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Re: Nexus 7 for us? Questions in order to decide...
Buy the Nexus 7! It's the best value you can get in a tablet today, it's quite powerful, has an excellent screen and is very versatile and portable. I think it's easier to hold than the iPad Mini, too. It's build quality is not Apple-like (though it is pretty good), but then its price isn't anywhere near Apple-like either! To answer your questions:
Originally Posted by MikeNM
1. Yes you can. For printing to your printer that you've set up with Google Cloud Print (either the printer has it built in or you use the Google Chrome browser and that computer is hooked up to the printer), I like the app Cloud Print. EasyPrint is also good. For printing without Google Cloud Print (assuming you have a WiFi enabled printer), try PrinterShare, though it's a bit expensive. If it's an HP WiFi printer, you can use the free HP ePrint Home app.
2. Yes, use the Google Drive app.
3. Yes, (plus see #4) if you want to attach a USB flash drive or SD card reader for viewing photos, use the free Nexus Photo Viewer app. If you want media (photos, videos, documents, and music) copying or streaming, then I'd recommend the Nexus Media Importer app by the same developer, but it costs a few dollars. Either way, you'll need to attach an inexpensive OTG USB cable. Many recommend the $0.87 one from Amazon, but I bought a $3 one from eBay because of mixed reviews for the cheaper cable.
4. Yes, you have multiple options. The easiest is to attach the Nexus 7 to your computer with a USB cable. The N7 will show up as another drive on your computer, and you can transfer back and forth. You can also do this wirelessly. AirDroid is a cool, free app that gives you a very easy to use interface on your computer's browser that lets you interact with your N7 wirelessly. You can also use a free file manager app on your N7 to connect to your computer over your local WiFi network. I'd recommend Solid Explorer or ES File Explorer. You can then see what's on your computer drive, but do have to provide correct permissions.
5. Yes, Android has a built in pdf viewer. But I'd recommend downloading the free Adobe Acrobat Reader app.
6. Yes, for media and some document files, see #4 above. It is easy. But for more versatility of file types, and to transfer from the N7 to the USB drive (instead of only from the drive to the N7), you need to root your device and install the pay app called StickMount.
7. See #4 and #6 above.
And finally, yes, all apps you purchased from Google or another app store are available for downloading onto your other Android devices, assuming that you are using the same Google account (your email address) with each device.
Some other tips:
To really customize and get more out of the interface, install an alternate launcher. I really like Nova Launcher Prime, but then again, it's the only alternative I've ever used. Also, test out some alternative keyboards. I like SwiftKey for Tablet, but there are a ton out there. Of course, you might like the stock keyboard just fine.
To fully utilize the camera, get the free app Camera Launcher for Nexus 7.
You'll want a versatile media player like MX Player or BSPlayer. For music, I like n7player and jetAudio Plus, but there are many from which to choose.
Easy Voice Recorder is a good audio recorder, as is TapeMachine, though only the paid version is worthwhile.
If you have DirecTV at home, I definitely recommend DirecTV Remote+ Pro. It let's you control all the DirecTV receivers around the house from your N7, no matter where you are in the world - great for messing with the family!
For a better calculator, get RealCalc. The free version is very good, and much better than stock.
Need a dictionary? I like WordWeb and Dictionary.com.
GrooVe IP lets you use your Google Voice account to make phone calls with your N7. I tried it using a Bluetooth headset and it worked!
BubbleUPnP is great if you have a DNLA TV, as it allows you to wirelessly stream video and audio files from your N7 to your TV (or computer with the right software).
Other utilities I like are Power Toggles, DiskUsage, Battery Widget? Reborn!, AirDroid, AndroSensor, GPS Test, Field Compass, OS Monitor, WiFi Analytics, Speed Test, Screen Test, and BTmono.
Also, download alternative app store apps. I have 1Mobile Market (go to their website to download it), Amazon (also have to download from their site), and SlideME Market. 1Mobile gives you access to apps that Google Play lists as incompatible with the N7, like CNN and USA Today, among many others. They usually work just fine and really aren't incompatible.