Is anyone else having trouble with the "free £15 on google play" offer? It says I must activate google wallet on my nexus 7 but won't let me download the app from the market, saying my device is incompatible in this country!
I don't think I had to do anything with Google Wallet. I just signed in to my Google account when I first set up the thing and now when I go to buy something from the Play store, there is an option to pay with "Google Play balance" which had the £15 in it.
Upon configuring your WiFi connection (it should be noted that if you don’t have WiFi available, you can’t even get past the setup wizard!) you are prompted for your Google account in the usual way and after a few short steps you are ready to go. If this is your first Nexus 7 tablet (and you are the first owner of the tablet) you will receive your £15 / $25 free Play Store credit at the end of the setup wizard. This credit can be spent on anything in the Play Store (except hardware) and appears as an additional payment method when completing a transaction. Note that purchases using the credit must be paid for in full using the credit. That means that when you have 19p left, you can't spend that on a game by topping up the remaining cost using another payment method. (Source)
Last edited by Arthur; 21st September 2012 at 10:34 AM.
I suspect that it's the "if this is your first nexus 7" bit I'm falling foul of. Ah well.
LosOjos (10th October 2012)
How cool is this!
Android Transporter for the Nexus 7 and the Raspberry Pi - E.S.R Labs
The Android Transporter allows you to share display content wirelessly with remote screens in real time. Please be aware that the Transporter is still a technology study and it is missing the maturity of a full-featured product. However, we think that the Android Transporter is already exciting enough to let you play around with it. We believe that with the recently released Miracast standard you will get a very similar technology in upcoming Android devices, and we are considering making the Transporter compliant with the Miracast specs.
The Android Transporter is a custom ROM and not an app since we had to make adjustments to various parts of the Android platform to make it happen.
Be aware that you use the Android Transporter at your own risk and that you will void your tablet’s warranty by following the setup instructions below. Moreover, you are not allowed to bundle further Google apps like the Google Play Store with our firmware image.
Read on for the quick start guide and some Android Transporter internals.
The Nexus 10 sounds good (assuming the rumours are true).
Google and Samsung will announce a new 10-inch tablet codenamed "Manta" at its October 29th event, according to The Next Web. If the sites unnamed sources are to be believed the Manta will feature a 10-inch 2560x1600 display with an iPad-beating pixel density of around 300ppi. The tablet, which if real will likely be released as the Nexus 10, will reportedly be sold alongside the existing Asus Nexus 7 and new LG Nexus 4 as part of a multi-manufacturer Nexus program. There aren't any further details on the purported Nexus 10; processor and pricing will be key to the tablet's success.
At the same event, Google will announce a slight refresh to its Nexus 7 line, bringing HSPA+ 3G connectivity to the tablet for the first time, as well as the now-confirmed internal storage bump. The Next Web also reports that both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 will launch with an updated OS, Android 4.2. It named "content in the center" (a new Play Store Widget), "Tablet Sharing" (multiple user accounts on one device), and horizontal and vertical panoramic photo capture as headline features for the new OS. It's not clear if Google will release 4.2 under a new codename or if it will still be named Jelly Bean. Although, as with any rumor, these details should be taken with a pinch of salt, The Next Web seems pretty certain that its sources are accurate. (Source)
Good to see they've finally sorted out the screen rotation on the home screen in the latest version. It's a minor thing but it was really frustrating when your were browsing the web or watching a video in landscape mode and had to physically spin the device back round every time you hit the home button!
I really hope they they implement multipe user accounts/logons in the next update. It's something that's been noticeably lacking in android/IOS tablets.
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