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    Default Buy Nexus 10 now or wait for new generation ?

    Hi,
    I am an Asus Transformer Prime user and I was waiting for Nexus 10 - 2nd generation to upgrade. However, I decided to give away my Prime to a close relative for some personal reason next week. I was still going to wait for Nexus-10 2nd generation but the tablet has become an important asset for me for both work and school. I am an IT tech working full time while attending a college. I need a tablet to read e-textbook from Kindle and Course Smart and view document on the go for work and I am constantly moving in my job. I am getting an iPad from work in a few months but I need a tablet now.

    My question is - Shall I wait for N10 till Google announces and ships ( I know it is going to be a while) or buy 16 GB model now?
    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Buy Nexus 10 now or wait for new generation ?

    Honestly, there's no reason to not get a Nexus 10 now. Besides the occasional crash that some people have been reporting it's the best tablet available.
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    Default Re: Buy Nexus 10 now or wait for new generation ?

    Hi ark,
    I just posted the same type question at this forum:


    Just got the Nexus 10 this weekend...it's GREAT!

    -Bill
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    Hell yeah, that new tablet will have to be pretty damn amazing to make me wanna get rid of this one right away.
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    I am waiting till the 2nd gen. I have read that they will release the Nexus 10 2.0 at the MWC on the 25th. It should be long after that untill we can get our hands on one. Apirl or May. I have seen the Nexus 10 over the past month or two have limited quanitietes on the Google store.. and at times sold out. This leads me to belive that they are gearing toward the production of the new version.
    So for me I am waiting...even if it is untill May it will be well worth it. ..
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    Default Re: Buy Nexus 10 now or wait for new generation ?

    Wait for the next generation. Also wait and see if the quality control is better because its pretty bad right now. Like really bad. Just from reading all the horror stories from nexus 4, 7, and experiencing 10 makes me almost never want to try a nexus device ever again. I really think they are just massive beta tests. I think the quality control is so bad just to make them cheaper.

    Oh and if you can.... DO NOT BUY FROM THE PLAY STORE...ranks in my top 5 worst customer experience ever. Buy it at a physical store so you can return it 5 times before you get a good nexus....pathetic...
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    Quote Originally Posted by atg284 View Post
    Wait for the next generation. Also wait and see if the quality control is better because its pretty bad right now. Like really bad. Just from reading all the horror stories from nexus 4, 7, and experiencing 10 makes me almost never want to try a nexus device ever again. I really think they are just massive beta tests. I think the quality control is so bad just to make them cheaper.

    Oh and if you can.... DO NOT BUY FROM THE PLAY STORE...ranks in my top 5 worst customer experience ever. Buy it at a physical store so you can return it 5 times before you get a good nexus....pathetic...
    From what I've seen your situation is experienced by a vast minority. I've always found it to be way better getting stuff from the play store.

    This is from me, on my EVO 3D.
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    Default Re: Buy Nexus 10 now or wait for new generation ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ogdlow View Post
    I am waiting till the 2nd gen. I have read that they will release the Nexus 10 2.0 at the MWC on the 25th. It should be long after that untill we can get our hands on one. Apirl or May. I have seen the Nexus 10 over the past month or two have limited quanitietes on the Google store.. and at times sold out. This leads me to belive that they are gearing toward the production of the new version.
    So for me I am waiting...even if it is untill May it will be well worth it. ..
    Google has already stated that they won't have a big Android experience at MWC. So if you want to wait, think about Nexus 7 release time frame after Google IO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkarkwin View Post
    Hi,
    I am an Asus Transformer Prime user and I was waiting for Nexus 10 - 2nd generation to upgrade. However, I decided to give away my Prime to a close relative for some personal reason next week. I was still going to wait for Nexus-10 2nd generation but the tablet has become an important asset for me for both work and school. I am an IT tech working full time while attending a college. I need a tablet to read e-textbook from Kindle and Course Smart and view document on the go for work and I am constantly moving in my job. I am getting an iPad from work in a few months but I need a tablet now.

    My question is - Shall I wait for N10 till Google announces and ships ( I know it is going to be a while) or buy 16 GB model now?
    Thanks.
    Heard this on Leo Laporte's show this afternoon. These are the show notes:

    "Anna heard that the Google Nexus 10 tablet will have an upgraded quad core processor this year. When will it be available? Leo says soon after they announce it at Mobile World Congress, but Leo says if you're planning to wait on that, there's really no need to wait. The dual core is plenty powerful. But if you want to wait, it'll be a matter of days."

    So really it's up to you. Your main question should be "how much do I like my Transformer Prime?"



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    Default Re: Buy Nexus 10 now or wait for new generation ?

    Your question hinges on 2 factors: -

    a) How long can you afford to wait?
    b) Can you afford to buy one now and then sell it and buy the 2nd generation later down the line.

    I have had mine now for around 2 weeks and I have no gripes. The only problem I had was with the notification led which was working sporadically, however now after the 4.2.2 update its working fine. My N10 never crashed, never froze and have had no reboot issues till now. All in all I am very happy and I use mine for everything, work, gaming, reading and playing music. Streaming tv and hooking it up to my hd plasma tv is a dream and works well.
    You know how it is with technology nowadays - if you had to wait for the next generation of a device you will end up by never buying one. As soon as a new device comes out companies are already working on the next generation and so on. Look at what Apple are doing with the iphone. And every new generation will have new features which we, probably, will always want - thats one of the reasons why they keep innovating. I live in Europe and the N10 is not available anywhere here and I am sure there is a massive market for it - had to get mine from the US thru a friend. So even if you decide to wiat for the 2nd generation i doubt it will be available before mid or late summer till their production gears up. Thats just my opinion.
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    Default Re: Buy Nexus 10 now or wait for new generation ?

    As I've said before. Google would be doing themselves a big disservice to announce/release the follow up to their first 10 inch nexus tab within the first 6 months of said tablets life. Google is not a hardware manufacturer. They don't need ”constant” sales to turn a profit.

    The only reason to announce device is key lime pie.

    Has Google always shown a new nexus device when premiering a ‘new‘ OS?
    I think your skills are improving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Patrick View Post
    but Leo says if you're planning to wait on that, there's really no need to wait. The dual core is plenty powerful. But if you want to wait, it'll be a matter of days."
    If all they change is number of cores, then 99.9+% of users will NEVER know the difference in real-world use and there isn't much point in waiting.
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    Plus it's a nexus device so we'd still get Key Lime Pie anyway.

    This is from me, on my EVO 3D.
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    Default Re: Buy Nexus 10 now or wait for new generation ?

    Quote Originally Posted by xlDeMoNiClx View Post
    Plus it's a nexus device so we'd still get Key Lime Pie anyway.
    The USA WiFi Xoom was/is essentially a Nexus and it was the first (or almost so) to get every update over the last two years, including Jellybean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crxssi View Post
    The USA WiFi Xoom was/is essentially a Nexus and it was the first (or almost so) to get every update over the last two years, including Jellybean.
    Well the N10 should have no problem getting KLP as well.

    This is from me, on my EVO 3D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crxssi View Post
    If all they change is number of cores, then 99.9+% of users will NEVER know the difference in real-world use and there isn't much point in waiting.
    I agree. However I'm sure there will be other specs that are better too. It really depends on the person. If I didn't have a tablet I wouldn't wait. However if I had a Transformer Prime and it was working fine and I had no issues with it I might consider waiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Patrick View Post
    I agree. However I'm sure there will be other specs that are better too. It really depends on the person. If I didn't have a tablet I wouldn't wait. However if I had a Transformer Prime and it was working fine and I had no issues with it I might consider waiting.

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    I have this first batch Nexus 10 so ill definitely wait.

    This is from me, on my EVO 3D.
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    I purchased the 32GB over the weekend at Walmart for Valentine's gift for my G/F. It has been wonderful to have this tablet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VGPOP View Post
    I purchased the 32GB over the weekend at Walmart for Valentine's gift for my G/F. It has been wonderful to have this tablet.
    Glad you enjoy it. The N10 is my first tablet too. Deciding if I want to root it is a huge dilemma. I really like the vanilla experience and the quick updates, but I am in love with the themed ROM (Wicked Sensations v2.0) that I have on my phone. So hard to decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Patrick View Post
    Heard this on Leo Laporte's show this afternoon. These are the show notes:

    "Anna heard that the Google Nexus 10 tablet will have an upgraded quad core processor this year. When will it be available? Leo says soon after they announce it at Mobile World Congress, but Leo says if you're planning to wait on that, there's really no need to wait. The dual core is plenty powerful. But if you want to wait, it'll be a matter of days."

    So really it's up to you. Your main question should be "how much do I like my Transformer Prime?"



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    Even if they were to announce a newer version of the tablet at that time, it's not like it will be in stores the following day...

    To the OP: Seriously, the N10 is what, like 2-3 months old? There is always going to be something better on the horizon. If you need a new tablet now, I'd certainly recommend buying it -- I love mine. I've also owned the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 and a Nexus 7, and to me, the N10 blows them both away -- and I'm judging on first impressions. If you don't need one now and can wait a few months, then sure, there probably will be better tablets out by them...but there will also be even better tablets out a few months after that...and after that...and after that. My point is, you can play the waiting game forever, and no matter when you pull the trigger, you'll have buyers remorse eventually. Judging based on what's available in the market right now, I see no reason not to get an N10, if you're inclined to get a new tablet right now.
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    Default Re: Buy Nexus 10 now or wait for new generation ?

    It would be stupid for Google to announce a new nexus 10 device less than half a year after this one came out, it's gonna be a little while. If you want to get a new tablet, the time is now.
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    I love this thing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Patrick View Post
    Glad you enjoy it. The N10 is my first tablet too. Deciding if I want to root it is a huge dilemma. I really like the vanilla experience and the quick updates, but I am in love with the themed ROM (Wicked Sensations v2.0) that I have on my phone. So hard to decide.

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    Why not just install the root toolkit at XDA? VERY simple I/O. Just install the .exe, choose your device and it downloads everything you need drivers etc....Best thing is there is a backup/restore/Unlock/Relock/Root/Unroot...the options are amazing...no reason not to Root as far as I'm concerned.

    When there is an update you just backup, Relock, unroot, update to 4.3 or whatever then restore backup. There is an awesome you-tube video linked with the toolkit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwats1973 View Post
    Why not just install the root toolkit at XDA? Just install the .exe
    [root@homemech android]# ./NRT_v1.6.3.sfx.exe
    bash: ./NRT_v1.6.3.sfx.exe: cannot execute binary file
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    After a brief flirt with Microsoft Windows RT/8 devices I have made a return to my beloved Android. I have a Nexus 4 8GB very happy with that (who needs 16GB, when you have all the cloud options) and I have just ordered the Nexus 10 you guessed it 16GB (cloud storage the way ahead).

    To answer the OP question, if you were going to get a Nexus 7 then my advice to you would be probably wait as a successor the the Nexus 7 will probably be announced at Google I/O 13. I don't think a Nexus 4/10 will have a successor until the Standard Novemeber time, though who knows all I generally can advise is don't wait for the next big thing otherwise you'll never buy anything!

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