As childish as they might seem to most of us, the legal quarrels between Apple and Samsung, Motorola and Microsoft, HTC and Apple and so on and so forth do have one thing going for them. In their attempt to avoid injunctions, bans, or financial penalties, the involved parties need to pull out all stops, meaning we get access to all kinds of exclusive or novel information, which might have never become public otherwise.
Less than a couple of weeks ago, we heard that Apple was preparing a heavy blow against Samsung to prove the design similarities between the iPad and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and also the company’s financial losses caused by the infringement. Sammy was [...]
It’s holiday season, and it’s really tough to decide which tablet to buy–an iPad 2 or a Kindle Fire? And, if you are not done shopping for your tablet because you are torn between the iPad 2 and the Kindle Fire, we can help you with your dilemma by comparing the two tablets side by side.
Some people out there buy Apple because of the brand and quality, but others prefer the Kindle Fire because of the low price. How do these two tablets differ? And, which one might be a better choice for you? Read on to find out.Dimensions
Most people are more inclined to choose the iPad 2 because of its sleek design and its wider display (9.7 inches) making it better than [...]
Almost every new Android tablet released in the market would always be compared against the Apple iPad 2, and no doubt this tablet is a tough one to beat.
Motorola just recently released the newest Xoom sibling, the Xoom 2. And, just as for any other tablet out there, we can’t help comparing it with the iPad 2. Will it have what it takes to beat this famous tablet from Apple? Let’s go ahead and find out.Form Factor
Most of us are already familiar with that sexy body of the iPad 2, and only a small number of tablets can be on par with this thin form factor. Surprisingly the Xoom 2 is also sexy, just as thin as the iPad 2. Both tablets are just 8.8 mm thick which [...]
I’ve turned more and more into a tablet user during these last months. Although I’ve got my first tablet around the same time last year, tablets began to “catch me” a bit later, perhaps after I got my iPad 2 and my Asus Transformer. I still have them both, use them almost daily and am overall satisfied with the experience, although both have their issues.
Still, since a lot of friends and readers have asked me for advice on tablets they should get by the end of this year, during Black Friday yesterday, I took a couple of minutes hours to look at the tablet offers listed online by the big retailers. And I can’t say I was too happy with what [...]
There are many challengers to the iPad 2 from the Android side of the mobile platform competition and Sony has just recently unveiled another fighter. The Tablet S is the electronics giant’s latest tablet computer offering which will be powered by the Android Honeycomb operating system. Here’s an outline of how the Tablet S measures up.
Under the hood
Versus the iPad 2’s 1GHz Apple A5, the Tablet S will be driven by Nvidia’s Tegra 2 with an ARM Cortext-A9 CPU. The Cortext-A9 is a multicore mobile processor capable of out-of-order executions which allow for overall faster response. Apple A5 and Nvidia Tegra 2 are both system-on-chip implementations of the [...]
Just a few days ago we found out that Apple not only blocked the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from launching in Australia, but it also did it in Europe, when a German Court decided to give them the injunction over Samsung’s tablet. If you thought that’s bad, it’s getting worse. Apple now wants the German Court to block the imports of Motorola’s Xoom to Europe as well.Where does it stop?
I think the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was different enough compared to iPad 2, and I think the Xoom is even more different than iPad 2 in both look and feel, and of course software. If you want to compete in the same space as another company making a type of product, [...]
Stop! What are you guys doing? I’ll take one of those! Occasionly one of these videos pop up, and we can only watch in horror as these guys destroy perfectly good gadgets. With this particular video from ElectronicsBreak, we get front row seats to see just how tough these tablets are, and apparently not so tough. The contenders are the Samsung Galaxy Tab, an iPad 2, and a Motorola XOOM.
One by one, from waist level, all tablets are dropped, face planting into what appears to be marble or concrete. While all devices are pretty much finished after hitting the not so forgiving ground, the iPad 2 definitely appears to be the most damaged. While the Galaxy Tab might have [...]
Yeah sure, the Ipad is the best-selling tablet in the world. Sure, it’s pretty good. We clap our hands in honor of Apple, for showing the world that tablets are indeed a viable computing platform.
Now, it’s time for some serious tablet temptation talk. We have gone on to list the top reasons why the Motorola Xoom, and other similarly spec’ed Android Honeycomb Tablets could dethrone Apple’s most compelling Tablet offerings in 2011.Here are the top reasons why Android-powered tablets will dethrone the Apple iPad: 1. Multitasking:
Apple’s iOS doesn’t truly multitask. The Ipad is incapable of truly running more than one application at a [...]