Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 vs Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: Battle Of The New Generation Samsung Tab Series Devices

With the latest Galaxy Tab series launched by Samsung, the Korean tech giant promises better designed and brilliantly executed versions of gadgets. With the arrival of the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 version, it remains to be seen whether it is better than the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 version. Here is a look.

 Galaxy Tab 3 10.1: This device is lighter compared to its predecessor, weighing 520g. weighs 1.29 pounds. There are no sharp edges that were present in the previous version, to prevent users from any damage. The faux chrome edges that surrounded the display have also been minimized. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is the operating system in the device. One good feature of Samsung is there is no scope for overcrowding on the home screen. With just one primary screen with apps and selected widgets, rest two screens can be filled in as the user wants.

 The processor on the device is Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core 1.6GHz, PowerVR SGX544MP2. Yes, it does not offer as good performance as other tabs in the market, but neither is it so far behind the others. The performance can freeze many times, so it must be noted that users should check out other slates before zeroing on this one. With 6,800mAh battery that offers battery performance up to 9 hours when being user consistently, and about one week when left idle.

 Galaxy Note 10.1 2014:

 With a screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, this definitely is a good rival to Nexus 10 and Apple iPad Air. HD viewing especially is very good on the device. The accuracy of color options ensures excellent screen performance. The processor is Samsung Exynos 5 octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM. One thing is assured, this does not slow down even if used every single day. It weighs 535g and has a thickness of 7.9mm, slimmer and lighter to the previous version. It is definitely portable and users will find comfort in taking the Note 10.1 anywhere.


 … Read the rest

Read more

The Indian Tablet Market Dominated By Micromax: Report



The Indian Tablet is on upsurge.  According to a survey conducted by CyberMedia Indian tablet market sales (unit shipments) touch 0.55 million units in second quarter of 2012 recording a quarter-on-quarter increase of 59% and year-on-year increase of 673%.

The research revealed that the big chunk of tablet market share belongs to  Micromax , followed by Samsung and Apple.

Micromax is on the top with 18.4% share, followed by Samsung at second position with 13.3% and Apple at third position with 12.3%, in terms of sales (unit shipments) during the 2Q 2012.

“During 2Q 2012, 47.4% of tablet sales were from new entrants in the market with a strong focus on addressing application areas in the Education and Entertainment segments. This trend demonstrates clearly that vendors are positioning their devices at India’s youth,” said Faisal Kawoosa, Lead Analyst, CMR Telecoms Practice.

The report affirmed that tablet market in on the upswing on India due to the entry of new tablet vendors and introduction of budget tablets.… Read the rest

Read more

Is the New Samsung Galaxy Device on Its Way?

Samsung is set to wow consumers yet again with its new Galaxy device. Unveiled earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress, Samsung Galaxy 10.1 is yet to make its debut. If the buzz is to be believed then the world will see its launch on August 15.  Samsung has already sent out invites for its new Galaxy device launch event to be held in US but it is still unknown that whether the new device from the Samsung’s cache would be a tablet or a smartphone?

The world recently got its hands on the Galaxy S3 smartphone and it is highly implausible that the manufacturer is planning another handset. If it does, then it will eat into the profits of S3, which makes the launch of a new Samsung Tablet highly probable. A report by CNET states, “The division that sent the e-mail, Samsung Electronics America, usually handles launches for non-smartphone devices, like tablets.”

If Samsung launches itself back in the Tablet game then undoubtedly the stakes are going to be higher this time. Google Nexus 7 has already created a stir in the market and a mini iPad is also on in its way. So the question rises, if at all Galaxy 10.1 is going to be a tablet then how would it defeat its rivals.

One of the unique features of The Galaxy Note 10.1 is going to be its ‘S-pen’ interface coupled with a stylus which makes writing or editing more precise. This 10.1 inch tablet comes equipped with a smart ‘S-Note’ feature which lets create your own personalized story boards by merging notes and sketches with the web content, images and other digital media. Another matchless capability of ‘S- Note’ is its ready-to-use templates such as meeting minutes, recipes, cards, diary and magazines.

If you have an artistic hand then you can also create hand-drawn geometric shapes which can be digitized by Shape Match function. This lets you craft more structured idea sketches and storyboards

Coming to the Tablet specifications, the 1.4GHz dual-core Exynos 4210 processor Android v4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich) and 3G capabilities makes for a smooth browsing experience. The tablet also comes loaded with GPS and GLONASS.

Samsung has also added some fascinating features for students in this new offering. What turns this tablet into an interesting educational tool is its ability to live-stream the lectures while students jot down notes with S- pen. With Galaxy note 10.1 studies become fun for students as they can research college essays and read their text books online as they take notes digitally. Another neat feature introduced by Samsung is Formula Match which corrects and digitizes the hand written formulas. The new Note will also have Adobe Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas that will let you sketch ideas, choose from colour themes, and import images with the use of  S-pen.

As of now, the speculations are rife that Samsung will launch a tablet and  the possibility of  company launching a successor to their much popular phablet Galaxy Note II cannot be ignored …and if so then we are curious  …what will happen to the roaring sales of Galaxy S3?

 … Read the rest

Read more

Samsung’s Tablet Design Does Not Match Ipad, Not as Cool Says British Court

Samsung must have been very happy as the British court announced the result in its favor; ruling that Samsung’s tablet design does not infringe with that of iPad’s. That over rules the Apple’s request of importing ban in the nation. However, the reason that the judge gave was that Samsung tabs are not as cool as iPad may have been a little disturbing for them.

Judge Colin Birss, justified his statement by stating that the thickness of both the tablets do not match and also that they look and feel different in the back. Birss further added that Samsung tablets “do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design,” Bloomberg reported.

Whatever may be the reason that the judge has given for his justification, Samsung must be happy with the fact that their product will not be banned in the UK. Furthermore, this judgment has also proved that Apple does not have the sole right to “generic” product design, which is a reason more than enough for Samsung and other competitors to celebrate for.

Apple in an earlier statement has said that Samsung has copied its designs from Apple and that it wishes that other companies should come up with their own designs and products. To this Korean Company, Samsung has replied that, “Should Apple continue to make excessive legal claims in other countries based on such generic designs, innovation in the industry could be harmed and consumer choice unduly limited” via an e-mail to Bloomberg.

This ruling from British court has definitely come up as a positive thing for Samsung, as the company is also facing litigation in U.S. on its Galaxy Tab 10.1 and its flagship Android phone, the Galaxy Nexus, because of hardware and software design patents. As of now Galaxy Tab 10.1 is preliminary banned in U.S.… Read the rest

Read more