Apple iPad Air vs Nexus 10 vs LG G Pad vs Surface Pro 2: The Best Tablet Of 2013?

Sony Experia SLDecision-making is very tough if you are on to own a tablet. There are many good models available by all leading brands. We will further have a quick review of the top 10 tablets released in 2013.

 1. Apple – iPad Air

No.1 from leader, iPad Air is more of iPad5. Being lighter and thinner than 4, it features a 9.7-inch screen panel. With Retina display up-scaled, it also boasts of ID fingerprint scanner.

 2. Google Nexus 10

 Nexus 10 offers a pure Android experience from its parent company. The 10” display with a sharp 2560×1600-resolution just work fantastic. The built and finish of the device is also stunning.

 3. Sony Xperia Tablet Z

 Xperia Tablet Z is a lightweight and stylish Android tablet, which is waterproof. There is a 10.1-inch display with pretty good 1920 x 1200 resolution.

 4. LG G Pad 8.3

 The 8.3-inch screen in unique in its class and this Android device is perfect in its design with a sleek aluminum shell. It consists of a Snapdragon 600 chipset and features better battery life.

 5. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

 With 10.1-inch screen, the new Samsung Galaxy Note is just perfect. Working on Android platform, it comes with a stylus pen too.

 6. Kobo Arc 7HD

 A 7” display device with good built and finish. There are 16GB and 32 GB models available. There is no 3G or 4G connectivity, but features Wi-Fi.

 7. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

 Amazon Kindle Fire HDX has to a lot more to offer than the conventional Kindle e-book readers. There is a fully featured HD display. However, offers only Amazon’s content with which you can almost get everything compared to the Android.

 8. Advent Vega Tegra Note 7

 It is an affordable 7-inch tablet among the top ten tablets of 2013 for the gaming fans. It does not feature a full HD screen but still display is quite fine. You can get a stylus too, which is very useful. It features the latest Android OS.

 9. Asus Transformer Pad Infinity

 The 10-inch Asus Transformer Pad infinity is considered as a complete Android-based laptop with standalone tablet functionality. Screen resolution is 1920 x 1200 offering amazing clarity.

 10. Microsoft Surface Pro 2

 This 10.6” HD screen tablet is running on Windows 8.1. Manufacturer claim is that this device is middle-way between laptop and tablet. It also features good better battery life and the built is very solid.









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Google Goofs Up Its Nexus 10 Gimmick—Too Much To Give, Too Less To See

Emotions do work up excitement. Marketing through mass media indeed appeals to user emotions to excite them to grab a product. This is perhaps the bottom-line that Google believes with its vehement Nexus 10 advertisement campaign. However, all said and done, does the advert work up reasons why it could be better than Samsung Galaxy series and Apple’s iPads? The answer lies in- No!

Though we see a lot of touching, caressing and the like on the Nexus screen, would a newbie gauge the real meaning? How could you understand that Google focuses on the new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean in the tablet?

The reference to Google play Books, Google+ and Magazine too remains undermined. We saw the hangouts, the video conference possibilities on the Nexus via the advert. Nevertheless, how could Google forget to highlight that the tablet supports 10 video feeds at once! How would we know until told?

The photo we see on the advert is of Alvin but do users understand that the makers point to its high-resolution spec? No!

The advertisement works up our emotion but does not excite us to go grab the Nexus 10. A marketing gimmick that has gone slightly wrong, we believe. Get going Google, what’s wrong?… Read the rest

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Nexus 7 vs. Nexus 10: Which Google Tablet Makes Most Sense for You?

nexus7 vs nexus10Google made quite a grand entry into the tablet arena during 2012 with its affordable Nexus 7. So it’s no wonder then that later in the year, Google came out with a full-sized, 10-inch offering of its bestselling Nexus tablet. Google’s Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets boast of superior tech specs at highly competitive prices, and make for a sensible alternative to the highly priced tablets like the iPad. So, which of these is right for you?

Nexus 7: The Nexus 7, like the name suggests, features a 7-inch display with a 1280X800 pixel resolution. The Nexus 7 may be tiny but sure does pack a punch with its 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. If you’re among those who need a camera, the Nexus 7 could be a bit of a disappointment since it comes with just a 1.2 MP front-facing camera. The 16 GB model of the Nexus 7 costs $199.99 while the 32 GB comes for $299.99.

Nexus 10: The big brother of one of the most popular tablets of 2012 will surely blow your mind. Its 10.05-inch display has an amazing resolution of 2560X1600 pixels, making it a treat for the eyes. Within the Nexus 10 is a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, making multitasking a breeze for this gadget. Another good thing about the Nexus 10 is that it has two cameras – a 5 MP rear camera and a 1.2 MP front-facing camera. If you’re willing to shell out a little extra, you can pick up the 16 GB Nexus 10 for $399 while the 32 GB will set you back by $499.

Both these tablets run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, so in terms of OS, they’re equally matched. However, with a better processor and more RAM, it’s not surprising that Android runs much better on the Nexus 10. One of the biggest drawbacks of these tablets is the lack of a microSD card slot, limiting storage space. Another drawback is the lack of 3G connectivity option for the Nexus 10 – it can only be used on WiFi.… Read the rest

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The New Range of Nexus Devices Are Officially Here!

Bad weather on the US East Coast couldn’t keep Google from announcing good news to all its millions of fans worldwide. Even though the launch event to be held at New York was cancelled, Google did finally announce three new exciting Nexus devices – two tablets and a smartphone. What’s even more exciting is that all of these devices will run on Android’s latest version, 4.2.

One of the most interesting features of Android 4.2 is the “photo sphere” that lets users take 360-degree images as well as Gesture Typing, Google’s answer to Swype for its Android devices. Even though the version number has changed, Google chooses to retain the name Jelly Bean for Android 4.2 as well, indicating that it probably doesn’t have too many changes from the previous version.

The LG Nexus 4 smartphone, as rumored, features a 4.7-inch display, an 8MP rear camera, and yes, will have Photo Sphere capabilities. The unlocked versions of the device are priced at $299 for the 8GB model and $349 for the 16GB one. With a two-year contract, this phone is available on T-Mobile for just $199 starting November 14.

The Asus Nexus 7 tablet has received an upgraded memory, but the price remains the same. The 16GB model costs $199, while the 32GB model costs $249. Also on offer is a cellular version of the 32GB Nexus 7 with 3G connectivity, available for $299 for the unlocked version.

And now, on to the most exciting device that was launched – the Samsung Nexus 10. Yes, it does have an HD screen with much higher resolution that even the iPad and one of the coolest features is that you can easily switch between multiple user profiles on the tablet. Available from November 13, the 16GB model will set you back by $399, while the 32GB model comes with a price tag of $499. This couldn’t be better timed, given that Apple just launched the iPad Mini and Microsoft brought out the Surface tablet.

Google has also announced a “scan and match” feature on Google Music, so that users don’t have to worry about manually uploading their music into the cloud. This new upgrade will be available in Europe soon, and then also be available to the US customers. And the best part about it – it’s free!… Read the rest

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Google Nexus 10 Coming Soon? Rumored Manual Found Online

As excitement builds up for Google’s big announcement coming up on October 29, the web is flooded with images of what looks like two pages of a user manual for the Google Nexus 10. The pages feature a sketch of the top of the device with a power/lock button, a volume control button, and the bottom of the device features a charging port. The left side of the device features a Micro-USB port and a 3.5mm headset jack, while on the right there is a Micro HDMI port. According to the images in the manual, there’s a rear camera with a flash as well as a front-facing camera.

Google is expected to unveil the Nexus 10 tablet at the October 29 event in New York. Also rumored is the launch of an LG Nexus 4 smartphone and an updated Android 4.2 or Jelly Bean. The LG Nexus 4 smartphone is expected to feature a 4.7-inch HD display and run on Android 4.2. For those who can’t make it to New York for the event, you can catch the live-stream on YouTube.… Read the rest

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