How to add a wallpaper for noobs.
- Click the download link above on your Galaxy Tab
- Longpress on the wallpaper image
- Click set as wallpaper
One of the most overlooked features of Android is native keyboard and mouse compatibility. The Galaxy Tab with it’s tablet class screen makes it a marquee device for the feature, and it’s incredibly simple to use. Upon pairing a Bluetooth mouse, you’ll see a traditional PC style cursor appear, and text input on a Bluetooth keyboard is no different than typing on a Mac or PC.
Before running out to purchase Bluetooth gear it is important to know what kind of Tab you own, as certain carrier’s Tab’s feature different Bluetooth profiles. As of June 2011, All GSM Tab’s (T-mobile, and AT&T) as well as Verizon’s CDMA Tab feature an Bluetooth Profile capable of generic mouse and keyboard support.
Once connected the experience is intuitive and PC like in nature. The general rule of using a mouse on Android is to think of the cursor as your finger hovering above the touch screen, clicking the the mouse is the same as touching the screen where the cursor is. To flip through home screens you simply left click and flick, and when browsing the web most android browsers support scroll wheel functionality. Additionally, while i cant confirm this on all devices, on my Verizon Galaxy Tab the Android back button is mapped to the left click which makes navigating the OS very simple from a mouse. I’ve even combined the Bluetooth keyboard and mouse with my Samsung HDMI dock and a old PC monitor to create an android based desktop computer setup. Win.
The Motorola Xoom was the first Honeycomb tablet available, but being first does not mean you are the best. There are many complains about the Xoom. The screen is washed out. Motorola has not upgraded the software to allow microSD cards yet. It also has not gotten the 4G LTE upgrade it was promised. The also weighs 1.6 pounds which feels very heavy when you hold it for more than a few minutes. Holding it is also difficult because the bevel is very small.
|Galaxy Tab 10.1||Motorola Xoom|
|Screen Size||10.1 inches||10.1 inches|
|Resolution||1280 x 800||1280 x 800|
|Rear Camera||3 MP with Auto Focus and LED Flash||5 MP with Auto Focus and Dual LED Flash|
|Front Camera||2 MP||2 MP|
|Processor||1 GHz Dual Core NVIDIA Tegra 2||1 GHz Dual Core NVIDIA Tegra 2|
|Battery||7,000 mAh||6,500 mAh|
|Weight||565 grams (1.2 pounds)||708 grams (1.6 pounds)|
|Thinness||8.6 mm||12.9 mm|
|Memory||16GB/32GB||32GB + microSD slot (not currently working though)|
|Ram||1 GB||1 GB|
|Operating System||Android 3.1||Android 3.1|
|Starting Price||$499 (WiFi-Only 16 GB)||$599 (WiFi-Only 32 GB)|
Even with the Xoom’s faults, it is still a good device. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is just better. Do you agree?