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Hello from Germany
Hello everybody from beautiful Hamburg.
I'm coming from the Apple-Side of life (I'm considering to switch again, if they decide to keep up with the "we-glue-every-hardware-together-to-one-piece"-idea -.- ), but recently I just fell just in love with the new Nexus 4 (no I didn't get one yesterday… I'm still waiting until I can touch it and test it in a store). I've been using an iPhone4 before, but I really like to tweak things a little, that's why the first thing I did was jailbreaking it, and I was quite annoyed, when I accidentally updated and there was no jailbreak available.
Well, that all should change in a few weeks to months (yes I can wait ), for the meantime I'm using a cheap samsung with real! buttons hehe
I was a reader before, but signed up here because now I have a specific question. I tried to search for the answer, but couldn't find the correct one. Also not sure, if this is the right place to ask, but I just try
So… my mom has been using my old laptop (wow, it's like 8 years old now), but it's starting to get some problems, don't know how long it will work anymore. We mostly use it to skype (because shes back home in Austria, and calling is just to expensive), but the mic and camera stopped working. So she's already considering a new laptop, or… a tablet. And that's where I thought about the nexus 7. But I'm not sure if a tablet can replace a whole computer.
I mean, my mom's using the laptop just for checking mails, skyping, browsing the internet (shopping on amazon, booking a flight, or something).
There's no doubt the nexus can't do that, but I was wondering if the screen is big enough for someone who has to use reading-glasses. Or is it possible to adjust the font-size in the browser? Because some text might be really difficult to read, especially when it comes to fine print.
Is there, eventually, an app where I can remote the tablet? If I get my mom a tablet I'm to blame for everything that doesn't work and I am the support. So the easiest thing would be, if there is an app where I can have access via the www (because there are 900kilometers/~550miles between us) and take care of the problems.
I've read somewhere in the nexus 7 forum, that it's not possible to rotate the screen to landscape mode without an extra-app. I'd like to keep everything as simple as possible. Or maybe they solved that problem with JB 4.2?
So do you think the nexus 7 would be a good device for someone who doesn't have a lot of experience with gadget and also don't want to deal with it in depth? Or should I consider another tablet? A bigger one? No tablet and a new Netbook or Laptop?
Maybe you have similar experiences and can share them with me
So long, nice to be here,