Google Nexus 7 3G 32Gb

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.

  1. Open settings
  2. Press About Tablet
  3. Press Build Number. Nothing happens.
  4. Keep on pressing Build Number, quickly.
  5. 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.
  6. You’ll end up with a message “You are now a developer” & the tools will be present.