Android GPS for the outdoors

play.google.com The BackCountry Navigator Android GPS app, you can make your Android phone or tablet to your outdoor GPS. Loading Topo Maps or aerial maps to venture into the backcountry in advance. Use in hiking, hunting, kayaking and other outdoor sports.
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Android Tablet Shootout: Nexus 7 vs. Kindle Fire vs. Nook heating

The 9 price point for tablets. Is there room in this town for Nexus 7, Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook? 2:10 The Good The Bad The Ugly 3:14 4:05

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40 thoughts on “Android GPS for the outdoors

  1. SpankyTheYankee says:

    The best keeps getting better! 3 peeps do not know how they use their phone yet, but they will catch on. Or they just have dislyxia. 🙂 I bought the tickets for the first AccuTerra offered, but sometimes I prefer the free tickets, depending on the area. Usually I advise both and make sure I have downloaded all of them and with preview off before checked himself into the wilderness. BTW, where do these cool graphics come from?

  2. JarOfRats says:

    I was able to use a Nexus to 7 for 4 days. After running them through the steps, it is a great device. The lack of space is excluded heavy tablet users. Of course you can dongle external memory, but that’s kludgey. To a potential fire hazard buyers is this thing the best in the class. The new OS (4.1.1 Jelly Bean) is incredibly intuitive, suggests the Fire, Nook forgotten, and even Apple’s iOS is in many areas to shame, contain Glätte.Mich, I’ll Google for a 10 “rider with a card slot and HDMI support wait.

  3. Jason Redepenning says:

    only thing the NOOK has that. both no support, take it to any B & N store and get to help a person other thank Nexus 7 is best to buy, and I’ll probably get

  4. einc70 says:

    This is a Google device s … the first iteration of the Nexus tablet lines … The actual tablet war has only just begun … next year a number of Nexus devices, all at once … how will Apple / MS will respond?

  5. viaimages says:

    oh, and from all 3 of these devices .. Only the Nexus 7 tablet .. is the largest Android Community Support so it will be a rich source for ROMs and other tips, tricks and treats for it, now and in the future 🙂

  6. viaimages says:

    You forgot to add that the Nexus 7 has Google Maps condensed directly on the device, it can be used offline. And can access the Google Nexus 7 USB hosting .. so who cares .. to no SD card u cuz you can just a 32 GB flash drive no problem. I have included a Samsung Galaxy S2 with a 64GB external SD card in it .. and I hardly use it at all bcuz this USB fact. 🙂

  7. racc11 says:

    I have a KF and I agree that the transition to GN7 tempting. What’s holding me back is the fact that I am a Prime member. In the past 9 months I have probably about $ 100 in shipping costs and more than $ 50 in the books I read for free, thanks to the Kindle store owners library. So I am about $ 70 in advance about 9 months of membership. Not bad …

  8. advsoft says:

    I do not own one of these devices, but I believe in freedom and as a matter of the owners {there are good roms for these devices, as there are many other tablets, if a person like me really “update” the software you 🙂

  9. devilsephiroth9000 says:

    You forgot the nexus 7 is the only tablet on the market in any size with a 12-core GPU. that’s right quad-core processor and 12-core GPU. Only the new iPad specs comes with dual core processor and quad-core GPU seconds.

  10. Montisaquadeis says:

    Incidentally John Poz the 16GB version of the Nook Tablet has 1 GB of RAM, while the 8GB Fire and Nook Tablet has only 512 MB of RAM that’s why I picked up the first Nook Tablet. Nexus 7 also has the ability to use thumddrives and external HDDs, when either a single cable or the right is used, that there is no card slot really necessary in this case is.

  11. David R. Lopez says:
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     5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic unit , 27th August 2011
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    This was purchased to use as a gift for my daughter at college between classes due to its small size. You can use the Wi-Fi at home and at school. She is in love with him. The unit does so much and will continue to change as they installed and deletes as she wants. Came installed with Android 2.2.1. She just wanted an MP3 and video player and got so much more. There are only a few steps that can be lived with. It does not sound like EQ setting. The sound is OK but could be better. The speaker is weak but not horible like Sylvania of which I. Again two of them There are no data on the device functions such as screen capabilities, but they are very good. All her freinds who have played with the unit are blown away and want a. At $ 59.00 this unit is loaded with great value functions. Women should we want to, as they can not stop playing Angry Bird game. Daughter may have to coax it their cold dead fingers to get it back. I guess it was from a 4 gig stick. It connects the computer as two drives. The first drive has loaded about 2.6 gigs left on your hard drive, but with lots of good software. I bought the Amazon 8 gig class 10 microSD card and it works great. If it available again its a great buy.

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  • Scott L says:
    style=”margin-bottom:0.5em;”> 66 of 66 people found the following review helpful:
     1.0 out of 5 stars *** BIG MISTAKE *** (Quote:. Good Entry Level Android Tablet (If you know what you are buying)) 16 November 2011
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    *** UPDATE II ** * May 2012
    *** I think I have to apologize to all the people who bought Elsse (TM) 4.3 Inch Internet Touchscreen Tablet. Tablet My wife has stopped working completely. it brought to work, listen to music, it is calculated using the USB cable and it worked again. If you look at the back of the device you can see from a bubble from the inside, so I have an internal capacitor or other component blew imagine my daughters had to work also stopped, so to find out I can not, but both are obviously not withdrawn more or justified on an additional note:.. the MicroSD card that was initially installed in my wife’s tablet went bad before several weeks the tablet itself was dead, but I can not say the tablet was the cause, but it was certainly a strange coincidence
    <. br /> I had originally rated as the five-star product, what it was Unfortunately, I had to again Elsse (TM) 4.3-inch Rate Internet Touchscreen Tablet up to a one-star rating due to apparent manufacturing and parts or problems.

    Again, to the dozens of people who helped her purchase decision on my immediate opinion and review based, I’m sorry!
    *** Original Review *** November 2011 ***
    exploring the Amazon reviews pre-qualify this as less than the full function tablet so I will not be disappointed by its drawbacks. mine with Android 2.2 and installed “App Market” along with many other Asian-based programs that were easy to delete already. I bought this with the knowledge that it is Wi-Fi for only use in my home and to help me dive, my toe, so to speak, into the Android / Tablet ocean.
    know before you buy this device, that many apps are not installed. Anything with ‘Adobe Flash’ is not work as you can not install ‘Flash’ on the device. work all used GPS or location information to be unable to work because it does not install GPS. Whatever the telephone input keys or any part of the telephony platform used will not be installed (because there are none.) There is no camera so all shopping apps that use the camera as barcode reader would be hard to use (such as the Amazon app.) The Android App Market will tell you if you your device, the apps are compatible with your device and do not install if they do not register. the ‘iheartradio’ app is not installed, but the ‘Pandora’ app and works great in my house. Gmail, Google Voice, various weather programs all work great. Most games seem to install and it plays MP3s perfectly via the built-in player. The screen resolution is excellent and auto-oriented, as you see. The “Bubble Level ‘app seems to work, so that the orientation sensors seem to be there., The battery seems to last all day, but I can not say how long it would take, if we can use it to record audio continuously hear.
    If I had any complaints, the screen sensitivity and checks should be made more difficult. reading, because the only way to scroll through the touchscreen, and it’s not exactly welcoming and at the same time overly sensitive causing pages zip quickly or as forcing you to try to and fro looking scroll where you were. Also no external volume control, so you need to increase your pen available and decrease the volume, I could not get my little finger exactly they are in the upper right corner of Touchscreen no pen. Oh, and include a small pen with the device, but there is no way to save it or attach it to the machine to hide-and-seek kind of floats around the house in a constant game.

    The manual is not a manual Know in your head you’re going to gain anything from it, it is a six by four inch piece of paper obviously translated (poorly), which is either on the side of the first sentence…: “For your ease as soon as possible to the machine, if you start using this machine, please read the instructions that we have been supplied to you are working correctly with the machine.” I have checked two or three times and the is exactly as it appears in the manual and this is evident on most set in the instructions.
    With all this in mind, I still rate this unit (as FOUR STARS For the price, mine was $ 65.00 with free Shipping via Amazon Prime.) I bought a 16 GB micro SD card for $ 18.00, the amount of music, pictures and videos that I could save the expand. I would (buy it again at this price ) for my wife and my child, even if it was only as a media player. I use it for more than just that and I am happy with the disadvantages I have outlined. If you know ahead of time all its limitations, you will enjoy it when you can download a fully functional android tablet for under a hundred dollars you can find to believe always disappointment.
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    This is a great product for the . Price is surprisingly fast, and, for a resistive screen surprisingly responsive I had no problem, the Google Android Market setup on this device, it works great, and the kids love it

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