Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 is all set to launch in the markets soon, giving tablet consumers yet another very interesting option. So we decided to compare it against the existing Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus to see if you should stick with this buy or wait until the Galaxy Note 8.0 hits the market?
The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is a successor to the popular Galaxy Tab 7.0 and is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor. It has a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1024X60p pixels and comes with 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage, in addition to a microSD card slot. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb which can be upgraded to Android 4.0 ICS – we find it rather obsolete now in the age of Android Jelly Bean though.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 has a more powerful quad-core processor, an 8-inch screen with a resolution of 1280X800 pixels, comes with either 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage, expandable up to 64 GB with a microSD card. And better features and a newer Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean give it a much higher score on benchmark tests – 6995 on Quadcrant Standard in comparison with the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus’s 3357.… Read the rest
We are already having butterflies over the Samsung Galaxy S4 that laces its pre-landing buzz with space and spunk enough to steal my sleep away. Here is a no-holds-bar peek into the damsel all decked to arrive with sheen and in style.
The promotion for the Galaxy S4 has outclassed it sleek looks, by our opinion.
The makers are promising lightning fast upgrades on the Android OS for the Galaxy S4. As far as the pricing tale and the timeline for availability is concerned, we failed to get much insight.
However, knowing that this could be the first smarty with IR blaster added to the breezy Air View spec, a winner is surely sharpening swords to push Samsung way above all others—once again. The Multi Window capability harking back to the Note 10.1 and Note 2 also cozies up in the Galaxy S4.
Backed with sturdy quad core Snapdragon processor or perhaps the 1.6 GHz Exynos octacore processor, the Galaxy S4 stands for sexy four times over. At the outset, get seduced with the S4’s Black Mist and the White Frost avatars.… Read the rest
The Sony Xperia Z almost managed to end my from my Samsung Galaxy fixation but before it got too late, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 jolted me back into senses. Just when I thought that I must switch camps, Samsung stirred such a cocktail that shook me up. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was not up to my expectations– here is a faceoff between the two titans that Samsung has already crowned as darlings.
Opening magic – A quick look at the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and I knew that a winner was in my hands. The 6.3-inch screen size is one good reason that catapults the Mega to a rank higher than the Galaxy Note 2. At 5.5 inches, the Note 2 fails to look into Mega’s eyes. The PLS HD display in the Mega 6.3 further hogs the limelight beating Galaxy Note’s HD Super AMOLED display in Round I of the face off.
Still waters run dip—admittedly, the Samsung Mega 6.3 failed to catch my eye over the Galaxy Note 2 initially. However, now that I know that the Mega spits fire with a 1.7GHz dual-core processor I weighed the Note 2 in Round II of the face off. Sadly, the Note 2 spits fireballs with its 1.6 GHz Exynos Quad-core processor.
Box space decides the boxing champ – The fair face off ends with Round III—the storage space on both Galaxy babies combat with each other for final glory. Despite all my silent prayers to crown the Galaxy Mega as winner, it falters at the final round with its 1.5 GB RAM. Come what may, the Mega 6.3 would have 8 GB or 16 GB internal box space. The Galaxy Note 2 wins hands down with its 16 GB and 32 GB box options.… Read the rest
Samsung simply cannot take things easy. Leave aside wars with competitors; Samsung seems to challenge itself with each new launch. With two hotshot devices due for launch soon the Galaxy is bound to get starrier. The stars this time are christened Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Samsung Galaxy Mega.
The best part about these devices is the massive screens. May might bring in the Galaxy Mega pumped with LTE and without it. The Galaxy Note 3 could debut at the IFA this year. Before we get to touch them up close, here is a faceoff between the two.
Power to the Galaxy stars- The Galaxy Note 3 will come with the Exynos 5 octa-core processor. The Mega has a 1.7GHz dual-core processor. Just as the line is simply put, so are the marks on this count into Note 3’s kitty.
When the entrails are so strong, why would the body not be as sexy? Samsung Galaxy Note 3 would be 84.9 x 161.9 x 8.9 mm while the Galaxy Mega would come in dimensions of 88 x 167.6-x7.9 mm. The slimmer, the sexier they say—the Mega takes away the cake here.
As for the screen, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is expected boast of an OLED screen backed by1920 x 1080 pixels resolution coupled with 350 ppi. Samsung Galaxy Mega will come with PLS HD resolution as part of the display. Now, one reason why we pass over the cake to the Galaxy Note 3 is the “Youm” flexible spec for display and seductive Eye Scroll and Pause.
Until now, the cake from my end justifiably goes to the Galaxy Note 3– only till we drag the face off further. On the three-layered base, the Galaxy Note 3 edges past the Galaxy Mega.
Samsung is binding books too tight and pages too close. With its smartphones selling like hot cakes, users are still lost in the Galaxy cocktails. With Samsung Galaxy S lineup, Note series and more, Samsung is brewing soup that is slated to get spicy and hotter! We have first hand insight into what Samsung Galaxy Note 3 could look like. Catch it if you can.
The youngest sibling from the Note line of kids from Samsung family shall be 5.9 inch wide. Reminds me of Samsung Galaxy Grand but might be way better– with a fiery 800 quad core 2.3 GHz processor. Spunk this up with 128 GB ROM and 3GB RAM, the Lime Pie fed Galaxy Note 2 spits fire that caresses users with its addictive heat.
Oh, before we forget, this rendition of the Note shall come loaded with a never-expected pixel tag on its shutter. The real punch might come from Xenon and LED Flash.
Now wait—this is all part of a clone news from China. However, hold on– what if the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 actually comes in this avatar? Want to make a note? I do! The Galaxy Note 3 might even don this look.… Read the rest
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
In one of the biggest conflicts among tech majors, the ongoing courtroom drama between Apple and Samsung has taken a new turn. Judge Lucy Koh appears to have a slight change of heart in the lawsuit filed by Apple against Samsung alleging patent infringement. The judge has reduced the formerly announced $1.05 billion damages Samsung was to pay Apple by $450 million. She has also stated the need for a fresh trial to calculate the damages Samsung should pay up.
Koh had ruled that 14 products of the Korean manufacturer had infringed of Apple’s patents, and during the trial, the jury had computed damages per device, instead of calculating the damages on the basis of the number of patents each device had infringed upon. Samsung’s Galaxy SII, Galaxy Prevail, Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus S 4G are some of the more popular devices included in the list of 14 products.
The second trial will start only after Samsung’s appellate proceedings finish and will feature a brand new jury. For now, Apple will have to stay content with $598.9 million, and will have to wait until the second trial’s end to determine any additional damages it will be awarded. The company will also receive prejudgment interest and any supplemental damages from the time the jury announces its verdict and the final order comes into effect.… Read the rest
After Steve Jobs, perhaps another Steve is iconic in his association with Apple. We mean Steve Wozniak—for all those, yet unacquainted—he is the co-founder of the market giant Apple. Now when a statement comes from such an individual, it sure means serious business. Woznaiak was vocal in opining that Apple cannot take its fan base for granted and in the race for retaining its popularity and position, it indeed lags behind in terms of specs that define a smartphone.
With the Korean Samsung leaving no second whereby it is not pulling its ropes tight, Apple needs to take the value of sizzling up its products with innovation.
With Samsung Galaxy III innovations could not just be re-defined, but could well be refined. Multi-windows, no-sleep space for the phone and the sexy S-Beam, Samsung could indeed come out with another wonder kid on the block.
With competition in such style, Apple would indeed have to pump in more life to stop fans from taking the Samsung route.… Read the rest
Leading US operator AT&T has announced that it will add two new Samsung Galaxy smartphones to its inventory, apart from the previously-announced Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. AT&T has further added to its Galaxy pool the 4G LTE Express and Rugby Pro. Samsung has been saying that the Galaxy Express will be the right product for first-time smartphone users. This is going to be an Android 4.0-based device with a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus touch screen. It will have a 1.5-GHz dual-core processor and 2000 mAh battery. The Rugby Pro is for those who are a little more active on their smartphone. It “can handle whatever life throws at it,” a Samsung news release claims. This phone is waterproof, shock resistant and dust-proof. It comes a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display and a 5-megapixel rear camera. The Rugby Pro would have access to Enhanced Push-to-Talk.
AT&T had announced the addition of Galaxy Note II last month after it included the Galaxy Note smartphone/tablet combo to its offerings. The Galaxy Note II has a 5.5-inch screen, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and 1.6-GHz quad-core Exynos processor.
While the availability and pricing for these devices is not known, Samsung has announced that these products will soon be available to US carriers.
AT&T’s 4G LTE network expanded last week to include Detroit, Honolulu, Seattle, and Pittsburgh.… Read the rest
7digital, the newest digital music retailer for smart phones, will be of interest to all those who enjoy music and like to keep their playlists updated. Giving tough competition to iTunes store, 7digital has moved a step ahead by announcing another big manufacturer carriage deal.
7digital, which is already being used by Samsung for its MusicHub on the Galaxy handsets, will now also be used to power downloads for 20 million HTC Android phones. This will include HTC’s flagship One, throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa, Canada and Australasia by the end of 2012.
In order to have access to this new power player HTC users shall have to create an account with 7digital, following which they can not only buy songs from 7digital but can also use their 7digital locker through 7digital.com or even rival devices.
With two popular brands, Samsung and HTC, joining hands with 7digital for their music apps, the latter is proving to be tough competition to iTunes. Partly owned by HMV, 7digital now also offers music on two of the main Android handset exponents. 7digital along with its partners makes use of API to offer this service on handsets on a white-label basis.
In the past, 7digital depended on software and service suppliers such as Songbird, Last.fm and Tesco in order to run its white-label business. However, with mobile devices coming in, things have changed. Some of the other devices on to which 7digital supplies tunes are RIM’s Playbook, Toshiba devices and Acer tablets.