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Old August 27th, 2012, 11:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What cool or interesting things do you use your Nexus 7 for?

I'm just curious as to what other people use their nexus 7 for. I love my new toy but I don't really know what to do with it. I do some light web browsing on it and play a few games but so far I haven't found anything to really justify the purchase. I hardly ever read any books so thats not really an option. I LOVE to play games but I haven't found anything so far that has held my attention span for more than 10 minutes. (angry birds, dead trigger, tank hero, wind up knight, amazing alex, riptide, defender 2, etc...).

I've sat out on my deck and enjoyed a movie off of netflix and that was enjoyable but I just really want to find some use for it that I can say. Yes, now this is why I bought this thing....

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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.exozet.android.catan. Holds my attention
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For me its to stop me using my phone at home. That way the phone battery is good all day and with Tablet Talk I can even answer texts. Its an all round personal organiser with email and calender. An office in my hand.
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For me it's movies and games. I also use Torque 2 and a bluetooth OBD2 adapter plugged into my car to get real time info about what's going on in there. It's fun if you're a gear head.
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eReader (I stopped using my Nook), email, calendar, forums (Tapatalk), news (Taptu), streaming music from Pandora to a bluetooth speaker at work, Facebook, Netflix... I use it for a lot of things and it travels with me everywhere.
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I primarily use mine as an ebook reader. I'm still trying to decide if I like FB Reader or Moon+Reader the best, but it has definitely displaced my kindle (epaper version, not kindle fire). I've been taking the opportunity of having a nice ebook reader to get all my hardcopy books I can find epub versions for off my shelves and into storage so I have enough space on the shelves to clean up clutter on other flat surfaces around the house :-).

My original motivation was to do android development, which will probably still happen, but I've been spending too much time playing with it to go back to work learning android.
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I'm a full-time traveler and SEO. I'm taking it with me to Europe for 4 months to determine if I can permanently leave my netbook behind on future trips. So, I'll be using it for everything.
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I bought a Big Mac with it.
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I check the weather (I could look outside)
I check my email (I have a PC in front of me)
I watch 7" movies (I have a 60" TV in the next room)
I take pictures (I have a Canon Rebel)
I edit pictures (I have PSE on my PC)
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i use it to read news,forums and watch media movies/youtube. Sometimes Skype..
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I do everything that I do on my computer and my phone (except texting & calling), but I can carry it around with me. Also I'm addicted to some of the games on it.
It was so cheap as well
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Comic books.

Of course, "cool and interesting" is subjective. For a comic book geek like me, reading comic books on my Nexus 7 is the best. Comixology's panel-to-panel "guided view" sucks me into the story and art better than ink & paper. And the screen is beautiful! Dare I say electronic comic books and graphic novels are better than ink & paper? Yes, I dare.
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Porn. Lots of porn.

Really though everything I use my phone for and books. Has a longer battery life than my phone.
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Oooh....I'm sure thems fighting words to a comic geek somewhere.

My kids Skype with their grandparents (who also have a Nexus 7) and that is really cool and interesting. I love how light and portable the Nexus 7 is for skypeing.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
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I detail it more in the OTG sticky thread, but I use one for network administration at work. Far easier than carrying around a laptop, and I can serial or telnet into network devices.
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Just so that I don't have to boot my laptop up for small tasks.

Really the only things that I turn my laptop on for these days is to do big homework tasks and add content to my other devices.
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I've replaced my bed side alarm clock with the N7. Using alarm droid. Like that it has voice for time and weather in the morning. Been trying to find a local news feed as an alarm but haven't found one. I may use tasker to launch tuneIn radio instead. After I get up, I use google now to see if I am better off driving into work or taking mass transit.

On travel, I use google maps if in the U.S., nav free when I can't tether.

Currently, I have it on at work to watch the U.S. Open. It sits right in front of my keyboard and below my monitor.

Was using it to take notes at work but I find the type of stylus available is not very conducive for work.
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I use it for cooking, its just the right size for putting in the kitchen without taking up too much counter space.
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How do you use tablettalk?

Does it really work?
Its a paid app available from the market. Works via Bluetooth or WiFi. I now answer all my texts without needing to pick my phone up. Downside is i can't get it to work when someone calls, I can answer it but I have no sound?
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I wish there was a way for it to work with 3G, chances are I'll be using my N7 and have forgotten to turn wifi on on my phone! Still think I'll buy it..
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I wish there was a way for it to work with 3G, chances are I'll be using my N7 and have forgotten to turn wifi on on my phone! Still think I'll buy it..
Well I use Green Power which switches off WiFi when the phone sleeps, so for Tablet Talk I use Bluetooth. Plus Bluetooth uses less battery than WiFi and it will work when away from any WiFi hotspot.
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The N7's 7" form factor is perfect for mobile use.
I'm on the move daily as I operate an onsite computer service and the N7 replaces my laptop as it has great mobility and long battery life.
In between service calls I can use it in my car or in a Coffee shop or Macdonalds and surf the Internet etc.
At home I can use it while watching the TV during commercial breaks.
At breakfast I use it to read up online newspapers and check up forums.
In bed I use it to surf the Net and watch videos.

The N7 has become the most used tech device I owned.
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hmmm its generally a media consumption device for me.

I use Zinio to read mags (mainly cycling/MTB!)
Flipboard to bring all the feeds from FB and Twitter and other streams (again mainly cycling themed!)
I have loaded movies and music though amazon mp3 and google music cloud services dont work in the UK!!!!!!!! grrrrrrrrrrr
I will be using it for work, experimenting with bluetooth headset for note taking/dictation more on this will be posted up.
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Don't get me wrong, I'm diggin' most things about my N7. But, I keep getting smacked in the face with the notion that this is really just a big phone. I just can't help but set things (widgets and such) up similarly to what I use on my EVO4G.

I do dig the Tablet UI that there's hacks/patches for but kinks still remain for now and I'm waiting for more stable ROMS.

I use the latest AOKP for now.

I keep thinking a ASUS Transformer might be closer to the experience I was hoping for. Or maybe there's a ROM out there that provides a really new experience? I know about Paranoid Android but I'm looking for something that doesn't use the "hybrid mode".


Anyone else have this feelin'? (maybe i'm nuts)
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I have a Nexus on JB, they are even closer! But I love it. Just a bigger phone is right. guess it's just a preference thing
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It can be either a bigger phone, or a smaller netbook. If you like games, the screen is large enough so that you won't block the screen when pressing buttons.
If you like web browsing, or reading, the screen is big enough to see mostly everything with minimal zooming, if any at all. Its a great size for e-textbooks, if you're in school. And Google Chrome displays pages in full desktop mode. Videos are that much better as well.
If you need to type something up, its small enough to whip out anywhere, anytime, and you don't have to wait for it to boot up and load. Kingsoft Office is a free, fully functional office app to get the job done. Bluetooth keyboards are also an option if you really need one. I have one the size of an average smartphone. ($20 at Fry's)

I can't seem to put the thing down, personally. I'm typing this ON my Nexus 7, BTW. It seems to handle forums better than my G2 or Galaxy Player do.
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I just picked one up today at staples...

All I gotta say is WoW...I Love this thing!

There is plenty to do...

For me that will involve lots of couch browsing on the web, lots of time visiting my daily forums that I post on, ofcourse YouTube viewing, listening to Sirius Radio, emailing, and some occasional Ebook reading...For the most part alot of these things can be done on my GS3, but hey...Why not have the best of both worlds...
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That's why I got rid of the iPad 2. Was basically just a big iPhone, kept the iPhone and got this , I feel like ive new got 2 different gadgets now
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Don't get me wrong, I'm diggin' most things about my N7. But, I keep getting smacked in the face with the notion that this is really just a big phone. I just can't help but set things (widgets and such) up similarly to what I use on my EVO4G.

I do dig the Tablet UI that there's hacks/patches for but kinks still remain for now and I'm waiting for more stable ROMS.

I use the latest AOKP for now.

I keep thinking a ASUS Transformer might be closer to the experience I was hoping for. Or maybe there's a ROM out there that provides a really new experience? I know about Paranoid Android but I'm looking for something that doesn't use the "hybrid mode".

Anyone else have this feelin'? (maybe i'm nuts)
If you're thinking "What the heck am I supposed to do with this thing....", I'm wondering why the heck you even bought one without knowing what you were going to do with it? You could have bought a much cheaper Asian built 7" tab to fiddle with as a "gadget".

Seems like you did waste your money and are wasting your time, IMO.
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If you're thinking "What the heck am I supposed to do with this thing....", I'm wondering why the heck you even bought one without knowing what you were going to do with it? You could have bought a must cheaper Asian built 7" tab to fiddle with as a "gadget".

Seems like you did waste your money and are wasting your time, IMO.
Pfft I still can't figure out why I got my transformer 300 but yet I'm about to go out and buy a Nexus 7... I have zero use for it but its just one of those things calling my name even though my transformer is the better of the two.
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It could be said that everyone buying a N7 now didn't know what they were getting into. Being a new device and all.

I do think the latest Transformer might be a bit closer to where I was hoping for. At least UI-wise. HDMI out would be killer for the N7 so a Transformer with it and some wireless controllers would be nice for gaming.

Very much looks like thats where some folks are headed with some of the upcoming devises coming out.
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I picked mine up Friday at Staples. I actually like the small form factor--it's a lot like my Kindle Fire, but it's lighter, more customizable, and a lot of fun. Since I can still read my books from Amazon, I'm not missing anything from the Kindle...
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With DSLR Controller it gives me a mobile remote shooting and image viewer.
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Ported my home phone number to google voice and now use the Nexus 7 as my home phone. That's $50 a month I save so in 4 months my Nexus 7 will pay for itself
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It could be said that everyone buying a N7 now didn't know what they were getting into. Being a new device and all.

I do think the latest Transformer might be a bit closer to where I was hoping for. At least UI-wise. HDMI out would be killer for the N7 so a Transformer with it and some wireless controllers would be nice for gaming.

Very much looks like thats where some folks are headed with some of the upcoming devises coming out.
I have a Transformer prime, and I've barely used it since buying the Nexus. These days the only thing I use the Transformer for is reading comics because the whole page view is just too small to read on the Nexus and having to pan the page around is a pain.

The lack of HDMI isn't an issue because I never felt the need to connect my Transformer to the TV!
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How do I make More use out of my Bluetooth to use with my nexus like audio and tablet talk

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Basically all the movies, games, browsing, Gmail that my phone used to be for.
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Merged the threads. Lets keep those tips coming!

Edit: For those who haven't seen it on Phandroid, they have an article just about this:
http://phandroid.com/2012/09/02/discussion-how-do-you-use-your-tablet-to-boost-productivity/
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I have both Evernote and Microsoft OneNote on my laptop and my Nexus 7. I was using the MS product before I "discovered" Evernote, so that's why I have both. OneNote has been like my everything drawer - recipes, knitting patterns, work ideas, etc. I use it like others might use Pinterest - except I don't necessarily share the stuff I keep in there.

I use this for both hobby and work possibilities. From menu ideas for the week, to business theory articles I pick up, to study guides for some professional certifications I have to get, reading magazines, novels, professional items. I like the idea of accessing all my files on the Nexus without lugging my laptop.

I also do use the Nexus7 as a browser, reading and answering e-mails in bed, following my Twitter feed. What I find I'm doing much less of is Facebook - that remains something I do on the laptop.

What surprised me a great deal was how much I'm using the thing. I had the first iPad for about 20 days - then returned it. Couldn't figure out how it was of any use to me. Couldn't use it for school as the conversation forums were not supported, couldn't do much except play angry birds on it. For $700 that was a bit much. So back to the store it went. The Nexus 7 is light, fits in my purse, became my note taker of choice, accesses files I need. REmember the old Day Planner agendas where you kept track of appointments, stuff to do, milestones on projects etc etc? That's my Nexus 7. And I don't have to organize it much - seems to take care of itself.
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I work in the Maritime Industry and am using mine as back up chart-plotter when delivering boats. Last month I made a 27 day voyage from San Diego to Alaska.
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I use it to surf Twitter while watching baseball
I read Flipbook before gong to bed
I let my kids play a game first, then i play it to finish all the level properly
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If you're thinking "What the heck am I supposed to do with this thing....", I'm wondering why the heck you even bought one without knowing what you were going to do with it? You could have bought a much cheaper Asian built 7" tab to fiddle with as a "gadget".

Seems like you did waste your money and are wasting your time, IMO.
Not trying to attack you. Just REALLY "wondering" why your only response to people regarding the choice of tablet they bought is they should've bought a much cheaper Asian tablet?

For many of us, these tablets are just gadgets. I didnt have a pressing need for a new one; just jumped on a really good deal at the time.
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Roku in the Play store. It's a free app that allows you to use your phone or tablet as a remote control for your Roku box. Your Roku box and your phone/tablet have to be on the same network. Also, if you have more than one Roku in the house, you can choose which one you want to control. Makes for some fun when the people downstairs are wondering why the Roku keeps switching the channel...
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LOL!!! Change the place to iHop and that would be what my table looks like.
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