Archive for the ‘Galaxy Tab / Galaxy Tab 2’ Category

Apr 12

New series of Samsung Glalaxy Tab 2 tablets is a little better and cheaper than the one it replaces, and for that we to  say thanks to Apple rival, which has reduced the price of iPad 2 tablet at just $400.

While Apple still adhere to the strategy of a limited supply of new products, but aggressively promoted and sold in huge volumes, Samsung has opted for a tactic of saturation of the market with all kinds of Android tablets in an attempt to cover every format, level equipment or range of possible prices.

Having already launched so many tablets, many of them being successful, Samsung has chosen to present the new Galaxy Tab 2 series only as an improved edition of the Galaxy Tab tablets for few months ago. Consequently, new Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 specifications sounds pretty familiar: screen resolution of 1280×800 pixels, 16 GB internal memory and microSD card slot, 3 megapixel camera on the back side, that same dual-core processor at 1 GHz produced by Texas Instruments.

Along the exterior design, in terms of improvements we have Android Ice Cream Sandwich, promised by Samsung for older versions of the tablet, but delayed for reasons more or less justified. The news also include a set of front stereo speakers, located to the side of the screen, that an infrared transmitter that you can use in combination with Smart Remote application to control almost all devices on a home theater setup (even those that not manufactured by Samsung).

The package comes with 1 year of free subscription to Dropbox online storage service, where we have available in which to store 50 GB collection of pictures, music and movies. While the tablet comes with a recommended of $400, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is a high-end product and a direct competitor to the iPad 2. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is addressed to midrange segment and aims at a more reasonable price of $250.

Tablet configuration includes the same dual-core processor at 1 GHz (TI OMAP 4430), 1GB RAM, 8 GB of internal storage and microSD slot, infrared transmitter, that Wi-Fi N and Bluetooth. Unfortunately smaller screen comes with a low resolution to 1024×600 pixels, rather than by current standards but acceptable for the price paid.

On the back side we find the same 3MP camera, and the next screen we have a VGA camera for video calls. Unfortunately left stereo configuration rather than a single mono speaker, on the front. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 comes first in the United States, followed on May 13 by Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.



Jan 22

With the release of version 3.0 of Android, Google was attacking force dominate a market segment so far by Apple iPad. StyleReport.ro comparing one of the first tablets using the new operating system, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v, with the second generation iPhone, and the results were surprising to both devices.

Tehnical equipment and construction
Let’s start with the two newest gadgets, Galaxy Tab 10.1v, released shortly ago in Romania. The front of the tablet is dominated by multi-touch display of 10.1 inches (25.65 cm). Google and Samsung have opted to give up buttons for Android features so far, instead being used more virtual buttons. The only thing that is present on the border of the tablet is a 2-megapixel webcam, primarily intended for video conferencing.

Tab 10.1v clearly designed to be used in horizontal mode: the screen has a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, and USB jack for connecting to a computer is positioned in the center of one of the long sides of the device. Tab 10.1 includes a set of stereo speakers positioned one side of the screen and on the upper side of the case also found its place a microphone and two buttons for volume control. Right side of the case houses the SIM card slot and left side 3.5 mm connector for headphones and button on/off.

The back is made ​​of textured black plastic, presumably to reduce weight wherever possible device, and has an optimized shape as to have a better grip. A company logo inscribed in a circle and a metallic eight megapixel camera with LED flash are also positioned on the back of the tablet. iPad 2 has a design similar to that of the first model: the front side includes a display of 9.7 inches (24.63 cm) with an aspect ratio of 4:3, to return to the main menu button and a video camera in the top. The display is covered with glass and aluminum.

At the level of technical equipment, both tablets using the latest processors with two cores, supported by 512MB of RAM and 1GB on the iPad Tab 10.1. The only place Galaxy Tab fails to match (or exceed) iPhone in terms of features is the display: iPad screen is significantly clearer and can be viewed from angles much larger than that used by Samsung, despite resolution somewhat smaller (1024 x 728 pixels vs. the iPhone. 1280 × 800 at Tab 10.1v).

In terms of autonomy, iPad two wins, with about 9-10 hours of continuous operation before the end of the battery. Galaxy Tab still manage to provide good performance with a range of 7-8 hours in normal use. Both tablets have refused to charge via USB from the computer to which I linked, a potential problem if you plug adapter with you and you with the battery running out.

It should be mentioned from the beginning another fundamental difference between the two tablets: iPhone is more related to a classical computer than Galaxy Tab. At first startup, called iPad 2 connected to a computer with iTunes installed for initialization and the transfer of content is still based mainly on the timing device with a PC. Tab 10.1va required to boot a Google account, after entering the system that I could find all contacts, mail accounts, and even our photos Picasa albums. It is worth mentioning that the iPhone can be synchronized with a Google account, but if you want a tablet computer as a stand-alone, Apple still not offers a very good solution. Virtual keyboards integrated into IOS and Android 3 have worked very well, but for large texts or emails recommend using a physical keyboard external version supported by both platforms.

Standard applications installed on both operating systems cover almost all the common needs of users: browser, email client, notes, and multimedia software programs for GPS. Both tablets have excellent performance in running applications, but were quite heated during prolonged use. Deserves special attention paid to browsers: like the previous version, iPad 2 does not give users the ability to run Flash content, relying instead on HTML5 standard still lower.

For now, thanks to tens of thousands of applications available and superior stability, we recommend the iPad 2, but this verdict might change once developers are working on Android platform. If we consider the applications available, then the verdict is almost equal for the first time since the emergence of the iPad. However, even when comparing only the basic functions, iPad still offers a more fluid experience.



Jun 12

Samsung has launched a new tablet at CTIA 2011, Samsung Galaxy Tab Android 8.9. Prices will be $469 for the 16GB version and $569 for 32GB.

Samsung has launched a new tablet touchscreen Android – Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. The event took place at the CTIA Wireless 2011 Trade Fair. As you realized, Galaxy Tab 8.9 is an intermediary between Samsung Galaxy Tab (7 inch) launched in 2010 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (10.1 inch) announced in February at Mobile World Congress 2011.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 comes equipped with a capacitive touchscreen TFT display of 8.9 inch 1280 x 600 pixel resolution, WiFi and Bluetooth, dual-core processor at 1GHz, 3-megapixel camera on the back and a 2 MP on front of the device. New Samsung tablet measuring only 8.6 mm thick (less than 2 mm from the iPad 2) and weighs 470 g.

It’s the thinnest tablet PC from the market. Comes equipped with Android OS 3.0 and TouchWiz interface, which allows the user to customize the system and provides quick access to content. Internal storage capacity is 16/32/64 GB. Different applications will be installed from the Cisco brand, Sybase, SAP and Citrix.



May 28

After the success of the first tablets launched last year, Samsung comes with customized solutions to meet customers seeking to achieve a high degree of satisfaction as the emerging needs of a public increasingly demanding and varied.

Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi maintains the look of its predecessor, with an awesome diagonal display of 18 cm with the resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Also, the browser uses Flash Player v10 tablet allowing most of the users to access their accounts on social networks, playing online games or even download applications through the Android Market.

The tablet dimensions are 190.09 mm x 120.45 mm x 11.98 mm. Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi is equipped with an operation system Android 2.2 and an amazing ARM Cortex A8 processor with 1 GHz. The tablet has both a front camera of 1.3 MP and another 3.2 MP on the back.

Users can enjoy the tablet 16 GB memory but don’t worry if you want a higher memory, can be doubled by attaching a microSD card, will allow you to have large volumes of content. But let’s not forget that with 4 mAh batteries you can enjoy playing several videos or audio for up to 7 hours.

Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi has one of the highest way of mobility and offers advanced multimedia experiences. Enjoy!