The Samsung Galaxy Tab showed the world how much a seven inch Android tablet could do and about six months later HTC tried to do the same with its seven inch Flyer. It features support for a capacitive stylus that is sold separately for $80 and does not have adequate software to warrant it. So how does the Flyer match up to the Galaxy Tab? Find out below.
|Galaxy Tab||HTC Flyer|
|Screen Size||7 inches||7 inches|
|Resolution||1024 x 600||1024 x 600|
|Rear Camera||3 MP with Auto Focus and LED Flash||5 MP with Auto Focus|
|Front Camera||1.3 MP||1.3 MP|
|Processor||1GHz Cortex A8||1.5 GHz|
|Battery||4,000 mAh||4,000 mAh|
|Thinness||12 mm||13.2 mm|
|Weight||385 grams||420 grams|
|Memory||16 GB||32 GB|
|RAM||512 MB||1 GB|
|Operating System||Android 2.2 Froyo w/TouchWiz UI||Android 2.3 Gingerbread w/Sense UI|
Sure the specs on the HTC Flyer are pretty good with its 1.5 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM, but reviews find it to be sluggish. At $350 the Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi is just a much better value than the $500 Flyer.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments below or in the forums.
So far only the United States has gotten the slimmer Galaxy Tab 10.1′s love, but that will not be true for too much longer. Starting August 4th, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available to Great Britain citizens in both Wi-Fi and 3G fashions. The 3G variant will feature HSPA+ with 21 Mbps down speeds. It also will likely come with TouchWiz UX preinstalled.
Are you angry that you have to wait so long? Let us know in the comments below or on the forums.
The kernel source was just recently released and the developers at XDA immediately went to work on an overclocked kernel. They managed to get it up to 1.4 GHz, but it is not quite ready for general consumption. It is still in a preview stage which basically means it is in alpha testing. You should expect many force closes and crashes. Initial testers claim to have boosted their Quadrant score by around 400 points.
I can not recommend that you flash this kernel at this point, but if you must, then follow the source link for instructions.