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.
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.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 was Samsung’s most recent tablet to launch on Ice Cream Sandwich, but it is now starting to see an update to Jelly Bean in Germany. Unfortunately, it is not the latest version of Jelly Bean (Android 4.2), which is available on the Nexus 10. Instead, the update is just to Android 4.1. Android 4.0 to Android 4.1 was a much bigger update than Android 4.1 to Android 4.2, so do not be too disappointed that the latest version is not coming yet.
Hurricane Sandy might have cancelled Google’s Nexus event, but Google still made their announcements known. The most interesting announcement in my opinion was the Nexus 10. Sure, all the specs were already leaked, but the device is outstanding.
It has a 10.055-inch screen at 2560 x 1600 resolution. That equates to 300 ppi, blowing the iPad out of the water. Other key specs include 2 GB of RAM, dual-core A15 processor, Mali T604 graphics, and a 9000 mAh battery.