What are you using your tablet for?General


  1. Mischka7

    Mischka7 Well-Known Member

    I'm still on the fence about keeping the Nexus 10 and I'm wondering what people are using their tablets for. Off the top of my head, here's what I'm using it for:
    • Reading
    • Watching Netflix (wish Amazon instant video was available)
    • Navigation (via tethering to cell phone)
    • Taking photos/videos
    • Video chatting (Google Talk right now, but looking for better options)
    • Productivity (can't do much with a tablet, aside from quick email processing and calendaring. For heavy duty work, I still need a physical keyboard and full Office suite.)
    • Remote desktop (productivity-related, but this is mostly to access

    Thanks!
    Mike

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  2. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    • Reading
    • Watching Amazon Streaming Movies
    • Was watching Time Warner TV (after I rooted they said I couldn't use the app anymore :mad:)
    • Surfing the Internets
    • Trying out the latest roms (when they start coming out)
    • Probably play a few games when I find one I want


    The Nexus 10 isn't something I really needed. Its just so much easier on my back, and more convenient, doing these things in my recliner than setting at the table with my 17" laptop.
  3. Mischka7

    Mischka7 Well-Known Member

    Atmazzzz, how are you watching Amazon Streaming Movies? I searched for the app on Google Play and there's nothing available.
  4. Bhelios

    Bhelios Well-Known Member

    I'm on the fence about purchasing since I still love my wifi GED Xoom... however, habits would be the same:

    - Netflix
    - internet browser
    - textbook reader
    - productivity (word docs, excel sheets, powerpoints)
    - games
  5. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    I just use the browser to go to their site. No app. I watched The Amazing Spiderman Saturday night. It looked great. I wish they would get HD support for the Nexus 10. It wouldn't let me watch in HD.
  6. Mischka7

    Mischka7 Well-Known Member

    Totally didn't occur to me to try the actual website. Thnaks Atmazzzz
  7. The_Superhoo

    The_Superhoo Well-Known Member

    - Internet browsing/messageboards
    - Google Talk
    - Twitter
    - Hope to use it more for streaming video but haven't yet
  8. Caveman419

    Caveman419 Well-Known Member

    I did not really need this tablet, I have a Note 10.1 that I use for taking notes in class and at work for meetings...helps with the going paperless effort. And I had a Motorola 4G Xoom (which I sold to get the Nexus 10) that was my play tablet, so this will take up where it left off....

    - Flashing new ROMs
    - Internet browsing
    - Social Networks
    - Google TV/Movies
    - Reading
    - Remoting into work computer
    - Convincing non-believers how powerful Android is compared to Apple
  9. peaches1998

    peaches1998 Member

    When I tried this, I was told that I needed Flash installed to watch. And when I tried to install Flash, I was told that it was not supported on this device.

    How do you get Flash installed? Is it in the Dolphin browser or any other besides Chrome?

    Thanks.

    Shelly
  10. Rcarnes91

    Rcarnes91 Well-Known Member

    Here is a guide to install it on jelly bean http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1774336
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  11. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member


    Shelly, Check this thread, http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1774336. It should work with any browser, except Chrome I think. I use Boat Browser.
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  12. peaches1998

    peaches1998 Member

    I finally found the Flash add-on for Dolphin browser and installed it, Thanks.

    Shelly
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  13. peaches1998

    peaches1998 Member

    I'm ready to give up trying to access flash on the N10.

    I downloaded the link provided by Atmazz twice but can't find it in my Downloads folder. Is there a way to search the tablet itself as you can on a desktop?

    I also downloaded the flash add on for Dolphin which I am now using as my web browser.

    Yet I still cannot get Amazon Prime movies to play as it always gives me a Need To Install Flash notice. I am a Prime member. I use Amazon Prime Movies on my computer and on several Roku streaming boxes.

    Any further help would be appreciated.

    At least I still have Netflix to stream movies of the N10.

    Shelly
  14. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    Is there a download folder in a Dolphin folder? If you pull down your notification does it show a download? If so, tap that.

    Can you download on a computer and then copy it to your tablet where you can find it? Then use a file manager to open and install it.
  15. Rcarnes91

    Rcarnes91 Well-Known Member

    Read the guide i posted, and you need to download a file manager to install it
  16. peaches1998

    peaches1998 Member

    I downloaded Appinstaller and then installed the flash download. But still no go with Amazon prim. But it did successfully install the Amazon app store and make it usable.

    In the video guide, the settings menu is different and I cannot find the Advanced Settings to enable plugins.

    Thanks for the continuing suggestions.

    Shelly
  17. Rcarnes91

    Rcarnes91 Well-Known Member

  18. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    Try Boat Browser and see if Amazon works. I'm a prime member too. Its what I've been watching movies with. At least you'll know its not a flash problem. If you see an arrow on the screen, tap it and flash and the movie should load.
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  19. peaches1998

    peaches1998 Member


    I do have a Flash icon app on my home screen now. When I click on it, I get the choice of opening it in chrome or in Dolphin. Whichever I choose, I get a blank web page opening up. Not sure where to go from there.

    I haven't tried Boat as yet, in fact this is the first I've heard of it but I'll download it now and see how it works.

    My replacement N10 arrives tomorrow.

    Shelly
  20. DruDog

    DruDog Well-Known Member

  21. peaches1998

    peaches1998 Member

    BINGO!

    Amazon Prime movies works in Boat. In fact I find this browser very intuitive and easy to use. Not sue if it is faster than Dolphin but I do think it works faster and better than Chrome.

    The world of Android is very new to me but I'm learning quickly thanks to the input of members here.

    Thanks again.

    Shelly
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  22. peaches1998

    peaches1998 Member

    Might I recommend sugardvd for streaming.

    Shelly
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  23. kristalsoldier

    kristalsoldier Well-Known Member

    Reading
    Email
    Skype
    Movie watching
    Surfing
    and generally playing around with it... Admiring it.... Etc.
  24. pathymo

    pathymo New Member

    I use my tablet mostly for music/scores. I'm a pianist/singer in NYC, and it saves my life in that I don't have to carry around a million books when I'm playing in piano bars or for shows. I currently use an iPad for this, but its first gen and is really getting slow and freezes and randomly restarts (not good when you're in the middle of playing). I went with Nexus 10 because I also have an Android phone, and am doing more and more things through Google/Google Play/Android rather than Apple/iOS.

    Other than that, Draw Something. :D
  25. Mischka7

    Mischka7 Well-Known Member

    Well, I have to say goodbye to the Nexus 10. I've exhausted my options for video chat (hangout, talk, skype, etc). Unfortunately, the terrible sound and video qualities on all options make for a terrible chat experience on the Nexus 10.

    Aside from the poor video chatting capabilities, the Nexus 10 is a great tablet. Snappy, brilliant screen, and a pleasure to work with. But this is a dealbreaker for me, I like being able to videochat with my wife and daughter while I'm away.

    Mischka
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