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Old December 14th, 2012, 05:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I'm hoping someone could give me some advice on which tablet I should get for my 6 year old nephew for christmas. I'm stuck between the Kindle Fire and the nexus 7. I'm going more to the nexus 7 due to it having the playstore and the better specs. But the kindle fire(Non HD) is about 90 cheaper than the Nexus 7. And you need to root the kindle fire to get the playstore otherwise your stuck with amazon app store and it also has a locked bootloader. So I'm not sure which to get. Any advice?

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Old December 14th, 2012, 05:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nexus 7, I just purchased one last week and it's pretty awesome. As you said you would have to root the kindle to get the play store but with the Nexus 7 you could always just download Kindle apps (Kindle reader, Amazon MP3, etc....). Plus you get all the updates as they come out.
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I agree with Mostly here, I don't own either but based on what I have read and my little research on the subject , I would tend to go the N7 way.
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Matt, I have both the Fire (for my wife) and two N7's (me and my 5yr old) and I would recommend the N7 wholeheartedly. Even my wife has commented how much more comfortable the N7 is to hold. I think the screen is crisper, and the hardware is much more modern. Also, I have already recieved three OTA's for the N7's while hers is running the same thing that came out of the box. The N7 will be current for some time to come with fresh updates straight from Google.

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Matt, I have both the Fire (for my wife) and two N7's (me and my 5yr old) and I would recommend the N7 wholeheartedly. Even my wife has commented how much more comfortable the N7 is to hold. I think the screen is crisper, and the hardware is much more modern. Also, I have already recieved three OTA's for the N7's while hers is running the same thing that came out of the box. The N7 will be current for some time to come with fresh updates straight from Google.

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I'll pay the extra money to get the Nexus 7 instead then
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Nexus 7! I got one and compared it for a good while to the Kindle Fire and much preferred the Nexus. Do get the 16gb or 32 gb though. I got the 8gb and regret it.
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