Yeah… Google Maps Navigation is officially available in Malaysia. No need hack version to use the navigation feature anymore. Does it better than Waze: Free GPS Navigation with Turn by Turn? Well, at least Google Navigation provides correct route from my house to other places. Waze provides the no entry path ~ a minor mistake. Anyway, both require Internet access as they are online GPS navigator (not like Papago offline version).
Yes… Google Nexus 7 (2013) is in the house. It is not for sales at lot of places yet. So this unit came from US. Initial seller couldn’t make it on time, so I ended up getting from my previous 1st generation seller again. The availability and price of Nexus 7 (2013) at Malaysia? It should come in the middle of September or later. So don’t bother to get it from US if you can wait. As for the price, it should be RM999 for 16GB Wi-Fi and RM1099 for 32GB Wi-Fi (based on 1st gen pricing). No news about LTE version yet.
ChromeCast is a nice gadget from Google. However, you can’t play local videos from your Android device to it. But this will change in the future as Google is planning to do so soon. If you can’t wait, you can always try LocalCast now. Enjoy your own videos on big TV screen. Hopefully, music and photo casting will be added soon.
Google’s latest most popular Android tablet ~ Nexus 7 (2013) faced the same issue as the previous generation. Yup, build quality issues. Lot of users reported that their new Nexus 7 has issues like dead pixel, LCD screen light bleed, erratic multi-touch, GPS lock, low speakers volume, random reboot, oddly coloured pixels, dust under LCD screen, creaking sound… Some can be fixed by factory reset. Some don’t. That’s the fate of earlier adopters. Did Asus lowers quality control in order to rush to market on time? Anyway, just exchange for a new one if face issues. Or send back to warranty claim since Nexus 7 has international warranty.
Why buy Google Nexus devices? Google changes the Android platform with Nexus series. Lot of hardware manufacturers is creating nice devices for Android. Lot of features back with powerful hardware. With frequent updated Android operating system, its market share is getting bigger each day. It is the largest mobile platform now. Bigger than iOS and way better than Windows Phone. However, not every hardware manufacturers are updating Android OS on time. So Google Nexus devices are here to help.