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Initial post: 2 Nov 2012 12:17:26 GMT
S. Gratton says:
Hi would like some impartial advice regarding which is better. I want something to read on (books, magazine, papers), play games, watch tv and movies. Would prefer to download rather than stream.

I'm a bit confused about what's best. Thought a Fire HD was a cert for me but the more I read the more I wonder if it is best to go for the whole google package with the Nexus 7

All advice gratefully received

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Nov 2012 12:25:17 GMT
Damaskcat says:
Nexus 7.

Posted on 2 Nov 2012 12:36:20 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Nov 2012 13:06:31 GMT
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Sarah O says:
Yep. You can download amazons app store for the daily free ones. That's what I do on a Tab 2

Posted on 2 Nov 2012 13:11:40 GMT
L Brasi says:
Absolutely no question that Nexus 7 is the better buy - especially now that The N7 32gB is selling for 199 - which is what I paid for my 16gB a month ago!

Posted on 2 Nov 2012 13:13:12 GMT
You can also download the paid apps in the amazon app store. With the nexus 7 you can also download movies to rent or buy from the google play store so no streaming.

Posted on 2 Nov 2012 13:14:10 GMT
DC says:
If I were buying a tablet today, I go for the Nexus 7. Yes you can use the Amazon Appstore.

The only thing I can think of that Amazon won't let you do using a Nexus 7 is borrow a book a month using your Prime account.

Besides if you have a Nexus, you get access to all Google's stuff as well.

Posted on 2 Nov 2012 14:27:31 GMT
Wee weegie says:
Another vote for the Nexus - it's great

Posted on 2 Nov 2012 19:14:36 GMT
W. Stephens says:
There is nothing that the Fire can do that the Nexus cannot.

As well as the hardware and software superiority of the Nexus, it will permit you to browse Google AND Amazon app stores, read books from Amazon AND other e-book sellers (the Fire will try to limit you to Amazon only for both of these).

Unless you specifically only want to use Amazon for book, app and film purchases, and use the tablet primarily for these purposes, buy the Nexus - it is a complete no brainer.

Posted on 2 Nov 2012 19:20:36 GMT
Can you put your own films on nexus?

Posted on 2 Nov 2012 19:22:15 GMT
The only thing that the Fire can do that the Nexus 7 can not is stream video from LoveFilm, that facility is currently only available on the Fire and no other Android devices.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Nov 2012 19:44:31 GMT
Peter Lee says:
Blue Liverbird - Yes you can. I've got three on mine.

Posted on 2 Nov 2012 20:12:22 GMT
J Butcher says:
can you play farmville on the nexus ? and do you needa subscription

Posted on 3 Nov 2012 16:56:04 GMT
Thanks Peter, I'm going loopy checking out the reviews for Kindle fire vs Nexus, so far Nexus is winning, and if I can get BBC iPlayer for Nexus then I'm off to spend my savings!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Nov 2012 17:05:06 GMT
Peter Lee says:
Blue Liverbird - Go and spend, as iPlayer works on the Nexus too.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Nov 2012 17:05:35 GMT
L Brasi says:
New Android app released for iPlayer very recently - superb on N7

Posted on 3 Nov 2012 17:17:51 GMT
Have decided, now I have to decide where to get the thing from !!!!!

Posted on 3 Nov 2012 17:25:25 GMT
G. Heywood says:
I have a nexus and love it. I still think the fire is a good device, but overall I would go for the nexus. The nexus 7 is the best tablet on the market in my opinion.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Nov 2012 11:01:56 GMT
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Posted on 5 Nov 2012 11:10:34 GMT
Barbēlō says:
Thanks everyone. Confirmed my suspicions that the Nexus is the better Android buy.
But would never replace our iOS's.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Nov 2012 11:42:09 GMT
L Brasi says:
Aw right - Can just see Comet welcoming me with open arms ;0)

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Nov 2012 11:44:29 GMT
L Brasi says:
zatafact - hmmmmmm

Posted on 5 Nov 2012 12:59:49 GMT
MungoParkIV says:
Can I throw another tablet into the mix ?

My nephew bought the Nexus last week and after playing about with it, I didn't like it :( which is a shame as I was hoping to get one myself after weeks of deliberating on which tablet to buy !!
However things are looking up as the Samsung Galaxy tablet is looking favourite now, a colleague at work has one and it looks the ticket for me - does anyone have any comments on the Samsung Galaxy v Fire/Nexus - tks

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Nov 2012 13:15:50 GMT
Sarah O says:
Can heartily recommend the Tab. I have the Tab 2 7" and absolutely love it. It's a little lower tech-wise than the Nexus or the Fire, but honestly, it hasn't struggled with anything I've done on it. Kindle books are easy to read, several other markets too - got kobo with a bunch of free classics on it, and txtr app for when they finally release the cheapy 10 reader, and Play books.

The screen is superb, I've been watching blueray rips and they look amazing, and the dualband stereo sound comes across beautifully.

It handles games very well - including a handheld console style zombie shoot em up I got from Play. Loads very well even though it's quite graphics-intensive and there's no lag or jittering in game play.

The only thing I didn't like was the on-screen Samsung keyboard. It's slow and laggy, and its autocorrect is laughably bad. But I downloaded Swiftkey for Tablet for a few quid and problem solved.

Plus, micro SD slot up to 32gb is awesome. Nexus doesn't have that.

One minor drawback is it has a completely different charger to what's standard. It's very similar to the cables you get with ipods, kinda long and thin. So you do need to buy a specific type of cable if you want OTG hosting for other devices, like an external harddrive or anything. Can get one on here for a few quid.

Battery life is just fine. I watched LOTR 1 and 2 on a single charge, the extended editions running at about 3.5 - 4 hours each. On full brightness with sound quite loud.

Overall it's very responsive and fast, and is very easy to set up for email and wifi. Very easy to quickly adjust the brightness/wifi on and off, bluetooth, sync, screen auto rotate etc by simply tapping the clock. Brings up a little mini-display on top of whatever you have open. Clever and very useful.

I was like you, really torn between what tablet to get for a few months, so I was reading everything I could find on current tablets etc. I was on the verge of buying the Nexus, but decided on the Tab 2 at the last minute purely because of the sd slot. No regrets :)

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Nov 2012 13:30:24 GMT
MungoParkIV says:
Thanks Miss Ord - I was in Tesco on w/e and talking to their 'tablet guy' as he called himself ! - he mentioned the keyboard aswell and showed me, but I didn't think it was a problem. However the keyboard size took up half the screen which he said could be adjusted but he couldn't do it :)

Re charger - it's a shame Samsung have done this as they signed up with EU to the standardised charger for mobile phones (see link below) so one would have thought they would keep their charger for other devices standard !

Thanks again for the info - I have pretty much made my mind up now it's just a case of buying one when I can find the time/inclination to go shopping for it, something I absolutely hate doing, shopping that is !! :D)
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