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#76 tsupersonic

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 15:22

The main screen doesn't rotate, most applications/screens in the OS don't take advantage of the extra real estate and just use the same interface they do on the phone version

Get another launcher, you have $25 credit from the Google Play store (also free launchers that can rotate the homescreen). The only app. that I have come across that doesn't take up the full screen real-estate is Speedtest.net, however, their iPad version does the same (lazy developer). It's all developers, the Nexus 7 boosted the Android tablet market, so we'll see better tablet apps. It's not to say the iPad doesn't have the same issue, it's what happens when you have phones/tablets running on the same platform.

Uh it has 1.3 GHz quad core CPU powering it, it better outperform the single core 1Ghz processors in trophy and iPhone 4. :p Is JB really completely accelerated? I thought only the core OS is while apps still have to do with CPU based rendering.

Well, WP7.x doesn't support multi-core CPU's. We'll likely see that with WP8. iPhone 4s included too, in that comparison by the way, which does have a dual core CPU. The core UI is fully accelerated, and runs at 60 FPS (Project Butter). Well if apps weren't accelerated via GPU, you wouldn't have smooth playing games...See this link, and it refers to the Android developers blog, for more info.


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Posted 30 August 2012 - 15:49

Get another launcher, you have $25 credit from the Google Play store (also free launchers that can rotate the homescreen). The only app. that I have come across that doesn't take up the full screen real-estate is Speedtest.net, however, their iPad version does the same (lazy developer). It's all developers, the Nexus 7 boosted the Android tablet market, so we'll see better tablet apps. It's not to say the iPad doesn't have the same issue, it's what happens when you have phones/tablets running on the same platform.

What the devs do or don't is very important in the end for the platform. If all the apps end up looking and feeling like they do on the phone then you might as well just use it on the phone (I'm not saying iOS developers are all perfect either, there's a lot of bad ones too)

#78 Melfster

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 15:58

I think Nexus 7 is just android flavor of the Month. Next month we will see Amazon release their competitor and I am sure it will compete with Nexus 7. Also we will see Windows 8 Tablets probable eat into what ever marketshare android has for 10" tablets if not destroy the Android Tablets in this area.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 16:02

I think Nexus 7 is just android flavor of the Month. Next month we will see Amazon release their competitor and I am sure it will compete with Nexus 7

is that really a bad thing though? it just means that the quality-per-price margin is going to continue to improve :)

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 16:06

is that really a bad thing though? it just means that the quality-per-price margin is going to continue to improve :)

It confuses the consumers and makes it hard for developer to make sure their app works on all the devices properly

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:28

It confuses the consumers and makes it hard for developer to make sure their app works on all the devices properly

i still don't see it as any different than the android phone competition, which is doing the exact same thing

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:31

i still don't see it as any different than the android phone competition, which is doing the exact same thing


Yeah, which is why all the apps in the marketplace lists what devices they work on instead of just working.

#83 mikearnill

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:26

I don't know about ipad 2 but yeah nexus 7 is damn cool. I haven't use such tablet before, smart touch, cool screen, brilliant user controls and thing I like most about it is that one can handle their stuffs easily.

#84 Rudy

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:36

i still don't see it as any different than the android phone competition, which is doing the exact same thing

And I never said the situation was better for Android phones (it's worse)

#85 tsupersonic

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:45

It confuses the consumers and makes it hard for developer to make sure their app works on all the devices properly

More often than not - it's a better thing for consumers. It promotes competition amongst the manufacturers which results in better products for us. The marketing will take care of which devices will be popular. For example: Samsung S3 - marketed very highly, and also sells very well.

What the devs do or don't is very important in the end for the platform. If all the apps end up looking and feeling like they do on the phone then you might as well just use it on the phone (I'm not saying iOS developers are all perfect either, there's a lot of bad ones too)

I disagree - what the devs do or don't IS very important, they partly drive the platform! Without devs, there would be no apps, and that's what consumers want in the end. Better devs = better apps = better potential for the device. I honestly don't see the device any differently than the iPad, the tablet specific apps are there, granted not in the same numbers as the iPad, but it's getting there. Tablets on Android have been pretty weak, until the Nexus 7. Give it time, and we'll see more tablet specific apps. All in all my experiences with the Nexus 7 as a whole, have been very positive. I've run into a couple of device incompatibilities, most of which were fixed in an app update (again importance of developer).

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:48

More often than not - it's a better thing for consumers. It promotes competition amongst the manufacturers which results in better products for us. The marketing will take care of which devices will be popular. For example: Samsung S3 - marketed very highly, and also sells very well.

I'll agree to disagree :) You would think the competition would drive better products but I don't see them, most of them are exact copies of what other companies are doing. (Samsung is one of the few companies doing really well with Android)

I disagree - what the devs do or don't IS very important, they partly drive the platform! Without devs, there would be no apps, and that's what consumers want in the end. Better devs = better apps = better potential for the device. I honestly don't see the device any differently than the iPad, the tablet specific apps are there, granted not in the same numbers as the iPad, but it's getting there. Tablets on Android have been pretty weak, until the Nexus 7. Give it time, and we'll see more tablet specific apps. All in all my experiences with the Nexus 7 as a whole, have been very positive. I've run into a couple of device incompatibilities, most of which were fixed in an app update (again importance of developer).

That's....exactly what I said :/