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Gerald | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Mar 18 2016 11:27 AM

Hi,

I have been using android and kindle fire tablets with the FaithLife apps. I am unsatisfied with my current Kindle Fire HDX 7 32 because the apps are always auto updating. Also the Amazon app store hardly ever has my apps updated until a few weeks after the Play Store updates.

So as I am looking at a tablet upgrade, I see I can purchase an iPad 2 Mini for a few more dollars than an android of similar features. Best Buy has this one:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-ipad-mini-2-with-wi-fi-32gb-silver/8881067.p?id=1218931026872&skuId=8881067

My Nexus 7 2012 is all but useless since Lollipop 5.1.1 installed. It is not much better on KitKat 4.4.4. Thus my Kindle Fire purchase last year.

I am looking at an Asus ZenPad with 4 GB / 64 GB memory. 

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-ZenPad-Z580CA-C1-BK-64-Tablet/dp/B012UEUQM0/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1458325480&sr=1-5&keywords=asus+zenpad+s+8.0

Will the iPad perform as well as the android, given the iPad as only 1 GB / 32 GB? I have never used Apple products.

Thanks

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William | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 18 2016 12:37 PM

I was in the same boat and needed to upgrade my Nexus 7 2012 for a better tablet that ran Logos.  I looked at the Galaxy and some others but went to the Nexus 7 2013 and absolutely love it,  Runs extremely fast (night and day over the 2012) and the screen in beautiful.  The cool thing is I found the 32gb LTE model for $149 refurbished.  I still think even for a 2013 model the Nexus 7 is still one of the best tablets out there.  You may no interest going back to Nexus but thought I would throw that out there especially since they are getting pretty inexpensive,

Bill

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 18 2016 12:55 PM

That's the model I have, with no complaints about Logos usage. However, Apple is likely updating at least some models of the ipad on March 21, so prices may drop more after that. 

"The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected."- G.K. Chesterton

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 18 2016 1:14 PM

I have an iPad Mini 2 and can say that Logos works well on it. In addition to what Ben said above about Apple announcing an updated iPad on March 21, I would also like to suggest that you check out the Apple refurbished iPads—Apple puts a new battery in them and gives them a one year warranty—in my experience, they are as good as new. See here: http://www.apple.com/shop/browse/home/specialdeals/ipad

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Gerald | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 18 2016 7:37 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I will wait a few days to see what the ipad prices do.

As for the iPad Mini 2, since it has only 1 GB of Ram, does the processor speed make up for having less memory? I was wondering if iOS and android OS need similar specs to get similar results, or is one more efficient.

I almost jumped on the refurbished Nexus 7 32 (2013) when Amazon had them for $109. I waited too long, they increased them to $139, and now no refurbished units are for sale. 

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Gerald | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 18 2016 7:41 PM

Bill,

Have you installed the Lollipop 5.1.1 upgrade? Did it cause any lags in performance, or did it make it better? I figured since it has 2 GB Ram, it has enough resources to outperform my Nexus 7 2012 with 1 GB of Ram. Sometimes mine is quick, then the next moment it freezes and has to be turned off.

Thanks

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William | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 18 2016 8:22 PM

I actually have Marshmallow 6.0.1 on it and it runs beautiful with no lags at all (actually seems faster than when I had 5.1.1).  I loved the original 2102 version but there is no comparison between the 2012 and 2013.  Before I upgraded I did struggle with the 2012 running pretty rough.  I flashed it with the Slimkat rom and it ran much better but it is still limited with the 1gb of ram.

I'm a Nexus fan overall and my N7 runs just as well as my N5x phone even though the N7 is a few years older.  I had an Ipad mini 2 but gave it to my son because I preferred the Nexus.  My opinion is save some some money and jump on the Nexus if you can find a good price on it again.

Bill

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Gerald | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 19 2016 8:03 AM

Thanks for the information Bill. I was concerned that the Nexus 7 2013 shared some of the same issues as my Nexus 7 2012, although at a diminished level. My Kindle Fire HDX 7 32 is top of the line hardware, yet Amazon throttles me on how I want to use it. My latest issue is Dropbox. I can't load it through my free app store "1Mobile Market", and when I try to email a link to my Kindle, it defaults to the Play Store, vs. giving me the apk link.

My daughter has a Nexus 7 2013 16GB tablet she rarely uses. I may trade her my Kindle Fire or one of my laptop computers for it. I am now in the process of reseting and updating her Nexus 7 to 6.0 and loading all of my apps.

Thanks again

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