Android Phone Tips

Android Phone Tips
A 7 inch tablet, it met with immediate success for three reasons. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi Only Tablet is here, well, almost here. Hitting the streets June 17th, you can currently pre-order the feature-packed Android tablet on Amazon where the 16 GB model is $499, with the 32 GB version is going for $599. Both prices are very attractive, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is priced to match the retail of the Tablet PC King, the iPad 2.

As far as features are concerned, the Galaxy Tab10.1 Wi-fi picks right up where the original 7 inch Tab left off. The 10.1 inch wide screen touch display is actually nearly a half inch larger than the iPad 2′s 9.7 inches, and at 0.34 inches, matches the anorexic iPad 2 in thin portability. And with the Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS, you get full Flash Player support, something the Apple cannot deliver. 

Well, as tablet hardware is being cranked out of the factory at warp speed, tablet software occasionally catches up. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 receives Android 3.1 Honeycomb, which improves upon several aspects of the device's user interface. In our tests, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 proved itself as a stellar Internet tablet, namely due to the support of Flash 10.3, and the fact that its graphics and multimedia management were top notch. After unboxing the Galaxy Tab 10.1, we were amazed at how light the thing was in our hands. The top edge of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 hosted the Power/Lock button, Volume rocker, and 3.5mm Audio jack while a pair of stereo speakers resided along either side.

Here's the thing about the Galaxy Tab 10.1's wanna-be Apple port. Also, the Xoom is aluminum while the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is all-plastic that yielded to acute torsion. Although Verizon will carry a Tab 10.1 with 4G LTE in July, the Xoom still has more to offer.

Aside from the two battle rams receiving the same Android 3.1 upgrade at the same time, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 matches the Motorola Xoom when it comes to its screen, sporting a 10.1-inch 1280x800-pixel WXGA TFT display with 149 pixels per square inch. Our Galaxy Tab 10.1 review unit came with the latter option.

Arriving in the nick of time was Android 3.1 Honeycomb, and it made its way onto the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is relying on a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and 1GB of RAM to provide the afterburners. We get Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/g/b/n, Dual-band support (2.4GHz and 5GHz), and Wi-Fi Direct. Next month, Verizon plans on kicking out a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 4G LTE support.

But enough of the nerdy specs—let's see what the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 can do. Users now have Enterprise support for configuring HTTP proxies, and Wi-Fi networking has been fortified with a Wi-Fi lock to maintain top Wi-Fi speeds while the device is asleep or the screen is off. Due to the rapid succession of Tablet accessories like keyboards and mice, Android 3.1 allowed the Tab 10.1 to get suited up as a laptop. Going incognito?

Now for multimedia, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 supported 1080p playback and supported the following codecs: WMV9, WMV7, WMV8, H.264, MPEG4, Xvid, DivX, H.263, and VP8. Perhaps Verizon's 4G LTE Tab 10.1 will have Netflix, but for the wireless model, the options were slim. We did get Music Hub, and music options for this tablet were great. For the readers, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 offered a nice Books application with Alice in Wonderland, Pride and Prejudice, and Great Expectations preloaded. After a close to a day of gaming, browsing, reading, watching videos, and just screwing around on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, we had about 60% juice left in the enclosed 7,000mAh battery pack.

Samsung did not put a lot of effort into the Galaxy Tab 10.1's 3-megapixel camera. For Mac users, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sucks, to be honest. If you plan on an easy file transfer experience, and you own a Mac, don't get a Galaxy Tab 10.1 unless they fix this stupid, stupid glitch.

Here are some of the pictures we managed to email to ourselves before tossing the Galaxy Tab 10.1 out the window. For a 3-megapixel shooter, the Tab 10.1 did just fine (check out photo samples). The Xoom offered the bulkier aluminum construction, 32GB of storage out of the box, 4G LTE connectivity, and an HDMI port—all of which ousted the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Now we know that Verizon will release a 4G LTE version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 next month, but we wonder if it's worth it. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is fast, efficient, powerful, and productive—but it's not innovative enough to take our eyes away from gems like the HTC Flyer. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a good tablet. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is available in 16GB / Wi-Fi ($500) and 32GB / Wi-Fi ($600) versions at select retailers.

Samsung Chromebook and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 are great  Google’s two OS experiments. With the advent of Samsung Google Chromebook Series 5, Google has officially launched its computer operating system, Chrome OS, possibly a future threat for Apple MC OS X and Microsoft Windows.

Google Chromebook from Samsung will be featured with special Internet facilities. Interestingly, both Chrome OS and Andorid OS are based on open source concept. Along with Samsung’s Chrome OS notebook, Acer has also announced a Chromebook on Google’s OS for computers.
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