Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Review

We have just talked about the U.S. and Australian Apple vs Samsung lawsuits, but these two companies are fighting it out in other regions of the world including Europe and Asia. And it’s in Europe where Apple just scored a win but also lost a verdict in its case against Samsung. Galaxy Tab 7.7 sales banned EU-wide First off, we’ll start with the bad news for Samsung. Another one of its Galaxy-branded devices has been banned, and we’re looking at a EU-wide injunction this time around. Sure, this is a preliminary ruling, and Samsung is going to appeal it, but…

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Whether you use their products or not, you surely must be aware of the gigantic legal conflict between Apple and Samsung, as the two companies are suing and countersuing each other in patent-based cases in 10 markets across four continents. One of the most important trials in this complex battle is the U.S. Apple vs Samsung case, as the American smartphone and tablet markets are very important for both companies. With just a few days before this lawsuit starts (July 30), Apple and Samsung execs met in California for the second time in a matter of months, but they were…

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Following the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Samsung Nexus S smartphones that have already received their Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update – well, at least some versions – the third device that’s going to officially run the latest Android OS will soon get it, not counting the Nexus 7 that ships with Jelly Bean on board. Naturally, it’s the Xoom Wi-Fi tablet, and it looks like Motorola has already confirmed that U.S. Xoom owners will get Jelly Bean in the very near future, without revealing roll-out dates yet. In fact, certain Xoom buyers will have access to a soak test for Jelly Bean,…

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After we’ve seen the first Google Nexus 7 commercial, and the plethora of unboxing videos that have one thing in common – plenty of issues opening the tablet’s box – we’re now treated with an official Google video on how to perform the initial setup on the Jelly Bean device. Users who already own an Android device will not find the video embedded below that interesting, but those customers who are new to the platform, and chose the Nexus 7 as their first Android-based gadget, should definitely watch the 75-second “Getting Started” introduction clip. The video shows them all they…

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Now that you spent $200 or more on the latest and greatest tech gadget, the Nexus 7, you’ll want to protect your investment. Sure, you can always say you’re going to be extremely careful, but accidents do happen. With the versatility and portability of this tablet, you’re going to be using it more often and taking it places you previously hadn’t even thought of yet. So do you go with a case or do you go with a sleeve? This is all about personal preference. If you’re on the fence, here’s how I made my decision. Manufacturers strive to make…

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While some laughed at Apple’s patent attacks against Samsung, which seemed like losing battles from the get-go, the joke is starting to be on Sammy. After some relatively insignificant wins in Europe and Australia some time ago, Tim Cook’s giant knocked it off the park in the past month or so, with a couple of US injunctions against two popular Samsung devices. The Galaxy Nexus sales ban might have been lifted for the time being, but Sammy still has some splitting headaches with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The 10-incher has been banned for sale in the US last month, and,…

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Mockup by GSMArena A few days ago, we told you that Samsung sent out press invites to members of the media for a special event scheduled to take place on August 15. At the time, we wondered whether the company would announce the Galaxy Note 2, its second-generation smartphone/tablet during the presser, especially since Samsung was said a few weeks ago to unveil the new phablet on August 30 in Berlin, a day ahead of the start of the German IFA 2012 tech show. However, an even more distant report suggested that Samsung is interested in launching the Galaxy Note…

COmputex Asus TF700

Good news for Android fans in Australia that yearn to try out Ice Cream Sandwich (and soon Jelly Bean) on a sleek, high end 10-inch tablet. Today, ASUS Australia sent out press invites for an August 7 event dedicated to the launch of the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700. The Transformer Pad Infinity is ASUS’ current flagship model, boasting a beautiful 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 pixels Super IPS+ LCD display that is perfect for enjoying media and games. Speaking of games, the Tegra 3 quad-core processor will do light work of powering even the most demanding TegraZone exclusive titles. The TF700…

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The recently released companion game for Christopher Nolan’s summer blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises is available for Android and iOS devices in the Google Play and App Store, respectively. But Android users have discovered that the game is not exactly compatible with the Google Nexus 7, the hottest Android tablet in town that started shipping just over a week ago. Nexus 7 owners were not able to download the game after purchasing it from the Google Play store but it looks like the issue has been corrected with an app update. But that’s not the only error Android gamers experienced….

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Yesterday we showed you that the Google Nexus 7 has been sold out already with various third-party retailers, both the 8GB and the 16GB model. As for ordering the tablet from the Google Play store, the 8GB version had a 3-5 days shipping date while the 16GB version would have only shipped in 3-4 weeks. Those of you that managed to get their 16GB Nexus 7 orders in should consider yourself lucky, as it looks like the model is no longer available for order. Google has stopped taking orders and lists the device as “coming soon.” Interested buyers can sign up…