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I would like to get a tablet but the Nexus and Kindle seem a lacking a few features. Any other good ones around?
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I still say the Google Nexus is the best 7 inch tablet on the market.
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I would like to get a tablet but the Nexus and Kindle seem a lacking a few features. Any other good ones around?
The Kindle is pretty awful due to Amazon's slow software and no Jelly Bean.

What features are you looking for?
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Google Nexus is the best 7" tablet on the market. Samsungs are pretty poor, at least their basic models are.
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The Kindle is pretty awful due to Amazon's slow software and no Jelly Bean.

What features are you looking for?

The Nexus seems to have the best processor but no card slot or hdmi out .Kindle has the best wifi but amazons version of android and the Samsung
does not have as good of display resolution plus proprietary connector

if you combined them all you would have a great tablet
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The nexus 7 would be the best if it was expandable. to me that was a deal breaker.
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The nexus 7 would be the best if it was expandable. to me that was a deal breaker.
No tablet is perfect so I guess one has to choose his/her own poison.
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Never regretted owning the 2 Galaxy Tab's. I have the original and the 2.0 The only thing I would like to see with the Galaxy Tab 2.0 is the s Pen/Note feature. I don't really mind that it is only 8 GB's
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The Nexus seems to have the best processor but no card slot or hdmi out .Kindle has the best wifi but amazons version of android and the Samsung
does not have as good of display resolution plus proprietary connector

if you combined them all you would have a great tablet
I don't see how better wifi really helps a tablet, so I would not look at the Fire given all the other problems. If you want expandability, your best options are to get a galaxy tab, step up to 10" with the Transformer, or get a Nexus 7 and a USBOTG cable.

That said, with all the cloud based stuff on Android, I'm not really sure what the point of expandable storage is. Internal storage will store more than enough video to run the battery down on a long flight, then after you land you can just swap out the video while it charges. Unless you really must carry days worth of video around with you and for some reason can't use wifi, its not that big of a deal.
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I don't see how better wifi really helps a tablet, so I would not look at the Fire given all the other problems. If you want expandability, your best options are to get a galaxy tab, step up to 10" with the Transformer, or get a Nexus 7 and a USBOTG cable.

That said, with all the cloud based stuff on Android, I'm not really sure what the point of expandable storage is. Internal storage will store more than enough video to run the battery down on a long flight, then after you land you can just swap out the video while it charges. Unless you really must carry days worth of video around with you and for some reason can't use wifi, its not that big of a deal.

Wifi would help with streaming Netflix for one and downloading from the cloud.

But for myself i don't use the cloud.

but it would be easier to just swap out a sd card if you want more music or video
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I don't see how better wifi really helps a tablet, so I would not look at the Fire given all the other problems. If you want expandability, your best options are to get a galaxy tab, step up to 10" with the Transformer, or get a Nexus 7 and a USBOTG cable.

That said, with all the cloud based stuff on Android, I'm not really sure what the point of expandable storage is. Internal storage will store more than enough video to run the battery down on a long flight, then after you land you can just swap out the video while it charges. Unless you really must carry days worth of video around with you and for some reason can't use wifi, its not that big of a deal.
This - I don't see the point, either.

My 16Gb Nexus has more than enough space and i have USBOTG if I need it. And it's actually refreshing to have an android device with just one memory ie. no more worrying if there is enough internal space or will I have to store an app on the microSD.
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Wifi would help with streaming Netflix for one and downloading from the cloud.
Its just dual band. Its not actually faster unless you need to have multiple wifi networks in your house. Its nice to have but its not really useful for tablet things.

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but it would be easier to just swap out a sd card if you want more music or video
On Android usually you don't swap out SD cards since a lot of the internal software uses them. You certainly can, but it can mess with your apps.

Instead you usually copy files over USB to SD. Unfortunately this is really slow versus wifi to internal memory. So its not really easier. In fact its usually a lot slower and more annoying. Thats basically what I'm getting at: if you have access to wifi it works 100x better. Its faster and easier.

Pretty much the only time I willingly use the internal memory is on airplanes. Otherwise its not worth it.
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I guess this would also be an option:

http://www.droid-life.com/2012/10/09...-32gb-variant/
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