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Randy W. Sims | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jul 24 2013 4:42 PM

6 more days. W00t! Who's in?

  • Android 4.3
  • HD 1920x1200
  • Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz (quad-core) processor
  • 2GB of RAM

Has Logos Bible been tested on 4.3 yet? It's supposed to start rolling out to us regular folk today, but I haven't snagged it on any of my nexi yet.

http://www.androidcentral.com/hands-new-nexus-7

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 24 2013 4:51 PM

Looks very cool. I might be tempted, even though I just fairly recently bought an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S4).

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Paul Golder | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 24 2013 5:16 PM

Some FYI from CNET:

Storage size/price 
"In small tablets, price is everything. On nearly every level, the Nexus 7 offers a better deal than the iPad Mini, and its storage configurations are less of a markup.

The 16GB Wi-Fi Nexus 7 costs $229, versus $329 for a 16GB iPad Mini. The 32GB Nexus 7 is only $269 -- $40 more -- but the 32GB iPad Mini costs $429, a $100 upgrade.

The Nexus 7 also has an LTE-ready 32GB model for $349, and it's unlocked to work across Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T. Apple's LTE iPad Minis are carrier-specific. A 16GB LTE Mini costs $459, and the 32GB version costs a whopping $559. The Mini also comes in 64GB configurations."

"As any translator will attest, a literal translation is no translation at all."

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Drew Hannay | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 24 2013 5:20 PM

Randy W. Sims (Shayne):

Has Logos Bible been tested on 4.3 yet? 

We've done some (minimal) testing on the new 4.3 emulator and everything appears to be working well. Looking at the changes listed on the Android Developer website, there doesn't appear to be too much that would affect Logos.

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 24 2013 6:43 PM

Randy W. Sims (Shayne):

6 more days. W00t! Who's in?

I'd bite if I didn't have the Samsung Note 8.0, but I needed/wanted the S Pen and digitizer on the Note 8.0.

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Antonius | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 25 2013 5:07 AM

I'm in!

I have a lot of reading to do yet this summer, while laying on my hammock!

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Geo Philips | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 25 2013 5:35 PM

Hi Drew,

Could you please optimize Logos Android for tablets now? The new Nexus 7 has a 1900 x 1200 display and the normal Logos app is not going to look that great on it (it doesnt on my current Nexus 7.)

It would be wonderful to have the iPad app's interface and features for Android tablets too.

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Drew Hannay | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 25 2013 6:19 PM

Geo Philips:

Could you please optimize Logos Android for tablets now? The new Nexus 7 has a 1900 x 1200 display and the normal Logos app is not going to look that great on it (it doesnt on my current Nexus 7.)

It would be wonderful to have the iPad app's interface and features for Android tablets too.

Actually, the Logos app already is optimized for phones, 7 inch tablets, and 10 inch tablets. The 7 inch Nexus 7 doesn't have the same layout as the iPad because the iPad is a 10 inch tablet (and 10 inch tablets have significantly more screen real estate). I'd love to hear your feedback on our current layout for the Nexus 7, but I must warn you, the higher resolution of the new Nexus 7 won't actually change the size of any of the UI elements (i.e. it won't give you more screen real estate) it will just make the existing content look sharper and clearer.

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Geo Philips | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 25 2013 7:32 PM

Hi Drew,

Thanks for the reply. I have to confess I did not notice the optimization for the tablet. I also have an HTC One and the apps look the same on both screens in terms of layout. 

I would say the fluidity of the iPad app is what I miss the most. I know Android has traditionally lagged in this (I used to be a developer :D) compared to iOS but the newer versions seem to have closed down the gap a bit. I think Flipboard, Google Play Books and Play Magazines all look and function great on the Nexus 7.

Before I go further, I have to say I appreciate the Logos app a lot! Thanks for your hard work.

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Randy W. Sims | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 26 2013 11:54 AM

This tablet is too tempting. A few months ago I had just about convinced myself to try out a 10" tablet this time around. I've had several generations of 7" tabs. But I just really really like the 7" form factor. It's perfect. And it's here next week The 10" tablet won't be released till Octoberish (I think).

Rosie Perera:

Looks very cool. I might be tempted, even though I just fairly recently bought an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S4).

The S4 is a beautiful phone. Almost, made me wish my contract was up when it came out. I don't remember if you've said: do you use any kind of tablet for reading? The 7" form factor is ideal for reading and portability. I can't imagine long-term reading anything else, except an Amazon Paperwhite or some form of eInk tab.

Paul Golder:
Some FYI from CNET:

I agree. There's no comparison. However, I am very interested in what the next mini will look like (the 1st gen seemed premature), but I'm not a real fan of the iOS experience. Except the 64GB iPod Touch which is the only thing that will contain my entire music collection (minus videos) and organize it correctly by the metadata (some players really make a mess of this somehow), and I only use it for music.

Drew Hannay:
We've done some (minimal) testing on the new 4.3 emulator and everything appears to be working well. Looking at the changes listed on the Android Developer website, there doesn't appear to be too much that would affect Logos.

That's what I was thinking when I was reviewing the notes. Thanks for verifying. Looking forward to trying it out first hand.

Bill Anderson:
I'd bite if I didn't have the Samsung Note 8.0, but I needed/wanted the S Pen and digitizer on the Note 8.0.

That's a really nice tab. I do like Samsung's S Pen. I have it with my SmartPC Pro. Though I haven't mastered it for taking notes. Does it offer any advantages when working with Logos on Android?

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 26 2013 1:13 PM

Randy W. Sims (Shayne):

Rosie Perera:

Looks very cool. I might be tempted, even though I just fairly recently bought an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S4).

The S4 is a beautiful phone. Almost, made me wish my contract was up when it came out. I don't remember if you've said: do you use any kind of tablet for reading? The 7" form factor is ideal for reading and portability. I can't imagine long-term reading anything else, except an Amazon Paperwhite or some form of eInk tab.

I do have an Asus Eee Pad Transformer (10"), which I used to use for reading. But frankly, since I got my iPod Touch, and now the Galaxy S4 which superseded it, I don't even boot up the Asus tablet anymore. Text is so crisp on the smaller screen, and it's so much lighter and handier to hold while in bed, or to carry around with me to doctor's offices and on planes and such, that I might not ever feel the need for a larger screen again. Except I would like to be able to watch Netflix movies on the go occasionally, and the S4 is kinda too small for that.

But really, this is a case of "want" not "need" so I'm going to try to fend off the temptations.

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Geo Philips | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 26 2013 1:17 PM

Reading is precisely why I am tempted by this.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/26/4558626/google-nexus-7-review-2013

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Geo Philips | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 26 2013 1:19 PM

Hopefully, I am not breaking any rules with this or tempting you too much.

There might be an opportunity to get $30 off this tablet in the States at Staples ....

https://slickdeals.net/f/6177402-New-Nexus-7-2nd-Gen-16GB-199-at-Staples-available-today-YMMV?

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 26 2013 1:37 PM

Geo Philips:

Hopefully, I am not breaking any rules with this or tempting you too much.

Don't worry. You're not tempting me. If I felt for it, it wouldn't be your fault, as "each of you is tempted when you are dragged away by your own evil desire and enticed." (James 1:14)

Geo Philips:

There might be an opportunity to get $30 off this tablet in the States at Staples ....

https://slickdeals.net/f/6177402-New-Nexus-7-2nd-Gen-16GB-199-at-Staples-available-today-YMMV?

As usual, we get left behind up here in the Great White North.

According to Android Authority, "Nexus 7 (2013) will be available at Staples Canada on July 31 for $249."

Just as well for me. The flurry of interest in them might have died down a bit, so I might be able to resist. Seriously, I don't think I need one of these in addition to my phone. I carry my phone around with me everywhere as it is. Perhaps when I'm sitting at home relaxing and reading I might want to use something a bit larger to read on...but NO NO NO I'm not going to talk myself into thinking I need one.

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 27 2013 5:39 PM

Randy W. Sims (Shayne):

Bill Anderson:
I'd bite if I didn't have the Samsung Note 8.0, but I needed/wanted the S Pen and digitizer on the Note 8.0.

That's a really nice tab. I do like Samsung's S Pen. I have it with my SmartPC Pro. Though I haven't mastered it for taking notes. Does it offer any advantages when working with Logos on Android?

Randy, the S Pen doesn't offer any unique functionality with the Logos app. I wish the multi window feature worked with the Logos app.

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Brian Whalen | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 28 2013 6:06 PM

With the Android version dont forget you need either internet access or to download books beforehand. I was overjoyed when I went to a regional ETS meeting and there was no wifi, so I couldn't access my data. I will continue to be a laptop toting caveman because of this.

Brian Whalen

http://www.mcnazarene.com

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 28 2013 8:12 PM

Rosie Perera:

Geo Philips:

Hopefully, I am not breaking any rules with this or tempting you too much.

Don't worry. You're not tempting me. If I felt for it, it wouldn't be your fault, as "each of you is tempted when you are dragged away by your own evil desire and enticed." (James 1:14)

Geo Philips:

There might be an opportunity to get $30 off this tablet in the States at Staples ....

https://slickdeals.net/f/6177402-New-Nexus-7-2nd-Gen-16GB-199-at-Staples-available-today-YMMV?

As usual, we get left behind up here in the Great White North.

According to Android Authority, "Nexus 7 (2013) will be available at Staples Canada on July 31 for $249."

Just as well for me. The flurry of interest in them might have died down a bit, so I might be able to resist. Seriously, I don't think I need one of these in addition to my phone. I carry my phone around with me everywhere as it is. Perhaps when I'm sitting at home relaxing and reading I might want to use something a bit larger to read on...but NO NO NO I'm not going to talk myself into thinking I need one.

Ha! Well, I succumbed. Happen to be in Santa Fe at the moment and felt Best Buy drawing me in, and I they had them in stock. I'm liking the extra screen real estate for the Logos app.

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Geo Philips | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 29 2013 3:27 AM

Excellent!

Is the increased resolution noticeable on the text in the app?

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 29 2013 1:27 PM

Geo Philips:

Excellent!

Is the increased resolution noticeable on the text in the app?

Not so much on the text (clarity thereof), but I can fit more text on the screen now, so I can do my favorite layout of A Guide to Reading the Entire Bible in One Year in the top pane and my preferred Bible in the bottom pane. On my Android phone screen, I was always having to move the divider line up and down so I could have enough screen real estate to read the text in whichever pane I was actively reading.

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 29 2013 3:11 PM

Just setting up logos on my new nexus 7.

So far so good.

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