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    News - Google unveils HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet plus Android Lollipop

    The Nvidia Tegra K1 powered tablet and Android Lollipop will arrive on 3rd November.
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    Re: News - Google unveils HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet plus Android Lollipop

    No Micro-SD, no sale.

    Why do these tablet designers think we can get everything from the cloud. If I go on holiday I want to take movies with me, 64GB (or even 128GB now) micro-sd card is perfect

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    Re: News - Google unveils HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet plus Android Lollipop

    Quote Originally Posted by cjs150 View Post
    No Micro-SD, no sale.

    Why do these tablet designers think we can get everything from the cloud. If I go on holiday I want to take movies with me, 64GB (or even 128GB now) micro-sd card is perfect
    I know exactly where you're coming from on this, (although for me it's the combination of good space for lots of photos and perhaps the odd album (or six)).

    While an microSD slot is the ideal, there is another way. I got one of those Ultra Dual flash drives from Sandisk, and those have a normal USB plug on one end and a phone-friendly microUSB on the other. I just checked and Amazon will sell you a 64GB one of these for less than £30. And if that's too expensive then MobyMemory supposedly have it for just over £20. Yes, I know you could also use an OTG cable and a normal USB drive, but the Sandisk one is a neater solution imho.

    Good thing is that it's actually cheap enough to be a justifiable purchase as a normal memory stick, so if you get one and find your phone doesn't like it then it's not necessarily a waste of money. So far the only system we've had problems with was a CM7-running HP Touchpad. I'd try it with the G3 I've got next to me at the moment (although I'm sure I had already and it worked) but unfortunately one of the kids borrowed it, so lord knows where it is now.
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    Re: News - Google unveils HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet plus Android Lollipop

    Crossy, can you run films/games/apps straight from the drive?

    Also I'm sure I read somewhere that the device must be enabled to be able to operate the drive.
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    Re: News - Google unveils HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet plus Android Lollipop

    Personally I don't want a nexus 9 for 2 simple reasons.... I don't want a slate with a 4:3 ratio (got a HP touchpad with android on it and never use it), if I really wanted that I could have had an iPad years ago with (main argument) more tablet apps, it's not like I'd be paying much more based on the US price. Not to mention it's a completely different ratio to 90% of the android slates out there so I can see 'layout' issues with games/apps too.

    I will say one thing though, if the nexus line is getting more expensive and the windows 8 slates are getting cheaper it could mean a rise in windows 8 app adoption which is a good thing

    As to android L... well my moto g will definitely get it and supposedly so will my nexus 7 2012 so it's good in that respect. Having said that it will likely help me decide if I just ditch android and go all in windows though, I'm already using google less and less apart from for search.

    I do like the little player though but could really do with a lan port over just ac wireless.

    Seeing as apple has the apple tv and sony has the little playstation box, when is ms going to bring out a little player (an xbox without the 'gaming').... the win 8 tiles would work great on a tv in my opinion and if it's using x86/x64 and is 'open' enough for us to add extra codecs it could be a nice little seller

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    Re: News - Google unveils HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet plus Android Lollipop

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    ... and the windows 8 slates are getting cheaper it could mean a rise in windows 8 app adoption which is a good thing
    I don't expect Microsoft giving away Windows or Intel giving away Atom CPUs to keep happening long term, so at some point the price will start creeping back up again.

    I shall be very interested to see benchmarks on the Nvidia CPU. The claims are impressive, but then we have heard that before.

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    Re: News - Google unveils HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet plus Android Lollipop

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila the Bun View Post
    Crossy, can you run films/games/apps straight from the drive?
    Also I'm sure I read somewhere that the device must be enabled to be able to operate the drive.
    You can certainly watch films direct from the drive, that's what we were using it for - as secondary storage (mainly with a couple of seasons of Big Bang Theory that the kids both like). You could (obviously) also slap a couple of gig's of music on there too, and the drive is fast enough to deliver video without glitching.

    Games and other apps is a definite no-no - it's not the same as a "real" microSD where (assuming you don't have a Samsung device) you can use App2SD.

    Only requirement of the phone is that it supports OTG - which only a minority of the current crop don't. I haven't had a chance to try it with Windows Phone, but the brief research I did seems to suggest that OTG support isn't in Windows Phone 8, and there's a lot of debate whether it's there in "8.1".

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    You can certainly watch films direct from the drive, that's what we were using it for - as secondary storage (mainly with a couple of seasons of Big Bang Theory that the kids both like). You could (obviously) also slap a couple of gig's of music on there too, and the drive is fast enough to deliver video without glitching.
    As this would be exactly what I wanted it for this is good news indeed. Thanks for the info.
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    Re: News - Google unveils HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet plus Android Lollipop

    I was interested in this until I heard it's running an nVidia chip. After their 7800GTX fried (literally) my $4,000+ 17" desktop replacement "laptop" and refused admit their card melted my motherboard or even consider a warranty claim well within the first year of ownership, I've vowed not to give them my money. And in the years since then they've done a lot of lying to consumers and shareholders, which I simply cannot stand. Quite disappointed that HTC didn't go with another chip manufacturer. I hope HTC and Google continue to have a good business relationship so that there can be other products like this in the future, albeit with different hardware specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrVoice View Post
    I was interested in this until I heard it's running an nVidia chip. After their 7800GTX fried (literally) my $4,000+ 17" desktop replacement "laptop" and refused admit their card melted my motherboard or even consider a warranty claim well within the first year of ownership, I've vowed not to give them my money. And in the years since then they've done a lot of lying to consumers and shareholders, which I simply cannot stand. Quite disappointed that HTC didn't go with another chip manufacturer. I hope HTC and Google continue to have a good business relationship so that there can be other products like this in the future, albeit with different hardware specs.
    I know someone who had a Pentium 4 desktop replacement laptop where the CPU used to melt the machine in the same way. Dell delt with it, it was their laptop and nothing to do with Intel. Same should apply to you, whoever designed & sold the laptop is responsible for its thermal characteristics.

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    Re: News - Google unveils HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet plus Android Lollipop

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I know someone who had a Pentium 4 desktop replacement laptop where the CPU used to melt the machine in the same way. Dell delt with it, it was their laptop and nothing to do with Intel. Same should apply to you, whoever designed & sold the laptop is responsible for its thermal characteristics.
    I don't buy off the shelf, it was a custom chassis. The cause of the meltdown was a fan failure on the video card which somehow didn't trigger a shutdown of the GPU when unsafe temps resulted. Nothing to do with the laptop chassis in this case.

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    I'm sure HTC and Nividia are gutted to lose your custom.
    Clearly they should have redesigned it to account for your irrational views.

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    Re: News - Google unveils HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet plus Android Lollipop

    Quote Originally Posted by cjs150 View Post
    No Micro-SD, no sale.

    Why do these tablet designers think we can get everything from the cloud. If I go on holiday I want to take movies with me, 64GB (or even 128GB now) micro-sd card is perfect
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    Re: News - Google unveils HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet plus Android Lollipop

    Good move by Google to go after the Apple Ipad market with their 4:3 Nexus 9 tablets. There are plenty of 16:9 tablets on the market but they aren't very good for reading documents on. Shame there isn't custom pen stylus built for the Nexus 9 tablet. However, if the tablet price is more than £199 then I ain't buying it!

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    Re: News - Google unveils HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet plus Android Lollipop

    Quote Originally Posted by Willzzz View Post
    I'm sure HTC and Nividia are gutted to lose your custom.
    Clearly they should have redesigned it to account for your irrational views.
    Thank you for the completely random, badly-worded, and unsolicited response(s) not only to my post which speaks directly to Nvidia's quality and honor as a company, but to another commenter's valid concern about the product. And yes, the loss of my business (and that of many others who were affected by similar problems) has definitely hurt Nvidia's bottom line over the last couple years. Please speak to the issues, rather than attacking people. Thank you.

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