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Android 4.2 On The Nexus 7: First Impressions
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pblanc108
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pblanc108,
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11/30/2012 | 7:04:18 PM
re: Android 4.2 On The Nexus 7: First Impressions
I find android to be a horribly unstable OS. I have tried the Nexus and it is a very unsatisfying experience. Its operation is not smooth and fluid and lags quite a bit when scrolling. I experienced quite a few freezes and "force-closes"
I switched over the the iPad 4 and the ipad mini and what a difference compared to android. IOS is smooth, refined and elegant. Why anyone would pick an android device over an iPad is beyond me. The ipad works flawlessly without any issue. What a pleasure. With the iPad, it is hard to put it down. With the Nexus 7 and/or any other android tablet, I can't wait to put it down. I am looking forward to the Surface Pro for an even more powerful tablet.
pds314
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11/22/2012 | 3:01:32 PM
re: Android 4.2 On The Nexus 7: First Impressions
My complaints are smaller. I think the new digital clock is hideous. (Bold hours and unbold minutes? Embarrassing.) I also want my user info displayed all at once. If a good samaritan finds my lost tablet, and can only read the lock screen, I want them to see all my contact info at a glance, without waiting for a cute but irritating marquee scroll.
njceltic
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njceltic,
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11/22/2012 | 12:59:10 PM
re: Android 4.2 On The Nexus 7: First Impressions
I removed our second user, it's quite annoying to give up 50% of battery life. Some might see it useful if they have a few household members with a Google account each. I think apps should be across users, with secondary users having the ability to use pop3 or imap to add their google email. This would save drive space, and lessen the burden on the battery.
AustinAnalyst
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11/21/2012 | 6:53:23 PM
re: Android 4.2 On The Nexus 7: First Impressions
Couple of things I noticed after JB 4.2. One is I had to turn off "Automatic" on my display brightness because it "flickered", only slightly but distracting. Setting it on a fixed brightness stopped the flickering. Second, the second user is aggravating because none of the downloaded apps are available to the second user. My assumption is that downloading duplicate apps will waste storage as well. After reading njceltic's battery notes, I think I will remove the second user.
AustinIT
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11/21/2012 | 6:13:38 PM
re: Android 4.2 On The Nexus 7: First Impressions
Oh the joys of trying to emulate Win8/WP8 without running into a patent infringement lawsuit...
njceltic
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njceltic,
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11/20/2012 | 7:12:23 PM
re: Android 4.2 On The Nexus 7: First Impressions
My major issue with JB 4.2 on our Nexus 7 is the new "user" feature. I had a good 9 hour tablet before this update. I"m lucky to get even half that time now, after adding my fiance as a user. The main problem is that android doesn't make the second user run as a background process, so in affect you have two users running at the same time. Both are using multi core threading, and sucking out battery life


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