Cant decide Kindle Fire 8.9 HD or Nexus 10.

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    Apr 13, 2013 12:09 PM GMT
    The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 ....or... the Nexus 10

    I'm a such sound/music/speaker freak!...so KINDLE fire is superb!

    BUT!

    Nexus 10 is just too high in tech yet classy and it's not really relevant for me at the moment I mean I'm not in the race

    problem is! above all they are just 50 bucks apart like *under promotions ....& both have equally good battery life.

    SO

    a. should I Invest on pre-advance technology which I wont likely use much , that said may last longer of it's tech presence.
    or
    b. should I stick to decent cute looking design and spec from Kindle

    well technology grows so fast like every 6 months so "I DONT KNOW!"

    *Tell me what are your thoughts icon_smile.gif, if you own them what are your experience with it icon_biggrin.gif, and if you cant decide just pick one I will do the counts.icon_rolleyes.gif

    Thanks Har. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 13, 2013 12:17 PM GMT
    In my experience, the newest technology is always fun, but you should stick to what suits your needs. If you dont need the newest and best dont get it, but if theres any inkling that you may want it in the future, go for it! Otherwise you will have wasted money on technology that has already been replaced. Of course... next year there will be something better out anyway...
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Apr 13, 2013 3:19 PM GMT
    I am more than happy with my Kindle Fire 8gb... I read a lot in the late evenings and the books are great the only problem is it does not have ADOBE PLAYER?
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    Apr 13, 2013 3:26 PM GMT
    dude iPad, didnt you get the memo? The fire and the Nexus are both crap. Do not waste your money unnecessarily.
  • Timbales

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    Apr 13, 2013 4:02 PM GMT
    I love my Fire 8.9HD. I used it for reading and occasional web browsing and watching some Netflix.
  • somedaytoo

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    Apr 13, 2013 5:02 PM GMT
    Microsoft Surface. Just my preference.
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    Apr 13, 2013 5:05 PM GMT
    I just skimmed through the review for Amazon Kindle Fire HD and thought I'd share a few points with you that you may find useful. But before you look through this, I strongly suggest you figure out what you exactly want out of a tablet.

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/19/amazon-kindle-fire-hd-8.9-review/
    http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/02/nexus-10-review/

    Amazon Kindle Fire HD

    Strengths
    - has LTE data support, quite affordable for a tablet
    - movies, books, magazines, etc. available through Amazon's app store at Amazon's price

    Weaknesses
    - noted for some sluggish performance, especially when scrolling through the screen
    - no access to Google's Play Store; you will only be able to purchase a small fraction of Google's apps through Amazon's own app store. If you like Google Maps, well, you won't find it on the Amazon's app store lol
    - heavily customized UI; not as flexible to customization as, say, stock android
    - more muted speaker than its predecessor, Kindle Fire HD 7

    Nexus 10

    Strengths
    - has the highest pixel counts in the tablet market (i.e. 2560x1600 resolution); plus, all the Playstore apps are rendered to support its high screen resolution - same cannot be said for Amazon
    - packs the cool features that came with Android 4.2, such as multi-user support and lockscreen widgets
    - front-facing speakers that are apparently the best in the tablet market
    - will be among the first to receive any updates pushed directly from Google
    - consistently good performance, especially with 3D gaming
    - ergonomic design

    Weaknesses
    - unattractive physical design
    - disappointing contrast level on the screen
    - no data support; wifi-version is the only choice

    These two devices seem to have been made for media consumption, but Amazon has an edge here in that you have access to its fantastic bargain for videos, books, etc. On the other hand, Nexus 10 will provide you with a better media consuming experience with its 10 inch screen with the highest pixel counts and front-facing speakers. Plus, you can do much more with it as it is not limited to the highly customized and not very flexible nature of Amazon's UI.
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    Apr 13, 2013 7:22 PM GMT
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    Apr 13, 2013 8:24 PM GMT
    Here a really easy way to figure this out:

    Will you use your tablet primarily for reading, or for apps/games?

    If you will mostly read, choose the Kindle. The integration with Amazon is flawless, and the screen is beautiful to read on. It runs only Amazon Kindle apps, though (1), and the selection there is very slim.

    If you plan on not reading much, but on using apps and games, you are much, much better off with the Nexus. It can download and install from the Google play store, with its enormous selection.

    If the price difference is currently $50, I would certainly prefer the Nexus 10.

    (1) You can "root" your Kindle, in which case you can install whatever you want.
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    Apr 13, 2013 8:25 PM GMT
    I've a nexus 7 and absolutely love it - super smooth fast easy to use and beautiful.
  • groundcombat

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    Apr 13, 2013 10:07 PM GMT
    I have the HPSA+ Nexus 7 and I love it. To me, 7inches is where you want to be. It's the perfect balance between being portable and offering an experience better than your phone. I had a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and I rarely used it because it was a bear to carry.

    But to answer your question, unless you plan on doing a lot of Amazon specific-content, I would recommend the Nexus 10 just to have a naked Android OS alone. It's so friggin' capable it's not even funny. The only drag, I think, is that there's no data option.
  • aznduderocks

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    Apr 13, 2013 10:28 PM GMT
    Get iPad - icon_lol.gif You wont suffer from the device being froze or app shut down on you.
  • 20Brazil

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    Apr 14, 2013 3:46 AM GMT
    Get the Ipad mini.
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    Apr 14, 2013 2:50 PM GMT
    iPad or iPad mini, hands down
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    Apr 14, 2013 2:56 PM GMT
    Phablet is the new tablet
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    Apr 16, 2013 6:44 PM GMT
    sean_ny81 saidiPad or iPad mini, hands down


    Why recommend the iPad mini when it's a overpriced iPad 2 in a smaller form. It was old tech the minute it was released. The Nexus 7 ( which I own) outshines the iPad mini in every way( besides HDD space but 16gb + cloud is perfect with the Nexus) and you can pick one up for $200.
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    Apr 16, 2013 11:31 PM GMT
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    sean_ny81 saidiPad or iPad mini, hands down


    Why recommend the iPad mini when it's a overpriced iPad 2 in a smaller form. It was old tech the minute it was released. The Nexus 7 ( which I own) outshines the iPad mini in every way( besides HDD space but 16gb + cloud is perfect with the Nexus) and you can pick one up for $200.



    iPad mini beats the Nexus on everything that matters. Speed, responsiveness, available apps, size and overall quality. The Nexus 7 is a dumbed down Nexus 10 which is still slow as hell like all Android tablets, it is cheaply built and rarely has any useful apps designed for it.
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    Apr 16, 2013 11:57 PM GMT
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    kd86 said
    sean_ny81 saidiPad or iPad mini, hands down


    Why recommend the iPad mini when it's a overpriced iPad 2 in a smaller form. It was old tech the minute it was released. The Nexus 7 ( which I own) outshines the iPad mini in every way( besides HDD space but 16gb + cloud is perfect with the Nexus) and you can pick one up for $200.



    iPad mini beats the Nexus on everything that matters. Speed, responsiveness, available apps, size and overall quality. The Nexus 7 is a dumbed down Nexus 10 which is still slow as hell like all Android tablets, it is cheaply built and rarely has any useful apps designed for it.


    The Nexus 7 is not a dumbed down Nexus 10. You clearly don't know what you're talking about. It most definitely isn't beaten by the mini in speed of all things.
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    Apr 17, 2013 12:23 AM GMT
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    charlitos said
    kd86 said
    sean_ny81 saidiPad or iPad mini, hands down


    Why recommend the iPad mini when it's a overpriced iPad 2 in a smaller form. It was old tech the minute it was released. The Nexus 7 ( which I own) outshines the iPad mini in every way( besides HDD space but 16gb + cloud is perfect with the Nexus) and you can pick one up for $200.



    iPad mini beats the Nexus on everything that matters. Speed, responsiveness, available apps, size and overall quality. The Nexus 7 is a dumbed down Nexus 10 which is still slow as hell like all Android tablets, it is cheaply built and rarely has any useful apps designed for it.


    The Nexus 7 is not a dumbed down Nexus 10. You clearly don't know what you're talking about. It most definitely isn't beaten by the mini in speed of all things.



    I'm a Senior Mobile Software Developer for Android and iOS. I test countless apps on a wide variety of tablets and smartphones to measure every detail from interface interaction delays to the frame rates of any given transition. So ya dealing with these tablets is what I do for a living. One thing I can assure you, no android tablet beats the iPad.
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    Apr 17, 2013 12:55 AM GMT
    charlitos said
    kd86 said
    charlitos said
    kd86 said
    sean_ny81 saidiPad or iPad mini, hands down


    Why recommend the iPad mini when it's a overpriced iPad 2 in a smaller form. It was old tech the minute it was released. The Nexus 7 ( which I own) outshines the iPad mini in every way( besides HDD space but 16gb + cloud is perfect with the Nexus) and you can pick one up for $200.



    iPad mini beats the Nexus on everything that matters. Speed, responsiveness, available apps, size and overall quality. The Nexus 7 is a dumbed down Nexus 10 which is still slow as hell like all Android tablets, it is cheaply built and rarely has any useful apps designed for it.


    The Nexus 7 is not a dumbed down Nexus 10. You clearly don't know what you're talking about. It most definitely isn't beaten by the mini in speed of all things.



    I'm a Senior Mobile Software Developer for Android and iOS. Dealing with these tablets is what I do for a living...so ya...



    So...ya.. take me to school. Don't leave me hanging where's your backup?

    The Nexus 7 has a better screen [higher resolution, higher pixel density, every review states text and images are more crisp [all the better for reading my dear] and color/video looks better on the Nexus]. It has a more organic UI that features more customization.[Granted the UI is about preference but iOS hasn't changed significantly since it's inception...and what changes it did get, it got after Android had it first]

    The Nexus has a faster processor [1.2ghz quad core, with a 5th companion core for less taxing processes ,compared to the 1ghz dual core in the mini] which incidentally is the same processor as the iPad2 which was released a year before.

    Both tablets have the same front facing cameras. The Mini has a 5mp rear camera, but let's be real, you don't need a rear camera on a tablet. Taking pictures in public with one makes you look stupid.

    The Nexus has NFC built in. The mini does not. Is this a breaker? No, but it's convenient to be able to wave your device at a pay station and get on your way.

    I'll give you the Mini has better battery life. It's got to have something right? I imagine that inferior display isn't very power hungry.

    For the price, the iPad mini is a bad buy unless you're already heavily bought into the iOS store. In that case, you're better off buying the current regular sized iPad [or a used iPad 2]. With the Nexus, you get more current, future friendly and better techspec at a lower price.

    You might have a preference based on which OS you prefer coding for, but that doesn't equate to which is a better product on paper and for the user. Don't let this get nasty, you're a cute guy, with enviable biceps. I just wanted you to explain your side, not just stick your proverbial tongue out and say.....so...ya.
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    Apr 17, 2013 12:58 AM GMT
    charlitos said


    I'm a Senior Mobile Software Developer for Android and iOS. I test countless apps on a wide variety of tablets and smartphones to measure every detail from interface interaction delays to the frame rates of any given transition. So ya dealing with these tablets is what I do for a living. One thing I can assure you, no android tablet beats the iPad.


    I'm not satisfied with that answer, which you changed after I'd started my reply, but I'm going to let this go. It's ridiculous to go round and round when at the end of the day what really matters is our personal opinion [even though on paper, Nexus is better value and technology] ;)
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    Apr 17, 2013 10:57 AM GMT
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    charlitos said


    I'm a Senior Mobile Software Developer for Android and iOS. I test countless apps on a wide variety of tablets and smartphones to measure every detail from interface interaction delays to the frame rates of any given transition. So ya dealing with these tablets is what I do for a living. One thing I can assure you, no android tablet beats the iPad.


    I'm not satisfied with that answer, which you changed after I'd started my reply, but I'm going to let this go. It's ridiculous to go round and round when at the end of the day what really matters is our personal opinion [even though on paper, Nexus is better value and technology] ;)


    I didn't change anything, I replied quick first then I added more context for you to understand where my experience comes from, there's 0 contradiction in these repplies you quoted.

    I will explain later the difference between hardware and software and why specs on paper mean absolutely nothing, specially across completely different platforms. I will try to explain why the retina display on the Nexus is rarely ever used beyond the OS level. I will also give you a couple of experiments as well for you to notice the major difference in performance between the Nexus 7 and the iPad mini. These are not personal opinions, they're facts that affect the user experience and developer preference when it comes to app development. I'm off to the gym.

    Later
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    Apr 17, 2013 11:07 AM GMT
    I was in the same dilemma, and chose the Nexus 7, as it seemed the best blend of the Kindle and the Nook. Absolutely love it! Several friends have purchased it also now and are very happy with it as well.
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    Apr 17, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
    I've got both the Nexus 7 and the iPad mini. Let's just say that I haven't touched my Nexus 7 in months.
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    Apr 17, 2013 9:25 PM GMT
    fitblue saidI've got both the Nexus 7 and the iPad mini. Let's just say that I haven't touched my Nexus 7 in months.


    Don't blame you