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Best selling 7 inch Android 4.0 tablets under $90: IdolPad and BrainyTrade
There are a few best selling 7 inch Android 4.0 tablets under $90 currently available on the market. Here is the short review of both of them.
IdolPad PLUS tablet
IdolPad PLUS is a 5 point capacitive 7 inch touch-screen tablet with resolution of 800×480 pixels. The tablet is powered by powered by 1.2Ghz High-performance cortex A8 processor, comes with 512MB DDR3 RAM and run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operatic system. IdolPad PLUS tablet has built-in microphone, 0.3 Megapixels camera and 4GB of internal memory expandable for up to 32GB via MicroSD card slot. It is also equipped by Wireless IEEE802.11b/g and USB 2.0 adapters. The tablet supports 3D pictures and games, but does not support 3D video. IdolPad Plus IS CAPABLE TO PLAY NETFLIX VIDEOS AND COMPATIBLE WITH MOST POPULAR APPS ON GOOGLE PLAY
Currently IdolPad PLUS is on sale with the price tag of $89.98
BrainyTrade is a 5 point capacitive 7 inch touch-screen tablet with resolution of 800×480 pixels. The tablet is powered by 1.2Ghz high-performance cortex A8 processor, comes with 512MB DDR3 RAM and run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operatic system. BrainyTrade tablet has built-in 0.3 Megapixels camera and 4GB of NAND FLASH storage expandable for up to 32GB via MicroSD card slot. It is also equipped by Wireless IEEE802.11b/g adapter and has HDMI&CVBS output to HDTV. The battery capacity of the tablet is 3600 mAH that provides up to 8 hours of video playback or up to 6 hours of Internet usage via Wi-Fi. BrainyTrade tablet is equipped by gyroscope.
BrainyTrade tablets was on sale with the price tag of $85.19
A new budget tablet by Google is coming and expected to be presented soon at the Google I/O. The name of the tablet is Nexus 7. It comes with 7-inch IPS matrix display with a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels. Tablet is powered by a quad-processor 1.3 GHz processor, has a gigabyte of RAM, built-in 1.2 megapixels camera and could run on battery for up to 9 hours. It will run on Android Jelly Bean operating system and have pre-installed Google Wallet software.
Google Nexus 7 will be manufactured by ASUS and available in two versions with eight and sixteen gigabytes of internal memory and the price of $199 and $249 respectively.
Google Nexus 7 will be a direct competitor to Amazon Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet.
Apple iOS 6 is a new version of the operating system for iPhone smartphones, iPad tablets and iPod touch players. It was announced this week. According to Apple there are about two hundred new features introduced in iOS6 .
Siri voice assistant is built into the new iOS. Owners of the latest version of iPad tablets could enjoy Siri assistance after upgrading to iOS6.
The new OS integrated with Facebook. Users can share impressions on movies, music or applications from App Store. Events from Facebook could also be shared and appear in iOS calendar.
FaceTime video chat works in either Wi-Fi or cellular network. Previous versions of iOS supported FaceTime over Wi-Fi only.
Apple updated Safari browser by adding among other features sync of bookmarks over the iCloud. iOS6 Photo Stream application is capable of sharing photos with friends.
There are a few new applications introduced by Apple with iOS6. New application Passbook designed for storing of various kinds of E-tickets such as movie and air tickets. Apple Maps application replaced Google Maps with very own Apple maps. In addition to route planner and traffic update the application provides voice guidance by Siri and 3D street view called Flyover.
The beta version of iOS 6 has already been released. The operating system can be installed on iPad 2, new iPad 3, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and fourth generation of iPod touch players.
First version of iOS operating system iOS was released in 2007. iOS 5 was announced in June 2011.
The New iPad is cool!
New iPad introduces new chips impressing all market players. Enhancing for the third time the processor power, video subsystem, memory, and the main console furnished with a super screen the New iPad is again number one in the Tablet market and clearly ahead of any competitor. There’s no doubt about it.
Competitors are expected to have a series of changes and announcements on their attempts to supersede the power of the new iPad. However release of their products expected much later and in many aspects already loosing competition even though they offer unique and powerful solutions. Android is close to getting up to full competition with iOS and therefore the choice for consumers becomes more interesting but no less complicated. In addition, Windows 8 devices are coming into scene.
HD display of iPad was anticipated and expected long time ago since iPad 2. At that time manufacturers were not ready to start the mass production of HD smart screens. Later it become clear that high-definition screens in future tablets must be a standard for any manufacturer. Companies producing displays such as Samsung, LG and Sharp announce their High definition updates which usually leads to mass production in a couple of years and therefore announcements of new gadgets.
Retina screen provides unprecedented image quality and clarity. Awesome resolution of 2048×1536 pixels is now not only on the iPhone, but on the iPad 3. Many of us know limitations of a small screen of the new iPhone. But its screen resolution is better than the majority of large monitors currently have. Graphic designers are shocked by the fact that “non-professional” device could possibly have similar image quality comparing with expensive professional hi-end class monitors. The naked eye is unable to recognize the pixel on the Retina screen and the picture looks like in a glossy magazine. In fact increasing the number of pixels per inch does not make sense anymore. Enhancements may go to different directions improving color, contrast, 3D image processing and so on and so forth. Obviously, the next step in the production of matrices, it is OLED / AMOLED and other technology based on organic light-emitting diodes.
The power of A5X – dual-core and four graphic core processors is quite sufficient to manage large HD images and videos on Retina display. The memory increased to one gigabyte from the previous 512 MB. Because of all of the innovations the energy consumption of new iPad has been increased.
While the old iPad2 battery had capacity of 25 watts per hour, the new battery has almost 43.
Increased battery capacity results in proportional increase of charging time. However classic 10 hours work on the battery did not change and you can still enjoy the power of iPad while connected to the network.
New iPad comes with iSight camera proven to work perfect with the iPhone 4S. This is an excellent camera. The camera comes with image stabilizer and auto focus, white balance and face detection. Of course there is a possibility of video recording in the format of 1080p (and also with stabilizer).It’s good to know that the new iPad has improved photo and video quality providing full HD 1080p and competing with latest camcorders and cameras.
An important feature of the new iPad is the support of network 4G LTE. Nevertheless new iPad 3 supports older standard 3G also and of course Wi-Fi.
Design of the new iPad is almost unchanged. There is almost no change to shape and size and no difference that could catch the eye. No need for new design, no need for other materials. Why? Because it is very good!
The new iPad is the coolest and most wanted gadgets available at the moment. It is far ahead from competitors in many technological aspects. Long battery life, Retina display resolution as well as the new iPad ability to handle HD photo and video is especially impressive for a number of travelers.
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.