Play Store as incompatible with the N7.

Did you sideload the app? It would certainly work sideloaded, but I'm just talking about getting it through the Play Store.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 20:20 9

4. shelley.bevacqua (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


The author is right about novice tech buyers and their frustration with bugs in a product, function or application. I expect bugs, crashes, etc... I just love tech and innovation.
Still waiting for my Google Nexus 7 tab to arrive.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 22:39 4

16. LionStone (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Not any more frustration than any other piece of technology/electronics.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 07:28

56. mcbeav (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 May 2011)


I disagree, for the average consumer, this will be an issue. The average consumer has a hard time understanding things like this. I know from working in the cell phone biz for a few years. For some people, you can explain it to them a million times, they just won't understand. For someone like yourself, or most people on here, your statement is true.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 20:21 3

5. shelley.bevacqua (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


My fried got the Galaxy Nexus based on my recommendation. That was a mistake.
She has problems with her screen and AOL email account. Yes she has AOL.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 20:25 4

6. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Have you tried another mail client like K9 with her? I heard that Aol doesn't play nice with the stock Android clients.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 07:31

57. mcbeav (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 May 2011)


the phone is not for the average consumer, i used to work for one of the big 4, and we sold the galaxy nexus ( which limits it to one of 2 cell companies i worked for. ). This phone was returned 9 times out of 10. The biggest complaint was battery life. The average Joe just didn't seem to take to this phone. People really liked stock ICS, just not the phone itself

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 20:27 5

7. sudbury78 (Posts: 136; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


Don't mess with an iPad. You can't win.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 04:19 4

28. HTCFreak (Posts: 156; Member since: 17 Jul 2010)


If someone says: don't mess with the Nexus 7, he will get thumbed up.
If someone says: don't mess with the iPad, he will get thumbed down.
That's the way this weird world works now :(

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 08:36 2

32. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


All depends on context. If this comment were on an article about the iPad, the thumbs would likely be reversed. Similarly, you can't expect to go into Yankee Stadium wearing a Red Sox jersey and not hear some boos.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 13:19 2

46. manzl (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


u got that ryt.. but why r u talktive all of a asudden..

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 11:43 2

45. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


but the thing is, N7 is not Google's answer to the iPad, it wasn't meant to be the competitor for iPad. It's another class on its own. Not even the same with that of Kindle Fire.

Obviously N7 can't win, right?

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