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Perhaps we can rename to , and create a new for the 2nd generation tablet.

  • Or handle it like we do with the Samsung Galaxy 7 tab, and just create a nexus-7-2 tag? That would at least be consistent. – Izzy Sep 23 '13 at 9:38
  • @Izzy Yeah, that seems better for consistency. – geffchang Sep 23 '13 at 9:40
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    All the references I see when specifically about one or the other references the year. – ale Sep 23 '13 at 13:12
  • Does anyone know what the Apple SE does now that Apple have dropped version numbers for the iPad? – GAThrawn Sep 24 '13 at 10:31
  • @GAThrawn It seems they only have 1 tag: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/ipad – geffchang Sep 24 '13 at 10:51
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    Do we really need separate tags? Do we have that many questions about either Nexus 7? – ale Sep 24 '13 at 12:32
  • @AlEverett - As the guy who's been running the tag cleanup efforts, I would think you'd recognize the benefit of having specific tags ready to go before they become seriously needed so users can either tag their questions properly or so someone can correct them right off the bat rather than having to retag dozens of questions at once. – Compro01 Sep 24 '13 at 14:34
  • Yes, and by-and-large we don't need device-specific tags. – ale Sep 24 '13 at 14:55
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    @AlEverett Would you like to add that as an answer, so at least we can all vote on something and have a general concensus? – geffchang Sep 24 '13 at 22:50
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    For what it's worth, a refreshed Galaxy Note 10.1 was just announced, and it's being referred to by the year (2014). – ale Sep 26 '13 at 15:08
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For the most part, we don't need device-specific tags. They lead to overuse. It's pretty rare for an issue that someone is facing to actually be specific to their device. (People should use tags to help categorize their issue, not their device.)

I've not seen evidence that there's an overabundance of questions where the distinction between the original Nexus 7 and the newer (2013) model is in anyway important.

So, I say: No, we don't need a new tag, nor to rename the old one.

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I think it should be and .

Here's my reasoning:

  1. Nexus 7 (2012) is what Google themselves calls the old device on the Play Store.

  2. The wikipedia articles on the devices are Nexus 7 (2012 version) and Nexus 7 (2013 version).

  3. A Google search shows 102 million hits for "Nexus 7 2013", versus only 33.8 million for "Nexus 7 2", and a mere 3.5 million for "Nexus 7 2nd generation" so the former is clearly the more common naming.

  • The reasoning sounds convincing even to me :) Maybe I'm over-cautious just because I'm not owning a single Nexus. – Izzy Sep 24 '13 at 11:25
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As per my comment on the question itself, if the differences between those generations justify separate tags, we should handle that similar to for two reasons:

  1. consistency
  2. easier handling (nobody will stick to the year in the tag, most will even confuse it)

From the tag wiki: It is the successor to the original Galaxy Tab 7.0 – so we have the same issue here.

so IMHO we should keep the tag as-is, and (if necessary) just add a (though I wonder if it shouldn't be nexus-7-2 for "Nexus 7, 2nd generation", and samsung-galaxy-tab-7-2 respective).

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    Nexus-7-2 makes more sense than Nexus-2-7 to me – Bryan Denny Sep 23 '13 at 12:48
  • To me as well; but the same applies to the existing galaxy tab tag. – Izzy Sep 23 '13 at 13:15
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    The reason the GT one is galaxy-tab-2-7 is because that is the actual name of the device (Galaxy Tab 2 7.0). The Nexus 7 2 is not a device, and neither is the Nexus 2 7. nexus-7-2013 seems like it makes the most sense from that standpoint. – eldarerathis Sep 23 '13 at 18:16
  • What about nexus-7-2gen? – Flow Sep 23 '13 at 18:17
  • @Flow I guess the "gen" suffix might be a bit confusing as well. Though I know we're talking about "second generation" here, it took me a second to take it for such (first thought was "genesis", don't ask me why). Do we really need a suffix? If so, what about nexus-7-2nd or nexus-7-v2? Looks a little more intuitive to me :) – Izzy Sep 23 '13 at 19:35
  • @eldarerathis I'm afraid latest in 2014 confusion begins if you take year numbers. People will remember they bought the device in 2013 and use that tag for their 1st gen device. For others with the 2nd gen it seems that long ago, they might think it was 2012. And the 3rd group just pickst the first tag popping up, being completely confused. Add a year more (2015), and guess what will be then... – Izzy Sep 23 '13 at 19:39
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Being afraid the year-tagging may lead to confusion, another alternative would be for the 2nd generation. Quoting my reasons from the comments on my other answer:

  • People will remember they bought the device in 2013 and use that tag for their 1st gen device.
  • For others with the 2nd gen it seems that long ago, they might think it was 2012.
  • And the 3rd group just pickst the first tag popping up, being completely confused.
  • Add a year more (2015), plus maybe a 3rd generation, and confusion will be even bigger.

nexus-7-gen2 (or, as Flow put it, nexus-7-2gen) would IMHO still be better than a year "numbering" for given reasons.

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