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post #16 of 98
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Agree on the services-oriented strategy for cloud storage by vendors like Google.

 

That said, I've uploaded hundreds of albums to Google Music in lossless flac format and, while far from a perfect solution, it has been fantastic to be able to access my music from anywhere with wifi with cd quality.  And <currently> free.

 

-j

 

I got all excited about this until i found it wasn't available in the UK :\ Is there any alternative service for streaming lossless audio to an Android device, even if it's just from a computer on the same wifi network? I'd love to be able to access my external hard drive's music/vieo from my desktop while I'm at the other end of the house.

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post #17 of 98

Unfortunately, the Nexus 7 won't be coming with a micro sd slot... not a dealbreaker for me, but I imagine it will be for a lot of people.

post #18 of 98
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Originally Posted by jmaurer View PostI've uploaded hundreds of albums to Google Music in lossless flac format and, while far from a perfect solution, it has been fantastic to be able to access my music from anywhere with wifi with cd quality.  And <currently> free.

 

Bandwidth (esp. 3/4G) is not even close to free even if the cloud service is.

post #19 of 98
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but the lack of expandable storage is a killer.

 

yes a killer it is, 16gb for all files, including your music?

 

prob have 10-12gb for your music. i doubt many ppl will want that.

post #20 of 98

The OS is 2GB so deduct that off the 8GB/16GB. Also looks like 4.1's USB OTG thing doesn't look promising for existing USB DACs... back to square one.

post #21 of 98
I really don't mind just 16GB storage, my g2x plays my music just fine and I will have it with me anyways. Plus its battery will last longer when I have a portable tablet to use for web browsing
post #22 of 98

Anyone know how the Realtek ALC 5640 performs?  Can't find any information on it :S

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post #24 of 98

I believe the realtek is the same DAC used in all reference tegra 3 designs.  Judging by the complaints of transformer prime owners (when I was still interested in that particular tablet) the realtek isn't great.  However, usb audio out should mitigate that factor completely.

post #25 of 98
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Originally Posted by jmaurer View Post

Agree on the services-oriented strategy for cloud storage by vendors like Google.

 

That said, I've uploaded hundreds of albums to Google Music in lossless flac format and, while far from a perfect solution, it has been fantastic to be able to access my music from anywhere with wifi with cd quality.  And <currently> free.

 

-j

When it is uploaded, it is compressed to a 320kbps mp3, as demonstrated when you redownload the the track via the tool or straight from the site.

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I got all excited about this until i found it wasn't available in the UK :\ Is there any alternative service for streaming lossless audio to an Android device, even if it's just from a computer on the same wifi network? I'd love to be able to access my external hard drive's music/vieo from my desktop while I'm at the other end of the house.

I think this may be exactly what you're looking for.  Main site: http://www.audiogalaxy.com/  Google play link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.audiogalaxy&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsImNvbS5hdWRpb2dhbGF4eSJd

post #26 of 98

I ordered mine earlier before heading off to work for $245 with 2 day shipping on the 16gb model.

I checked the Google Play store and there is a foobar2000 listed on there so hopefully I can use flac files and just carry around a USB thumb drive or HD for more storage when traveling.

 

No info on the Audio but here is some Hardware specs and benchmarks from Anandtech

 http://www.anandtech.com/show/6054/google-nexus-7-mini-review


Edited by tattare - 7/4/12 at 1:01am
post #27 of 98

I use a Seagate GoFlex Satellite for streaming to my phones, works well with Android and Bubble UnPNP.

 

Should have my Nexus 7 early next week :)

post #28 of 98
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Should have my Nexus 7 early next week :)

 

Have shipping dates been confirmed or something? Very excited if they are, just in time for a trip with university =D


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Originally Posted by berner5 View PostI think this may be exactly what you're looking for.  Main site: http://www.audiogalaxy.com/  Google play link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.audiogalaxy&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsImNvbS5hdWRpb2dhbGF4eSJd
 

Cheers, I'll check it out.

post #29 of 98

Jelly Bean is supporting USB audio. http://developer.android.com/about/versions/jelly-bean.html

 

However there is quite a bit of uncertainty if it will work with standard DACs if you read this

http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=24614&sort=-stars&colspec=ID%20Type%20Status%20Owner%20Summary%20Stars


Edited by mrruin - 7/5/12 at 5:41am
post #30 of 98
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Originally Posted by mrruin View Post

Jelly Bean is supporting USB audio. http://developer.android.com/about/versions/jelly-bean.html

 

However there is quite a bit of uncertainty if it will work with standard DACs if you read this

http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=24614&sort=-stars&colspec=ID%20Type%20Status%20Owner%20Summary%20Stars

 

I think the main issue is going to be inconsistency between different devices and what works with what, whether due to standard/non standard usb stacks or just general power issues to the usb port.  Just like how the e17 is at the moment incompatible with the samsung galaxy s3 but works fine with the Archos g9 due to the diffferent usb audio stack (samsung vs archos).  If bluetooth on android is any indication, a "vanilla" build like the nexus 7 should have the widest compatibility of all.  It should be interesting to see what happens though when developers start to port these usb drivers for older devices and work them into kernel patches.  Wouldn't mind squeezing a bit more life out of my galaxy s2!

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