Tablet mode not enabled on Nexus 7

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Re: Tablet mode not enabled on Nexus 7

jotap_66
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I have just sent a mail to support as you told me

 

Thanks

 

JP

Re: Tablet mode not enabled on Nexus 7

Juakensy
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I think it's very unfair, i have a 6,5" inches screen and therefore I can not listen to all the music i want. I mean, Spotify is an excellent service, but if you offer a free app for tablets, should be free for all. Or, you can specify this feature in the ads.

Re: Tablet mode not enabled on Nexus 7

Daniel
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The theory is that tablets for a lot of people have replaced their home Desktop/Laptop PC's. This rising trend has been identified by Spotify and they have extended the free offering to include tablets.

 

The free mobile streaming was an added bonus which previously has been a premium only feature (although with the known caveats as after all Spotify is a company so still needs to entice paying subscribers).

 

The question is how to differentiate between a tablet & a mobile phone, especially with the rise in increasing sizes phones or 'phablets'. It was therefore decided that a simple cut-off had to be made which is in-line with market anaysis that anything 7"> is classed as a Tablet & <7" therefore comes under the 'Mobile Device' category. It is generally recognised that people can have sim cards and actively use anything less than 7" as a mobile phone. Once you start hitting that 7" mark though it becomes less of a mobile phone and more of a tablet.

 

After all, don't forget that Spotify didn't have to open up the free service to mobile/tablet devices. This move is just one way that the company can ensure it stands out against its competitors as the provider of choice for millions of users.


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Re: Tablet mode not enabled on Nexus 7

jotap_66
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Thank you very much for your answer mechanimal82....Well your answer is very interesting. Anyway I have some doubts

 

First of all. Are you working in Spotiffy or your opinion are your thinkking.?

 

I ask this for several reasons:

 

1) I know that the company needs to entice paying suscribers. Anyway the free "tablet mode", they are making ads. I think is other way of paying....

 

2) About 7". The nexus 7" tablet is a tablet? Google sells it as a table but it does not work.

 

3) About the service to mobile/tablets, well ,is good strategy for get future suscribers, but I would like to know if this is your opinion or you speak as Spotify worker.

 

Anyway, thank you very much

 

JP

Re: Tablet mode not enabled on Nexus 7

Peter__
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@Daniel , myself and others are community Rock Stars - we do not work for Spotify. Spotify staff are identified by the Spotify logo beside their names. ;)

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Re: Tablet mode not enabled on Nexus 7

jotap_66
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OK. Thank you very much

 

JP

Re: Tablet mode not enabled on Nexus 7

Daniel
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Sorry, @Peter__ is correct I should have clarified that this is purely my opinion.

On a side note, the free version works as it should on my wife's Nexus 7 (2013).

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Re: Tablet mode not enabled on Nexus 7

jotap_66
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Thank you very much. I have a Vexia 7" and it does not work. It strange because it seems that with the nexus 7 some peole works and some not.

 

What I want is to buy a tablet for my mum and I must sure that works. In my ipad works OK, but in Android, it is not very easy to know wht is a tablet and what is a Smartphone. This is the problem

 

JP

Re: Tablet mode not enabled on Nexus 7

jotap_66
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Thank you very much Peter

 

JP

Re: Tablet mode not enabled on Nexus 7

Daniel
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I'd be curious to know if those that can't get it working are using the 2012 version.

 

I'm pretty sure if you root/have rooted your Android device you'll probably find topics on the xda forums on how to force the app to see your device as a 7" + tablet (probably using the Xposed framework). But that's for you to discover at your own risk as Spotify cannot support any such activities.


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