Galaxy Tab 2: Is It Worth The Purchase?

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Samsung and Apple are into court battles because of the claims of the latter copying the designs of the former. The Galaxy Tabs are one of those products that said to have been copied from the iPad. But amidst the controversies, it had enjoyed some success behind Apple. It provided some alternative for those who either have no money to spend on shinier devices or just hate all products by Steve Jobs.
Users are expecting another product when the Galaxy Tabs 2 was announced. This was during the time when the rumors of the release of the iPad 3. But when the news about the specifications of the new tablets by Samsung came out, there was nothing to be impressed about.
All the hardware remained the same as the original. There is the dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 which is the same with the one on the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. This processor is not an improvement over the original’s Exynos processor. Actually, the Exynos is faster at is clocked at 1.2 GHz while the Tegra 2 is clocked at only 1 GHz.
The screen resolution is also the same which is depressing for Galaxy Tab loyalists. This is probably because of the news that the iPad 3 will have retina display and their favorite tablet has no improvements on this area. The 10-inch version will remain at 800 by 1280 pixels and the seven-inch version will stay at 600 by 1024 pixels.
While tablets are now transitioning to 4G LTE connectivity, the Galaxy Tab 2 remains at 3G. Just like the original, you have a choice between 3G and Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi only models. The speeds are the same as original: 21 MB/s for download and 5.76 MB/s for upload.
The only improvement on the Galaxy Tab 2 is the interface as it now sports the latest Android version, Ice Cream Sandwich. This version is the best looking version of Google’s mobile OS besides offering a slew of new features. Ice Cream Sandwich is Android’s answer to the simple elegance of Apples iOS 5.
With all of these, it seems like the Galaxy Tab 2 is just the original upgraded to the latest Android OS. ICS is good but we would have expected something better in terms of hardware from a company such as Samsung like what ASUS did with their Transformer Pad. There could have been added functions such as NFC or, as mentioned, support for 4G LTE. No prices have been released yet for these devices. But there are rumors that they will be sold at a lesser price than the original. If this is true then the Tabs are worth a look in terms of practicality. But performance wise, the new tablets by Samsung are depressing.

Galaxy Tape – Samsung’s Android-Based Tablet Device

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Samsung, the second largest global cell phone producer, who before now, has made little effort to enter the next-generation mobile device market with cutting edge products such as smartphones or tablet PC’s, has just introduced it edition to the tablet PC fray with the Galaxy Tape. Realizing the coming demand for tablet devices, Samsung is the latest tech company to jump on the tablet bandwagon.
The Galaxy Tape is expected to be released in late 2010. At this writing only limited information was available regarding its pricing, which networks will support it, and the other hardware and software developments forthcoming. Today’s business professionals are constantly mobile and are looking for mobile computing devices with some options. Galaxy Tape’s success hinges on its ability to meet these needs.
Developed as the Galaxy Tab, the name Galaxy Tape does not depict pictures of cutting edge technology, however, the Samsung tablet device does sport some impressive specifications. Its 7-inch flat panel will be powered by a 1.2GHz A8 processor running Android 2.2, also known as “Froyo”. It will have 16 Gigabytes of built-in storage which is expandable up to 48 Gigabytes with a microSD memory card slot. The Galaxy Tape is expected to weigh in around 13 ounces.
Two of its other noteworthy specs are its Super AMOLED display which delivers a brighter, clearer, less reflective display. The Super AMOLED display provides both better in outdoor and direct sunlight reading conditions. The other advancement that sets the Samsung Galaxy-Tape apart from the tablets currently available on the market is Samsung’s custom TouchWiz User Interface (UI). The TouchWiz as a user interface has received many mixed reviews on older smartphone platforms but on the Galaxy Tape, other tablet device UI fail in comparison.
The Galaxy Tape has been dubbed the smartphone on steroids with a thyroid problem. An image of the Samsung Galaxy Tape shows a phone icon, which imply’s this device will be capable of making voice calls, but I am sure you will agree with me, you may look a bit silly holding a 7-inch tablet up to your ear talking.
In the wake of the tremendous success of the Apple iPad, which sold more than three million units in only 80 days, there are many other tablets devices predicted for later this year. Hewlett Packard will be introducing the Hurricane which will run on the Palm WebOS. RIM is rumored to be developing a BlackBerry Tablet. And like Dell’s Streak, Samsung’s Galaxy Tape is among the first Android-based tablets to hit the market.
It is no doubt that all tablets will be measured against the iPad just as all smartphones are now measured against the iPhone. Which rises an interesting question, Can Non-Apple Tablets Compete Against the IPad? Currently there are 15 Tablets devices available that could rival Apple’s iPad. Samsung believes their Galaxy-Tape is one of them.

What Is Android Spy Software And How Does It Work?

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Are you a parent who is concerned about what your child is doing with their cell phone? Are you an employer who wants to make sure that your employees are not giving information to your competition? There is an easy way to find out these things. You can use android spy software to detect what is going on with your children or employees. Find out what it is and how it works.
This software allows you to monitor photos and texts that the person you are spying on has taken or saved on his or her phone. You will be able to see what he or she has on their phone right from your account. If you choose to, you can download the information that you received.
This program works great for parents. You will be able to monitor what pictures your child has taken with their phone. You will also be able to monitor what pictures are being sent to your child. This will enable you to know if your child is sending or receiving inappropriate photos on their phone. If they deny sending or receiving the inappropriate photos, you will have proof right in your hands.
Parents can also monitor his or her child’s phone calls. Without your child knowing it, you can secretly log any calls they make or receive. You will know whenever your child is talking to someone they should not be talking to. You can be one step ahead of them and know what is going on in their lives if they are keeping you in the dark.
If your child is receiving inappropriate text messages, you will know ahead of time. You can find out who is sending them and the number of the person sending the texts. You will also be able to read the text so you will know what is being sent to your child.
This program works great for employers too. Employers will be able to monitor their employees so they can be in the know about what he or she is doing. If an employee wants to give information about products to the competition, employers will be able to see what they are doing. For example, if an employee is taking pictures of what the business is selling, employers can put a stop to it. They will also have proof of what the employee is doing.

Going Mobile to Improve Book Sales

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Last week I went with a group of friends to a restaurant for TGIF beers and munchies. The second we all sat down to our table something amazing happened: rather than reach for the stack of menu set upright between the napkin dispenser and shakers, everybody pulled out his smart phone to either check messages or use Facebook or Foursquare to “check-in.” Now, a younger person might think nothing of this, but the moment struck me as a sign that times are changing.
I have worked in search engine optimization for over a decade, back when Google was just a glint in a techie geek’s eye. The things we did to ensure high rankings for websites back then would definitely not work now, in an age where mobile functionality is king. As an author, it should excite you to know that people can read books on their iPhones and Androids with applications from Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, and others. If your books are not available digitally, they may still be purchase via mobile commerce. Regardless of how you offer your works, mobile browsers should be able to properly translate your site content so it’s seen clearly and encourages click-throughs.
How can you achieve this? You have a number of options.
1) Utilize a content management system with built-in mobile plugins. WordPress users have long been able to use a plugin that enables mobile browsers to adapts sites. Recently Blogger initiated a similar feature. Call up this blog on your mobile browser and it’s much easier to read – only disadvantage is that the sidebars are not shown. If you have something to promote, put the links in your post.
2) Generate a mobile-friendly version of your site. Most large sites have mobile counterparts that are called up when you sign on with your iPhone or Android. Twitter, for one, launches into mobile mode when it detects your browser. If you know the CSS, you can code your main site to detect the browser in use and direct the reader to the appropriate pages. If you are not tech savvy, you can employ the services of a web developer to assist you.
3) Utilize a third-party mobile template generator. A search on mobile site conversion will land you several leads that can take your site or RSS and make it readable on mobile browsers. Bear in mind, however, free services are not necessarily free. You may find terms of agreement include insertion of paid advertising in your site.
However you decide to go mobile, do it quickly. If a smart phone user in unable to read your site on a tiny browser, he is less inclined to delve further and learn about your books.

Google Nexus One – Google Advantage

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Google Nexus One is the smart phone from Google using Android mobile operating system. It is the handset where web meets phone. This handset is manufactured by Taiwan’s HTC Corporation. Its special features are its ability to transcribe voice to text, noise cancelling features with twin microphones and giving you the perfect voice direction while you are driving. This phone is unlocked meaning it is open to all the mobile network providers. However, it covers T-mobile and version of Verizon in US and Vodafone for European networks.
Google Nexus One has a removable 1400 mAh battery of up to 10 hours talk time and 290 hour standby with enormous 5 hours of browsing; its battery is highly charged via MicroUSB. It has a powerful CPU of 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD and 8250 snapdragon ARM. It has superb storage of flash memory of 512 MB. It has capacity of Class 2 micro SD slot with 4 GB expandable up to 32 GB. It has a powerful memory of 512 MB DRAM. It has a 3.7 display with 480 x 800 pixels, 252.15 ppi and 3:5 aspect ratio, it covers WVGA and AMOLED with very high contrast ratio and 1 ms response rate.
Google Nexus One has a capacitive touch screen display, track ball, head set controls accelerometer and many other exciting features. Its camera is a 5 megapixel with geotagging, LED Flash and autofocus. It has many connectivity options from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth to Quad band GSM and Triband HSDPA and HSUPA. This super phone is heralding `iphone killer’ which is outstanding. Its screen design is very impressive with gorgeous display. Its ultra thin body and curved edges makes this phone look elegant. The screen is very manageable; with self adjusting turning down it is having instant and smooth response from opening the program to scrolling. Its camera has especial feature of 2x digital zoom.