On Tuesday Google made available their new tablets so I ordered the new Nexus 7 3G (which also had 32Gb of storage). I needed 3G as my existing MIFI dongle was on it’s last legs so needed something to replace it & one less item to carry is a good thing.
Anyhow ordered it around 3pm and Google said 3-5 business days for delivery. No problem I’m not in a rush for it.
3pm the following day, one brand new tablet in my hands 🙂
So I’ve been playing with the thing for two days & I have to say I’m well pleased with it. Batter life is good, 3G reception is brilliant (actually better signal than my phone) and it’s even downloading faster.
So expect a few more articles about the nexus over the next few weeks.
But as a start, the Nexus 7 3G has Android 4.2 on it – in fact the first thing mine did when I plugged it into wifi was to download and install an update for it. The downside is that the developer tools button isn’t present anymore – perhaps non-developers were accidentally selecting it.
Well, the option is still there, just hidden, in a developer sort of way. To turn on the developers you need to convince the tablet you are one.
- Open settings
- Press About Tablet
- Press Build Number. Nothing happens.
- Keep on pressing Build Number, quickly.
- After a short while you’ll see a message along the lines of “you are 3 clicks away from being a developer” which will count down.
- You’ll end up with a message “You are now a developer” & the tools will be present.