This should come as no surprise to most of you, but Samsung has the two most popular tablets according to two different analyses. The Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0 inches) is estimated to have 11.8% and 18.3% market share in the Android tablet realm. Next up is the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 with between 8.3% and 14.4% market share.
Read Write published that the list on the right is significantly more accurate than the one on the left, so a Kindle Fire might has squeezed into second place. Still, the Galaxy Tab 2 line is immensely popular.
Also take note as to how many Samsung tablets are on that list. My math says that Samsung holds 54.2% of the Android tablet market.
Source: Read Write
The Galaxy Note 8.0 is all but announced now. Mobile World Congress has not officially started, but Samsung’s booth is already being setup. As you can see in the photo above, it features a large press photo of the Galaxy Note 8.0.
This was honestly one of the most fun games I have played in a while. It’s relatively a very simple game, however after I had finally taken the initiative to download and install it, I actually realized how fun it was.
At first look, it looks like a cute little game that was made for some of the smaller children, like something they might play in a doctor’s office or someplace else. Well, this game isn’t that, although it might be true for some, definitely not for me. I have played this game for a good 6 or 7 hours total now on my Galaxy S3, and I must say that this game is very worth the play.
The objective of the game is simple, you and 3 others run in a crazy platform world, and try to get to the finish line first. “How hard could that be?!” you might ask, but the fact of the matter is, it can be frustrating if you’re a competitive player like I am. Weapons and power ups are available in the game to use for yourself and against other players as well. All these power ups include Speed Boost, A magnet to pull others closer to you, a six-second shield, a heart that absorbs one hit, and the weapons. These weapons however, are not something you would not normally find in your typical “Cute animal racing” game. Weapons include Lightning strikes to shock your enemies, bear traps to decapitate, a saw blade that you throw and cuts them (or you by accident) in half, and a box that punches players back. Now you can see where the game gets very competitive.
Another cool thing in the game that keeps players playing, is the shop. Face it, who doesn’t like upgrades and expensive things to say to others “Ha, I’m better than you!”? The items in the shop is obtainable all by coins in which players can collect after races. The characters are all customizable as well, and yes, that is plural, you can have more than one character, like a cat, teddy bear, turtle, etc. Now, if you’re the person who doesn’t like to wait and earn the coins, you have the choice to also buy coins in packs as well.One thing I don’t like about the coin system, is that if you’re in first place at the end of a race, you get 12 coins 99% of the time. It’s a bit repetitive to get coins, and can take longer than what you would want it to.
Two other things that I like about the game, is the ability to add friends, and the Scoreboard. The more games you win, the higher your rank is, and the higher the rank the higher you are up in the scoreboard. The scoreboard tracks how many games you have played, your win percentage, your kill/death ratio, and number of suicides.
This game is so simple and cute, yet it is so competitive, addictive, and gory. This game also looks great on my Galaxy Tab 10.1, and so should work on any device out there.
Do I recommend this game? Absolutely! Is it ONLY for kids? Not at all! Grab it on Google Play Today!
There have been a lot of rumors lately about the latest Galaxy Note variant, Galaxy Note 8.0. As the name suggests, it will be an 8-inch tablet with a built in S-Pen stylus. It will likely be announced at Mobile World Congress later next month.
This tablet seems a lot like a smaller version of the Galaxy Note 10.1. The size also seems more practical. Personally, I enjoy using tablets around 7-inches more than 10-inch ones. The Galaxy Note 8.0 seems to suffer the same fatal flaw that the Galaxy Note 10.1 suffered – the 1280 x 800 screen resolution. At least the pixel density will be slightly higher on this 8-inch model.