iPad Vs Samsung Galaxy Note Vs Google Nexus 7: Top 5 Tablets of 2012

Yes, tablets have been around for a couple of years now. But 2012 will go down in history for giving tablets the mass appeal. Prices got dropped, and even the elite Apple got into the fight with its own iPad Mini. It sure was an eventful year, tablet-wise too. Today, we’re giving you our take on the best 5 tablets we came across during 2012:

Apple iPad (4th Generation): We know, we can’t help it – the iPad features at the top of the list, despite all the competition it has faced this year. iOS works so smooth, it’s built to near perfection, and with such an extensive array of apps, the fourth generation iPad definitely is one of the most versatile tablets out in the market.

Google Nexus 7: When the makers of Android set out to make an Android-based tablet, you know can’t go wrong with it. And the Google Nexus tablet does everything we’d hoped it would do, and more. With an amazing price-tag of $199, the Nexus 7 became one of the best-selling gadgets of 2012. And with the Nexus 10 that came out later in the year, Google just made more fans for its Nexus tablets.

Apple iPad Mini: The competition in the 7-inch tablet space was already huge. So when Apple decided to step into the rink, everyone waited with bated breath to see what they had to offer. Sure, it’s pricier than many decent 7-inch tabs, but if all you wanted to do was own an Apple product, you’d look at the iPad Mini as an investment of sorts and feel just as happy.

Kindle Fire HD: Amazon brought out the upgraded Kindle Fire tablet with an HD screen and took our hearts away. Priced similar to the Nexus, it brought its own appstore for users to pick a number of apps and made reading books and magazines on a tablet so much more fun. We also love its big brother, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, for its unique mix of portability and performance.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: Our list wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t mention a Samsung product, and for this year, we’ve picked the Galaxy Note 10.1 among its range of tablets to feature in the top 5. With its breathtaking AMOLED display and its S-Pen, it really lived up to its name and made taking notes and sketches a breeze!… Read the rest

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Nexus 4, 7 and 10 Lapped up by Users within Hours

Looks like the world was just waiting for Google to unveil their latest range of Nexus devices. For as soon as the Nexus 4, 7 and 10 went on sale in the U.K., they were lapped up by thousands of eager customers. The flagship smartphone, Nexus 4, was sold out in less than an hour – the 8 GB model’s stock finished within just 15 minutes after the sale began.
Desperate consumers who logged onto Google Play store to order these devices faced quite a few hassles with the site due to the tremendous demand. Many customers complained on Twitter about how the site had become slow, unresponsive, and in some cases, even throwing up errors since it couldn’t cope with that much traffic.
If you are among those dying to get your hands on the new Nexus devices, the bad news is that the 8 GB and 16 GB models of the Nexus 4 are out of stock. The same goes for the 32 GB model of the Nexus 10; fortunately there’s still some 16 GB models available, as are all the models of the Nexus 7. According to Google’s website, your orders would ship in 3-5 business days, so in about a week’s time, you should be able to unbox your prized gadget!… Read the rest

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Google LG Nexus Phone Now Available On Ebay India

 

 

Get your latest Googlephone LG Nexus 4 8GB from eBay for Rs23, 490 and the 16 GB variant for Rs 27,490.

You can also buy the phone from, cart2india2010, the online seller has a good track record  and huge collection of phones including Apple iPad mini and Microsoft RT Tablet. There are various ways of paying on the website i.e. Paisapay, Credit card, EMI, debit card, and online bank transfer.

Once you make the pre order you would be getting the delivery of the phone on December 10, 2012.

Last Monday in a blog statement Google had announced the latest devices in its Nexus line-up, along with a new flavour of Android – version 4.2. The new version of the OS is still named Jelly Bean. An upgraded version of the Nexus 7 tablet, a new 10-inch tablet called the Nexus 10, and Nexus 4, LG’s offering with the Nexus branding were announced today by Google on its official blog.

 

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Google Nexus 4:The World Can’t Wait For This Delicious Tablet

Looks like the world can’t wait to see what new offerings Google has lined up for us. Just a few more hours to go until Google’s official announcement, but images of the Nexus 4, rumored to be unveiled tomorrow, have surfaced yet again on the internet. Google is expected to make an announcement about the new LG Nexus 4 smartphone during their October 29 event, which unfortunately had to be canceled due to Hurricane Sandy hitting the US East Coast.

The Nexus 4 sports a 4.7-inch LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 1280X768 pixels, and is powered by a 1.5GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. As of now, what we’re hearing is that this phone will come with only 8GB of internal storage space and no card slots for memory expansion. If this is true, then could this be one of the only downers in this beautiful device.

The phone is expected to have 2G as well as 3G connectivity, in addition to WiFi, Bluetooth and even NFC connectivity options. 4G, however, is not an option on the Nexus 4. You can expect the phone to have at least an 8MP rear camera as well as a front facing camera – its resolution, however, is not known as yet. While there are rumors that this phone could run on Android 4.2, we believe it probably would feature Android 4.1.2 or the Jelly Bean version.… Read the rest

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Google’s Upcoming Event On Oct 29th: New Nexus Devices Expected

October 29th is a special day not just for Microsoft, but also for Google. The makers of Android are also expected to announce some new products on this day, and if rumors are to be believed, we can expect to see new Nexus phones and tablets being unveiled on this day. The world can expect to get a peek into 2 new Nexus 7 tablets, both with 32GB of storage, but one offering 3G connectivity options.

There are also talks of Google revealing a 10-inch Nexus tablet, being developed in collaboration with Samsung. The device is expected to have a 2560X1600 pixel resolution – way better than even iPad’s Retina Display technology, and could run on Android 4.2 or on the Jelly Bean.

Tech enthusiasts are also hoping to see a new Nexus smartphone, being developed by LG, featuring a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. The LG Nexus smartphone is expected to have a 4.7-inch display, 2100 mAh battery, an 8MP rear camera, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, and could also run on Android 4.2.

On the same day, Microsoft is expected to unveil the Windows Phone 8 based Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones, as well as the HTC 8X. Which of these events would you be tuned into? Don’t worry, we’ll bring you the most comprehensive coverage of both!… Read the rest

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iPad Mini Revealed By Anonymous May Be Priced At $250

 

The cat is out of the bag. Anonymous who has access to the internal system of Media Market, Europe’s largest electronics retailer has revealed the pictures and prices of iPad mini.

The much awaited Apple tablet which is expected to get unveiled  on Oct 23 will come in 16 different versions. The models will start from 8GB WiFi for approximately $250 to 64 GB version which may have 4G LTE connectivity as well as 3G.

iPad Mini is Apple’s answer to Amazon Kindle Tablet and Google Nexus.Wall Street analysts have predicted for months that Apple was planning a smaller, less costly version of its popular iPad to take on cheaper competing devices, a move that analysts say might hurt its margins, but prevent its rivals from dominating an increasingly important computing segment.

This could be the prices of various versions of iPad Mini

  • 8GB WiFi Black/White, $250
  • 8GB Cellular Black/White $350
  • 16GB WiFi Black/White $350
  • 16GB Cellular WiFi Black/White $450
  • 32GB WiFi Black/White $450
  • 32GB Cellular Black/White$550
  • 64GB WiFi Black/White $550

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Apple vs. Samsung: What Does It Mean for Google?

While the patent war between Apple and Samsung at first glance may seem like each side is accusing the other of stealing their designs, on a deeper level, this trial can have massive implications on many other tech giants, the most significant one being Google. With Apple seeking over $2.5 billion in damages from Samsung, a win in Apple’s favor could even see Samsung’s most successful products such as the Galaxy tab and Google Nexus being pulled out of the shelves. But it’s not just about Apple’s superficial claims that Samsung’s devices are designed to look a lot like its own iPhone and iPad.

Samsung’s devices operate on Google’s Android system, which has recently made news by becoming the best smartphone OS in the world. This recent rise in popularity can be some cause of concern to Apple. However, this trial isn’t the first instance of Apple going against the search engine giant. Instead of going up directly against Google, Apple chose to sue its Android partners, like it did with HTC in March 2010 and then Samsung in April 2011. Google’s OS even finds mention in Steve Jobs’ autobiography in which he called Android “a stolen product”.

Some of the patents that Apple has claimed Samsung’s infringement on are directly related to the software’s features, i.e. Android’s features. Android, like the iOS, offers a touch screen based user interface and also offers unified search capabilities through the Google search box.

But why then has Apple chosen to go against handset manufacturers instead of Google directly? It is possible that Apple has chosen this indirect route because it can seek more money in financial damages from manufacturers who sell their products directly to consumers. By filing cases against Samsung and HTC, Apple could even get the International Trade Commission to act swiftly and rule to block the sale of devices that infringe on its patented designs.

Even though the trial is between Apple and Samsung, and there is not yet any reason for Google to get involved directly, insiders have indicated that Google’s legal representatives will be keeping a close eye on the trial proceedings. Google has also offered support to its technology partners that have been sued by Apple, providing legal consultation on what internal company documents ought to be disclosed during the course of trial.

Google’s name has already been officially dragged into the trial, due to Apple’s submission of an e-mail about a meeting held in 2010 between Google and Samsung to discuss the design of Samsung’s tablets. According to this e-mail, Google indicated its concerns about the similarity in design to Apple’s products, which it recommended Samsung should rectify. However, Apple has claimed that such warnings were ignored by Samsung that went on to create the Galaxy Tabs.

The trial between Apple and Samsung started on Monday, July 30, 2012 in San Jose. Day 1 of the trial saw the selection of a 10-member jury, which includes an insurance agent, an AT&T project manager, an unemployed gamer, a systems engineer, a benefits and payroll manager working with startup firms, and a store operations manager at a cycle retail outlet. Surprisingly, the jury pool even included a Google employee as well as an Apple employee, both of whom were excused.… Read the rest

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Google Nexus 7 sold out…

 

 

If you have your eyes set on the 16GB version of Google’s newest tablet, then you may have to wait for a while as Nexus 7 has gone out of stock.For the coming week ,the drool worthy tablet will remain available at the Google Play Store, especially its 16 GB version. All those who are interested in buying the tablet are requested to leave their e-mail ids so that the they can be informed about the availability of the tablet

The reason that more and more people are grabbing the  16GB version is that even at the price of $199, the Nexus 7 does not have option of expandable memory. Nexus 7 has been presented to people as a product that they can use to maintain the work and life balance. The tablet is especially meant for watching movies, reading, and having access to work files that are stored in the cloud. And,  people who wish to do all this on their tablet are want playing safe by going for the 16GB version

Nexus 7  only works  with Wi-Fi and has no additional port for any kind of external cellular network, there are possibilities that this may affect  the soaring sales of Nexus 7.  But Google has very smartly tried to cover this drawback in its first commercial for the tablet.

The commercial features a father and son, who are shown camping. The add displays all the features of tablet where the father son duo are seen using the tablet as a flashlight, a book reader, a compass, a mini-movie screen, a nature guide and a checkerboard on a rainy day.

Before it strikes you that Nexus 7 is only Wi-Fi, the commercial comes to an end reveals that all the fun happened in the backyard of the home with the help of the family router.

With this commercial Google has emphasized on the fact the Wi-Fi  doesn’t mean that the  all the fun with the tablet is only possible indoors.The company has tried to smartly cover up the loopholes in its latest offering.

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Nexus 7: Is It Here to Stay?

 For all those techies out there working around an unforgiving budget, there may yet be reason to rejoice. If you are on the lookout for a budget tablet PC, the newest entrant in the segment promises to liven up your options. Nexus 7 is the result of collaboration between Google and Asus. It is a 7 inch tablet running on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly bean and should prove to be stiff competition to budget tablets such as Amazon’s Kindle Fire or Barnes and Noble’s Nook.

To start off with, the display beats the likes of Kindle Fire and Nook hands down. It has an impressive 1280*800 resolution IPS display. It’s not quite up there with Apple’s new Ipad’s retina display but then again, it doesn’t quite empty your pockets the way that the Ipad does as well. It’s design is spiffy and it has a reassuringly solid built.

The Nexus 7 is light in more ways than one. It’s light on your pockets of course, but at .74 pounds, it is hardly going to be any physical burden either. For those with a penchant for light, sleek and compact tablets, the Nexus 7, with a thickness of 10.45 mm and 7” size hits just the right spot.

The Nexus 7 disappoints on the count of being versatile. Only WiFi models are available with no option of a 3G or 4G model yet. The lack of a back end camera is also a major dampener. There is however, a front facing camera which can be used only for video chatting, which is disappointing in the least for the grainy picture quality it displays.

The internal hardware happens to be of sublime quality, as would be expected with an ASUS collaborated product. The tablet is powered by a quad core Nvidea Tegra 3 processor and a 1 GB ram. For the uninitiated, that makes for a seriously fast tablet!

The tablet comes in the standard 8 GB and 16 GB variants with the former priced at $200 and the latter being priced at $250.

The Android 4.1 Jelly bean experience is quick and enjoyable as it ensures that the apps open fast and even the browsing on the Chrome browser is speedier as compared to all the other Android based tablets in the market.

Perhaps the most anticipated feature of the new Android 4.1 Jelly bean is the introduction of Google Now, a voice enabled search option which is sure to be Google’s answer to Apple’s Siri. So what improvements does Google Now have over Siri?  For starters, Google Now employs the usage of what is widely being recognised as a sexier voice.  On a more technical note, Google Now gives you more accurate results and gets acclimatised to your frequent queries and refines its responses accordingly.

Google continues to throw sizeable punches at its competitors with the updation of the Google Play store. There has been a manifold increase in the content available at Google Play so as to enable it to compete with Apple’s iTunes or Amazon’s multimedia content. Yet, despite the improvements, it is still a far cry from the standards being set by iTunes.

Overall, a smart buy for techies on a budget. Nexus 7 may prove to be the best $200 you ever invest.

 

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