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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lightsleeper23, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. lightsleeper23

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    Was anyone else disappointed to see the lack of pogo pins on the new N7? Not only is it incompatible with the current dock, which hasn't even been available very long, but it can never have any dock support at all. I don't know about anyone else, but I use my dock every day, and I just can't see going back to plugging and unplugging speaker AND usb wires, and putting it in and out of a case to prop it up, just to watch videos and charge. Yes, it's got wireless charging, and that'd be ok if I had a big charging pad, but that wont help prop it up or put sound through to my speakers. I was really looking forward to this thing to.
     

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    Hmm. With how fast the dock was selling I figured it was popular. I thought there would be more people on here who were disappointed the new N7 has no dock functionality.
     
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    I'm actually HIGHLY disappointed about the lack of POGO pins on the new N7, I really like the dock and this could be a deal breaker for me with the new N7. That is unless they release a smart dock like the SGS4 dock by Samsung.
     
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    I just found out that the Nexus 7 (2013) is compatible with the Nexus Charging Orb. That's pretty neat!
     
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    The OP already implied that:
    but I agree with the main criticism:
    The addition of contactless charging is certainly welcome if all you want is wireless charging, but the removal of the existing multifunctional contacts is retrograde and will seriously annoy potential upgraders who have already bought a dock for their "old" Nexus 7 and reasonably expected it not to be made obsolete before its warranty ran out... :-(

    This shows an offhand attitude to existing customers that I didn't expect from Google. Perhaps they have reached a certain stage in their corporate growth that is pushing them towards the Microsoft model; perhaps they need to occasionally refresh their corporate memory of their own mission statement.
     
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    Oops, didn't see that it was mentioned. Must be tired.
     
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    Yes a wireless charging option is neat, but not enough for me to run out and get one. The more I think about it the more I think that a smart dock shouldn't be an issue for them to create for the N7 2.0. I am entirely too tempted to try and plug the N7 into my SGS4 smart dock and see what happens though. :)
     
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    Wireless charging and blue tooth speakers, who needs wires :D
     
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    Ah, but which of those do you use to prop up the tablet?
     
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