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      09-05-2013, 03:11 PM   #1
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Nexus 7 for the car?

Hey Guys!

Im looking to invest in a 7" tablet for my car! Mainly for music and maps (sync with my phone hotspot).

Im a total apple geek, everything I use is apple however I wanted something a little different. I bought my girlfriend the ipad mini and it was just the same... the same as my iphone and my ipad... nothing really new...

Whats stands out for me is the Nexus 7's interface! It looks good, good for advanced users and I wanted bluetooth to stream my music (I have a bluetooth dongle in my car). I guess price is a little better than the ipad mini too!

Can anyone recommend the Nexus 7? or perhaps an alternative?

Thanks for your time!

I was looking for a setup similar to this:

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P.S here is the Bluetooth OBD to connect to use the app in the video above!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...lanarchcouk-21
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Which mount is that? I like where it is positioned... looks clean.
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Which mount is that? I like where it is positioned... looks clean.
Im not 100% sure....

I found a dashboard mount here...but Cant tell if it will be the same:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dashboard-...item2575410a23
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I use my nexus 7 in the car all the time, although I don't have it mounted, I have it running CamerAlert (speed cams) & shove it between the seat & centre console. They're a great bit of kit though & I wouldn't be without mine & it works very well tethered to my SGS3
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I use my nexus 7 in the car all the time, although I don't have it mounted, I have it running CamerAlert (speed cams) & shove it between the seat & centre console. They're a great bit of kit though & I wouldn't be without mine & it works very well tethered to my SGS3
Awesome! Do you find the Screen size adequate?

I know this might seem pretty petty but I wanted a tablet that would fill the entirety (or close to) of the screen.

The only thing holding me back is this!
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      09-06-2013, 02:46 AM   #7
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They are a lovely little tablet. I use mine every day but not for what you're after unfortunately. That said, my 5yo has been known to sit in the back watching a movie and listening to the audio over the car's Bluetooth.
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My browsing this morning took me from here over to El Reg and I thought about your query again when I read this. There's also this. Have you thought about cutting down your gadget count by using what is effectively a very large phone?
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screen size is similar to the pro nav & probably higher res, so no problem. I carry it round most of the time & use it for business (calendar & email) & surfing etc. I don't want a bigger tablet because it's so easy & light to carry round, it's so good & useful I'm even considering investing in the new Nexus 7
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I would, in a heart beat install the nexus 7 if there was a non intrusive way of mounting. I have the CCC idrive and while the concept is nice (CIC is better, but still only mimicing what the nexus 7 can do)... tech has obviously moved on a great deal... and I could have all of my multimedia needs catered for by this device
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I have a Nexus 7 since launch and its great.
But I only use it for YouTube, everything else its a bit small for web.

There is a new one out so might worth getting that one? Bit quicker, better screen and similar price.
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Thanks for all your feedback guys! So I went to PC World to have a look at it! I

wasn't too impressed... There was something lacking and I cant quite put my finger on it! Maybe it's screen size? I played around with the mini again and that 0.9" screen size makes a difference...

Maybe I might get the older version of the nexus? Since it'll mainly be for car use/ maps!

Hmmm
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With the old Nexus 7 16GB going for 159.99 or maybe less it's a steal
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With the old Nexus 7 16GB going for 159.99 or maybe less it's a steal
I agree... Very tempted now!
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With the old Nexus 7 16GB going for 159.99 or maybe less it's a steal
Just bought it! PCworld had a sale: 169.99 for the 32gb

I like this device Already started customising it!

Thanks for all your help!

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I have a Nexus 7 since launch and its great.
But I only use it for YouTube, everything else its a bit small for web.

There is a new one out so might worth getting that one? Bit quicker, better screen and similar price.
True! I researched the two of them! I ended up getting the 2012 model since it was still value for money and it ticked all my boxes for car use! Thanks for your feedback!

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My browsing this morning took me from here over to El Reg and I thought about your query again when I read this. There's also this. Have you thought about cutting down your gadget count by using what is effectively a very large phone?
Thanks Rich! I did consider getting a large phone, but Id hate to carry it around with me all the time and it would get rather cumbersome! I think my iphone 4S will do for now but thanks for the links! I ended up going for the 2012 nexus 7 which is on sale! Great device!
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All you need to do now is ditch the 4S for a Nexus 4 and you're all good
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