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  1. Damien

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    I have seen this same question posted previously, but those threads are mostly filled with recomendations of what has worked in the past with old models that are no longer available

    i am buying new for mapping use with tower, so I'm hoping people who have used tower and purchased recently can chime in with recomendations of currently available models.

    These are my criteria:
    • Price is no object as this is a work tool, and will only be used with Solo.
    • Stable with tower, solo and gopro app
    • Can be fitted to the Solo controller
    • Good in daylight
    • Has sim card slot
    • Available unlocked
    • Running Marshmellow at least
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
     
  2. Jubalr

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    I still recommend to stay as pure Android as you can. The wide variety of 'Skins' that manufacturers put on their tablet can create compatibility problems. That generally means the Nexus line of tablets will be your best choice. There is a new 7" coming out in the next month or so, but you can still find the Nexus 7 (2013) that many Solo users use. It's great with the 3Dr, Solex and Tower app and still has one of the brightest screens. I use the Verizon model and have had excellent service from it. Currently running Android 6.01 with no problems.
     
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    the nexus 9 is no longer in production so the price should start dropping
    it does not have a sd card slot
    but I got the 64gb version pretty cheap at Christmas
    the one thing good about nexus is it will continue to be updated
    I just got my Nougat update last week
    and it is running the purest form of android you can find.
    I use mine specifically for solo and tower.
    It does just fit the controller even with a DIY hood
     
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  4. Damien

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    Oh, that sounds like a good reason to hold off a little, thanks for the tip. Do you know who will build it?
     
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    manufacturer is interesting, and a great price point
    definitely one to watch
     
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    Google is totally changing the nexus program
     
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  9. Damien

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    Thanks, I'm new to android, still lots to learn, I'm on a BlackBerry Priv which i understand is really close to stock android at least so sounds like a nexus tablet is the go...

    Do you think any of the apps we need will require updates for nougat? And if so would that make a new one potentially risky given the current 3dr dev scene?
     
  10. cosmic explorer

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    Hi all. Very new around here and to quads. Rather than posting yet another thread thought I would ask the same question considering it's April 2017.
    My criteria is less than three franklins yet that's a lot for me. I'm not really tech savvy either. I'm not opposed to a used unit if it's oop. Thank you!
     
  11. Avpres

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    I just got a new Nexus 7 with more ram and now I can not download solex or the Solo app any ideas. PLEASE.