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2012-07-19 11:39:41 AM
This is a bummer, because it really is a great device. I haven't had any problems with mine, though, so my judgement may not be clouded.
 
2012-07-19 12:29:21 PM
Speaking of android tablets, I just got my first android tablet (Asus Transformer Infinity) and would like to get some advice as to some good apps to install.
 
2012-07-19 12:30:41 PM
Read the headline, immediately though of this brilliant piece of satire.
 
2012-07-19 12:34:22 PM

Modguy: Read the headline, immediately though of this brilliant piece of satire.


I think you meant to link to this other brilliant piece of satire
 
2012-07-19 12:34:48 PM

cmunic8r99: This is a bummer, because it really is a great device. I haven't had any problems with mine, though, so my judgement may not be clouded.


Yeah. I'm loving mine so far. The screen had better stay attached, though. Now, all I need is CM10 and I'm set.
 
2012-07-19 12:35:19 PM
What the hell does the screen falling off have to do with the OS? Are you Apple fanbiatches really that shallow?
 
2012-07-19 12:40:04 PM

SmackLT: Modguy: Read the headline, immediately though of this brilliant piece of satire.

I think you meant to link to this other brilliant piece of satire


Its meta satire or something..
 
2012-07-19 12:40:45 PM

SmackLT: Modguy: Read the headline, immediately though of this brilliant piece of satire.

I think you meant to link to this other brilliant piece of satire


Much better link, thanks.
 
2012-07-19 12:47:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcU4t6zRAKg
 
2012-07-19 12:48:24 PM
Dammit, too late. Any way to delete a comment?
 
2012-07-19 12:52:28 PM

Drewdad: Dammit, too late. Any way to delete a comment?


What has been said cannot be unsaid. Or something like that.
 
2012-07-19 12:55:11 PM
Sounds like somebody's got a screw loose....
 
2012-07-19 12:55:12 PM

D_Evans45: What the hell does the screen falling off have to do with the OS? Are you Apple fanbiatches really that shallow?


lolwut? Calling it an Android tablet is just specifying what kind of tablet it is, not a shot at it. Nobody here has commended on the OS.

Do you have to find a fight in everything?

/Oh, and this is Google's official flagship Android tablet. So yeah, that is kinda relevant.
 
2012-07-19 12:59:12 PM
I got mine on Tuesday, no issues so far. Really can't beat this tablet for the price.
I'm thinking the screen problem could be limited to early releases of the product.
Wei was really tired on that day, it was getting close to the end of his 14 hour shift.
 
2012-07-19 01:03:39 PM

D_Evans45: What the hell does the screen falling off have to do with the OS? Are you Apple fanbiatches really that shallow?


i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-07-19 01:05:33 PM

PsyLord: Speaking of android tablets, I just got my first android tablet (Asus Transformer Infinity) and would like to get some advice as to some good apps to install.


Grindr
 
2012-07-19 01:06:00 PM
Ordered an 8gb one from the play store last night. Hopefully it shows up next week.
 
2012-07-19 01:09:03 PM

WalkingSnake: D_Evans45: What the hell does the screen falling off have to do with the OS? Are you Apple fanbiatches really that shallow?

lolwut? Calling it an Android tablet is just specifying what kind of tablet it is, not a shot at it. Nobody here has commended on the OS.

Do you have to find a fight in everything?

/Oh, and this is Google's official flagship Android tablet. So yeah, that is kinda relevant.


It's kinda like pre-emptive butthurt or something.
 
2012-07-19 01:12:02 PM
Been looking at the Nexus 7. Really like it, but wish it was expandable via Sd card. I'm not much a fan of all this cloud stuff.

Thinking of getting my mom one to replace her old Nook e-reader, as she said she wanted a tablet, and she already has an android phone. She also wants to replace her now aging netbook, so i'm in a toss up between the Nexus 7 or an ipad 3. The ipad is more useful, but twice the cost. the Nexus is easier to manage, and she can transfer all her nook content to it without issue.
 
2012-07-19 01:12:35 PM

D_Evans45: What the hell does the screen falling off have to do with the OS? Are you Apple fanbiatches really that shallow?


I prefer:

Apple scurries off to court to file patent infringement suit on their tightened screws idea.
 
2012-07-19 01:17:40 PM

WalkingSnake: D_Evans45: ...

lolwut? Calling it an Android tablet is just specifying what kind of tablet it is, not a shot at it. Nobody here has commended on the OS. Do you have to find a fight in everything? Oh, and this is Google's official flagship Android tablet. So yeah, that is kinda relevant.



So it would be "the new Google tablet has an easter egg" then, there is no reason to include the OS in the headline. Would you say "The new Windows 8 PCs are overheating" if the latest line of HP desktops came with hardware defects?

/Shallow Apple fanbiatches, like I said
 
2012-07-19 01:21:14 PM

PsyLord: Speaking of android tablets, I just got my first android tablet (Asus Transformer Infinity) and would like to get some advice as to some good apps to install.


I hear that sixaxis, a PS3 controller, and an emulator with your favorite ROMs is quite a nice combo, but I won't be able to test until I get a PS3 controller.
 
2012-07-19 01:38:58 PM

emocomputerjock: PsyLord: Speaking of android tablets, I just got my first android tablet (Asus Transformer Infinity) and would like to get some advice as to some good apps to install.

I hear that sixaxis, a PS3 controller, and an emulator with your favorite ROMs is quite a nice combo, but I won't be able to test until I get a PS3 controller.


I use that same combo on my jailbroken iPad with Snes9x, good times! I think it should work just as well on an Android device. Strange how every new device I get ($300 PS3, $500 iPad) all I ever do is hack them for SNES and other emulators :-P
 
2012-07-19 01:52:09 PM
THE FRONT FELL OFF!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcU4t6zRAKg
 
2012-07-19 01:56:17 PM

SmackLT: Modguy: Read the headline, immediately though of this brilliant piece of satire.

I think you meant to link to this other brilliant piece of satire


I've seen that 100 times, and laugh every single time. Brilliant.
 
2012-07-19 02:02:20 PM

D_Evans45: What the hell does the screen falling off have to do with the OS? Are you Apple fanbiatches really that shallow?


Pot, meet kettle. Kettle, this is pot.
 
2012-07-19 02:03:22 PM

OriginalGamer: emocomputerjock: PsyLord: Speaking of android tablets, I just got my first android tablet (Asus Transformer Infinity) and would like to get some advice as to some good apps to install.

I hear that sixaxis, a PS3 controller, and an emulator with your favorite ROMs is quite a nice combo, but I won't be able to test until I get a PS3 controller.

I use that same combo on my jailbroken iPad with Snes9x, good times! I think it should work just as well on an Android device. Strange how every new device I get ($300 PS3, $500 iPad) all I ever do is hack them for SNES and other emulators :-P


I can't wait to see if my Guile is still strong. Also, Breath of Fire, Ken Griffey Jr Baseball, Killer Instinct and Lost Vikings.
 
2012-07-19 02:06:36 PM
but I've seen everything....


/then I ride off
// on the grass
 
2012-07-19 02:10:02 PM

D_Evans45: WalkingSnake: D_Evans45: ...

lolwut? Calling it an Android tablet is just specifying what kind of tablet it is, not a shot at it. Nobody here has commended on the OS. Do you have to find a fight in everything? Oh, and this is Google's official flagship Android tablet. So yeah, that is kinda relevant.


So it would be "the new Google tablet has an easter egg" then, there is no reason to include the OS in the headline. Would you say "The new Windows 8 PCs are overheating" if the latest line of HP desktops came with hardware defects?

/Shallow Apple fanbiatches, like I said


i18.photobucket.com
The Moon Cannot Be Stolen

Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal.

Ryokan returned and caught him. "You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler, "and you should not return empty-handed. Please take my clothes as a gift."

The thief was bewildered. He took the clothes and slunk away.

Ryoken sat naked, watching the moon. "Poor fellow," he mused, "I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
 
2012-07-19 02:18:48 PM
I dont get people who suggest getting a controller for a hand held device... If you are sitting around and playing games with a controller, don't you have something like a computer or a gaming device that does that a hell of a lot better and with a respectable screen?
 
2012-07-19 02:29:01 PM
It's just separation anxiety. This is common when re-homing a piece of hardware.
 
2012-07-19 02:34:11 PM

D_Evans45: What the hell does the screen falling off have to do with the OS? Are you Apple fanbiatches really that shallow?


Butthurt-like typing detected.

Actually I was going to say "You get what you pay for".
 
2012-07-19 02:38:28 PM
Can't we all just get along? Yeah, I have an iPhone and a retina iPad. I don't have a problem with Android, and honestly I've been thinking of a Nexus 7 to tinker with. I'm not a "fanboy" who randomly picks a team. I'm a geek. If it's neat, I'll buy it.
 
2012-07-19 02:46:21 PM

D_Evans45: What the hell does the screen falling off have to do with the OS? Are you Apple fanbiatches really that shallow?


But they're so fun to bait!

Besides, it's not that big of a deal with the Nexus 7, as it's "significantly more repairable than the new iPad." This might even open up an easy way for people to customize their tablets with custom face plates. Meanwhile Apple's products are designed to be completely unserviceable by a user; if the face plate came loose on your iPad, it's probably time to buy a new one.
 
2012-07-19 02:51:37 PM

OriginalGamer: Can't we all just get along? Yeah, I have an iPhone and a retina iPad. I don't have a problem with Android, and honestly I've been thinking of a Nexus 7 to tinker with. I'm not a "fanboy" who randomly picks a team. I'm a geek. If it's neat, I'll buy it.


HOW DARE YOU BE REASONABLE YOU APPLE LOVING BASTARD! I HOPE YOU EXPLODE.

Or something like that.
 
2012-07-19 02:59:35 PM

lilplatinum: I dont get people who suggest getting a controller for a hand held device... If you are sitting around and playing games with a controller, don't you have something like a computer or a gaming device that does that a hell of a lot better and with a respectable screen?



In your scenario you'd need a TV screen and a console (or otherwise) set up wherever you wish to play your games. The hand held device eliminates the need for a separate monitor and game machine, and portable so you can easily set it anywhere for instant use. You can take your handheld with you in your car, break room, anywhere, and enjoy your games. Even if the experience is marred somewhat by a smaller screen and hardware limitations, its handiness and ease of use still provide appeal.

/I imagine the kids would love a tablet on the center console with some good old Super Mario Kart or Mario Bros for road trips
//Are tablets powerful enough to emulate N64 yet?
 
2012-07-19 03:03:12 PM

D_Evans45: lilplatinum: I dont get people who suggest getting a controller for a hand held device... If you are sitting around and playing games with a controller, don't you have something like a computer or a gaming device that does that a hell of a lot better and with a respectable screen?


In your scenario you'd need a TV screen and a console (or otherwise) set up wherever you wish to play your games. The hand held device eliminates the need for a separate monitor and game machine, and portable so you can easily set it anywhere for instant use. You can take your handheld with you in your car, break room, anywhere, and enjoy your games. Even if the experience is marred somewhat by a smaller screen and hardware limitations, its handiness and ease of use still provide appeal.

/I imagine the kids would love a tablet on the center console with some good old Super Mario Kart or Mario Bros for road trips
//Are tablets powerful enough to emulate N64 yet?


Yes, tablets can handle N64, and my particular tablet has more than a "respectable" screen. My TV does 1920x1080p. My iPad does 2048x1536.
 
2012-07-19 03:10:27 PM

ProfessorOhki: D_Evans45: What the hell does the screen falling off have to do with the OS? Are you Apple fanbiatches really that shallow?

But they're so fun to bait!

Besides, it's not that big of a deal with the Nexus 7, as it's "significantly more repairable than the new iPad." This might even open up an easy way for people to customize their tablets with custom face plates.


Unfortunately, no. The screen is glued to the face plate. That's why it got a 7 out of 10 for repairability.
 
2012-07-19 03:10:41 PM

Antimatter: Been looking at the Nexus 7. Really like it, but wish it was expandable via Sd card. I'm not much a fan of all this cloud stuff.

Thinking of getting my mom one to replace her old Nook e-reader, as she said she wanted a tablet, and she already has an android phone. She also wants to replace her now aging netbook, so i'm in a toss up between the Nexus 7 or an ipad 3. The ipad is more useful, but twice the cost. the Nexus is easier to manage, and she can transfer all her nook content to it without issue.


I haven't missed the sdcard so far, though I've only had mine five days. Just depends on your use case. For mine, I never really missed expandable storage in the 32GB iPad 1, either. In fact, I have a 32GB sdcard in my SGS2, and I don't even use it, except for nandroid backups taken when I flash a new ROM.

If she's not doing anything especially taxing with the netbook, and she's looking to get a tablet as well, I'd spring for an Asus TF300 (or TF700) and the associated keyboard dock. The TF300 works great, but has a little lower resolution (bad for HD movies, good for aging eyes needing larger text size).
 
2012-07-19 03:26:59 PM
Got mine today.

WORST WIFI EVER!

Seriously, I have to get within 20' of the access point to get a stable connection. In my living room I might get 1 bar and drop occasionally while my laptops and phone get five bars.

Also, Google support specifically told me (I have email) that Nexus 7 will support the use of external storage through USB Host. Well, it looks like it doesn't.

This POS is going back. Google.... I am disappoint.
 
2012-07-19 03:28:29 PM
Word is that you can get the USB On The Go dongle for the Galaxy S2 phone and connect a usb drive or microSD card reader for expandable storage. Thats what I went ahead and got for my impending 8GB nexus7. I stream most of my media through Plex so around the house or in a hotel with wifi I dont have any issue getting my content. But if I dont have wifi, like a flight I can load up 32GB of media on a microSD card and use it offline without much trouble
 
2012-07-19 03:29:53 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: ProfessorOhki: D_Evans45: What the hell does the screen falling off have to do with the OS? Are you Apple fanbiatches really that shallow?

But they're so fun to bait!

Besides, it's not that big of a deal with the Nexus 7, as it's "significantly more repairable than the new iPad." This might even open up an easy way for people to customize their tablets with custom face plates.

Unfortunately, no. The screen is glued to the face plate. That's why it got a 7 out of 10 for repairability.


Hey, they said "significantly more repairable than the new iPad," the thing could have a brick of C4 tied to a tamper sensor and probably still meet that requirement :)

It's a pity though; customizable enclosures would add some personality to the things.
 
2012-07-19 03:37:24 PM

OriginalGamer: Yes, tablets can handle N64, and my particular tablet has more than a "respectable" screen. My TV does 1920x1080p. My iPad does 2048x1536.



Pretty damn cool. I just googled around a bit and it looks like they have PS1 emulators even. I was planning on holding off on a tablet until the holiday season when some good Windows 8 deals might pop up, but lately the Galaxy and that iPad display have been calling my name... Does retina display really make that big a difference? There is a $100 price difference between the 2, and the iPad does lack SD card support IIRC.

Anyone here who owned a Galaxy, and can talk about some pros and cons of the device?
 
2012-07-19 03:38:24 PM

ProfessorOhki: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: ProfessorOhki: D_Evans45: What the hell does the screen falling off have to do with the OS? Are you Apple fanbiatches really that shallow?

But they're so fun to bait!

Besides, it's not that big of a deal with the Nexus 7, as it's "significantly more repairable than the new iPad." This might even open up an easy way for people to customize their tablets with custom face plates.

Unfortunately, no. The screen is glued to the face plate. That's why it got a 7 out of 10 for repairability.

Hey, they said "significantly more repairable than the new iPad," the thing could have a brick of C4 tied to a tamper sensor and probably still meet that requirement :)

It's a pity though; customizable enclosures would add some personality to the things.


Link offers iPhone and iPad repair, as well as custom cases and paint jobs, just FYI.
 
2012-07-19 03:38:54 PM
Hmm, I've been thinking about getting this. Too bad about no expandable SD slot, though.

Any Android tablet out there for around $200, runs on Android 3.0 or higher, with SD slot and camera?
 
2012-07-19 03:41:14 PM

D_Evans45: OriginalGamer: Yes, tablets can handle N64, and my particular tablet has more than a "respectable" screen. My TV does 1920x1080p. My iPad does 2048x1536.


Pretty damn cool. I just googled around a bit and it looks like they have PS1 emulators even. I was planning on holding off on a tablet until the holiday season when some good Windows 8 deals might pop up, but lately the Galaxy and that iPad display have been calling my name... Does retina display really make that big a difference? There is a $100 price difference between the 2, and the iPad does lack SD card support IIRC.

Anyone here who owned a Galaxy, and can talk about some pros and cons of the device?


I'll be called a fanboi by someone I'm sure, but yeah, the retina display made a huge difference to me, makes you realize how lazy LCD manufacturers have been, and hopefully forces everyone to start putting out quality displays. It's like night and day. If you can survive the smug you can visit a local Apple Store and decide for yourself.
 
2012-07-19 03:44:05 PM

D_Evans45: In your scenario you'd need a TV screen and a console (or otherwise) set up wherever you wish to play your games. The hand held device eliminates the need for a separate monitor and game machine, and portable so you can easily set it anywhere for instant use. You can take your handheld with you in your car, break room, anywhere, and enjoy your games. Even if the experience is marred somewhat by a smaller screen and hardware limitations, its handiness and ease of use still provide appeal.


I guess I don't really see the appeal of gaming at home on a tiny little screen so you can haul it around with you and set it up to game on a tiny screen in small bits throughout the day (and not really on the go because to use a controller you have to have somwhere where you can setup your tablet - I assume they have some kind of stand?).

I mean, I play snes emaulators on the train on my nexus, but the appeal to that is i can do it while standing up and holding the thing in my hand...

Then again I don't get the appeal of big tablets in general.. 7 Inch makes sense though, I might get one now that my kindles dying since its not that much more than buying a new kindle, is much more conveniently sized than the 10 inchers, and can run some other shiat other than just my books.
 
2012-07-19 03:46:06 PM
Don't worry, Asus will only charge you $50 to ship it back to them to fix their error. If you're lucky, they'll assemble the thing properly before shipping it back to you - unlike my brother's where loose screws ended up butchering the screen of his Asus netbook.

/why the hell didn't Google just let Samsung make it?
 
2012-07-19 03:46:30 PM

dababler: PsyLord: Speaking of android tablets, I just got my first android tablet (Asus Transformer Infinity) and would like to get some advice as to some good apps to install.

Grindr


assets0.ordienetworks.com

Bravo sir. Bravo.
 
2012-07-19 03:57:58 PM

The Banana Thug: Hmm, I've been thinking about getting this. Too bad about no expandable SD slot, though.

Any Android tablet out there for around $200, runs on Android 3.0 or higher, with SD slot and camera?


Link
 
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