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Old August 21st, 2012, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im considering either a galaxy tab 2 7.0 or nexus 7.0. How does everyone like there galaxy so far. There is pretty good deal going on now on the galaxy comes with a key board dock and a couple of accessories.239.00 is the price
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 12:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Offering the keyboard dock and other accessories does make it a pretty good deal. I just don't have the money at the moment!
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I love mine and I was able to try both in store. While the Nexus 7 was a tad faster it did not feel as solid. The difference in screen was negligible its there but only if u have both units side to side. I think the final deal breaker for me on the nexus was the usable storage on the device. When the Nexus is advertised as a 16 gig device 4-6gigs of that is taken up by the OS and pre installed apps. Really that 16gigs is only 10-12gigs. Thats just not that much fi you wanna use the device for media.

The Galaxy tab is 8gigs and 3-4gigs of its hard drive are taken up by the os also. The difference is that you can add up to a 32gig memory card (I am currently rocking a 64gig formatted it in PC popped it in good to go so far no issues).
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Nexus 7 wasn't even a consideration of mine. For that matter, neither was this bundle but it was just TOO good to pass up. I've been on it like I've never owned a tablet in my life....maybe that's just because it's new.

Coming with accessories made this an epic win. I put a 32 gig sd card in and already have music/movies on it....for those times "the cloud" is not an option.

I wasn't impressed by the Nexus simply due to it's lack of expandable storage. I'm not all that geeked about this tab not having JB....it'll come when it comes and if it takes too long the good folks over at XDA will have it ready to rock!
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As the others said no sdslot is a deal breaker for the Nexus. My Samsung has been flawless. IMO Samsung has better QA with it's products. Asus makes great motherboards, but that's the only thing I would buy from them.
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I had a nexus 7 for a few weeks and the display cracked as a result of it being warped and badly made , I brought it back and got a tab 2 instead, much better built, feels far more solid and I like the touch wiz additions! And Ghent expandable memory is major plus
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Tab 2 is my first tablet and I was looking at the Nexus 7. But after reading all the issues, screen coming out,screen cracking,etc. and the Nexus 7 not having a SD slot was the main reason for me going with the Tab 2 and then me getting the bundle was even better!!
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Tab 2 is my first tablet and I was looking at the Nexus 7. But after reading all the issues, screen coming out,screen cracking,etc. and the Nexus 7 not having a SD slot was the main reason for me going with the Tab 2 and the me getting the bundle was even better!!
Every time I read someone got the bunble I smile. I think cause this is the 1st time I've ever been able to jump on something like this w/O having already had a device and it's too late to return it.
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Does the bundle deal suppose to run for a limited time? I guess it will, does anyone know for how long, I should ask?
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Yes the bundle will be available while supplies last, from 8/19 through 9/1. Participating retailers include Best Buy, Amazon, Tiger Direct, Costco and Fry’s.
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Im considering either a galaxy tab 2 7.0 or nexus 7.0. How does everyone like there galaxy so far. There is pretty good deal going on now on the galaxy comes with a key board dock and a couple of accessories.239.00 is the price
I have the galaxy tab 2 7.0 student edition and just love it and the acessories that came with it.
I have another tablet, remain nameless, and i consider this one a trade up. I love the Android system much better than the other.
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Tab 2 is my first tablet and I was looking at the Nexus 7. But after reading all the issues, screen coming out,screen cracking,etc. and the Nexus 7 not having a SD slot was the main reason for me going with the Tab 2 and then me getting the bundle was even better!!
GT2 is my first tablet, and your experience and decision-making process mirrors my own. Sadly, I got mine a few weeks before the bundle was announced, and I'd already invested in a Logitech Bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
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GT2 is my first tablet, and your experience and decision-making process mirrors my own. Sadly, I got mine a few weeks before the bundle was announced, and I'd already invested in a Logitech Bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
Most places offer 30 return and you don't have to say it was defective..... Just you found a better deal. I'd keep the mouse and return everything else.
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GT2 is my first tablet, and your experience and decision-making process mirrors my own. Sadly, I got mine a few weeks before the bundle was announced, and I'd already invested in a Logitech Bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
That sucks well at least we all are enjoying the tablet. I read tons of Kindle,Nook eBooks so I have not put mines down since I bought it!!
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That sucks well at least we all are enjoying the tablet. I read tons of Kindle,Nook eBooks so I have not put mines down since I bought it!!
I've been happily listening to my music stored in the cloud while reading these forums. Only time I've put it down was to charge and even then was still using it since it charges when docked and plugged in.
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I've been happily listening to my music stored in the cloud while reading these forums. Only time I've put it down was to charge and even then was still using it since it charges when docked and plugged in.
Music I use my cell phone I must say lol. I love my dre beats that came with my phone, so the music sounds way better on my cell phone.


Also what browser are you all using??
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Eh, I like the Logitech board--especially the case that converts to a stand. Just a little bummed about missing out on a deal.

I tend to use my Bionic for music as well. I mostly use my Tab for gaming, Google Reader, Netflix, and word processing via QuickOffice Pro.

As for browsers, I was a big fan of Opera Mobile for the longest time. I wasn't sold on Chrome because it's a buggy app that crashes whenever I try to access the Settings. However, a fellow user on either this forum or Android Central told me another way to access the browser settings.

Now, I use Chrome for almost everything because all my bookmarks are in sync between my tablet and desktop computer.
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Eh, I like the Logitech board--especially the case that converts to a stand. Just a little bummed about missing out on a deal.

I tend to use my Bionic for music as well. I mostly use my Tab for gaming, Google Reader, Netflix, and word processing via QuickOffice Pro.

As for browsers, I was a big fan of Opera Mobile for the longest time. I wasn't sold on Chrome because it's a buggy app that crashes whenever I try to access the Settings. However, a fellow user on either this forum or Android Central told me another way to access the browser settings.

Now, I use Chrome for almost everything because all my bookmarks are in sync between my tablet and desktop computer.
I love Chrome myself and really would like to use it but flash doesn't work on it. It crashes when I go into setting on the Tab too.
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Had it now been for this deal I would've ended up getting that same Logitech.
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I just got the tab yesterday and so far I'm happy with it, really wanted 3G and an SD slot so the galaxy tab was the only way to go. Besides, the nexus is gonna cost 269 euro's here when its released and I only paid 265 for the galaxy tab with 3G.
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I love Chrome myself and really would like to use it but flash doesn't work on it. It crashes when I go into setting on the Tab too.
I installed Chrome and mine seems to work well.
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I bought the Nexus 7 for me and the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for my wife. I'm a techie she's not. I'm rooted, ROM'd and custom recovery, she will be completely stock.

Just two different levels of use from two types of users. The dock was the reason I went Sammy on hers. She's has no need for 4 core CPU and all the root stuff. But she uses it for business email and the dock will help with that.

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I love my Tab2. I find the Nexus build quality to be far inferior when compared to the Samsung. I rooted it after a week, but kept the stock ROM. Got rid of the bloatware and I couldn't be happier.
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