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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 649763 2-Jul-2012 20:21 Send private message

dunash: Like alot of people here I am interested in the nexus but not sure if I should rush  out and order. Any word on when the $25 voucher offer will expire?

I am also considering the iPad2 as an alternative - 16 gb wifi is only $50-100 more on trade me. Any thoughts on pros/cons of nexus 7 versus a refurbished iPad2? 

Are people sure nz users will be able to access the movies/tv/magazines etc. in the play store? Could be frustrating if we are locked out.





Being locked out would be the same as Apple TV at this stage in NZ anyway. It is locked down in terms of available content unless you use a US credit card. Not sure if there would be a similar way around with Google Play though, anyone have insight?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 650226 3-Jul-2012 20:10 Send private message

old3eyes:
Elpie:
stuartjmz: As I said, my real issue is with the device manufacturers. My HTC Sensation (now my wife's Sensation) is a year old, and is still waiting for an ICS update. I could have rooted it, but as much as I enjoy doing that sort of thing on my PC, I simply can't be bothered with my phones.  

Given how soon after release of an update the source is available, I'd think it would be possible for Google to impose a deadline on its manufacturing partners, say requiring them to provide the update to compatible handsets within 6 months of release. That would reduce the perception of fragmentation and reduce buyer's concerns about obsolescence. It would even help the manufacturers move product - if the Galaxy 7.7 had a JB update coming soon, I might have gone with that instead of deciding to go with the Nexus 7


That's assuming that its the device manufacturers that delay the release of updates. This is not necessarily the case.

I bought my HTC Desire HD online from the UK. My phone received updates almost as soon as they were released whereas the same HTC Desire HD in other countries took weeks/months to get updates.

I saw this again with my Samsung Galaxy S2. I bought it in Australia. While people in NZ were still waiting to get Android 2.3.3 updates my phone had already updated to 2.3.6 last year. It updated to 4.0.3 ice cream sandwich in April. We have a second SGS2 in the house, purchased from Telecom NZ, and its still waiting for its updates.  


I suggest you  look at the update method  you are doing for the Telecom one.  It was updated to ICS about 2 months ago and had another  27 Meg update last week. 


Out of curiosity,a what update methods are there for Telecom? Are they different from hitting update on the device?

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 650291 3-Jul-2012 21:45 Send private message

motorwayne:
old3eyes:
Elpie:
stuartjmz: As I said, my real issue is with the device manufacturers. My HTC Sensation (now my wife's Sensation) is a year old, and is still waiting for an ICS update. I could have rooted it, but as much as I enjoy doing that sort of thing on my PC, I simply can't be bothered with my phones.  

Given how soon after release of an update the source is available, I'd think it would be possible for Google to impose a deadline on its manufacturing partners, say requiring them to provide the update to compatible handsets within 6 months of release. That would reduce the perception of fragmentation and reduce buyer's concerns about obsolescence. It would even help the manufacturers move product - if the Galaxy 7.7 had a JB update coming soon, I might have gone with that instead of deciding to go with the Nexus 7


That's assuming that its the device manufacturers that delay the release of updates. This is not necessarily the case.

I bought my HTC Desire HD online from the UK. My phone received updates almost as soon as they were released whereas the same HTC Desire HD in other countries took weeks/months to get updates.

I saw this again with my Samsung Galaxy S2. I bought it in Australia. While people in NZ were still waiting to get Android 2.3.3 updates my phone had already updated to 2.3.6 last year. It updated to 4.0.3 ice cream sandwich in April. We have a second SGS2 in the house, purchased from Telecom NZ, and its still waiting for its updates.  


I suggest you  look at the update method  you are doing for the Telecom one.  It was updated to ICS about 2 months ago and had another  27 Meg update last week. 


Out of curiosity,a what update methods are there for Telecom? Are they different from hitting update on the device?


Yups. If you have the firmware file, you ca use Odin to flash. It's very simple. Do it now and then to flash stock rom when needed. I have a Telecom S2.







- Telstra HTC Touch Pro2 - Energy ROM WM6.5.5 20 Oct/Cyanogen Mod Froyo 2.2 - R.I.P
- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
- Business Hours - Work In The Electricity Industry, After Hours - DJ/Turntablist - Will Scratch Vinyl For Free'
- What's next??? S3?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 650311 3-Jul-2012 22:26 Send private message

Hey guys, wanna learn something interesting? Click here!

For those too lazy to click the link, it'll retail here in NZ for $439

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  Reply # 650320 3-Jul-2012 22:42 Send private message

P1n3apqlExpr3ss: Hey guys, wanna learn something interesting? Click here!

For those too lazy to click the link, it'll retail here in NZ for $439


Uncool price point here, but cool for me since I paid only a little more than that :)




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  Reply # 650325 3-Jul-2012 23:02 Send private message

NZtechfreak:
P1n3apqlExpr3ss: Hey guys, wanna learn something interesting? Click here!

For those too lazy to click the link, it'll retail here in NZ for $439


Uncool price point here, but cool for me since I paid only a little more than that :)


That is for the 16gb though




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Old Devices: SGS I9000, HTC Sensation, SGSII I9100, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy S3

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Master Geek


  Reply # 650329 3-Jul-2012 23:15 Send private message

P1n3apqlExpr3ss: Hey guys, wanna learn something interesting? Click here!

For those too lazy to click the link, it'll retail here in NZ for $439


Great news - the smallish extra is worth it to have the advantages that come from NZ's laws, I think. 

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Master Geek


  Reply # 650370 4-Jul-2012 01:13 Send private message

I have pre ordered an 8G but have already sold it.  The more I think about this tablet the more I think I will wait.  The lack of otg usb memory and mhl support is a significant short coming, which maybe over come with a root software fix or mod.

The $439 price point I think is just $40-30 too high, but as you say is it worth quibbling if you really want one.

But just out of interest I did some research on what I could get an Asus TF300T imported for, which is similar spec but with sd reader, 32G mem, HDMI, 8meg back camera, 10.1 ips screen.  Bingo $510NZD just $70 bucks more, that is if I could con customs it was under $400NZD.  Just a thought!
 

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 650426 4-Jul-2012 08:39 Send private message

stuartjmz:
P1n3apqlExpr3ss: Hey guys, wanna learn something interesting? Click here!

For those too lazy to click the link, it'll retail here in NZ for $439


Great news - the smallish extra is worth it to have the advantages that come from NZ's laws, I think. 


And interestingly roughly the same price as getting it from Clove at 199 pounds (no VAT) plus delivery yet includes GST

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Master Geek


  Reply # 650441 4-Jul-2012 09:01 Send private message

Giggs:
stuartjmz:
P1n3apqlExpr3ss: Hey guys, wanna learn something interesting? Click here!

For those too lazy to click the link, it'll retail here in NZ for $439


Great news - the smallish extra is worth it to have the advantages that come from NZ's laws, I think. 


And interestingly roughly the same price as getting it from Clove at 199 pounds (no VAT) plus delivery yet includes GST



Clove on the web site indicates that the 16G is 199 GBP (excluding VAT) this I believe is incorrect see ebuyers UK site.  Either 1. They have miss quoted, or 2. They are quoting the full price with VAT as the excluded price as they can not get the VAT back for international customers.

Personally I think it is number 1.
 

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 650452 4-Jul-2012 09:17 Send private message

twobikes:
Giggs:
stuartjmz:
P1n3apqlExpr3ss: Hey guys, wanna learn something interesting? Click here!

For those too lazy to click the link, it'll retail here in NZ for $439


Great news - the smallish extra is worth it to have the advantages that come from NZ's laws, I think. 


And interestingly roughly the same price as getting it from Clove at 199 pounds (no VAT) plus delivery yet includes GST



Clove on the web site indicates that the 16G is 199 GBP (excluding VAT) this I believe is incorrect see ebuyers UK site.  Either 1. They have miss quoted, or 2. They are quoting the full price with VAT as the excluded price as they can not get the VAT back for international customers.

Personally I think it is number 1.
 


I stand corrected and yes I agree it is number 1.  They don't charge VAT on international orders.  The question then is do you save $70 or so and order from Clove?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 650461 4-Jul-2012 09:28 Send private message

any idea of when it will hit retail stores in australia. I am thinking of getting a relative to buy and post it for me !!! 

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 650470 4-Jul-2012 09:33 Send private message

this is getting murkier and murkier.

I don't understand how the price in New Zealand can really be twice that of in the US, UK and AUS.

Is there an American counterpart to clove.co.uk?

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Master Geek


  Reply # 650481 4-Jul-2012 09:50 Send private message

toncijak: this is getting murkier and murkier.

I don't understand how the price in New Zealand can really be twice that of in the US, UK and AUS.

Is there an American counterpart to clove.co.uk?




Click link below and check out spreadsheet re Cost of Nexus 7 via different options

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AuAyjaW70ts_dEpjMFR6RURpcWluR2tWbTg1aFl5V3c#gid=0

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Master Geek


  Reply # 650486 4-Jul-2012 09:53 Send private message

sep11guy: any idea of when it will hit retail stores in australia. I am thinking of getting a relative to buy and post it for me !!! 




Not sure Australia but ebuyers UK site are quoting the stock in as of the 19th July

http://orders.ebuyer.com/customer/shopping/index.html?action=c2hvd2NhcnQ%3D&stid=

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