Kindle Fire HDX, Nexus 7, or . . . ?
I'm thinking it's time for a tablet. Any suggestions regarding Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HDX? Or another one? Thanks.
I will be shopping for a tablet on the Black Friday sales. I love my Asus TF 101, but it'll be 2 years old soon and has experienced heavy use. Plus I promised to give it to my mom. So I will be looking at Asus, Galaxy, and any other good name brand 9-10" tablets that come up. My friend received a Kindle Fire for his birthday, and our other friend (a computer programmer who worked for NVidia till recently) had a lot of trouble trying to adjust settings, etc on it. I have heard a lot of good things about Kindles, but both I and the person in our group most skilled with computers find this one difficult to use. It also doesn't have any kind of input other than via computer and although we successfully loaded videos on it, we couldn't find them or get them to play from the device. I would think that unless you plan to do a lot of reading, you might find a tablet more versatile than an e-reader.read more collapse
The only thing I would recommend is to stay away from the Kindle Fire. Although it claims to run Android, it's clearly a different Amazonized Android. If you look at many of the 1 star reviews on the Android Apps, especially on the free-app-of-the-day (FAOTD), many of them are from Fire users complaining about the program not working, having bugs, or crashing. It's very consistent with the Fire. Every now and then, another tablet will appear to have a problem but it's usually a one-off issue and nobody else with the same model is complaining about the problem.
"Turns out that Amazon has turned off many APIs that are available on other Android devices, so many Android apps won’t run on the Amazon Kindle Fire."read more collapse
Nexus 7 FHD is amazing! I highly recommend it over the Kindle Fire. The Kindle is limited to Amazon content, when with a Nexus you can get all the Amazon apps, plus any other app on Google Play. Plus, Google Now is amazing. The Kindle Fire is decent, but the Nexus 7 gives you the most options.read more collapse
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