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#1 FMH

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 15:24

I plan on buying a 7 inch tablet this month. But I'm unsure about which 7-incher too choose.

My needs are only for content consumption, and I mostly use browser for that. Fire HD 7 seems to have a better battery life (over 11 hrs is stated), whereas Nexus 7 seems to have a better operating system experience (pure Android).


Or would you recommend any other tablet, such as Nook Color, Samsung Tab?

And also, low price isn't a priority for me.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 15:45

Both of them are pure android, ainol didn't change anything except some closed source drivers :p My bad thought you meant Ainol Fire instead of Kindle Fire >.>
But I would go for the nexus 7, just because there is more development for it ^^

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 15:47

Nexus 7. Pure Android, no ads by default, and to get all the Amazon content you can just install the Kindle app.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 15:49

I would wait to see if it's true Apple will announce the iPad Mini

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 15:49

Both of them are pure android

not last I remember, the kindle Fire has a locked down version of Android with a custom skin, and only access to Amazon's app store, and I'm pretty sure it's no different with the new Fire HD

but yeah, I would go with the Nexus 7, if you want to improve the battery life on it a GREAT amount install the AOKP rom, I have that on mine and it runs amazingly

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 15:55

I would wait to see if it's true Apple will announce the iPad Mini


Yes its about a month away. For content consumption the iPad would be easily the best choice. So its worth holding off for just a few more weeks to see what they have to offer?

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 16:56

not last I remember, the kindle Fire has a locked down version of Android with a custom skin, and only access to Amazon's app store, and I'm pretty sure it's no different with the new Fire HD

but yeah, I would go with the Nexus 7, if you want to improve the battery life on it a GREAT amount install the AOKP rom, I have that on mine and it runs amazingly

My bad thought he meant Ainol Fire instead of Kindle Fire >.>

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 17:02

I would wait to see if it's true Apple will announce the iPad Mini


Not everyone has bought into Apple's closed ecosystem so to many of us nothing Apple releases matters

As for the question the OP asked, I'm still leaning towards the Nexus 7, just seems to be an all around better product that will get updates faster than Amazon's product, heck some apps in the Amazon App store are 2-3 versions behind the Play Store versions, it's frustrating the hell out of me I'm about to root and throw JB on my Fire

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 17:03

My bad thought he meant Ainol Fire instead of Kindle Fire >.>

ah, I was wondering what you were talking about when you mentioned Ainol, I had never heard of that tablet company before

but yeah, i'm pretty sure the OP is talking about the Kindle Fire HD not the Ainol Fire

#10 OP FMH

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 18:10

ah, I was wondering what you were talking about when you mentioned Ainol, I had never heard of that tablet company before

but yeah, i'm pretty sure the OP is talking about the Kindle Fire HD not the Ainol Fire


Yeah, that's right. I was talking about Kindle. Haven't even heard of the other company.


So there is consensus on Nexus 7. I'm buying it. iPad seems a bit far off (October/November).
And Android's flexibility would suit me better.
Thanks guys.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 18:25

It's only worth getting the Kindle Fire HD if it's lots cheaper than the Nexus 7 or you need the additional storage it gives you. How much media do you want to be able to carry?

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 19:26

Definitely Kindle HD. The specs and screen are brilliant. You can always root and install a custom rom on Kindle HD. I'm sure the device will be quite popular and will be picked by many devs.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 19:31

It's only worth getting the Kindle Fire HD if it's lots cheaper than the Nexus 7 or you need the additional storage it gives you. How much media do you want to be able to carry?


~5 GB

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 19:52

Which one is more powerful among these: (Dual-core1.2GHz OMAP 4460) or (Quad-core Tegra 3)?

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 20:10

Which one is more powerful among these: (Dual-core1.2GHz OMAP 4460) or (Quad-core Tegra 3)?

Not sure why you used those ( ). It just says "or" now.