Google Nexus 7 Roars : Official with Envious Features To Stab Apple iPad Mini 2

 

Woo Hoo! Google Nexus 7 2 is official and would be the first device to come with Android 4.3. As compared to its predecessor the tablet is 2mm thinner and side bezels have been drastically reduced.

 As per Google, “Thin bezel makes for a better grip”.   Making it one of the highest resolution  7 inch tablet, Google nexus 7 2 comes with a HD screen (1920 X 1200) which is far much better than Nexus 7’s 1280 x 800 resolution.

To make for a better movie experience Google has incorporated full HD screen with stereo speakers and Fruanhofer’s surround system for a grand audio experience. To connect to a big screen Google has given a HDMI output.

There is a 5 MP back camera coupled with 1.2 MO front facing camera. Quadcore 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor powers the tablet and there is 2 GB RAM to make the things run smoothly on a tablet.

The battery runs for nine hours when playing videos and 10 when you are just browsing the web.

 

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Apple iPad Mini vs HTC One Mini vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini: Are They Worthy to Break A Bank?

When big firms roll out a device, you know you’re in for a treat. When we begin to look where to splurge, we get confused because of the variety. Read on as we get into the territory of all small devices; Apple’s iPad Mini, HTC One Mini and Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to compare what suits our readers the best.

With a beautiful 7.9-inch display, let’s start with Apple iPad Mini. Packed in a powerful dual-core A5 chip, the device holds a resolution of 1024 x 768 at 163ppi. With a 5-megapixel rear camera, the iPad Mini holds a 1.2-megapixel front camera for FaceTime HD video calling. The device comes with storage choices of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Other features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular connectivity choices with ten hours of battery life.

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Coming down to HTC One Mini, the device comes packed in a 4.3-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at 341ppi. Holding a 4-megapixel front camera, the HTC One Mini has a 1.6-megapixel camera at the front. Available with 16GB internal memory, the device comes with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G and 4G LTE connectivity choices.

Considering the 4.3-inch Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, the smartphone brags a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels at 256ppi. With 8-megapixel rear camera, the device holds a 1.9-megapixel secondary camera. Running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the Galaxy S4 Mini comes with 1.7GHz dual-core processor. It includes 8GB memory with 1.5GB of RAM and a microSD card expandable up to 64GB.… Read the rest

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Google Nexus 10 vs Sony Xperia Z vs Microsoft Surface: Snazzy And Spunkier Apple iPad 5 Murderers?

In the current year, various big firms have taken a plunge into the world of tabs to offer users top-notch devices. So which full-size Android tablet works best for shoppers? Let’s read and compare.

Specifications Sony Xperia Tabet Z Microsoft Surface Pro Google Nexus 10
Display size 10.1-inch 10.6-inch 10.055-inch
Resolution 1,920 x 1,200 pixels 1,920 x 1,080 pixels 2,560 x 1,600 pixels
Pixel density 224ppi 208ppi 300ppi
Touchscreen Yes Yes Yes
Operating system Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Windows 8 Pro Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Processor 1.5GHz Qualcomm APQ8064+MDM9215M quad-core 1.7GHz dual-core, Intel core i5-3317U Dual-core ARM Cortex A15
System memory 2048 MB RAM 4096 MB RAM 2GB RAM
Built-in storage 16GB 64GB 16GB, 32GB
Camera 8.1-MP rear, 2.2-MP front 1-MP 5-MP rear, 1.9-MP front
Bluetooth 4.0 4.0 4.0
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Connectivity USB 2.0, microUSB, HDMI USB 3.0, full-size USB, Micro USB, NFC, dual side NFC, Micro HDMI
Battery 6000 mAh 42 W-h 9,000 mAh
Dimensions 172 x 266 x 6.9 mm 10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches 263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm
Weight 495 grams 2 lbs 603 grams
Price* Rs. 38, 790 Rs. 53,337 Rs. 23,672

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Evidence : Google Nexus 7 Second Generation iPad Killer To be Born on July 11

How about a July 11 launch for Google’s second generation nexus 7? Well that is what suggested by the recent leaks and FCC appearances that Google is soon to follow Motorola who is reportedly launching Moto X phone on July 11. According to the reports f IBTimes, Google would take the stage to introduce its new iPad killer-the powerful and affordable Nexus 7 on July 11.

However, CNET’s sources have contradicted the July 11 release for the Moto X phone and further disclosed that Motorola has been planning for some other secrets to be revealed at the same press event. Meanwhile, an ASUS employee leaked the specs of Nexus 7 and confirmed that it would tout a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon Pro processor clocked at 1.5GHz.

What’s more, he further hinted that Google is also expected to introduce a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera in the second-gen Nexus 7 tablet, a feature that is notably absent in the current Nexus 7. If this source is to be believed then the launch of Google Nexus 7 would be not possible before July end. The company may introduce the same on July 11 followed by a proper launch at the end if the month.… Read the rest

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Microsoft Surface RT Vs Asus Transformer Pad Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: In Pursuit of Memory Expansion

There are so many innovative tablets in the market, but the dust still has to settle. While top players such as iPad or Nexus offer the best innovation, what they lack is the addition of a memory card slot with expandable storage.

To enjoy the best user experience, we have listed down some of the top tablets on the shelves, designed with memory card slots.

Microsoft Surface RT

Sitting at 10.6-inch, the Surface RT is designed to hold a microSD card up to 64GB.
The USB port of this tab can also be used as an external storage option using a flash drive.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700

Running Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean update, the 10-inch TF700 tab rolls out with 1,920 x 1,200-pixel screen resolution, holding a microSD expansion slot that supports up to 64GB.

Barnes & Noble Nook HD+

Costing $149, the Nook HD+ tab houses a microSD expansion slot that supports up to 64GB. Thin and light, this tab holds access to Google Play and all applications and services handy at the store.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z

With a microSD card that supports memory up to 64GB, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z rolls out with a sharp 1,920 x 1,200-pixel resolution 10-inch screen.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

With a S Pen and a microSD card slot that stores up to 64GB of data, this tab also holds 50GB of free space on Dropbox.… Read the rest

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Asus Padfone 2 Vs. Asus FonePad: The Secrets to Two Asus Phablets Revealed

Manufactured with almost similar names, Padfone 2 and FonePad are two phablets by Asus that have marked the entry of the Taiwanese firm into the niche world of Android.

A blend of smartphone and tablet, touted as phablets, let us compare the specifications and features of both the devices.

Starting with the 4.7-inch Asus Padfone 2, the device is slim, sitting at 10.4mm body. With an easy interface and unusual round grove pattern at the rear, the Padfone 2 is comfy to hold and use. The smartphone runs quad-core Qualcomm CPU and Adreno 320 GPU combo with 2GB of RAM. Interestingly this device can also roll out into a slot with a 10.1-inch tablet adaptor. It comes in 16, 32 and 64 GB variants with 2,140mAh battery.

Coming down to the huge 7-inch Asus FonePad, the device is made to accept a smartphone SIM for 3G calling. Built on Intel Atom Z2420 processor, the device uses PC-like Hyper-Threading cores. Backed by PowerVR SGX540 GPU, the tablet supports 1GB of RAM. The device has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, which makes it good for reading and watching videos. The FonePad comes in 16 and 32GB variants with a microSD card slot and 4,270mAh battery.

Common features in both the devices include Google’s Stock People app, Android messaging app, Google Play Store and Google Music Store among many.

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Google Nexus 7 Vs Kindle Fire HD Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Comparing The Giants in The Tab World

Comparing The Giants in The Tab World:

With so much out there for grabs, which tab suits you the best depends upon usage and features you look out for. Read on to compare the specifications of few giants in the tab world.

Specifications Google Nexus 7 16GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Google Nexus 10 Barnes and Noble Nook HD+ Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Display size 7-inch 8.9-inch 10.055-inch 9-inch 8-inch
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels 1920 x 1200 pixels 2560 x 1600 pixels 1920 x 1280 pixels 1280 x 800 pixels
Features Scratch-resistance surface, Corning Gorilla glass Anti-glare Corning Gorilla Glass 2 Full HD display S Pen
Operating system Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Android OS  4.0.3 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Android 4.0.3 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3, 1300MHz quad-core OMAP4470, 1.5GHz dual-core A15 dual-core Texas Instruments, OMAP4470, 1.5GHz dual-core 1.6GHz
Connectivity NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Wi-Fi, Bluetooth NFC, Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n Wireless 802.11g/b/n WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct,  AllShareCast, BT4.0, USB2.0
Battery 4325mAh 6000mAh 9000mAh Rechargeable battery offering up to 10 hours of reading and 9 hours of video watching 4600mAh
W x D x H 7.8 x 0.4 x 4.7 inches 6.4 x 0.35 x 9.4 inches 263.9 x 8.9 x 177.6 mm 6.4 x 0.45 x 9.45 inches 210.8 x 135.9 x 7.95 mm
Weight 12 oz 20 oz 603 grams 1.13 lbs 0.74 lbs
Touchscreen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Camera 1.2-megapixel front 5-megapixel rear, 1.9-megapixel front No 5-megapixel rear, 1.3-megapixel front
Memory 16GB integrated, 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM 16GB integrated 2GB RAM, 16GB integrated 16GB integrated, 1GB RAM, 13GB total memory, 32GB max supported memory, microSD, microSDHC 16GB flash memory, 2GB RAM

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Is Apple iPad 5 Too Late to Counter Affect The Market of Micorosoft Surface Tablet?

A thinner, lighter and worthy iPad 5 was expected in the early 2013 to counter affect the market of Microsoft’ Surface tablets, but somehow the date and production was always pushed ahead.  While we take a close look at the project iPad 5, all the rumors and leaks would find their way out.

Release date

All techie releases are full of the speculated dates of release of iPad 5 that revolves around early, middle and now some even boasts about the fall of 2013, there is no confirmation and only the speculations are doing rounds. The early release dates could have slipped due to a shortage of touch sensors for the iPad 5, the production is supposed to begin from July with shipments going out in the third quarter or autumn of 2013. But again, if things fall into places for Apple, iPad 5 will be unveiled this fall.

Price

If apple follows its trend of matching up the price of new one with the former one, it is expected to be US$499 (£399, AU$539) for the Wi-Fi-only 16GB iPad 5, US$599 (£479, AU$649) for the 32GB model, US$699 (£559, AU$759) for the 64GB and US$799 (£639, AU$869) for the 128GB iPad.

Features and specifications

The fourth-gen tablet iPad 4 came with a new A6X processor system-on-a-chip, which it claims to be twice as fast as the previous iPad, and also the new lightning connector and better LTE support. But the expectations are very high with the new iPad 5 which is likely to sport a thinner and lighter version with reduced size of the LED lights to consume less power. The iPad 5 would measure around 232mm long and 178.5mm wide against 241.3mm long and 185.8mm wide for the iPad 4.

25-30% smaller battery and 15-20% thinner model has virtually no left or right bezels in portrait mode, with just enough space above and below the display for the home button, sensors and front camera. The iPad 5 will drop weight by using one LED light bar instead of two and added that the Retina display would use a thinner 0.2mm piece of glass (the iPad 4 uses 0.25mm glass). If correct, the new iPad would weigh at fewer than 500g. The rear-facing camera will be getting an upgrade, increasing resolution from 5MP to 8MP. The iPad 5 might come with a stylus to keep up pace with Galaxy Note 8 and 10.1. The new iPad will feature a vibrating mode for message alerts and haptic feedback (within games, for example)

 

Display

It is speculated to pack GF DITO (or GF2) touchscreen technology into the new iPad 5. GF2 is already used in the new iPad mini, which helps to make it 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than its bigger brother. The iPad screens will be supplied by LG and Sharp and not the Samsung this time.

Processor

The iPad 5 would feature an improved A6X processor or the A7X processor is still under covers and even the speculations are high about the possible manufacturer of the same.

Case clues

The cases are expected to be slightly smaller than the iPad 4 ones and would feature a hole on the back for the supposedly relocated microphone.

Wireless charging

According to the patent, called “Integrated inductive charging in protective cover-an inductive power transmitter arranged to wirelessly pass power to a corresponding inductive power receiver unit disposed within the tablet device” filed by Apple, it is looking into equipping its iPad Smart Covers with induction coils so that you’ll be able to charge your iPad simply by closing the cover.

Accessories

The iPad 5 may launch with an official Apple gaming joypad as indicated previously by some reports.

And this is all we can predict each and every aspect of the new iPad 5 after going through all the available leaks and reports that went online since the launch of iPad 4.

 

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Costing $1,679, Lenovo Is Now Out With Thinkpad Helix

The tech world is continually offering tabs and innovative devices, making us thirsty for more and more. The latest to join the league is Lenovo with its 11.6-inch Thinkpad Helix that’s now out with a price tag starting $1,679. Versatile and solid, the Thinkpad Helix is a convertible ultrabook, rolled out as Windows 8 tablet. Interestingly, for use as a laptop, this machine can be easily clipped into a custom dock. Packed with Ivy Bridge chip, the device boasts a good battery life. With matte black finish and red highlights, the Thinkpad Helix looks classy. Weighing 1.73 lbs, the device is portable and easy to hold. With 1920 x 1080p screen, the tab offers wide display to watch movies and videos. The machine’s keyboard has no backlight but all keys are little bit curvy and evenly placed. However, keys such as caps lock when engaged do not glow. Instead Lenovo has provided on screen indications to signal an active caps lock. The multi-touch feature of the Thinkpad Helix makes the device clickable. On being tapped twice indicates right click and sliding with two fingers specifies a scroll. Lenovo also offers a stylus with the device for easy use as a tab.… Read the rest

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Microsoft Surface Pro Vs Samsung ATIV Tab 3: Evaluating The Zenith of All Devices

Running Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft Surface Pro has attested itself as an innovative tab that’s been a success. Following the bitter experience with ATIV Windows 8 tab, Samsung rolled out a ground-breaking device, tagged as Samsung ATIV Tab 3.

Announced this year on 20th June, the 10.1-inch ATIV tab 3 is touted as the slimmest tab made by Samsung so far. Its Super PLS LCD panels boast a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels at 155-ppi. The tab is powered by Intel Atom Z2760 chipset, built inside the Saltwell dual core CPU, covered at 1.8GHz. With 64GB of built-in storage, the ATIV tab 3 sports 2GB of system memory and a PowerVR SGX 545 GPU. Along with a 5-megapixel rear camera, the tab also holds a small camera at the front.

Considering the other 10.6-inch Microsoft Surface Pro, the tab comes packed with IPS LCD with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 208ppi. Powered by 1.7GHz dual-core Core i5-3317U processor, the tab houses 1GB of RAM, 64GB of internal memory and Intel’s HD Graphics 4000 GPU. Apparently, the device holds just 1-megapixel camera at the front.

Microsoft has kept the price tag of $900 for its Surface Pro, whereas Samsung still hasn’t announced the costing of its ATIV Tab 3.… Read the rest

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