Devices: Tablet, Nexus 7 (Android)

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What you should know:  An alternative to the Apple iPad, the Nexus 7 is an Android tablet device. Enjoy full funcationality of your Google Account right from this device. Don't have a Google Account? You can still explore the Nexus' capabilties such as wi-fi connection for web browsing, e-mail, and social networking.

Where to buy: B&H

Complete users manual: Nexus 7 Guidebook

Using the Nexus 7 (Android) Tablet

You will get:

  • Nexus 7 Tablet
  • Power Adapter

Setup

Screen 1: Welcome

Select your preferred language then tap arrow.

    English (UK)

    English (USA)

    Espanol (Espana)

Screen 2: Select Wi-Fi

Select your Wi-Fi connection. You may connect to CaseGuest, Case Wireless, or your personal home wireless internet.

Screen 3: Got Google?

While Case Western Reserve University is a Google Apps institution, your Case Network ID will NOT work as an authentic Google Account. You must have a personal account to set into the Nexus tablet device.

If you do have a Google Account, continue by choosing Yes to connect your account to the Nexus tablet device. You will then come to a few extra screens that ask if you’d like to:

  • Join Google+. This is not necessary and you may opt out by taping Now Not

  • Backup and Restore (to opt out, uncheck the blue checkmarks by tapping them)

If you do not or prefer to not use your Google Account, select No.

If you select No, you will be asked to either create an account or skip by choosing Not Now.

Screen 4: Google & Location

This screen alerts you that the tablet would like to access your location. This action is needed for many popular apps. If you prefer not to allow the device to find your location, unclick the small check boxes by tapping on the blue checkmarks.

Click the right-pointing arrow to continue.

Screen 5: This tablet belongs to…

You may add your name when prompted to name who the tablet belongs to. If you do not wish to use your own name, feel free to add Freedman (first name) and Center (last name).

Screen 6: Google Services

This screen is simply a terms and privacy policy agreement notification. To “agree”, click the right-pointing arrow.

Screen 7: Now, your setup should be complete!