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Tablet Computers


keith selmes
11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2013 1:55PM
My Xoom updated OK with no loss of apps or settings.
I gather it does sometimes happen, or the device needs a reset to defaults which loses them.
Also they may disappear temporarily, which must be disconcerting.
But it shouldn't happen, and if it does, paid for apps can be downloaded from the Play store again without extra charge.

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cats_123 e2
10 4.3k 25 Northern Ireland
7 Apr 2013 4:29PM

Quote:paid for apps can be downloaded from the Play store again without extra charge.


quite true...but such a pain...and I tend to forget which one's I've already installed. Is there a way of `bookmarking' the apps? Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
7 Apr 2013 6:39PM
I've just been asked by a friend who does not have and does not want wifi, whether any of these tablets can be used with a cable connection to broadband.

Anyone know? Smile
KenTaylor e2
10 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2013 7:14PM
As far as I know the answer is no. Its the main feature they have in being completely portable
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
7 Apr 2013 7:15PM
With the Google Nexus 7, as soon as you make your wifi connection, it updates to the new OS, it's simple. Also, because the Nexus is Google, there are no modifications to the OS, such as you get with other brands of tablet, so you get the upgrade right away. I have read many reviews on the Nexus 7, and most mention upgrading, but none mention loosing apps.
keith selmes
11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2013 7:35PM
Some tablets have ethernet sockets built in, but most don't. Being tethered to a cable sort of negates the point of using a tablet.
There are ethernet to usb adapters for tablets, which are pretty cheap, don't know how good they are though.
cats_123 e2
10 4.3k 25 Northern Ireland
7 Apr 2013 8:15PM
My tablet has built in Ethernet....but don't know how you would connect it. It comes with a mini USB/USB converter.


Mine also a Google android but updating wiped the system....guess you get what you pay for Smile
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2013 9:16PM
I have updated 3 different tablets, one from 2. something no apps or data was lost in the process (one of them was a nexus) Also when I received the Samsung as a replacement for the broken sony when I logges into the Android Play store it identified the applications I had on the Sony and offered to copy them to the new device. So I am not certain what happend to yours, or why it did not offer to resotre all the apps you have. Its a fairly good and friendly service.

when you log into the play store does it not offer you your applications?

edit just found it from my PC. On the navigation bar the My Applications bit. It shows what you have installed by device if you have more than one. I find I am getting a lot more than I paid for it.
cats_123 e2
10 4.3k 25 Northern Ireland
7 Apr 2013 11:27PM

Quote:when you log into the play store does it not offer you the applications


Well, I couldn't see anything....had to re-download all the apps. Maybe I didn't look hard enough? Smile

An learning new things everyday Smile Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
8 Apr 2013 12:58AM
Ok, I think I will take the plunge. Smile The Nexus 7 is cheaper at John Lewis than at Amazon - and it comes with a 2 year warranty, as well, from JL. Smile

It has Android 4.2 which I assume will upgrade to 4.2.2...... which I gather removes a few bugs. When the time comes (possibly in May), I guess the further upgrade to 5.0 will happen automatically.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
8 Apr 2013 6:48PM
Right, Nexus 7 is now on order together with some screen protectors. The good thing about JL is that they have a 90-day returns period... compared with (for example) 30 days with Amazon and 14 days with WEX. Should be enough time to decide whether the device is actually useful to me! Wink

Quite a few accessories out there: keyboard/case and even mice (mouses, meeces? Wink)

I already have a capacitative stylus, which hopefully will work on the Nexus. Has anyone bought accessories for their tablet (of whatever type) - or does this kinda defeat the object?
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
8 Apr 2013 10:03PM
I haven't bought any accessories for the N7 yet CB, but I would like to have a protective case to keep the dust off of it. I don't use protective screens btw, they're the devil ti install, and mess up the view, imo. The grandchildren have been using mine unsupervised, 7 and 3 years of age, for many hours, and there isn't a mark on it, it's a Corningware screen.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
8 Apr 2013 11:30PM
Thanks Denny. I'm a bit of a fusspot about screens - everything I own with a screen has one, except my Kindle .......... and my TV. Grin I drop things sometimes usually screen downwards!)

I'm thinking if I get a case, it might as well be a keyboard/case - they are not that expensive. A mouse might be a step too far! Lol! Wink
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
8 Apr 2013 11:55PM
Came across this guide, on YouTube, for the Nexus 7. I haven't yet looked at it properly, so can't vouch for the usefulness but it looks promising.




StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
9 Apr 2013 5:16AM
I tried the telephone app that he describes, can't get it to work.

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