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5 essential Nexus 7 tips

Google's Nexus 7 tablet has plenty of great features. But here are 5 essential tips for the Nexus 7 that'll make the Jelly Bean tablet a little better.

1. How to manage files on the Nexus 7

With the entry-level Nexus 7 coming with just 8GB storage, chances are you’ll need to manage how you store your media. Using the Nexus Media Importer app, you can help you transport your files to and from your tablet via USB. Another way of managing your files is by taking advantage of cloud storage apps. Both Google Drive and Dropbox offer free storage and let you access your files across a multitude of devices.

2. How to install flash on the Nexus 7

With no official support for Flash Jelly Bean, and no app available for download, chances are you’ll come across many websites with content you can’t watch. Help is at hand over at the XDA Forums, with the Flash.apk file available for download. Once downloaded, you can then transfer it over using our first tip, or by emailing the attachment over.

3. How to use offline maps on the Nexus 7

Although the Nexus 7 doesn’t have a mobile data connection, it does come with both Google Maps and a built in GPS. If you’re planning to go traveling, but need directions, open up Google Maps while on a WiFi connection and download a portion of the map that you can use offline. The area you choose to download can be as big, or as small as you like.

4. How to add a camera launcher on the Nexus 7

Although the tablet itself doesn’t have an independent app for its camera, there’s an easy solution you can use to find one on the Google Play. Download the Camera Launcher for Nexus 7 app from Modaco, and you’ll soon see a shortcut icon on your home screen which acts as a launcher for your tablet’s camera.

5. How to take a screenshot on the Nexus 7

This is a simple one. Simply press on the power button and down on the volume rocker to take a screenshot of whatever is on your screen at that given time. Each screenshot you save is then added to the Gallery app.