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Old June 27th, 2012, 05:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,

Debating on what way to go. Nexus 7 w/ 8GB and USB host or Nexus 7 w/ 16GB and USB Host.

Is this a confirmed feature on this tablet? Been digging around and haven't seen it anywhere. This could very well be the deal breaker between the 8 or 16GB. I am not worried to much about storage because of cloud storage (Hello 50GB!).

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50 gigs of cloud storage????
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I believe you get 2 years of 50gb with the SIII.

I got 25gb for the LTEVO but I'm never gonna fill that up anyway.
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I got about 20GB from Dropbox last I checked, 5GB from Drive, I also have some Microsoft Cloud that is about 20GB. I have 50GB from Box. Not too worried I can always use a browser as well to access my files worse case scenario. I could even pay the $10 bucks and increase my Drive space as well haha. Cloud Storage is huge, only problem is having to redownload files, but Dropbox is working on that.
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i have a 16 gig SD in my optimus v and thats filled to the max :P
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inputdevices.apk tells me that it can
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Lets hope. Any devs or attendees able to try this out? If this is the case, save yourself the cash. Buy the 8GB and a huge Flash Drive hehe.

I still <3 Google though, so $50 is only a small price difference for me.
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I went for (just) the 8GB model. (Figured one can buy a bigger SD for it anytime, right?)
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I went for (just) the 8GB model. (Figured one can buy a bigger SD for it anytime, right?)
Actually it doesn't have expandable memory.
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Actually it doesn't have expandable memory.

This understandable but wrong assumption will be very common and create much disappointment when people open the box.
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Well technically it does with this USB host right?
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Nobody seems to know yet. The misnomer is there is usb "host" and full usb host, which means there is a read write ability and paths for file managers and power for flash drives (at least).

Just because it might work with a keyboard, etc. does NOT mean it will work with data drives.

People like us need to review these darn devices

Update:

The users manual shows usb input device support, but not data support. This is probably by design and suggests a rooted mod will be needed for flash drives to properly work.

The N7 is cloud and proud.
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