Will this tablet work?

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  1. Desertdude

    Desertdude Well-Known Member

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    I have an old Nexus 7 that I'm not using. Is about the size of an iPad mini. Do you this the dji app will run ok on this older tablet?.
     
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    Desertdude Well-Known Member

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    Really, I bought this a while ago and really never used it. This might be the perfect size to use when I get my Mavic. It doesn't matter that it's not running the newest android operating system.
     
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    Requires Android
    4.1 and up
    DJI GO - Android Apps on Google Play
     
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    I just tried mine and it feels pretty good when it's in the remote controller. You'll of course have to use it without a case.
     
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    Anyone know if a regular ipda will work in the remote holder? Or maybe a bit big?
     
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    Definitely will not fit! There are 3rd party solutions which make use of the P4 tablet holder out there though.
     
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    The original iPad is too slow to run DJI GO. It would also be too large to fit in the remote controller holder. The iPad Mini 2/3/4 just fits.
     
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    Well I erased the tablet because I wasn't using it. I'll turn it on and see what version of android it's running. Will the dji app run or look better on an iPhone?
    Thanks
     
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    Not used mine for ages either but updated it to 5.1.1 a few months ago.

    Depending on the iPhone it will probably run much better but have not tried it (lack on Mavic) yet so cannot compare.
     
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    Bugger, cannot install the DJI GO App as I have the Nexus 7, looks like you need the Nexus 7 II to run it. Oh well....
     
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    The UI is nearly identical on both devices.

    Google Nexus 7 (2013)
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    iPhone 7
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    You could sideload the DJI GO APK. It's probably not going to run well though.
     
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    Thanks! I wrote that off straight after it would not install directly, no pint really if DJI don't allow it, performance will undoubtedly suck. Was just curious tbh as not used the 7 for such a long time. It is already back at the bottom of the drawer ;)
     
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    I think if you let it update to whatever version of Android was last supported it should work fine sideloading the app. Hard reset the Nexus and only install the GO app.
     
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    If it's the Nexus 7 2013 it will run the app easily.
    It fits in the mavic controller but only just!
    I plan to use mine but might have it alongside somehow especially flying from a vehicle.

     
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    I've got a Nexus 7, but with DJI Go it's slow and 'blocky'. It had to work very hard to process the incoming video, the experience is much better with a faster phone/tablet.

    Sent from my Nexus 6 using MavicPilots mobile app
     
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    A Nexus 7 or Nexus 7 (2013) ?
     
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    The 2013 version, it's a bit higher spec. I use a Motorola Nexus 6 and a Nexus 9, both are much more capable of handling the workload.
     
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    Thanks for the update, guess I'll use my iPhone 7 plus when I get my Mavic.
     
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