I have just registered to the forum and have a question regarding downloading content to the Nexus. Do you have to buy everything from Google Store in order to be able to watch/read/listen to it on the Nexus? I am in the market for a couple of Nexus 7’s as everyone says they are the business. We therefore wanted to get a couple of them. One for me and one for my wife. She is an avid reader and already has a Kindle, but with the versatility of the Nexus we are leaning towards them at the moment although I already have a large dvd collection and the prospect of having to pay again in order to watch my favourite films is a little bit rubbish if indeed that is what I need to do.
Not a problem with the Nexus!
One of the reasons people prefer Android to closed systems such as the Kindle or iPod is that it is fairly flexible when it comes to what you can do with it. Google’s Play store is pretty poor (in the UK at least) when it comes to movie selection so it would really be a disaster if you were limited to their store only.
Moving media onto the Nexus 7 is easy enough, just plug it in via the supplied cable and an explorer window will pop up in Windows (a download from Google will get it to work on a Mac). You can then just drag and drop movie files onto your tablet. It can also be done over WiFi with eg Airdroid, or from a USB stick.
Once on there you might be able to play them with the native Google Player, it depends on the format. Else something like mxplayer will sort you out, there ain’t much it can’t play!
So yes, you can rip and play DVDs on a Nexus 7. Copyright permitting of course!
If your Mrs is a Kindle reader she’ll be able to install the Kindle app and get access to her books through that. You can also install the Amazon app store to get access to their content (so no need to buy a Kindle really!).