|Jul 15, 2013, 07:14 AM||#26|
For web browsing, first ditch Chrome. I'd recommend Maxthon, free, and has full screen and gestures.
This still leaves you with the ridiculous 'soft buttons' for back, home and app tabs sitting there at the bottom of what's left of your 7" screen.
The d@mn nexus 7 has a notification bar that can be swiped down when needed from the top of the screen... yet these dumb buttons sit there, with no auto hide option. Stupidity.
You can get the option to fix this... but you need to root your tablet ( oh, the humanity... having to fix badly designed sh@t) then you can install free GMD gesture control... which also gives you better control of touchscreen gestures... on a tablet screen... bah!
There's a new rooting method which doesn,t reuire unlocking the bootlocker ( don't ask... i couldn't be arsed to delve too deeply in to it) but suffice to say if you do the 'standard' unroot you first need to unlock the yadda yadda which removes allyour settigns, maybe installed apss and who knows.... oh, the ...dear fea,kng god...
but i did the new method on my Mac Pro using my Win XP On my Virtual Box VM, so it works fine.
But still, i finally succumbed and had a play with an ipad mini at a store today.
That extra inch makes a huge, huge difference...
I'm waiting for the retina mini anyway... it's why i got thos nexus 7 anyway, as i can use it with a spreadsheet at work... and eventually...
well, plan was to do away with travelling to oil rigs with a laptop altogether, but that will have to wait for the real deal mini ipad retina and a wireless 1 tb disk thingy...
|Jul 20, 2013, 05:16 PM||#27|
I'm considering buying my first tablet which Is the iPad mini. But I don't know whether to purchase the new upgrade later this year or wait for the retina version If It will ever happen..
Late 2012 27" i7 iMac
Late 2012 15" i7 MBP (Retina)
|Jul 20, 2013, 05:44 PM||#28|
|Jul 23, 2013, 11:31 AM||#30|
Anyway, I switched to a Droid back then and haven't looked back. Now, it's hard to imagine a better phone than my Note II. I'm not at all turned off by the fact that its plastic. I love that its so big when I'm trying to read or surf the tubes.
My dream is the iPad mini retina. I'll be the first in line if they make that happen. The mini feels so perfect in my hands. Its so hard to resist! It makes my iPad 3 feel like a brick
OP, grats on your new iPad!!
|Aug 8, 2013, 09:26 AM||#31|
Android 4.3 fixed all these slow down issues for me on my Nexus 7. Also I'm now using an alternate browser (Dolphin). The Nexus 7 is super fast again and I've been using it a lot again.
The new Nexus 7 seems to have hit the ball out of the park, with Qi wireless charging, more than 1080p IPS display and being even lighter than the iPad mini. I really hope Apple can hurry up with the retina iPad mini.
|Aug 11, 2013, 12:15 PM||#32|
The biggest disappointment thus far as been the incompatibility of apps with 4.3. I feel it's pretty absurd that I bought the latest hardware from Google and quite a few apps are not yet compatible. But I guess fragmentation has always been Android's problem.
Also the overall app quality lags behind the iOS versions but I'll just use my 3 at home and nexus on the run.
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