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    Default What do you use your Nexus 7 for?

    I purchased a nexus 7 around 1 month ago. I mostly just use it for email since my phone is more convenient for me. I was curious how you guys use yours. I was also thinking of giving my tablet to my mom since her dell laptop is dying and I really have no use for my tablet, but thought I would see what you guys use it for and maybe Ill use it more (just a guess) and then end up buying her a new one for herself thanks!
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    I was asking my self do i need tablet ? before i bought it .

    I am engineering and all my day full by tasking , so found my nexus 7 useful in checking email , taking note , navigation , reading book and watching movie in my free time specials on traveling ,and no matter how i try to replace it , i could not .

    I think it depends on you live style !
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    Agree, it's great for reading news and books. It's also nice to stream music since it doesn't drain battery like my phone does

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    I use my Nexus 7 for many things. Nice screen, light weight and can take the place of many things I normally carried a laptop around to do. Still won't replace a laptop but it's got great value IMO

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    Reading and listening to music. I also dock it and use it for a bedside clock/weather display.
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    well since I have an aged phone. It was more affordable for me to buy the cheap Nexus 7 than an expensive phone. It has been like a "phone" without the phone feature. I play games, check my facebook, emails and what not...Also for netflix and youtube and web searches.. since it has no expandable and "eh" speakers, i use my phone for music. Basically everything you would do in your phone except calling. I mean you can install google voice but I prefer my phone because my wifi is sometimes congested. I've installed tablet talk, which connects ur phone to your tablet via bluetooth or Wifi, use it to send messages. I've been spending more time in it than my computer. Since web searches are easier and faster.
    uhh Oh.. Skype is easier on my tablet since its so portable...
    I've installed a custom rom and kernel to improve its battery life due to my constant use.
    I forgot to mention 7" of screen is awesome for viewing contents !
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    I browse the web, check and send the occasional email (mainly do that from my phone) , do the Facebook and Twitter thing, read the news, read books and comics, watch movies and play games on it. The N7 is my on the go and travel tablet due to its size and portability.

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    Surprised no one has said for private browsing on the internet.

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    I was looking at getting a Nexus 7 but I felt that it would be a little redundant to my Nexus 4. So I have decided to get a Chromebook. Going to pick it up tomorrow.

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    I link my s4 to my nexus 7 via bluetooth and use my s4 as a controller to play emulators. So awesome

    Sent from my sexy s4 ♡
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    Mainly used for web browsing. It is great for taking with me on extended coffee breaks at work (much less conspicuous than taking my laptop).

    I'm also a big reader and reading ebooks on it is great.

    I don't game much but the gaming experience is great for most games (aside from the tilting games like doodle-jump)

    Other than that it is a nice back up to my phone. I usually test software updates on the Nexus 7 first before putting them on the Gnex because I need my phone to work.

    I kind of wish my Nexus 7 was good for a bit more, especially pdf reading (not so good at two column academic articles) and note taking with a stylus.

    I honestly thought tablets were useless before buying the Nexus 7. I now understand why people like them but I still feel like they're being held back by the phone OS. Sometimes I open up my laptop instead of hopping on my Nexus 7 because even though I will probably end up doing the same thing (such as browsing this forum) with the laptop open there is at least the chance that I might get something productive done.
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    I use mine for Facebook, reading books - having thousands of books at your dispose is so nice. YouTube videos, browsing the Web while on the couch. Also, news readers like flip board, my local newspaper, and other rss readers are so much nicer and faster (the android Central application on the nexus is so much nicer than the Web)

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    Email, foreign internet radio stations, tides schedule, participating on forums via Taptalk, BBC and other news outlets, listening to local PBS radio, world weather, light note-taking/to-do-lists, some GPS use, old-school breakout game...
    - for some reason, not that fond of reading on tablet. Maybe I need to tweak settings?
    - love the dock!
    I am a light sleeper, so I use my tablet a lot in the middle of the night!
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    Great when travelling - Around me, maps, Tripadvisor, citymaps2go, Tripit, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HunterHeath View Post
    I purchased a nexus 7 around 1 month ago. I mostly just use it for email since my phone is more convenient for me. I was curious how you guys use yours. I was also thinking of giving my tablet to my mom since her dell laptop is dying and I really have no use for my tablet, but thought I would see what you guys use it for and maybe Ill use it more (just a guess) and then end up buying her a new one for herself thanks!
    If you don't have a use for it, and your mom does, then it sounds like a no brainer.

    I use my Nexus 7 for internet browsing, email, games, and ebooks mostly. Some other stuff like music and videos too, but primarily it's a window to the web. I got mine about 8 months before I had an Android phone, so that probably influences my usage patterns. When I'm at home and want to see something online, I'm much more likely to pick up my N7 than my N4, even though the latter has unlimited data at good speed. My personal laptop hardly gets turned on these days unless I'm working on a MS Word or Excel file locally or using the VPN to access work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairclough View Post
    Surprised no one has said for private browsing on the internet.

    Posted via the mystical forest creatures that power this Nexus 4.
    Really, Fairclough.

    "Private Browsing"
    I'm sure that no one around here would do something like that.
    These good folks are upstanding professionals.

    "Private Browsing" indeed, I'm shocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkhmwilliams View Post
    I was looking at getting a Nexus 7 but I felt that it would be a little redundant to my Nexus 4. So I have decided to get a Chromebook. Going to pick it up tomorrow.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    A coworker has a Chromebook. They're pretty sweet. If the form factor is not too large for your intended use, I think you'll like it. A lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unicorn Rancher View Post
    A coworker has a Chromebook. They're pretty sweet. If the form factor is not too large for your intended use, I think you'll like it. A lot.
    I got one yesterday and it is sweet. I'm glad I chose this over a Nexus 7.

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    So I ended up keeping my nexus 7. For now. I just recently found out that I am going on a trip for 1-2 weeks and my carrier has limited data on my phone. I'll update you guys during-after the trip

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    Mostly use my Nexus 7 for internet, email and ebooks.

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    I use my N7 for just about the same things already mentioned here:
    - e-books
    - web surfing
    - e-magazines
    - movies
    - YouTube
    - email
    - Note-taking

    But I've also used it in the kitchen as a replacement for cookbooks! I can get real-time weight/measurement conversions on the fly, as well as look up new recipes as-needed!

    I've also used it to write a few short discourses while on the go using Evernote.

    I love my N7!!!


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    How do you find typing on the N7? I tried using a split keyboard on my GTab2 and I find it's horrible. Do you use the swiping or do you use it maybe in portrait? I'd like some good advice on typing on this device.

    Also, is there an external keyboard that works with this device?
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    Default Re: What do you use your Nexus 7 for?

    Reading
    Browsing
    Watching TV/Videos (Netflix and other apps)
    Music
    Some games
    Email
    Grocery List
    Bank Accounts

    I hardly ever use the computer any more....
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    My Nexus 7 is a family entertainment and education module.

    With Netflix it takes the place of our TV.
    The game apps have diverted attention away from our wii.
    It has taken the place of our portable dvd player because I have loaded the kid's videos as mp4s.
    With 4.3 it replaces our family Digital photo frame.
    All of us use it as an e-reader.
    It has cut our gs3 phone use in half leading to the likelihood of highly charged phone to go.
    Speaking of our gs3s, now that I'm getting Android straight from the source I no longer feel like Milton Waddams when my phone doesn't get the most recent update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Workman View Post
    How do you find typing on the N7? I tried using a split keyboard on my GTab2 and I find it's horrible. Do you use the swiping or do you use it maybe in portrait? I'd like some good advice on typing on this device.

    Also, is there an external keyboard that works with this device?
    I can verify that this Bluetooth keyboard works well with my 2012 N7:

    Amazon.com: Logitech 920-003390 Tablet Keyboard for Android 3.0 Plus: Computers & Accessories
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