Joe has a Nexus 7 tablet and is worried about what will happen when the battery wears out. Leo says that the Nexus 7 can be opened and the battery can replaced. There's an article on. iFixIt showing how to do it. Joe is lucky because many mobile devices, like the iPad and iPhone, are designed so users can't replace that battery.
Google Nexus 7
Fred got a Google Nexus 7 tablet over Christmas and he's not really that much of a fan. He's frustrated because sites that he visits that run flash don't work. Leo says no tablet handles a flash website very well, which is why websites need to be conscious of the mobile world and dump flash. It's antiquated, has security issues, and way too processor heavy for any tablet to handle. There are some ways to get flash on the tablet, but he won't like the results. If a site is ignoring mobile users, it's on them, not on the user.
Michael has tried to move files onto his Google Nexus 7, but halfway through, the Nexus 7 freezes up. Leo says the card could be full. Copying a file larger than 2GB won't work, so keep it under that. File copying in Windows 7 and older was terrible and unreliable. So, it's not surprising that copying large files is problematic in Windows. Using the command line function "robocopy," (or "Robust File Copy") works better.
Ed works for a company who uses Motorola Android phones, and the 80 year old security guard can't use the small keyboard and has not been a computer user at all. He'll need something to check the security cameras if the alarm system goes off. Ed was thinking about possibly getting an iPad Mini.
Nat recently bought a Toshiba Excite tablet because it had HDMI and offers expandable memory. After only a week, though, it's become very slow for surfing the web. Leo says that the Excite is an older model and isn't the fastest tablet out there, so it's possible Nat isn't getting the speeds she's used to. Leo says she'd probably be happier with the iPad.
The Kindle Fire is just a portal to Amazon. Leo thinks the Google Nexus 7 is a better option because there are far more apps available for it. The advantage to the Fire, though, is that it's stripped down and simpler to use. If he does get the Fire, he should make sure to turn off one-click purchasing or he'd be in for a pretty big surprise.
Jeremy is a Sprint customer and wants to keep his family unlimited data plan, but he also wants to upgrade to 4G. Leo says to just talk to his rep and let him know that. There's not a lot of 4G options in Sprint, but since they want to keep your business, they'll probably go for it.