[Chugalug] Android tablets

Aaron welch n2nightfall at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 16:30:47 UTC 2012

That is my one complaint about the new iPhone 5 is that the battery life is
half of my iPhone 4 (non-S).


On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 12:15 PM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:

> John,
> I absolutely love my Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE.  My company has me on Verizon,
> but you can get the Galaxy Nexus from other carriers. Its running Jelly
> Bean and its pretty awesome.  Do not fall for the non-Nexus devices, as
> they wont give you the pure Google Android experience. Thats the beauty of
> the Android sphere.  Device makers are free to use Android in however they
> wish to serve the customer base they want to target, and they can modify
> the interface for that market.  The other cool thing about Android is that
> you can choose to stick with the "Google Experience" and buy only Nexus
> branded devices, which only run pure android without all the other fluff
> added in by the manufacturer.
> The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is also a very well built phone in my opinion.  I
> love that I can swap in the larger capacity battery when I need to, and not
> add any bulk to the phone.  I am pretty damn rough on my phones, and I only
> have a screen protector on my Nexus, and it looks almost new.  I have been
> using it Since early February. It has a huge screen (4.3 or 4.5 inch, cant
> remember) that is larger than even the "new hotness" iPhone 5. Excellent
> visibility in direct sunlight, and has a superb battery life.  I use my
> phone ALOT during work hours, and I can charge it overnight, unplug it at
> 7am, use it all day at work, then take it to class, and by the time I get
> home at 10pm, it will still have around 30% battery left. and thats on the
> OEM non-extended battery.
> Hope that helps!
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 11:35 AM, John Aldrich <jmaldrich at yahoo.com>wrote:
>> So, after reading this thread on Jelly Bean, I'm tempted to go out and
>> buy a new tablet that's got Jelly Bean. Anyone know a decent tablet that
>> *will* use Mobile Data, but doesn't require a contract? The thing I like
>> about my Dell Streak is that I'm using T-Mobile's "pay as you go" service
>> and if something happens (like I get laid off or something) I can just not
>> pay next month and I'm not going to get hit with a huge cancellation fee.
>> OTOH, I still have access to data on-the-go, even if I'm not near an open
>> Wi-Fi hotspot.
>> I would love to find a tablet that has the latest version of Android, has
>> mobile data service and does not require a contract, and all for a decent
>> price (<$200)
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Aaron Welch
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