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

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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59 Comments

1. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

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

13. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I miss the days of quality control department.

24. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I missed you. Hello sunshine.

31. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

26. Henrik

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 18, 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 :-)

36. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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?

59. Henrik

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 18, 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! ;-)

52. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 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.

53. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 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

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

3. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

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

11. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

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

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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)

30. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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

37. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

41. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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.

40. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 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...

42. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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.

4. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 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.

16. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

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

56. mcbeav

Posts: 3; Member since: May 23, 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.

5. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 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.

6. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

57. mcbeav

Posts: 3; Member since: May 23, 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

7. sudbury78

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

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

28. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 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 :(

32. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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.

46. manzl

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

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

45. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 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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