The new Nexus 7

Started Jul 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
mosswings
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Re: The new Nexus 7
In reply to Ken Gosden, Jul 31, 2013

Ken Gosden wrote:

Jeff Peterman wrote:

As far as a micro SD slot goes I personally fail to see the need. You have essentially unlimited storage online available to anyone.

I travel a lot, and MANY times I don't have access to the Web (such as on an 8 hour flight) but still want access to my movies/music etc. Also, if I want to backup photos from my camera, uploading 16 GB of photos over WiFi can take a while - transferring by USB to a microSD card is MUCH faster.

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Certainly don't want to be uploading over 3/4G on a data plan either. I use my tablet when I am out in wilderness areas or even in the low population north Georgia mountains and can be out of coverage for days at a time. I am content to use the options to manage my media through a variety of USB or WiFi based drives. Certainly a built in SD slot would help, but I tend to use CF cards in my DSLR so I would still have some challenges.

According to Anandtech.com's review, the new Nexus 7 has removed support for OTG.  So wireless drives are the only way to go for backup/image access with the new tablet, just like with the iPad.

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