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Master Geek


  Reply # 651589 5-Jul-2012 23:12 Send private message

TheUngeek: Yike's this thread grew since I last read it.....

So the only way to get stuff onto this thing is via WiFi and Bluetooth?

Any guess's as to the GPS performance of it? One of the key functions I'd like one for is navigation


File transfer by USB too, of course. 

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  Reply # 651591 5-Jul-2012 23:16 Send private message

Oh, did I miss read the stuff about non USB storage? I thought non file transfer via USB? Or is it just file transfers but can't play from a USB?

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Master Geek


  Reply # 651595 5-Jul-2012 23:19 Send private message

TheUngeek: Oh, did I miss read the stuff about non USB storage? I thought non file transfer via USB? Or is it just file transfers but can't play from a USB?


Yes, without rooting it can't access an external USB source as a storage device. I intend to load mine up from my PC's hard drive by the USB cable, that's for sure!

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  Reply # 651602 5-Jul-2012 23:42 Send private message

stuartjmz: I just answered my own question - I forgot I had time left on my month's sub to Overplay. I got into the full Play Store no problem, saw an ad urging me to download the movies and tv app, then saw this:

Google Play


The message changes too, depending on where you access the store from, then changes again if you use a credit card issued in another country.

If you buy an Australian phone or Nexus 7 the message you get says the item cannot be installed in your country. If you use an Australian IP, the message then pops up if you try to use a NZ credit card. 

My Samsung Galaxy S2 was bought in Australia. Google allowed me to get free books on it but stopped me anytime I wanted to buy any. Conversely, I was able to install Google Books on my NZ phone and download free books while I was in Australia but cannot access them now that I am back in NZ. The whole thing is plain stupid.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 651604 5-Jul-2012 23:50 Send private message

Elpie:

My Samsung Galaxy S2 was bought in Australia. Google allowed me to get free books on it but stopped me anytime I wanted to buy any. Conversely, I was able to install Google Books on my NZ phone and download free books while I was in Australia but cannot access them now that I am back in NZ. The whole thing is plain stupid.


Stupid indeed - especially since the Nexus is supposed to be a Fire extinguisher. I for one will be relying on Kindle for my bought books, Calibre and Aldiko for the rest. Just as you pointed out that it's most likely the carriers at fault for tardy OS upgrades due to their having an implicit  financial incentive not to, so here I'm sure the real fault lies with content rights holders. Doubtless Google would take our money with glee were it allowed to do so by the content providers. 



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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 651615 6-Jul-2012 00:39 Send private message

Giggs:
dman:
Giggs:
dunash: Hopefully they sell it duty free at the Aussie airports...if they did, that may end up the cheapest option (assuming you have someone coming back through Aussie that can pick one up for you!).

I'm thinking you'd get without the gst which would take 10% of the $320 AUD price, ending up around $360 nzd.


Or you simply buy it in the shops, don't open it and claim the gst back as you leave the country.


How? Do they just give you the cash back at the border?? :-s

I'm currently on the notification list Clove.co.uk has, as I reckon that is the best way to get an 8GB one.


Yes they do

http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page4646.asp


  • Spend $300 (GST inclusive) or more in the one store and get a single tax invoice
Phew! If it was slightly cheaper the GST off wouldn't apply!

319 - 329/11 = 290 Australian dollars = 370.78 New Zealand dollars




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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 651687 6-Jul-2012 09:42 Send private message

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/tablet-computers/asus-nexus7-google-nexus-7-16gb-tablet/prod117492.html






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  Reply # 651715 6-Jul-2012 10:02 Send private message

sidders80: http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/tablet-computers/asus-nexus7-google-nexus-7-16gb-tablet/prod117492.html




Too Slow:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=105152&page_no=13#651143




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Master Geek


  Reply # 651874 6-Jul-2012 14:03 Send private message

Slightly off topic but related.

Just got myself a GoFlex Satellite 500G WiFi HD media server (for my Nexus 7)  Normally $200 plus around $230.  But I did a straight swap for a sealed Iomega 1TB NAS Home Cloud HD.  These are listed at present for around $340, I actually bought this at PBTech for $205, just before the Thai floods.  So I considered it a fair swap, but here's the crazy thing, later in the year I am off to the US for a trip, and there the Iomega is selling for $97US say $105 after sales tax /.78 = $135NZD.  Thats is $200 price difference to the $340 quoted here!

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Master Geek


  Reply # 652421 8-Jul-2012 00:02 Send private message

stuartjmz:
athor:
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


Interesting. I had assumed we would not get the Nexus 7 in NZ, because we don't have Google Movies, Books, or Music. For a device based around consuming media, we only have 1 out of the 4 services google provides.




This is why I'm encouraged to learn that it is coming here. To me, selling it here would only make sense if Google planned to extend its Play market here too. Selling its Fire extinguisher globally then hobbling access to content seems to make little sense.



Well it seems we will get a content limited version - http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57466593-94/non-u.s-google-nexus-7-users-to-miss-out-on-content/

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 652423 8-Jul-2012 00:27 Send private message

^ Meh, not many people are going to buy it for Google movies, music and magazines anyway

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Master Geek


  Reply # 652476 8-Jul-2012 11:35 Send private message

Just up at St Lukes and checked with JB HiFi, Dick Smiths, and Noel Leemings.  If you want one you had better pre order, because with the number they are each getting I can see someone buying all stock then putting on trade me for a higher price.

St Lukes

JB HiFi getting 12,  Dick Smiths getting 4, (350 for whole of NZ due HQ 30/7/12), Noel Leeming getting 4, will only get more if pre ordered.

So if you want one pre order which all 3 are taking now and all expect last week in July.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 652487 8-Jul-2012 12:29 Send private message

I preordered mine from Noel Leeming so fingers crossed they'll have enough, just need an S3 now!

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  Reply # 652532 8-Jul-2012 16:00 Send private message

Just ordered mine from NL

Now just have to sell the a500

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Master Geek


  Reply # 652536 8-Jul-2012 16:05 Send private message

langers1972: I preordered mine from Noel Leeming so fingers crossed they'll have enough, just need an S3 now!


When I went into my local Noel Leeming (Hastings) the rep told me their allocation was 4, so I'm fairly confident of getting one. You definitely won't rgret getting an S3 either, I love mine! :)

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