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Buying a Nexus 7 2012 in 2016?

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I am currently looking to buy a cheap android tablet and I was considering buying a Nexus 7 2012 from the amazon warehouse for around £55. I'll only be using it for general browsing, YouTube, Twitch, … Read More
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9m, 2w agoPosted 9 months, 2 weeks ago
I am currently looking to buy a cheap android tablet and I was considering buying a Nexus 7 2012 from the amazon warehouse for around £55. I'll only be using it for general browsing, YouTube, Twitch, Kodi I won't be gaming on it. I've read that it is quite slow but with ParrotMod installed it can be usable. I don't mind having to root or install ROMS as I enjoy that sort of stuff. I was just wondering if any of yous have experience with the Nexus 7 2012 and if £55 is a good price for it?

Edit : I also saw this on amazon (2013 Nexus 7 for only £65 with a 12 Month Warranty) https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00EANTELO/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2C7PKGQGNN5ZA

Don't know about buying from a 3rd party seller though it seems cheap for a 2013 Nexus 7?
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9m, 2w agoPosted 9 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
Your better with a 2nd or refurbed hudl2. I had a nexus 7 2012 and it really shows its age.
#2
I am still using mine (32GB model with 3G) and actually prefer it to my cumbersome Dell Venue Pro 11 with its Windows 10.

I run CyanogenMod (Kit Kat) on mine because Lollipop ran like an old dog on it. There is nothing wrong with the Nexus 2012, it still works great for web/email/video etc, but I would seriously question spending money on something that old. The longevity of a battery that old is going to be questionable. Saying that, mine still lasts me through the day with a moderate amount of screen on time, provided I don't play any videos.

Edited By: SUMMONER on Sep 09, 2016 10:42: ..
#3
2012 version is riddled with problems. Within a few weeks it'll go wrong, that's a guarantee. As above, I would recommend a Hudl 2. You can pick them up around £65-£75 on ebay.
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anthony212
2012 version is riddled with problems. Within a few weeks it'll go wrong, that's a guarantee. As above, I would recommend a Hudl 2. You can pick them up around £65-£75 on ebay.

Ok I was planning on rooting it and putting ParrotMod on it to make it faster but I suppose I can just keep an eye out for a Hudl 2 or a 2013 Nexus 7. Thanks for the help.
#5
I'm still using 2012 model with cyanogenMod on it. Works like charm. Slow and laggy on stock rom maybe but rooted and tuned it's decent.
#6
2013 is the way to go, if only for the 2gb of memory.

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