Hi I am new to android tablets and have decided to buy a Nexus 7 after reading reports; anyway I live in France; I can buy one through a UK contact but am worried that I will not be able to use it to its full potential over here; ie use Google Play and Google Now and also download all apps can anyone pls advise me; thks in advance
My guess, and it is a guess, is that your Nexus 7 will work OK, however you will just access your local French Play store and only have access to the media available though that.
To be honest the UK store is not very good, you have to move to the US to get a decent experience!
PS. It will come with a UK 3 pin mains charging plug!
thanks for reply,
have taken the plunge, ordered one through my sister in UK from Carphonewarehouse and apparently already on the way, in Brown which is worrying as they only advertise it in black!!! Had a look at French Play store and not too bad although I am not into too much gaming so shouldn’t be too bad for apps. Apparently coming out over here rumour has it in August sometime.
ps have 3 pin adapter so ok there.
again thanks for your time
Please let us know how you get on with it.
My wife is half French and we are raising our son to speak French so always interested, especially in ways to get French language media over here in the UK.
ok, will do won’t be returning to uk to pick it up till Sept although just wondering if worth having it shipped here beforehand in case there are any faults!!! does anyone know guarantee on these things?
I got mine from the Carphone Warehouse, advertised as brown. No idea why – it is definitely black! Or possibly a very very very dark grey if I wanted to be pedantic…
I’ve not actually heard of a brown Nexus 7, anyone got a picture? Does it really exist – perhaps one for a new thread…
I could attack mine with a sharpie if you like? Could take a photo and claim an ‘exclusive’ for the site?
I could say without lying that it wasn’t a photoshop! ;-)
It comes with a 3-pin and a 2-pin adaptor to plug into a base. No need for any other adaptor, I think. :)
The back is not brown – maybe it is dark brown bordering on black.
I just hope its worth all the wait, am a novice at android’s so will have hours of fun haha trying to sort it all out, and got to find a good vpn so I can watch iplayer and use google.com not google.fr!!!
hehe, we are investigating using a VPN to get access to google.fr and French TV channels!
French tv channels are ok if you like Mr Bean; Inspector Barnaby or Midsommer Murders, think wd have committed hary cary if didnt have freesat, saying that my husband loves that he can watch all the Heinekin Cup Ruby matches without having to subscribe to them.
Well now have my nexus, spent hrs sorting out all apps WD need so could download in UK. Had no problems, now back home Google play still OK although cdn’t get my credit cos cards registered in France, biggest bug bear is I can’t get a VPN to work. Hotspot shield downloads but can’t find where to get user name and password from, have expatshield on laptop and wks great but can’t download just goes into file explorer and can’t open, anyone got any bright ideas. It is not rooted. Thks
Thanks for the update!
Any ideas on vpn’s?? PLEASE