Based on your experience with your present one? For me, the answer would be no. There’s nothing wrong with my tablet, but the lack of connectivity options IS an issue. When, or if, I buy another tablet, and it will be a long time in the future, I think I’ll be looking at the many, more flexible alternatives that there are bound to be available by then.
Would I but the next generation Nexus 7?…maybe not I’m enjoying this one to much…but will I ever buy a Nexus 7 again…Yes, without a doubt in a few generations time ….I love this tablet!
Yes. Inevitably, future models from all makers will offer more. I do like the *pure* android experience with a Google product, and for that reason, their current models will be first on the list.
Meanwhile, with the current N7, what do you see as the lack of connectivity options? The only obvious omission I can think of – and not surprising at this price point – is HDMI out, and that I get round having installed Samsung’s Allshare DLNA app.
It’s the lack of the abilty to save docs written on an N7 to a USB drive via an OTG cable, as well as the fact that the N7 doesn’t mirror onto a large screen (something I’d find very useful!) Basic chinese tabs can do both those things so why not the N7?
Any tips or workarounds that don’t involve rooting are welcome.
Ah, OK. Didn’t know you can’t write to a flash drive connected via OTG. It’s not something I need to do, so hadn’t tried it.
If your large screen can run DLNA or a proprietary equivalent (my Samsung TV runs their “Allshare”) you can instal something like MediaHouse:
If not, and you need to do it, the lack of HDMI out is a nuisance, I agree, albeit not surprising at this price point.
Given the usual enhancements when new models are launched, I’d be surprised if they didn’t address this with either a socket or a Miracast type solution.
Agreed, the Nexus 7 isn’t perfect, but part of the attraction was always price. I am in no rush to buy another tablet but would certainly replace my current N7 if something were to happen to it.
SD Card and HDMI out are the two things I miss. Although having used cloud services more and more I start to see their value. Most of my files now go through Dropbox.