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Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Vikki, Jan 1, 2013.

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    Title says it all really. I have an iPad through work and it annoys me to be honest. I do however like the ease of a tablet.
    So, am looking for recommendations. Nothing massively expensive. We both have Samsung phones so quite fancy those but there seems to be so many to choose from I'm getting a bit confused! Help please!
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    my brother got a nexus 7 inch for Christmas and he was raving about it. Good price too
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    yep I'd agree. If you're not liking the way the Apple Ipad works, then it sounds like you'd like the Nexus 7 which is an android tablet at an excellent price
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    Don't get me wrong. I like apple, most of the time ;) I like the one I have from work but for a personal one I think there are things on the market that do the same thing at a much better price.
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    Wellllll I'd say there are things on the market that do the same things DIFFERENTLY at a much better price :) and that's not being picky it's just to say that of all the ones I've tried, I always come back to the ipad. I'll pay more for the ipad because I really prefer the way it works.

    BUT if you don't really love the ipad, then there's no point spending the extra and the nexus 7 is as/or more powerful for a better price.
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    The thing is, I don't need it to do masses. Just basic surfing, using things like YouTube and iPlayer - I believe you can plug some into your TV as well. I may well use it in WDW next year for recording little videos and taking photos - which I've always thought the iPad was not so great at.
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    Oooooo, I mean WDW this year!!!!!!
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    My husband wanted an android tablet and was heading towards the Samsung as he has the Galaxy s2 phone. Father Christmas got him an ipad for Christmas and he is over the moon with it, he is very picky, just ask Keith :lol: and up till now hadn't been won over by all the Apple hype. A friend had the Nexus which is Google for Christmas and Chris prefers his ipad.

    The only thing I would say, is to go and play with some in your local pc world and see how they feel. You may find that as you use an ipad now, you might not like how the android, google or windows tablets work.
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    Good idea. Think we might go and do that tomorrow. No doubt they'll be cheaper online but I think its a good idea to go and have a play with them first :)
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    what is it you don't like about the ipad Vikki?
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    really good idea yep!
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    Well I had an iPhone for years before I switched to Samsung earlier in the year and I just find android much easier to use.
    I don't like the camera and video on the ipad, the quality isn't very good, and that's something I'll use a lot. I also can't stand iTunes, could never get on with it. Like I said, I have an iPad, I just think there's other things on the market that are just as good for less money.
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    i agree about the camera, never really looked at anything else to be honest though as i love the rest of it and camera isn't that important to me really lol
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    It'd be really handy to have one that took an SD card too...
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    I'm just thinking to use on the plane, putting movies on there.
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    Jon would like that too...the capacity issue does irk me a little
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    I do find that there are apple people and then there are android people :yes: The way they each work is different enough now for people to have personal preferences.

    If you prefer android anyway then the nexus 7 is a stunning buy it really is. Powerful, relatively inexpensive, first to get updates from google etc.

    Since I'm such an apple fan, the guys at the office dared me to use an android handset (nexus) on holiday to see what i was missing. I lasted just under a week but by then I was ready to throw it at a wall :lol: I did find that although the android apps had a lot more options than the iphone equivalents, they were a lot more buggy.
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    I agree. Until year ago I was an apple person too ;)
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    Not sure if the nexus screen will be a tad to small.

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