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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Koala Kid wrote:
Quick question - a friend of mine currently visiting in the US and I want him to buy one piece of this Nexus 7 thing.
Where can he buy it (physical store) at San Jose, CA ?
I'd check with Google to see if they list retail partners. Staples is one that was mentioned, but no guarantee it is in stock.


The list I found is:

-Gamestop
-Staples
-Office Depot
-Best Buy
-Adorama? (camera store)

They've been selling pretty fast. The only reason I found one at Staples is because nobody knew they were available for sale yet. That morning I got it the email went out that Staples could sell them.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danomac wrote:
Apparently there's going to be a dock with external speakers too.

I did find this, thinking about ordering it. Google has one on the play store as well, not sure which I like better. The one in the Play Store is not available yet.

There's also an invisibleshield out for it now, when I looked last Friday/Saturday there was nothing.


looks a bit plasticy.
http://www.amazon.com/Exact-Leather-Google-Android-Tablet/dp/B008INVV7M

looks a bit better



Only thing that made me raise an eyebrow with this was the powerbrick. it is bent tinned copper wire used to plug into the country-specific plug. Cheap, have they REALLY gone cheap on the powerbrick to keep the overall cost low? - it is larger than other bricks providing similar wattage
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danomac wrote:
pjp wrote:
Koala Kid wrote:
Quick question - a friend of mine currently visiting in the US and I want him to buy one piece of this Nexus 7 thing.
Where can he buy it (physical store) at San Jose, CA ?
I'd check with Google to see if they list retail partners. Staples is one that was mentioned, but no guarantee it is in stock.


The list I found is:

-Gamestop
-Staples
-Office Depot
-Best Buy
-Adorama? (camera store)

They've been selling pretty fast. The only reason I found one at Staples is because nobody knew they were available for sale yet. That morning I got it the email went out that Staples could sell them.


Thank you :P
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'm on my second Nexus 7 now. After having it for a couple days I noticed the screen was popping out of the case on the one side. Called Google and they told me it's a defect and to exchange it. Had to wait a couple days to get replacement stock though...

I should've taken a picture. It was weird, the actual glass lifted out on the left side. I could push it down and it would click (sort of) but a few seconds later there was a pop and it popped back up.

Koala Kid: np - remember that there's probably limited or no stock at the stores. It's pretty dang popular. I know the Staples where I am sold their shipment of 8 in less than an hour...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Only thing that made me raise an eyebrow with this was the powerbrick. it is bent tinned copper wire used to plug into the country-specific plug. Cheap, have they REALLY gone cheap on the powerbrick to keep the overall cost low? - it is larger than other bricks providing similar wattage


I never even looked at mine! It could be wrapped aluminum foil for all I know. :lol:
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I figured that out from reading reports on the internetz :)
I'll buy it anyway, if not now, then online later and send via one of the companies who specialize in that.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was googling around to see how (ahem) durable the Nexus 7.

I found a video where they drop both the Nexus 7 and an iPad from multiple heights and compare the damage. They also dunked it in water bathtub-style.

At least it looks like the Nexus will fare better than the iPad.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After some messing around I finally got mtpfs working. Now I can actually copy media to the damn thing.

Code:

$ emerge mtpfs


Create a udev rule: /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules

Code:

SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="18d1", ATTR{idProduct}=="4e41", MODE="0666", OWNER="<yourusername>"


Make sure the Nexus is not plugged in to the PC, restart udev:

Code:

$ /etc/init.d/udev restart


Reconnect the Nexus if needed. Make a directory and make sure it's writeable:

Code:

$ mkdir /media/Nexus7
$ chmod a+rwx /media/Nexus7


Then mount the damn thing:
Code:

$ mtpfs -o allow_other /media/Nexus7


To unmount:
Code:

$ umount /media/Nexus7


Took several tries to try to get it working. Honestly I don't know if all the steps are required, but that's everything I did to be able to copy files.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

danomac wrote:
Took several tries to try to get it working. Honestly I don't know if all the steps are required, but that's everything I did to be able to copy files.

Is it faster than adb push? I always use adb to push files to my Galaxy Nexus at 4MB/s, but the Nexus 7 is unbearably slow at 1MB/s :/
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never timed it, so I don't know. Maybe I'll trying copying something to it later and timing it.

I only copied a few eBooks to it yesterday, but those weren't very large.

Edit:

Code:

$ time cp * /media/Nexus7/Videos/

real    3m7.319s
user    0m0.000s
sys     0m3.890s

$ time sync

real    0m0.115s
user    0m0.000s
sys     0m0.000s


Code:

$ du --max-depth=1
1739288 ./Videos

$ du --max-depth=1 -h
1.7G    ./Videos


Size of data transferred: 1739288 KB (1.7 GB) / 1698.5 MB (dunno if du reports KB or KiB, I divided by 1024 to get this value.)
Total time: 187.434 seconds

Transfer rate: 9.06185644013 MB/sec

Assuming my math is fine. Is that good? That's kind of slow compared to my USB drive.

I wonder if the Nexus 7 will even play those files...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to avoid doing the math use:
Code:
rsync -HavPS ./ /media/Nexus7/Videos/

or even
Code:
for f in *; pv -petrab $f >/media/Nexus7/Videos/$f


NB: Code above is untested, dumping from my /dev/brain
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

usb hard drive is plenty fast on my nexus 7.

there are also some benchmarking apps in the market that score I/O
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