The Galaxy Tab line of 7.0 inch tablets is now three strong. The original Galaxy Tab was launched in 2010 and was the first Android tablet to take seriously because it had access to the Android Market unlike other Android tablets. It launched with Android 2.2 and was later upgraded to Android 2.3. The second 7.0 inch tablet is called the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. It launched in late 2011 with Honeycomb. Last there is the Galaxy Tab 2 coming in March 2012 with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It will likely be the first Android 4.0 tablet by Samsung unless they provide a software update to another tablet in their lineup before next march.
You might expect the specs of these devices to be better with each iteration but that is not the case. While there are some significant differences between the original Galaxy Tab and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, there is hardly any difference between the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and Galaxy Tab 2. Check out the whole specs breakdown.
The Kindle Fire and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 are similar in many aspects. But at the same time they do not share the same market. One huge reason is the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is going to run on T-Mobile’s 3G network and the Kindle Fire can only run on Wi-Fi. Having cellular radios alone would bump the price up $100 or more, but the Kindle Fire runs for the extremely affordable price of $199.
UPDATE: There will be a Wi-Fi version of the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.
Truth be told, I love Apple products. I have owned both the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 4. The original iPhone sparked my desire to write about technology.
A few hours ago, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, announced the iPhone 4S. So how does Apple’s latest and greatest hold up to Samsung’s Galaxy Note?
The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is coming out later this month according to Best Buy’s website, and the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is coming in the coming months according to Samsung. A lot of people missed the smaller form factor of the original Tab, so which of the these two is better?
You can not say that Archos does not try. They have got a powerful CPU in their latest generation of Android tablets, but they ruin it with subpar hardware all around.
Check out the comparison below.
|Galaxy Tab 10.1||Archos 101 Gen 9|
|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||No|
|Front Camera||2 MP||Yes|
|Processor||1 GHz Dual Core NVIDIA Tegra 2||1.5 GHz Dual Core Cortex A9|
|Weight||565 grams (1.2 pounds)||649 grams (1.4 pounds)
755 grams (1.7 pounds) [Hard Drive]
|Thinness||8.6 mm||12.6 mm
15.6 mm [Hard Drive]
|Memory||16GB/32GB||16GB + microSD slot
250 GB [Hard Drive]
|Ram||1 GB||1 GB|
|Operating System||Android 3.1||Android 3.1|
|Starting Price||$499 (WiFi-Only 16 GB)||$349 (WiFi-Only 16 GB)|
|Availability||Available Now||September 2011|
The Archos 101 G9 is spectacular on paper, just like the previous generations. There is a reason that they do not take off though – poor quality. I would rather pay $500 for a high quality product than $350 for a poor quality one.
Would you consider buying an Archos 101 Gen 9?
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.