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Offline EgonOlsen

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Got myself a Nexus 7 tablet...
« on: September 25, 2012, 10:48:21 pm »
...for doing tablety things and for development of course. It's totally useless, i can't do anything with it. From the moment it arrived, my wife is using it and i never saw it again except for making some configuration changes... ;)

Nice little device.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2012, 11:24:00 pm by EgonOlsen »

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Re: Got myself a Nexus 7 tablet...
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2012, 10:36:10 pm »
I got the chance to run my stuff on it at last...first impressions on the NVidia Tegra GPU:

  • It's faster than the Nexus S, but that was to be expected. It's not that much faster though. Performance in my RPG game is 30-60% higher (ignoring the fact that it renders around 2.6 times the amount of pixels).
  • All my shaders work fine. I didn't expect that at all... ;)
  • It has accuracy issues. highp in the fragment shader doesn't seem to be supported (just like with Mali chipsets). The rendered image is worse than what PowerVR gives you, but still acceptable.
  • Default zBuffer behaviour is laughable. It's always 16bit (there's no support for higher depth) and it's inaccurate as hell. You get z-fighting all the way if the factor between near and far plane is > 100. There is an extension that you can use to increase it (EGL_DEPTH_ENCODING_NV) and it's ok after doing so, but you have to write your own ConfigChooser for this. It should be default IMHO. The next version of jPCT-AE will include such a ConfigChooser implementation.
  • Coverage AA works fine and looks good. Performance drop is there but not that much...maybe 10-20%.

After all, it's ok but i would still prefer PowerVR over Mali or NVidia.

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Re: Got myself a Nexus 7 tablet...
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2012, 12:39:58 am »
writing this from my new nexus 7  ;) pretty cute device except
* charging icon does not appear at notification area
* chrome and home screen does not work in landscape mode..

edit: no problem with chrome. it is the screen orientation lock
« Last Edit: September 29, 2012, 01:02:00 am by raft »

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Re: Got myself a Nexus 7 tablet...
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2012, 05:50:05 pm »
edit: no problem with chrome. it is the screen orientation lock
I don't get why that lock is enabled by default. Took me a while to find the setting to change that.

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Re: Got myself a Nexus 7 tablet...
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2012, 09:24:35 pm »
is your battery icon indicate charging status? mine do charge but icon does not reflect it

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Re: Got myself a Nexus 7 tablet...
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 08:44:27 am »
Yes, the icon is fine IIRC.

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Re: Got myself a Nexus 7 tablet...
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2012, 08:05:25 pm »
this may be handy, allows home screen to be in landscape mode:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nl.fameit.rotate&hl=en

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Re: Got myself a Nexus 7 tablet...
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2012, 08:11:12 pm »
Or you can just use Apex Launcher :)

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Re: Got myself a Nexus 7 tablet...
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2012, 08:20:26 pm »
looks good. but to tell the truth I will think twice to replace home application

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Re: Got myself a Nexus 7 tablet...
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2012, 09:15:44 pm »
this may be handy, allows home screen to be in landscape mode:
Just got 4.1.2 installed on the Nexus 7. Home screen now works in landscape mode too.

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Re: Got myself a Nexus 7 tablet...
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2012, 11:41:42 pm »
rooted or over the air release?

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Re: Got myself a Nexus 7 tablet...
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2012, 12:08:57 am »
over the air.

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Re: Got myself a Nexus 7 tablet...
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2012, 06:00:50 am »
I have a whole lot of Android tablets, but the Nexus 7 is the best one by a large margin. I just REALLY hate that they changed the settings icon.