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I looked at them both before I selected my Christmas present to me from the wife, and decided that the Nexus was a better way to go - I think the Fire is a bit more hard-wired to Amazon than I wanted from an Android device. Now there is a 32Gb version of the Nexus, I know which I'd prefer (and it ain't a Kindle under my tree!)
Plus, there is Amazon's annoying habit of only releasing kit in the UK when it is about to be replaced in the US...if they had launched the Fire in the UK a year ago...
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tinned pork then just delete it. It's Spam.
Depends - my MP3 collection won't fit into it by a long way, and if you think about it in terms of a movie collection (copied from your own DVD's of course) they work out at about 500MB per hour (or more if you are using Hi Res). It don't take many of them to fill the 32GB!
If your 5 year old gets a Nexus for Xmas, what will he/she have to look forward to in the future ?
If I had a 5 year old, they'd be lucky to get an Etch-A-Sketch [^], but, perhaps your child has your technical genes, and is: a prodigy !
"We live in a world ruled by fictions: mass merchandising, advertising, politics as advertising, instant translation of science, technology, into popular imagery, increasing blur of identity in realms of consumer goods, preempting any free, original, imaginative, response to experience by the television screen. We live in an enormous novel. For a writer it's less necessary to invent a novel's fictional content: fiction's already there. A writer's task is to invent a reality." J. G. Ballard, 1974
My dear fellow, why are you even contemplating a decision!?
Run - don't walk - to your nearest web store (do not stop at the Drones) and git yerself a shiny new Nexus 7 (the fatter the better). I've d my Nexus 7 ever since I got my grubby hands on it around four months ago. May I also recommend this[^] most excellent (and economical) case? I paid $9 (including shipping to Canada) in August.
As Aunt Agatha would say, "you've done well, Bertie!"
Got it, thanks. I already installed some of those I think.
One disappointment was that the Google Talk app does not support video - I did some research and apparently there's a bug that's being fixed (it does work on certain hardware but not on the Nexus 7). The bug's got something to do with not detecting the camera.
NP! Let me know if you end up buying it - I'll send you my pick of favorite free Android apps - the same list I sent CG.
Can I get the list as well?
Michael Martin Australia
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
Skip those and get the DoublePower (DOPO for short) TD-1010 10.1" w/Android 4.0 for $140.00 at Wal-mart, Best Buy, NewEgg or Amazon.
Has 8GB; 512MB for apps (needs to be more, though), Bluetooth, 1028 x 600 screen resolution (1080p HD output), Wi-Fi, and an automatic espresso maker (OK, I'm lying there...), MicroSD up to 32GB, 2 USB ports, 1/8" headphone out, stereo speakers built-in.
In short, the thing just ROCKS! I have 2 of 'em. Dual-core 1.6GHz (3.2GHz); the thing is wicked fast.
Or, call the manufacturer directly on Wednesday ~ doublepowertech.com
It can be rooted to get 4.1 or 4.2 on there (or so I read).
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