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2012-08-22 09:29:28 AM  
So they really ARE ripping off Apple
 
2012-08-22 11:25:33 AM  
This is NOT how big technology companies operate!

/Now cut the shiat!
 
2012-08-22 11:25:37 AM  
They're getting sued at every opportunity by Apple, complete with injunctions that prevent products from being sold. It makes no financial sense for them to make quality products that may sit on container ships until they're obsolete.

Regarding the device being "ugly", refer to the above. Apple seems to be pursuing a successful case against them over colors, materials, and angles that aren't even covered under design patents. Did you really expect Samsung to keep their existing designs in light of that?

Full disclosure: I do not own and have no interest in owning a tablet of any persuasion.
 
2012-08-22 11:28:49 AM  

wmoonfox: They're getting sued at every opportunity by Apple, complete with injunctions that prevent products from being sold. It makes no financial sense for them to make quality products that may sit on container ships until they're obsolete.

Regarding the device being "ugly", refer to the above. Apple seems to be pursuing a successful case against them over colors, materials, and angles that aren't even covered under design patents. Did you really expect Samsung to keep their existing designs in light of that?

Full disclosure: I do not own and have no interest in owning a tablet of any persuasion.


I think it's absolutely insane to suggest that they're withholding making good products because of these lawsuits, ESPECIALLY since "making it look different" is all that's necessary to circumvent the few injunctions they faced. They could easily make a tablet that's good, but still looks a bit different.
 
2012-08-22 11:30:53 AM  

wmoonfox: They're getting sued at every opportunity by Apple, complete with injunctions that prevent products from being sold. It makes no financial sense for them to make quality products that may sit on container ships until they're obsolete.

Regarding the device being "ugly", refer to the above. Apple seems to be pursuing a successful case against them over colors, materials, and angles that aren't even covered under design patents. Did you really expect Samsung to keep their existing designs in light of that?

Full disclosure: I do not own and have no interest in owning a tablet of any persuasion.


I originally thought Apple's strategy here wouldn't bear any fruit (pun intended) but based on the shiat coming out of Samsung recently - I'm being forced to reconsider that position.

Full disclosure: I own a MacBook Pro, iMac, Lenovo Thinkpad, Custom built PC running Windows 7, iPhone, Motorola Droid, iPad, PS3, XBox360, WII, an LG Refrigerator, and two black lab mutts
 
2012-08-22 11:32:31 AM  
Question: Anyone have a Nexus 7? How is it?
 
2012-08-22 11:41:40 AM  

Lord Dimwit: Question: Anyone have a Nexus 7? How is it?


I don't have one yet, but customer report that it's very nice, smooth to use, etc.
 
2012-08-22 11:46:16 AM  

wmoonfox: They're getting sued at every opportunity by Apple, complete with injunctions that prevent products from being sold. It makes no financial sense for them to make quality products that may sit on container ships until they're obsolete.

Regarding the device being "ugly", refer to the above. Apple seems to be pursuing a successful case against them over colors, materials, and angles that aren't even covered under design patents. Did you really expect Samsung to keep their existing designs in light of that?

Full disclosure: I do not own and have no interest in owning a tablet of any persuasion.


Even fuller disclosure: You don't know what the f**k you're talking about.
 
2012-08-22 11:59:20 AM  

Lord Dimwit: Question: Anyone have a Nexus 7? How is it?


I don't own it, but have played with it. Kind of disappointed with the lack of SD card slot, a major deal-breaker for me. Instead, bought a Galaxy Tab 2 for $230 off of eBay (only $30 more than Nexus 7, but actually cheaper than the 16gb Nexus 7, which you will need due to lack of SD card slot). Runs Ice Cream Sandwich very well, not sure if it will have Jellybean but don't see why not, and has rear camra. Nexus 7 will definitely be first in line for OS updates, has slightly higher resolution and better speed.
 
2012-08-22 12:05:36 PM  

Lord Dimwit: Question: Anyone have a Nexus 7? How is it?


I got to use one for a week as we passed it around the office. I *really* liked it- it's fast, Jellybean is really nice and the construction is very good. I'm seriously debating buying one for myself. It's not really an iPad competitor (I have an iPad 2 as well) Although it's faster than the iPad and I personally think Jellybean is an enormous leap beyond iOS5, the size makes it difficult to use in the same way. It's more of a super-phone size rather than a mini-laptop. Having use my Dad's Kindle Fire though, it's no comparison- the Nexus just destroys both it and the Nook.

The two big issues you might have with it are the lack of SD slot (assuming you watch a lot of movies the 8GB will go quick) and the lack of a back camera.
 
2012-08-22 12:06:05 PM  

Lord Dimwit: Question: Anyone have a Nexus 7? How is it?


I love it. Perfect size, fast, very capable. If you use it to store a lot of stuff, yeah, the lack of a SD slot sucks, but I don't use it for that anyway. Plus, it's only $200.
 
2012-08-22 12:11:02 PM  

The Banana Thug: Kind of disappointed with the lack of SD card slot,


I have in on the authority of Fark threads that you were using an Apple product. All Android devices have an SD Card slot.

/And a full sized VGA port if people are to be believed.
 
2012-08-22 12:29:17 PM  

gingerjet: two black lab mutts


What model are they, and what software version are they running?
 
2012-08-22 12:39:02 PM  

Vaneshi: The Banana Thug: Kind of disappointed with the lack of SD card slot,

I have in on the authority of Fark threads that you were using an Apple product. All Android devices have an SD Card slot.

/And a full sized VGA port if people are to be believed.


The iPad 2 was a gift from the parents. If I had to make a tablet purchase myself at that time (Fall 2011), I probably would've gone with either an Iconia or a Transformer for the most bang for the buck. Gadgets I own: iPad 2, HP TouchSmart laptop with tablet screen, Sony Vaio, Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC Evo 3D, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, iPod Touch, and the original iPod. So I'm pretty open-minded to different brands.

I watch most of my movies on the iPad 2 due to its bigger screensize and ease of getting movies from the iTunes store, and Netflix seems to be very sturdy on that platform. However, using the "tiny" Galaxy S3 during the workday and then jumping on to my iPad at night, it does feel like going from a superior, more robust system to one that is noticeably more watered down and inflexible but still does the basics that I need it to do well.

We recently got my grandfather an iPad, and we got my young bro-in-law the Android Galaxy tablet. There's a reason for that.
 
2012-08-22 12:51:27 PM  
1280 x 800 resolution? On a 10.1" display? What the hell? My Galaxy Nexus has a 1280 x 720, and it is only a 4.65" screen. That's a shamefully bad resolution for something that is priced the same as the retina iPad.
 
2012-08-22 01:13:31 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Lord Dimwit: Question: Anyone have a Nexus 7? How is it?

I got to use one for a week as we passed it around the office. I *really* liked it- it's fast, Jellybean is really nice and the construction is very good. I'm seriously debating buying one for myself. It's not really an iPad competitor (I have an iPad 2 as well) Although it's faster than the iPad and I personally think Jellybean is an enormous leap beyond iOS5, the size makes it difficult to use in the same way. It's more of a super-phone size rather than a mini-laptop. Having use my Dad's Kindle Fire though, it's no comparison- the Nexus just destroys both it and the Nook.

The two big issues you might have with it are the lack of SD slot (assuming you watch a lot of movies the 8GB will go quick) and the lack of a back camera.


If there's one thing I know for sure, it's that my next tablet has to have SDHC. I also want Bluetooth.

Lack of storage for movies has been a serious disappointment with the Kindle Fire, and any "virtual" keyboard is a pain. Otherwise I love it. So the Samsung 7" with SDHC is looking pretty good.
 
2012-08-22 04:12:08 PM  

El Uno Magnifico: Lord Dimwit: Question: Anyone have a Nexus 7? How is it?

I love it. Perfect size, fast, very capable. If you use it to store a lot of stuff, yeah, the lack of a SD slot sucks, but I don't use it for that anyway. Plus, it's only $200.


How about the new feature, screens that fall off.
How's that working out for you?
 
2012-08-22 05:09:43 PM  
Ugh, another "kitchen sink of features" tablet. I guess product design is too much to ask for.
 
2012-08-22 11:57:21 PM  
I want an x86 tablet. Just one to have fun with and experiment on. Problem is the processors available. They're either i5s or Atoms. No i3 models. So you either get a $1,000 machine or a $500 one with not enough power.
 
2012-08-23 06:05:35 AM  

Lord Dimwit: Question: Anyone have a Nexus 7? How is it?


Friend has one. Best iPad alternative, no question.
 
2012-08-23 01:45:45 PM  

digistil: Lord Dimwit: Question: Anyone have a Nexus 7? How is it?

Friend has one. Best iPad alternative, no question.


That statement says "...but it's no iPad."

I will say, I had an iPad (Christmas bonus from work) and got rid of it almost immediately. The thing was too damn big; I couldn't hold it comfortably in my left hand and work on it with my right. I think the Nexus 7 and/or Kindle Fire might be better in that regard.
 
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