The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has been praised for being an affordable tablet with mediocre specs. It was a great option for people wanting a moderately powerful tablet, but not wanting to dish out $400+ for a more powerful tablet. The Google branded Nexus 7 has been rumored for months, but now it is days…
Leave it to Google to make even the most mundane tasks into intuitive and enjoyable experiences. This time they’ve tackled the chore of holiday shopping and browsing by releasing Google Catalogs, a tablet only app that lets users browse catalogs from dozens of retailers across the county.
Google finally got around to updating Google Search on the web for tablets. In the past tablets were always sent to the desktop version of Google, but that was obviously designed for desktops. The mobile version was not a good fit either. So Google tweaked the desktop version with tablets in mind. Basically the certain elements are larger and more touch input friendly. Go ahead and give it a try by going to www.google.com on your Honeycomb 3.1+ tablet.
This week’s App of the Week is Google Music. The Google Music player is a decent app on its own, but what makes it extraordinary is its cloud features. Google can store up to 20,000 songs on its servers for you to enjoy on literally any device via a web browser, or on Android with the Google Music app.
Boy do I wish that I was at Google I/O this year. Everybody attending is receiving a brand new Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the next few days, almost a full month before it goes on sale.
Google also announced that the tablet will also be receiving the 3.1 update in the next few weeks which includes bug fixes and other cool features. Hopefully that means that 3.1 will be on board early next month when the 10.1 launches.