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Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been introduced almost a year ago. It is a time to prepare the next Nexus smartphone. According to some rumors this time Google will select HTC as a manufacturer of the next Nexus smartphone. One of the candidates is known as 5-inch HTC Droid Incredible X or One X 5.
Such mobile devices are called fablets because they technically very close to both smartphones and tablets. Some experts call them mini tablets while some others just smartphones. One of the well known fablet is Samsung Galaxy Note with large display and powerful processor.
Traditionally Google release the new version of Nexus device with the latest version of Google Android. According to some HTC sources Google Nexus 5 may run on the latest Android 4.1.2 operating system that comes with a number of fixes, improvements and additional functionality.
The first Google fablet could be powered by Snapdragon S4 Pro with support of 1080p-Full HD graphic. Google Nexus 5 may come with 64 GB of internal memory and to cameras: 12-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera. Support of LTE networks is also expected.
Apple iPad mini – the smaller version of the Apple tablet may be presented today.
There were a lot of rumors about a 7-inch iPad tablet last months. The idea of iPad Mini was not very exiting at the beginning. It was not clear why Apple should reduce the size of their very popular tablets. However after successful launch of 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire including Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 the idea become more popular and clear. Market needs more compact, portable, powerful and yet affordable tablet.
On September 12 Apple is going to release iPhone 5 the next generation of Apple’s smartphone. There is a chance that the company may introduce iPad mini tablet on the same event. According to rumors iPad mini comes with 7.85-inch display with the same aspect ratio and resolution as in the case of iPad 2. iPad mini should support all existing applications for the iPad tablets. So the use the same resolution like in iPad 2, i.e. 1024 by 768 pixels makes perfect sense. These way HD applications will not be affected.
Retina display with resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels is going to be a key difference between iPad 3 and the iPad mini. Apple is going to follow the Amazon practice and we might see the approach similar to Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD in terms of quality and specifications of displays. Higher price models will get most technologically advanced displays. On other hands cheaper models will get more affordable, good quality displays.
The smaller tablet does not need the same frame as his “big brother.” According to numerous rumors, the iPad Mini design is more similar to the iPod Touch than to the iPad 3.
Most likely the price of IPad mini will not exceed $299. This will allow the iPad Mini to compete with other popular tablets such as Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7. It might be a little more expensive. But in any case, the price should not exceed $399 of iPad 2 16GB.
If the iPad Mini is just a smaller version of the big iPad, but cheaper and with a small screen, then who will buy the iPad 2? Most likely iPad Mini will be targeted for a specific audience, while maintaining a certain set of features and functions – like the iPod Nano and Mini compared to the iPod Touch.
IPad Mini may come with two built-in cameras. Front camera may be used for FaceTime video calls just like in case of the iPhone.
The new smaller docking port debuts with iPhone 5 and in the future it might be used on all iOS devices. It makes perfect sense to use the smaller size port with iPad Mini because of the reduced size of the device.
Any way we will get more details soon. May be in a couple of hours. Stay with us.
Galaxy Note 10.1 – one more first class Android tablet by Samsung
A few days ago Samsung Electronics America Inc announced their new Galaxy Note 10.1 Android tablet to the U.S. market. Galaxy Note 10.1 extends the range of Galaxy Note smartphones family that quickly became popular since the last year release.
Galaxy Note 10.1 powered by Quad-Core 1.4 HGz processor and equipped by 2 GB of RAM. Multiscreen feature of Galaxy Note 10.1 allows users easily manage multiple applications displaying their windows side-by-side and achieving a true and easy multitasking. Users can browse the web, play video, or run other applications simultaneously while writing or working with Pen S on the other side of the screen. There is no need to switch back and forth between applications.
In addition, Galaxy Note 10.1 offers the ability to run popular widgets such as clock, music player, email client and calculator on the top of other applications, freely moving them around the screen.
Multi-tasking, high resolution and good graphics performance are significant features of Galaxy Note 10.1.
Galaxy Note 10.1 equipped by built-in 5-megapixel rear camera and 1.9 megapixel front camera. Smart-Stay functionality of Galaxy Note 10.1 uses the front camera for preventing the device from going into sleep mode when it detects the user in the front of the device.
Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle Fire are leading tablets in terms of customer satisfaction.
Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle Fire are leading tablets in terms of customer satisfaction according to the survey by comScore. According to the survey of 6,000 people tablets BECOME MORE POPULAR THAN SMARTPHONES. ComScore asked respective owners to assess their Tablet PC on a scale of 1 to 10. The result was pretty intriguing. As expected Apple iPad got the highest number of points – 8.8. But Amazon Kindle Fire got very similar score 8.7. All other Android tablets got significantly lower points with an average result of 8.2.
There were also a few interesting facts discovered during the survey. 56.6% of Amazon Kindle Fire owners are women while men own 52.9% of Apple iPad tablets. Typically owners of Apple iPad financially secured better. 46.3% of Apple iPad owners reported that their income is more than 100 thousand dollars a year. One of the main reason to buy Apple iPad was advertising campaigns and the popularity of the brand. From other hand Amazon Kindle Fire owners bought their tablets focusing more on price and availability of wide range of applications covering their needs.
Galaxy Note 10.1 newest tablet by Samsung
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Galaxy Note 10.1 newest tablet by Samsung became available today. The new model of Samsung Galaxy Note equipped by 10.1-inch 1280×800 pixels touch screen display and run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The newest Galaxy Note comes with a special stylus S Pen that used for making notes and drawings directly to web pages, photos or videos. S Pen offers a new way for creating content through a set of different patterns such as “Conference”, “Recipe”, “Postcards,” “Diary,” “Journal,” etc.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet powered by quad core 1.4 GHz processor clocked and comes with 2 GB of RAM. There are 3 models of newest Samsung Galaxy Note tablet with 16, 32 or 64 GB of storage are currently available. The storage could be expanded on up to 64GB using MicroSD card. A number of other slots, adapters and sensors of the newest Galaxy Note tablet include GPS receiver, wireless Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n adapters, an accelerometer, digital compass, light sensor and a gyroscope. Certain versions of Samsung Galaxy Note newest tablet are equipped with 3G-modem for use in GSM and HSPA +. There are two 5 and 1.9 megapixels cameras built into Samsung Galaxy Note tablet. The capacity of the battery of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is 7000 mAh. Dimensions are 262 × 180 × 8,9 mm and weight is about 600g.
Currently Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is available in South Korea, Germany, Great Britain and the United States.