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Technological progress brings to our attention a lot of new electronic gadgets making traveling much easier than it was in the past.
Here are top 7 electronics gadgets that every traveler should consider for the safety and comfort when planning the trip.
Navigation and communication.
Mobile phone – is your phone smart enough?
Mobile phone is a “must take with you” electronic device. Nova days almost everybody has a cell phone mainly for communication and safety purposes. Some of cell phones have some additional features such as GPS navigation, internet connection, audio and video playback, etc. They are running under control of operating systems especially designed for mobile devices. Such phones are called smarthones. Smartphones provide additional level of comfort while travelling. The majority of them are capable of working in cell networks of almost any country. There are many smartphones available in the market. The most notable are Apple iPhone 4S , various Samsung Galaxy lines, Sony Ericsson Expiria, Nokia, Motorola and HTC Droid models.
Tablet – the comfort of home computer on the trip
Tablets are good alternatives for smart phones. They bring you the power of your personal computer combined with the portability. Tablets have larger screens and more comfortable in terms of discovering places using GPS navigation software and loaded maps. The big screen and powerful CPU advantage is also applying to watching movies and videos as well as playing games and reading books. Communications abilities including video calls are pretty remarkable .However tablets generally could run less time on the battery than smartphones could. Also they are bigger and therefore less portable. From other side new leading tablets such as Amazon Kindle Fire, coming mini iPad and Samsung Galaxy tab 2 equipped by 7-inch screen and could run more than 8 hours on battery. In addition Amazon Kindle Fire provide great access to the biggest collection of digital content such as music, video, books, etc.
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Best selling Android tablets – Amazon Kindle Fire and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is the first tablet running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform and competing on tablets market with popular Amazon Kindle Fire in terms of price, quality and performance.
Amazon Kindle Fire was designed as a simple and highly specialized tablet for the delivery of the digital content from Amazon stores. The price of Amazon Kindle Fire is 199$. It is the cheapest tablet of such class available in the market. Samsung offers Galaxy Tab 2 with built-in cameras and memory expansion slot for 249$. There are no either cameras or memory extension slot available on Kindle. Amazon Kindle Fire main functionality is concentrated on easy and reliable access to books, music, video and other digital content of Amazon stores.
The brand Kindle associates with Amazon and books and therefore triggers expectations of superior quality and easy to use functionality for reading books. Samsung Galaxy Tab does not provide comparable functionality and quality of reading books. Amazon Kindle Fire screen is much better calibrated and provide reach reading experience through multiple color tones, font sizes and types as well as built-in thesaurus capabilities. Many of such features and capabilities are not provided by Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. Others are either generic or require installation of additional software. Therefore reading books on AmazonKindle Fire is more enjoyable and comfortable.
One of the advantage of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is expandable memory. 8 GB of internal memory of Kindle Fire is enough only for books but not for movies and music Kindle users can keep their content on Amazon cloud but sometimes local storage is more convenient.
Kindle Fire has access to a large collection of Amazon digital content including downloadable and streaming television programs and movies. Premium account holders have access to thousands of movies and TVs. Samsung Galaxy Tab2 does not have any built-in media player and Android platform currently does not offer one either. However Samsung Galaxy Tab consumers could install flash player and watch videos through the web browser. Samsung does not provide any digital content for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 customers at the moment. Amazon Cloud Player app for Android is free and provides the access and opportunity to buy the music from Amazon cloud. User interface of the player of Samsung Galaxy 2 tablet is very similar to Kindle player but Amazon’s interface is more clear and easier to use In respect of the music the main advantage of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is expandable to 40 GB local memory storing much more music locally than Kindle capable.
According to research by comScore Kindle Fire became the most popular Android-based tablet in the U.S.
As of February 2012 the share of Kindle Fire in the US tablet of Android based tablets was 54.4 percent.
The device is far ahead from the nearest competitor Samsung Galaxy Tab .with 15.4 percent of the market.
Motorola Xoom is on the third place with 7 percent. Amazon started sales of Kindle Fire in U.S. stores in November 14, 2011 and in a month manage to get 29.4 percent of the market.
Kindle Fire powered by 1GHz dual-core processor and has eight gigabytes of internal memory.
7” display of the device has a resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels. There are no built-in camera and a slot for SIM cards but it can go online via Wi-Fi.
Kindle Fire is running on modified version of Android and has no access to Google services.
Applications for Fire are available in Amazon Appstore only. In order to access the Android Market consumers should get the tablet root privileges.
According to unofficial reports Google is close to release a device that would be competitor of Kindle Fire. New 7’’ tablet from Google expected to have a price below $ 199.
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