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    Re: Google Nexus 7 Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jimborae View Post
    YEs please, would be interested to know.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1812437


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    Re: Google Nexus 7 Discussion Thread

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    Hmm, given asus apparently made a VERY small profit over these devices, i wouldn't be surprised if they tried to recuperate some of that using repairs (along with expensive accessories!). Given you will also have to pay for shipping you might be better off just getting a new one... Hard one to call without any experience, try looking in the xda developer forums perhaps?
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    Please be advised that the repair is only done in Asus Holland. If flagged as CID, the starting fee for an out of warranty repair is around 50 Euro, which is for handling and shipping only. Costs for labour, parts and VAT will be added to the starting fee.
    I think you were correct, 50euros just to ship it to Holland before any time and materials....so it's a none starter
    Now just got think what to do with a broken device that's still got some personal data on (not mine thankfully)

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    Re: Google Nexus 7 Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by aeonf242 View Post
    I think you were correct, 50euros just to ship it to Holland before any time and materials....so it's a none starter
    Now just got think what to do with a broken device that's still got some personal data on (not mine thankfully)
    See if you can source the parts and fix it yourself?

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    Re: Google Nexus 7 Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    See if you can source the parts and fix it yourself?
    Possible, but as it's someone else's (at work) I'm not sure I can be bothered :-)
    I was thinking of finding a trusted geek who wanted to tinker :-)

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    Re: Google Nexus 7 Discussion Thread

    Just picked up the DODOcase

    Looks like some of the nice cases are flowing through. Will review when I have it.

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    Re: Google Nexus 7 Discussion Thread

    hmmm not sure about that one, im hoping for a plastic one tbh!

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    Re: Google Nexus 7 Discussion Thread

    Two quick quesitons.

    1) Anyone know a good photo gallary widget that doesn't suck!

    2) Anyone know a replacement launcher/shell I'm wanting to give one as a magic skype device to my gran.
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    Re: Google Nexus 7 Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Two quick quesitons.

    1) Anyone know a good photo gallary widget that doesn't suck!

    2) Anyone know a replacement launcher/shell I'm wanting to give one as a magic skype device to my gran.
    Not sure of the photo frame widget as i dont use one, would be good to know if there is one though!

    For an alternative to the default nexus one im using Nova Launcher and its pretty good. Another popular one is ADW launcher.

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    Re: Google Nexus 7 Discussion Thread

    Would you say the launcher is simpler?

    Basically thats what I'm after, I am going to paint the power button red or something with touch up paint....
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Would you say the launcher is simpler?

    Basically thats what I'm after, I am going to paint the power button red or something with touch up paint....
    Well any of the launchers I have used just seem to make things a bit more fancy and added a few new abilities like being able to change icons or animation types. I haven't come across anything that seems to automatically make things easier. What I would say is that you should be able to set up a very clear single screen home Page with minimal links on, so whilst the simplicity wouldn't be immediately there, you could build something that did what you needed?

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    Re: Google Nexus 7 Discussion Thread

    Tbh I probably code nock some code up to be a "granny" shell. But part of me thinks I should hope there is a Windows 8 tablet that is as cheap.... Not going to happen!
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    Re: Google Nexus 7 Discussion Thread

    As i mentioned in another thread, i got one of these in the post from Google the other day. Absolutely delighted with it!

    Havent felt the urge to tinker with the launchers and the look of it yet as I do quite like its look already. I bought that carbon case that Biscuits housemate has and someone else has in this thread. It's a great little case does exactly what I need it too and for the money its build quality is excellent.

    For £200 this can't be beaten, I've used it even more than I thought I would.

    I use google currents a lot on the commute, had it on my galaxy nexus before but on the bigger screen its much better. Other apps of note for me are:

    Zinio - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d.reader&hl=en
    a great little magazine app with good prices for subscriptions to magazines and plenty of offers and money back schemes. Have a few subsciptions going at the moment.

    LastPass - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...cGFuZHJvaWQiXQ..

    I just can't go without LastPass now.

    Flipboard - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...b2FyZC5hcHAiXQ..

    again a great little magazine style app but its a news aggregator and lets you select what news you are interested in. It also comes with Pocket (readitlater) integration.

    so yeah Pocket - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...xhdGVyLnBybyJd

    I'm using this while I wait for them to update the instapaper app to something resembling the functionality on the iPhone.

    Evernote - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...5ldmVybm90ZSJd

    You all must know about that already

    DroidEdit - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...RlZGl0LnBybyJd

    a great little code editor for use on the nexus 7, once I've picked up a mobile keyboard this will be used more but it's great for looking through my code for bugs on the train and implementing small changes at the moment.

    I'm interested to hear about any more that people use and feel are essential.

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    Re: Google Nexus 7 Discussion Thread

    I'm chuffed with mine, does everything I wanted it to plus so much more. Better than my brother's iPad 2 by a country mile (Hate how big/heavy the iPad is in comparison. And I used to think the iPad was light!)

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    Re: Google Nexus 7 Discussion Thread

    Another happy Nexus 7 user here, its replaced a 10 inch Android tablet, that I haven't bothered to charge since getting the Nexus 7. I use it as an ebook reader at work, and to do general internet and email stuff. Due to its size it also tends to accompany me out and about, lives in the rather large pockets in my shorts or cargo trousers. I use it with my Galaxy S2 setup as a wifi hotspot.

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    Re: Google Nexus 7 Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by purdz View Post
    As i mentioned in another thread, i got one of these in the post from Google the other day. Absolutely delighted with it!

    Havent felt the urge to tinker with the launchers and the look of it yet as I do quite like its look already. I bought that carbon case that Biscuits housemate has and someone else has in this thread. It's a great little case does exactly what I need it too and for the money its build quality is excellent.

    For £200 this can't be beaten, I've used it even more than I thought I would.

    I use google currents a lot on the commute, had it on my galaxy nexus before but on the bigger screen its much better. Other apps of note for me are:

    Zinio - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d.reader&hl=en
    a great little magazine app with good prices for subscriptions to magazines and plenty of offers and money back schemes. Have a few subsciptions going at the moment.

    LastPass - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...cGFuZHJvaWQiXQ..

    I just can't go without LastPass now.

    Flipboard - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...b2FyZC5hcHAiXQ..

    again a great little magazine style app but its a news aggregator and lets you select what news you are interested in. It also comes with Pocket (readitlater) integration.

    so yeah Pocket - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...xhdGVyLnBybyJd

    I'm using this while I wait for them to update the instapaper app to something resembling the functionality on the iPhone.

    Evernote - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...5ldmVybm90ZSJd

    You all must know about that already

    DroidEdit - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...RlZGl0LnBybyJd

    a great little code editor for use on the nexus 7, once I've picked up a mobile keyboard this will be used more but it's great for looking through my code for bugs on the train and implementing small changes at the moment.

    I'm interested to hear about any more that people use and feel are essential.

    There are a lot of apps i find essential... but im at work so need to keep it short.

    What keyboard have you been looking at?

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    To be honest I haven't looked into them properly yet haven't travelled too far from work recently so haven't had the need but when I get going around the country again I'll start looking into them. Any suggestions?

    Looking forward to seeing the app lists as it can hopefully introduce me to something I'd not even thought to do with my tablet.

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