Nexus 7 2013 Weakness?

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  1. Riski1

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    Maybe I'm getting the cart before the horse, but I warned yall in my introduction of many dumb questions to come. I guess it's the kid in me that has me excited about asking for this tablet on my Santa list (last list was about 1961).

    Curiousity has me going nuts. I have read about 10 reviews on the new Nexus 7 and all say a weakness is the admission of a SD card slot. How would you make backups to the system? Never had a tablet before so I would like to prepare.

    Please any ideas are welcome

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    I think you meant omission,;) and that can be a problem but not so much for backups. Most backups apps can be used with a direct connection to the PC or to the cloud. I have used several different types of backup apps and they all allow me to backup directly to DropBox. Some can be used over your network.
     
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    I bought the 8GB 7, thinking there was a micro SD card slot, according to the specs I saw online. The truth is, only the 3G model has a micro slot for the micro SIM card. In hindsight, I would have spent the extra $25 or so for the 16Gb model. then I tink I could have gotten everything I saved from the old broken Huawei S7 to the new Nexus 7, with the exception of storing backups on the home PC.

    But for the meantime, or as long as I don't drop it destructively, I will be fine storing backups in memory. Google will backup most things for you but personal stuff, like password files.

    Merry Christmas to everyone.
     
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    On second thought, I think you will soon see a dongle to plug into the USB jack that will allow you to use a micro SD card. Necessity crests the inventions?
     
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    Yes I did, that's an age thingy.


    Guess I was looking for a direct connection to a flash drive, etc. That possible? My wife's old Coby would not recognize a USB connected flash drive.

    Guess I will get into backup methods and apps after I'm straght with the hardware to use. Was checking out the uses of this device from Sandisk: SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive

    I have many things to learn here and I have just begun I think
     
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    will be keeping an eye on the SD card reader. You could free up a lot of memory by storing music and such on a micro card.

    In the meantime, I used this application with my old tablet. You can do more than backup stuff. You could also transfer music, photos, etc.

    HiSuite - Android Smart Device Manager - Huawei Device., Co Ltd..
     
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    That wireless USB drive would work. There is also a really good app that doesn't not require rooting for backing up called Helium, was called Carbon at one time.
     
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    Thanks for the tips Music and leeshor!

    I'm off to gather as much info on Android and the Nexus 7 as I can...just in case Santa comes. :D

    Now here comes the dumb question: What is Google Wallet and does it require it's use for the Google Play Store? If so, may as well sign up now :confused:

    Thanks again
     
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    Google Wallet is a kind of shopping, e-commerce, loyalty and money-handling thing. You can shop (Orbitz, travelocity, etc.) you can get coupons and special offers from stores (and Google!) store your loyalty cards and store coupons, and send money to people (like Paypal.)

    I suppose I'm old-fashioned; I sit down at the PC (with the 30 inch screen) and use Firefox to shop store websites, eBay, search for travel deals, and print coupons and boarding tickets on paper. When you get FREE 3G worlwide on a tablet, then I'll carry a tablet in public.


    A smart, virtual wallet for in-store and online shopping Google Wallet

    FYI, I installed a fireplace wallpaper, and my tablet got HOT! hahahaha:D
     
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    Sounds like my habits for online behaviour. Get I am selfish with my card.

    The reason I ask about Goole Wallet is Mrs. Claus went to the Google site to snatch a Nexus 7 32GB and they tried to set up a Google Wallet account. I figure if all Google store purchases in the future I may as well do it now, although I prefer not to.

    The Zon always works for me :cool:
     
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    We used cash in the last Century, then somebody invented ATMs, so you didn't have to go to the bank and wait in line with your paycheck every week, and now we have direct-deposit, online credit card or utility payments, and Paypal.

    I think Google wallet is the next step to making your purchases so effortless you won't even have to BE there! HaHaHa!:p
     
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    Google is already a step or two away from making our purchasing decisions for us.
     
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    Getting harder and harder to hold onto a buck, now we can't tell where it's going :(
     

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