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    Default What You'd Like To See In The New 2014 Nexus 7/8

    I'd love to see a couple improvements or addition that would make the Nexus better. Maybe those at Google who develop the features of the Nexus line could see this post and consider including these ideas. Please add your ideas and thoughts.

    1) Multi tasking.
    2) SD Card slot
    3) An Accessory jack. This would open up a new market for third party developers and make the design easier because things would be external and not internal. The sky would be the limit for developers.

    Things that this could include might be:
    - an IR blaster type attachment/app to control your TV and other remote controlled devices
    - a flash for the camera
    - better camera, maybe even DSLR type or microscope type
    - a credit card reader
    - SD card reader/writer if one wasn't built in
    - USB reader/writer
    - HDMI/Display port output
    - a projector for presentations, movies etc
    - speakers
    - extra/external battery
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    Better quality control with whomever the manufacturer will be. BC Asus' QC is complete garbage

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    I can't recall the link, but I did recently catch something saying that Google maybe considering dropping the " Nexus " line completely and re-branding it under the Play Store name in some fashion.

    Again.. I will have to dig for the link and I haven't heard about this anywhere else yet so take it with a grain of salt.
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    Default Re: What You'd Like To See In The New 2014 Nexus 7/8

    Even if they drop the line and re-brand it under some other name what would you like to see?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpcxgsr View Post
    Better quality control with whomever the manufacturer will be. BC Asus' QC is complete garbage

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    I second this!
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    You made some good suggestions. However I think the whole sdcard option needs to die off. Google has stated its stance on sdcard support and I stand with them on it. I think at the very least moving forward the Nexus line or any OEM offering no sdcard support should have a baseline 32 gb w/ 64 gb option for memory. Days of 8/16gb are over and too limiting when you only have Cloud services or Dropbox, etc to fall back on.
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    If they release anything this year, the chances are that it is already designed, so wish lists should be targeted at 2015.

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    I hear ya Paul and agree for the most part. No SD slot strengthens my call for an accessory jack. If you want it an accessory is available but the extra cost and design limitations aren't forced on everybody. Equals lower cost base model customizable to your needs with any accessory that developers can come out with.
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    I agree with no SD card. Google has made it pretty clear that they believe the future is cloud storage. Putting Android development under the Chrome management team is going to the cement this thinking.

    For me I would like to see an 8 inch unit. Completely unlocked LTE and GSM support on ALL carriers day one. (Grrr Verizon)

    I hope they do keep the Nexus units around, or provide a way for developers to get units from other vendors with no skins (or at least uninstallable to the get to an AOSP experience), easy rooting, constant updates not tied to carriers, and a low price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    I can't recall the link, but I did recently catch something saying that Google maybe considering dropping the " Nexus " line completely and re-branding it under the Play Store name in some fashion.

    Again.. I will have to dig for the link and I haven't heard about this anywhere else yet so take it with a grain of salt.
    I saw that article too. I hope it's not true as we can't get Google play devices here in Australia I think it was in the international business times.

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    To be honest, I love the Nexus 2013, it does everything I want. The only thing I need in the next few months is for me to able to mimic my tablet 100% through my Google Chromecast. I'm having a blast with both, if they can get it where I do my whole tablet experience at home on my 46' TV, I'd be thrilled. I don't plan on getting another tablet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kudbegud View Post
    1) Multi tasking.
    I assume you mean something where you can view more than one app at the same time?

    2) SD Card slot
    They just need to offer larger built-in storage options and not jack the price up ridiculously for it. As has been said, it's been made clear that SD cards don't fit their design philosophy.

    3) An Accessory jack. This would open up a new market for third party developers and make the design easier because things would be external and not internal. The sky would be the limit for developers.
    Perhaps something like a sort of Universal Serial Bus, which is made to an established interface standard that any accessory maker can adhere to and make accessories for? *looks at bottom of Nexus 7*
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    SD Card Slot

    FREE NEXUS MEDIA IMPORTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Extra USBMINI on the side.

    Easier case to open like the 2012 N7 for battery replacement

    Somme good apps for business and multimedia

    No chrome

    Better camera
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    I don't think they will kill off the Nexus brand. The N7 is the most popular Android tablet on the market.

    I'd like to see it bumped to a 8 inch screen, 16 32 64 storage options.

    Apart from that, all is good...

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    Better quality control.

    I'd like an 8 inch, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Daley1 View Post

    No chrome...

    Sorry. Google/Chrome is a department of the NSA. You must have those. NSA also requires the battery to be nonremovable.
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    I'd absolutely love to have something like Samsung's S pen

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    With all respect to the Google braintrust, not everyone everywhere has internet access. Even where there is access, the fees can be high and speed slow. A 64 Gig SD card is not unreasonable and given the customer demand, clearly the public has different opinion. I was in Best Buy today looking at the Nexus 7 and was tempted, still need to clear up my questions about offline navigation. If I can use the GPS without online fees, I'm going to lose a significant amount of space in offline maps. If I take it with me on the road for a week, the movies, maps, music and apps could push even a 32G unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Crane1 View Post
    With all respect to the Google braintrust, not everyone everywhere has internet access. Even where there is access, the fees can be high and speed slow. A 64 Gig SD card is not unreasonable and given the customer demand, clearly the public has different opinion. I was in Best Buy today looking at the Nexus 7 and was tempted, still need to clear up my questions about offline navigation. If I can use the GPS without online fees, I'm going to lose a significant amount of space in offline maps. If I take it with me on the road for a week, the movies, maps, music and apps could push even a 32G unit.
    That's where the meenova micro SD adapter and nexus media importer comes in. With one 64gb micro sd card and 2 additional 32 GB micro cards, there's enough space for me to store the gps maps on the 32gb onboard memory and a good quantity of movies to take with me on the go with the small adapter. Not the ideal solution, but a very good option if you need expanded space to play media files.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpcxgsr View Post
    Better quality control with whomever the manufacturer will be. BC Asus' QC is complete garbage

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    I somewhat agree with u

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    First and foremost for me is a better landscape UI. Launchers weren't a help because every single launcher with the only exception of Smart Launcher use a phablet UI rather than a tablet UI when you rotate to landscape. I'd also like MHL support
    The complacency about security among android users is disturbing.
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    I would really like to see 802.11ac. And it(like anything else) could always use a bigger battery.

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    The only thing that could possibly get me to upgrade from my 2013 is if they do a Nexus 8. I almost got the G-Pad 8.3 GPe (still not real sure why I didn't). I prefer a 7" tablet to a 10" tablet, but 8" is my sweet spot.

    Things that would be nice to have, but won't get me to upgrade on their own (beyond the typical processor, gpu, etc.):
    Wireless AC
    Innovative camera software/hardware
    More color options
    64/128 GB options
    Front facing speakers


    Also, please let the Nexus with an SD nonsense die. It. Will. Not. Happen. Stop asking. Stop saying its on your wishlist. Apple will put an SD in an iPhone before Google adds SD back to a Nexus. Internal storage is the way to go. SD cards do nothing but cause problems.
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    HTC Nexus tablet.

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    If Google does a Nexus 8, I'm a buyer.

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