Monday, August 6, 2012

Best Android Tablet Review:Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

As a successful and outstanding android tablet, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has many merits which attract people to buy it. Although nexus 7 has become the most popular tablet now, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is still a great choice for you.

It is lighter and thinner than the Apple iPad 2, and has a smaller footprint than either the Motorola Xoom or the Acer Iconia Tab A500, which are heavier and bulkier than most tablets. Following we will review this fantastic tablet and you will have a better understanding of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Design and Hardware

The dominated 1200 x 800 pixel touchscreen is surrounded by a black bezel, and the device is all screen. An on/off switch, volume rocker and 3.5 mm headphone jack are located on the top edge. The sides sport stereo speakers that won't send chills up your audiophile spine but are much better than might be expected as built-ins. Plus, a proprietary charging and docking port are set on the bottom and the back cover is available in white or metallic gray. Besides, the heart of the device lays in a peppy nVidia Tegra2 Dual Core 1GHz processor which provides to run the device smoothly over a wide variety of applications. Also, it comes with 1 GB of RAM and Android 3.2 Honeycomb and now it should be getting Android 4.0 at some point.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
You will be excited about a 7000 mAh Li-Polymer battery on a Galaxy tab 10.1 that offers about 10 hours of usage on a charge. of course actual battery life will depend on how you use the tablet. Wireless connectivity is by Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, and the device also supports Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR Connectivity.

Performance

Above all, the browser application is excellent for such a portable device. It offers the complete internet experience and has tabbed browsing just like on a computer with full-content webpages. Pages are displayed as fast as you'd expect with any brand new computer.

Then, many games looked better on Galaxy Tab 10.1 than on the iPad 2 with more vibrant and appropriately saturated colors. For example, “Toy Story 3" was vibrant and colorful and teemed with more life (yes, even in a cartoon) than on the other Android tablets. The speakers are powerful, and capable of deep, thumping bass.

The 8-megapixel rear camera took high-quality pictures for a tablet camera with a sharpness and level of color vibrancy. The default camera app exists at a slightly more streamlined interface and includes a few options like white-balance setting and a timer, but a zoom function is unavailable. When panning around, before taking a still pic, the video frame rate was noticeably delayed compared with the Acer Iconia Tab A500 or the Xoom.
galaxy rear
We can find two apps unique to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 are included on the device: the aforementioned Samsung Apps, and Pulse. With Samsung Apps, we were able to do download Rilakkuma pics While Pulse is a news aggregator that organizes news items into small previews, categorized into news, social (with Facebook functionality), entertainment, and so on, usually accompanied with a pic.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is set to its highest possible brightness by default, measuring 336 candelas per square meter (cd/m2) at its highest and 0.30 cd/m2 at its lowest, delivering a very good contrast ratio of 1,120:1.

Summary

Tablets are intended to make their users' lives easier so there's little toleration for one that is at all difficult to operate. For consumers, there’s virtually no learning curve in getting up to speed with the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Icons, widgets and drag-and-drop functionality make using the tablet simple and pleasurable. Its multitasking ability is a major plus, and the web browser experience is essentially identical to using a computer.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is remarked as the best Android tablet and it is really worth the praise. Its design is not coincidentally similar to that of the Apple iPad 2, which continues to set the standard but is now being challenged. If you're a fan of Samsung or android, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is definitely the tablet for you.

Friday, August 3, 2012

How to burn The Dark Knight Rises to Blu-ray?

If you have never heard of The Dark Knight Rise directed by Christopher Nolan, you may be out. Since The Dark Knight Rise is released on July 20th, it has ever top the box office. Nobody can deny it's a technical marvel and it brought us astonished moments. People gave much attention in it and it get popular and hot. Many people want to watch it in the theater with friends or family, even there is an article listed five reasons to watch the movie. For those who watch it in the Internet, and download the film, and want to burn the movie for a HD format and have a Blu-ray player,maybe burning The Dark Knight Rise to blu-ray is their best choice.

Undoubtedly, speaking of burn films, many people may think dvd is a good choice, but if you want a better quality and a large content, blu-ray is a better choice.And I have recently find a new leawo blu-ray creator on cnet which is remarkable.I downloaded it and have converted My loveable family videos to a blu-ray, it really works well.If you want to burn the The Dark Knight Rise to a blu-ray disc, first download and installed this blu-ray burner and following steps is provided to your reference.
Leawo Blu-ray Creator

1. Load your download film.

Click “add video ”to add The Dark Knight Rise. You can preview it on the right side.If you burn more videos, you can add them,and you can merge the videos casually by right click.
Imput the dark knight rises

2. Edit the flim.

Click “Edit” button, and you will enter the editing interface, you can do some trimming and cropping, and adjust the video effect or add individualized design features through effecting and watermarking in this windows.
Edit video

3. 3D setting

Maybe you want to set the 3D effects, you can do it by clicking “3D setting “button.
3D setting

4. Design menu. 

Click the right button “design menu” to customize your Blu-ray menu.You can set the theme,background,button and others.
Design menu

5. Burn to Blu-ray disc

Click the “burn” button, and you can do some blu-ray setting on pop-up windows and click “Ok”, then the software begin to work.You can follow the process on the burning interface.
Burning setting

Blu-ray burning

So, you have done all the operations and you have got your Blu-ray of The Dark Knight Rise. Just enjoy it with your friends.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Laptop vs Tablet, How do you Choose?

tablet
Laptops and tablet PCs are both viable options for people at present.And with google nexus 7's rise and Olympics'coming,tablet become more and more popular.So people really don't know which should buy.They are similar,but they some some key differences. In order to get the best computer for your individual needs, it's important to compare the key features of both laptops and tablets.

Interface

Laptop interfaces mimic a typical desktop setup, complete with a keyboard and mouse. Tablets, however, have a special touch-screen display designed for use with a digital pen, rather than a keyboard or mouse.

Price

Laptops generally cost less than tablet PCs with comparable features according to  article "Tablet PC vs. Laptop: How Do You Choose?"

Portability

laptopVirtually all laptops are designed to be portable. Conversely, some tablets are lightweight and portable, but others are bulky, designed only for desktop usage.

Battery Life

Along with portability, battery lifespan is very important to ensure lasting usage. Laptops usually have a better average battery lifespan; however, some tablet PCs can be upgraded with "smart batteries" that improve charge duration.

Functionality

Laptops often feature better hardware for faster performance with most general programs. However, the touch display of a tablet PC allows increased functionality with certain digital imaging programs like Adobe Photoshop or Corel Draw. 

After evaluating the pros and cons of both mobile computing systems properly, you can make your choice. It depends on what you really need to have. There are also hybrid laptop tablet PCs available in the market today, which are basically tablet PCs, but you can attach a keyboard and mouse to them, and use them in a vertical position just as you would use a traditional laptop. Incidentally, these are also the better selling of all varieties. 

from ehow

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Asus Transformer Pad TF300T Review

Asus Transformer Pad TF300T
When it comes to manufacturing high quality tablet devices, Asus doesn’t cut corners. From build quality, to hardware and software, Asus tends to hit the nail on the head when creating tablets. Their recent onslaught of devices have all been well received by almost everyone who’s had a chance to use them. I had the pleasure of receiving the Transformer Pad TF300T, which is basically the TF201 Prime’s little brother.

But, make no mistake, the TF300T holds it’s own against any competitor, thanks to an impressive arsenal of specs, software, and accessories.

Hardware

The TF300T is no underdog. In fact, it’s packing the specs to compete with the absolute newest and hottest tablets on the market. It’s internals are as such:
  • Size: 263 × 180.8 × 9.9mm ; 635g
  • Display: 10.1″ WXGA (1280 × 800) LED with IPS
  • Processor: Nvidia quad-core Tegra 3, 1.2 GHz
  • Memory: 1GB RAM DDR3
  • Storage: 16GB, microSD slot expandable
  • Connectivity: USB, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Wi-Fi, micro HDMI
  • Camera: 8MP rear facing, 1.2MP front-facing
  • Video: 1080p HD
  • OS: Android 4.0.3
  • Available with a full mobile dock/keyboard
The device is slightly thicker than the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Lenovo Ideatab S2110. It felt no heavier in the hands, I must say. Here are the three tablets stacked, with the Asus being on top.

Asus Transformer Pad TF300T

The Tegra 3 is a massive CPU, and was capable of handling the most taxing actions I could hit at it. Nvidia, of course, pushes the gaming abilities of the Tegra 3, so I was sure to test that thoroughly as well. ShadowGun, Dead Trigger, Riptide, and the preloaded Glowball were no match for Tegra 3′s quad-core intensity. The Tegra 3 within the TF300T obtained benchmark scores that are slightly under the scores of the Tegra 3 chip found in the Transformer Prime and the HTC One X.

Software

The TF300T is running Android 4.0.3 with the Asus Launcher running on top. The Asus Launcher is much less noticeable than TouchWiz or other manufacturer overlays, and keeps in-line with AOSP Android. Asus has also included three different modes of operation to complement the Tegra 3 processor – Power Saver, Balanced, and Performance. You will also find a bundle of native widgets that are quite useful and attractive.


Asus Transformer Pad TF300T

Design and display

The 10.1″ IPS display on the Transformer Pad 300 is surrounded by a somewhat large bezel, but still provides a hefty amount of screen real estate. The 1280 x 800 resolution looks incredible when gaming or watching videos. The brightness is quite impressive as well, due to the additional backlights embedded in the device. The pixel density is equal to that of the Transformer Prime, coming in at 149 ppi.

Asus Transformer Pad TF300T

Mobile Dock/Keyboard

In my opinion, the keyboard dock is an incredible addition to the tablet. The dock is extremely easy to use, lightweight, and basically turns the tablet into a quad-core netbook. Not too shabby, right? My only complaint is that it’s a bit on the small size, so it will take some getting used to, typing-wise.

The hinge between the TF300T and the keyboard is extremely strong, and offers the same adjustability as most laptops.

Asus Transformer Pad TF300T

Camera

At 8MP, the Asus’ camera is not something to shake a finger at. The five element lens aids with focus, and produces impressive images. The camera software has the general configuration of most ICS devices, with multiple settings and effects to choose from. Here are some images taken using the rear-facing camera.


Asus Transformer Pad TF300T

Video Review


Many of the TF300T’s features are better left to be experienced by seeing them. So here is our full Transformer Pad 300 video review !


from androidauthority

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Using Nexus 7 with a keyboard?

nexus 7 keyboard
My Nexus 7 is almost always in my hand, surfing the web, researching articles, reading an ebook, or otherwise consuming content from the web. It is particularly useful for those purposes as I have detailed in the past. I am getting asked if the Nexus 7 would be useful for creating content with an external keyboard. My answer is absolutely not.

I have a reputation for using tablets in my work by using them with keyboards to write thousands of words. They are very good at that as my working history proves, but only to a point.

The Nexus 7 will never be good for writing as I do, even with a good external keyboard. That's due to one factor: size. While the 7-inch display makes the Nexus 7 perfect for a portable companion, it is too limiting for use as a laptop replacement.

This limit is due to two factors, keyboard width and display size. Just like the original 7-inch netbook, the Eee PC, the Nexus 7 is too narrow to support a case with a workable keyboard. I never could type well on the Eee PC, and the same would be true for any keyboard for the Nexus 7.

The screen size is even worse for using in a laptop configuration with a keyboard. While the small display is perfect while held in the hand not too far from the eyes, it's a different ballgame when propped up with a keyboard for typing. The small screen is too far from the eyes and just too darn small to be useful.

That's why I can't see ever using the Nexus 7 as a standin for writing, even if it's the only gadget in the bag. While larger tablets like the iPad work well for me for such tasks, I am not willing to use something that makes the process difficult. A tiny display would certainly do that so I'll stick to using the iPad for writing and the Nexus 7 for most everything else.

from zdnet

Monday, July 30, 2012

Samsung 11.8 inch tablet disclosed in court documents

iPad-Galaxy
Dozens of Apple and Samsung products are being leaked to the public in the blockbuster patent trial that got started in San Jose, Calif., today. The latest of these leaks comes from court documents that show Samsung might be working on an 11.8 inch tablet with Retina display, according to The Verge.

Codenamed "P10," this tablet would reportedly have LTE connectivity, 2560 x 1600 resolution, and a pixel density of 256 ppi, according to The Verge. This is much bigger than the iPad tablet, which currently features a 9.5 inch screen, 2048 x 1536 resolution, and a pixel density of 264 ppi.

According to The Verge, Samsung is one of the largest suppliers of LCDs and AMOLEDs, so it makes sense that it would look to get into the world of Retina display for its Galaxy line.

Sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 are currently banned in the U.S. due to the patent case with Apple. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ordered an injunction on the tablet in June at Apple's request. Apple said that the key design patents that cover its iPad also seem to apply to Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1. In its counter-argument, Samsung has repeatedly referred to that design as "generic."

In addition to the possible "P10," other leaked products via court documents include two Windows Phone 8-based Samsung devices, codenamed Odyssey and Marco, and dozens of early prototypes and sketches of Apple's iPad and iPhone.

from cnet

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Some Galaxy Tab 10.1 Buyers thought they Purchased iPads, Returned the Android tablets,according to Best Buy

galaxy-tab-10.1-vs-ipad

Things continue to look not-so-good for Samsung in its complicated patent-based lawsuit against Apple. The two giants are going to face each other off in courts starting with July 30 in the U.S. case, the most important one of for both companies–and they’re fighting it out in over 50 cases in 10 countries.

Earlier today, we heard that Google warned Samsung that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 looked too much like the iPad, which is what Apple was able to get apparently from Samsung documents.

Now we hear that the iPhone and iPad maker scored other similar documents that reveal internal Samsung discussions regarding similarities between its products and Apple’s. One of the interesting tidbits, which Samsung will have a tough time fighting, is the fact that Best Buy customers returned Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices after realizing they were not iPads, which is what they though they were buying in the first place:

Samsung was forced to release a bunch of documents it had been keeping under seal that show the likeness between its products and Apple’s. Examples outlined in the documents include comments from Samsung workers discussing similarities with Apple’s products, and reports Samsung got from retailer Best Buy that Samsung tablets were being returned because customers thought they were getting iPads. Samsung still has a pending motion to prevent all of this information from being included at trial.

So far, Samsung did not have such a great time in courts, where Apple has won more favorable rulings than the South Korean company did, with the most recent one being scored in the U.S. case – the jury was instructed to take into account that Samsung did not preserve documents that could have been used by Apple as evidence in court.

We are thoroughly following the Apple vs Samsung battle because it’s one of the most important legal fights out there for the mobile business, so we’ll be back with more details from the U.S. case that’s about to begin.

Meanwhile, if any of those Best Buy buyers that returned Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices after realizing they were not iPads are reading these lines, then let us know what happened back then and why you made such a mistake.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire,Which One Should You Buy?

Nexus 7
Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire are two hot and favorable android tablets at present,and most of people cannot decide to buy which one.My suggestion is buy the Nexus 7 unless you're a huge Amazon user. Then get the Fire.

There you go. No beating around the bush. Just a simple answer. Or is it?

Let's regroup for a second and really look at the question. The Kindle Fire is Amazon's $199 7-inch Android-based Kindle device. It's WiFi-only. The Nexus 7 is Google's $199 7-inch Android device. It's also WiFi-only.

Now you can see why there's some level of confusion. The two devices are the same size and the same price. There are some differences, however.

Physical device

The Kindle Fire weights 2.6 ounces more than the Nexus 7. It's 14.6 ounces, while the Nexus 7 is 12 ounces. In a handheld device, 2 ounces is something you'll notice.

More to the point, the Nexus 7 is a lot more machine for your $199. It's got a much faster CPU, a graphics processor, twice the RAM of the Kindle Fire, and (for an extra fifty bucks) can store twice as much as the Kindle Fire.

On raw horsey-power, the Nexus 7 gets the win.

Android OS

Although both devices are based on Android, you'd be hard-pressed to notice Android on the Kindle Fire. The Kindle Fire is a Kindle first, with Android 2.3 running underneath, hidden from view.

On the other hand, the Nexus 7 is Google's current benchmark tablet, running Android 4.1 (otherwise known as Jelly Bean).

On Android compatibility, the Nexus 7 gets the win.

Software compatibility

Here's where things start getting interesting. You'd think the Nexus 7 would run more Android apps, but because it's the first Jelly Bean product in a 7-inch tablet form, many Android apps (like Instagram) won't run because they check the version number. 4.1 is higher than many apps are comfortable with.

On the other hand, the Kindle Fire runs apps primarily from the Amazon app store. While you can side-load regular Android apps, there's some hoop jumping involved.

When it comes to software compatibility, at the time of writing, neither wins the top slot. It's a draw.

Gaming

There are quite a few nice, little games for the Kindle Fire. But the Nexus 7 has a built-in Tegra 3 T30L graphics processing unit. Almost, without a doubt, and especially since the system also has twice the RAM, the Nexus 7 will be the better gaming machine.

Nexus 7 gets the win.

Security

This one is interesting. Android security is somewhat problematic, especially if you decide to download apps from secondary app stores. Apps purchased through Amazon have a much higher chance of being safe. In fact, the entire Kindle experience is tied into your Amazon account, and is secured by Amazon's relatively strong attention to detail.

For security, the Kindle Fire gets the win.

Media

Here's where Amazon takes the lead from Google. Amazon has a rich media experience, and also provides a substantial library of free movies and TV shows to Prime customers. Google Play isn't nearly as good. Jason Perlow also pointed out that only actual Kindle devices (not just those devices running Kindle software, like an iPhone), can take things out from the Kindle Lending Library. So if you want to read best-sellers for free, the Fire is your best bet.

On the other hand, the Nexus 7 will play that media better, because it has substantially more power and a higher-resolution display.

We'll call this a draw.

Which should you get?

Without a doubt, the Kindle Fire is a Kindle, while the Nexus 7 is an Android tablet. If you want a Kindle more than you want an Android tablet, then you might be happier with the Kindle Fire. Likewise, if you want to stay out of the morass that is the Android ecosystem and just want to stay in the welcoming, comforting arms of Amazon, you'll be happier with the Kindle Fire.

Kindle FireOn the other hand, if you want a powerful, inexpensive, solidly designed pure Android tablet, the Nexus 7 is a no-brainer.

My wife and I have two iPads and two Kindle Fires at home. I'm honestly thinking about selling my Kindle Fire and getting a Nexus 7 to replace it. If you do decide to sell your Kindle Fire, make sure you remember to decommission it before you sell it. Otherwise, the device has access to your entire Amazon account.

Hmmm...maybe the Kindle Fire isn't that secure, after all.

from zdnet

Watch Streaming Olympics Live on Your Android Tablets

2012 London Olympics'opening ceremony is about to kick off tomorrow and what the surprise will the long-anticipated sports events will bring us? I am so excited and I believe many people especially the folks in UK are the same as me. Unfortunately, I cannot watch TV live because I just don't have a TV. Thanks to some apps, I can watch streaming Olympics live on my android tablets. Maybe you have the same problems, so I just list the way how to watch the Olympics on Android tablets.


The most convenient way to watch the Olympics live on the tablet is follow the YouTube Olympic Channel by IOC (International Olympic Committee). You can see free live streaming & broadcast of all Olympic Games without the need of downloading any app on android tablet. Besides, you can choose the country and the sports live as you like. Just go to YouTube channel with your tablets and you can enjoy the live.

NBC Olympics Live Extra app Installed on Android tablets

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If you lived in America, maybe NBC Olympics Live Extra app will be your best choice to watch the whole Olympics. In this way, you have to install the apps on your tablets to ensure you can watch the sports. NBC Olympics brings live coverage of London Olympics to USA and you can follow live Olympics, videos, highlights. In addition, the Live Extra is equipped with a free live streaming feature that will allow you to watch all the Olympic events live as they take place in London over the next month.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Get you started with the Nexus 7 with five Great tips

Getting started with the Nexus 7 can be a bit daunting if it's your first tablet, or if you're not familiar with Android. But, that's why we're here. We have rounded up the best Nexus 7 tips and tricks to help get you started with your latest tech addiction.

Customizing the Nexus 7

The first thing you're going to want to do is personalize and customize your Nexus 7. Donald Bell came through with a great video full of Nexus 7 tips and tricks. You will be shown how to change widgets, the wallpaper, or even unlock the Nexus 7 using nothing more than your pretty face. You'll feel a lot more comfortable with the Nexus 7 after watching the video.

Google Nexus 7 tips and tricks


Taking a screenshot

After customizing your Nexus 7, you'll probably want to show off your setup. You can take a screenshot on the Nexus 7. With the new actionable notifications in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, sharing a screenshot is possible from the notification tray.

Learn how to take a screenshot on the Nexus 7


Print using the cloud

From time to time you may need to print a document, photo or even a screenshot from the Nexus 7. Thankfully, setting up Google Cloud Print and using an app to print from your Nexus 7 is a breeze.

You can print e-mail attachments and nearly any document or Web page from the device to any printer you have set up with Google Cloud Print.


Where's the camera app?

The Nexus 7 comes equipped with a 1.2 MP front-facing camera, and no rear camera. The front camera is intended to be used for video chats, but third-party apps can also take advantage of the less-than-stellar quality camera.

One thing you'll find missing from the Nexus 7, however, is the Android Camera app.

Well, thanks to a developer, you can install an app from Google Play and gain access to the standard Jelly Bean Camera app.


Turn the Nexus 7 into a Kindle Fire -- kind of 

If you're switching from the Kindle Fire to the Nexus 7, bringing content you've already purchased over with you is possible -- to an extent. The process is simple; you'll just need to know what settings need to be changed and how to access the Amazon App Store on your Nexus 7.

Thankfully, Donald Bell has put together another great video showing you how to get your Kindle Fire content on to your Nexus 7.

How to turn a Nexus 7 into a Kindle Fire

 

Bonus tip

USB accessories

Sharon Vaknin recently showed us all how a little $2 adapter, called a USB on-the-go (OTG), would allow you to connect USB accessories to an Android device. She was able to connect and use a PS3 controller, a keyboard, a wireless mouse, and even her iPhone with an Android device. Make sure you read the list of supported Android devices and accessories in her post, then watch the video to see how easy a USB OTG is to use. 

from cnet

Stability Face-off:Nexus 7 vs iPad

Recently,some people have done some test for Nexus 7 and iPad, and the results revealed that Nexus 7 is better than iPad in terms of stability.They mainly test the Nexus 7 and the iPad to see how they fare when they are dropped from chest height, Table top height and when they are dunked in a bath tub.
Testing
The test results:
  • Falling from a height
The back and front of Nexus 7 is all intact except for kind of corner wear while iPad’s screen has worn down even some cracks can be found on the screen although the back of iPad is intact.
  • Falling from a chest height
No obvious damages have be found on Nexus 7.But some cracks existed on the back of iPad and the corner of iPad have worn down seriously.
  • Falling into the water
The touch screen of iPad and Nexus 7 are both normal, but iPad cannot be audible and Nexus 7’s sound is normal.

You can watch the below video to enjoy the entire process.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Injunction Stays in Place

Samsung vs iPad
While some laughed at Apple’s patent attacks against Samsung, which seemed like losing battles from the get-go, the joke is starting to be on Sammy. After some relatively insignificant wins in Europe and Australia some time ago, Tim Cook’s giant knocked it off the park in the past month or so, with a couple of US injunctions against two popular Samsung devices.

The Galaxy Nexus sales ban might have been lifted for the time being, but Sammy still has some splitting headaches with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The 10-incher has been banned for sale in the US last month, and, after the denial of Samsung’s first appeal on the decision, the Koreans have been hit hard again by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

The Federal Circuit denied Samsung’s motion to stay Judge Koh’s preliminary injunction for the duration of the appellate proceedings and also refused to grant a motion to expedite the appeal. That means Sammy is now officially out of tricks up its sleeve. The Koreans will have to confront Apple in court starting on July 30 regarding a design patent allegedly infringed by the Korean mammoth.
iPad 2 vs Galaxy Tab 10.1
Furthermore, Samsung’s chances for a win in court are not too good, considering that the temporary lifting of the Tab 10.1 sales ban has been denied exactly because the “movant hasn’t established a strong likelihood of success on the merits or demonstrated that it has a substantial case on the merits and that the harm factors militate in its favor.” In other words, the Federal Circuit thought Sammy’s chances for a victory in court were slim, as they didn’t provide enough evidence to contradict Apple’s accusations.

For the time being, Samsung doesn’t have much to lose due to the preliminary injunction against the Tab 10.1, as the 10-incher is not very popular in the US. Then again, in a few short weeks the ban might be made definitive, which would allow Apple to ask for consistent financial compensation, but also to go against other more popular Samsung devices (including the Galaxy S3).

The future looks pretty bleak for Samsung in this exhausting patent war with Apple, but things might still change in Sammy’s favor. Stay tuned on our website to find out if that’ll happen!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Nexus 7 16GB Tablet is Sold Out at Google Play store

The 16GB version of Google's Nexus 7 is out of stock, as evident by the "Coming Soon" Google Play store. The 8GB version is in stock and ships within 3 to 5 business days. Apparently, Google thought that the $199 8GB version would be the big seller, according to reporting by the Guardian:

"The Guardian understands that Google's planners had thought that buyers on the Google Play store, more than from physical or online retailers, would be more committed to the company's "cloud" concept, and so would have more of their content stored online, rather than wanting to keep it on the device."

Retailers such as Staples, Sam's Club and Office Depot are also having a hard time satisfying demand for the Nexus 7. Buyers who can't wait to procure a 16B Nexus 7 tablet might find one at a cost of $300 to $400 on eBay.

CNET reviewer Eric Franklin rated the Nexus 7 as the best 7-inch tablet available at this time (read the full review). He wrote, "With a beautiful screen, fast performance, a comfortable design, and overall great media options, the Nexus 7 is easily the best 7-inch tablet available and one of the top tablets on the market."

Apple is rumored to be prepping a 7.85-inch iPad to compete in what is turning out to be a popular form factor for tablets.
                       

from cnet

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Nexus 7,A Nightmare for Other Android Tablets Maker?

Tablet gallery front
The Google Nexus 7 is right now one of the most popular 7-inch tablets out there, and considering it’s a Nexus-branded device ready to offer buyers a pure Android experience, it will probably become one of the best sold tablets of the year.

Google is yet to mention sales numbers for the device that started shipping last week and which is currently sold out with certain third-party retailers, but Digitimes reports that according to “industry sources” the Search giant may ship as many as 2.5-3 million units this year.

That may not seem like an impressive number, as the tablet is only available in a limited number of markets right now, but will Google hurt its partners when it comes to overall tablet sales and profits? The Nexus 7 doesn’t, and can’t, target the iPad – Apple is expected to sell tens of millions of iPads each quarter – but instead it’s meant to compete against the Kindle Fire, a product Google can’t afford to ignore.

Amazon’s tablet became popular with the crowds because it’s an affordable device, ready to offer a good enough experience for that price, not to mention access to the company’s digital content stores.

Google has adopted the same model, selling the device at cost, hoping to prevent users from jumping ship to Amazon and have them immersed in an improved Google Play environment instead. But while Google can sell the Nexus 7 without making any profits because users would then spend more money in its digital stores, other Android makers won’t be able to enjoy the same perks.
Kindle Fire
And they won’t be able to come up with similarly priced devices ready to offer a similar experience. Google did say that’s plenty of room left for innovation in the tablet environment, implying that its product will not hurt tablet sales from its Android partners, but the fact is that each Nexus 7 buyer is a customer that may have chosen an Android tablet from a different OEM. At the same time, that customer may have chosen the iPad too, so having him or her purchase a Nexus 7 instead is a better alternative for Google.

But, and I’ll say this again, Apple may sell as many as 30 million iPads by the end of the year (that’s a guesstimate from my part), that’s not counting what it has already sold in the first two quarters. And Apple did not cut the price of its tablets once the Nexus 7 launched. And Apple also has its digital stores in place that can be accessed almost in full in more markets that Google Play is available in, which means Apple too can make plenty of money off of its digital offerings.

Meanwhile, other Android device makers will have to suck it up, and fight even harder for a piece of the (Android) tablet ecosystem. The same Digitimes reports that various OEMs including Samsung, Asus and Acer, have started to cut the prices of their tablet offerings in order to better adapt to the new competition from Google’s tablet:

Samsung, which enjoys a high level of brand recognition, cut slightly the prices of its tablets in order to cope with increasing competition and to pave the way for the launch of its own new models.

But for Acer and Asustek Computer, they seem to have adopted the same strategy of lowering the prices of their 10.1-inch models to the levels close to those quoted for 7-inch models by Google or other rivals in order to attract consumers.

So is the Nexus 7 a wolf in sheep’s clothing for the Android tablet ecosystem? We’ll be able to better asses that in the following months when we’ll find out more details about tablet sales from the most important players in the business.
iPad Mini
Finally, there’s also one more negative effect of the Nexus 7 that we can’t overlook – the iPad mini. Apple was rumored since last year to be working on a 7.85-inch iOS tablet, but the company didn’t make it public. Then the Kindle Fire appeared and the Google Nexus 7 rolled out seven months later revealing that there’s a certain share of the population that’s interested in purchasing cheaper tablets – but not the very cheapest, as there are various cheap Android tablets from unrecognized brands that don’t enjoy the popularity of the Kindle Fire or Nexus 7. And that could be a good enough reason for Apple to launch its smaller iPad this fall/winter. Android tablet makers will then have to fight against the smaller tablet as well.

What tablet are you buying this year?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Nexus 7 Comes to UK Stores

Google's Nexus 7 Android tablet has gone on sale in bricks-and-mortar stores in the UK, with Currys and PC World shops stocking it as of Thursday.

Nexus Jelly bean
The release, which manufacturer Asus has reportedly called a "soft launch", means people can buy the Nexus 7 in-store before those who pre-ordered the device online get their units delivered.

A spokeswoman for the Dixons Retail Group told ZDNet on Wednesday that the device will be available in stores from tomorrow.

Google emailed those who pre-ordered the tablet earlier in the week, telling them: "All Nexus 7 8GB orders will ship by July 20, and Nexus 7 16GB orders will ship by next week."

The device has already garnered very positive reviews for the up-to-date innards that it provides. Most Android tablets at this £159-£199 price point offer lacklustre hardware and old versions of Android, but the Nexus 7 runs the brand new Android 'Jelly Bean' 4.1 on a quad-core processor.

The Nexus 7 is a 7-inch tablet, arguably making it more of a rival to Amazon's Kindle Fire than to Apple's larger and much pricier iPad. However, the Kindle Fire has not yet been released in the UK, so the Nexus 7 is likely to dominate the media-consumption, small-tablet niche for a while at least.

from zdnet

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

B & N to Release The New Tablet With Revolutionary Screen Technology

With Google Nexus 7’s success in the new tablet market, Amazon and Apple are said to lunch new tablets soon to fight against Nexus 7.On this occasion, a new member will join in the tablet family-Barnes &Noble will release the new 7-inch Nook tablet from knowledgeable sources. The Nook tablet features” revolutionary screen technology”.

Nook tablet preview

Barnes & Noble will continue to focus on "reading" and the Nook tablet running Android system will have a unique function according to sources.

The Nook tablet is likely to debut by the end of September or early October, is expected to sell at the price of around $ 200.

What will the situation of tablet market change when Nook takes part in the game? I think it is early to answer this question. Although Google succeed in the first around, who will be the next winner? We cannot know it. The thing we can ensure is that it will be a surprise to consumers.

Just wait for the coming of Nook tablet.

Nexus 7 Screen Washout and Ghosting a Potential Matter ?


Nexus 7
We may have stumbled onto a small and isolated issue with the Nexus 7 Tablet, or we may have just uncovered a bigger problem with the screens on the Nexus 7. Today we received a shipment of three Nexus 7 Tablets for office and development use, and noticed shortly after setting them up that one of them exhibited a washed-out screen that was also plagued with "ghosting." For those of you unfamiliar with the term ghosting, it simply means that whatever image/widgets/apps/clock etc was on the screen previously, they are still barely visible when you move or swipe to another screen. The picture above is a prime example of ghosting. You can see the time is still barely visible after unlocking the Tablet.

Nexus 7 Nexus 7

In case you are wondering why we take such terribly washed out pictures, we can tell you that is not the fault of the camera. This is how the screen looked after taking it out of sleep mode and moving through the various screens. So what did we do to try and fix this issue. First in the line of business was to go to the obvious and play with the brightness settings. That was a no go. Next up was to shut the device down completely. Upon restarting the tablet we finally fixed the problem....or not. The same issue reared it's ugly head once again. Now it was time to take radical measures to get this problem fixed. When all else fails, reset. Much to our disappointment the reset did not work. We'd like to note that the problem didn't instantly appear. It happened approximately an hour later after setting up the tablet.

This all may be just an isolated incident with only a few devices affected, but we can't be sure until more units hit customers hands. We did notice however that a user on XDA seems to be suffering through the same problem. We have reached out to Google to see if this is just an isolated problem and will report back if we hear anything. For inquiring minds our units came via the Play Store. We'd love to hear if anyone else is experiencing this issue, so please sound off in the comments and let us know.

from nexustablets

Monday, July 16, 2012

10-inch Kindle Fire Rumored after the Nexus 7 and iPad Mini

A new article from the New York Times let loose a firestorm of speculation and rumor-mongering today, heating up the tablet wars even further. Just as the launch of the Google Nexus 7 seems to be going strong, this NYT article suggests that the two other biggest heavy-weights in the tablet industry are developing rivals. Supposedly, the NYT can confirm (through unnamed sources) that Apple is taking the threat of the Amazon Kindle Fire and the new Nexus 7 tablet seriously. Despite the reservations from the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the Cupertino company is supposedly planning to launch a 7.85-inch iPad Mini sometime this fall.

Kindle-fire big and small
Of course, Amazon is not going to be sitting on their hands either. Also according to this same article, Amazon is working on a 10-inch Kindle Fire variant to go head-to-head with the current iPad. Of course, this isn't too surprising because a larger variant from Amazon has been rumored several times previously. Still, in the past, the NYT has been very good at predicting these things, so they must have good sources. This also means that this possibility is even more of a probability than before. There are no details other than Amazon may also be looking to launch in the Fall too. It would be interesting to see Amazon launch at the same time as Apple, sine they might take some of the wind out of their sails at just the right moment.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sony to launch tablet for Christmas

Sony has confirmed that it will launch a tablet by the end of the year.

The technology giant isn't the most well-known tablet maker but after speaking to various Sony representatives this week, a follow-up to the current tablets in on the cards. The Tablet P and Tablet S both launched last year and we've seen nothing from Sony since.

Sony tablet ice-cream

Details are limited but one spokesperson told PC Advisor they were sure we would be taking a look at a new device at some point over the next few months which will tip up before Christmas.

Both the Tablet S and Tablet P run on Google's Android operating system but it is unclear whether the mystery tablet will continue this trend or offer something different like Windows 8. In our opinion it is possible Sony will make different models offering Windows 8 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Windows 8 will launch by the end of October and after all, just about every other vendor is fighting to get a Windows 8 tablet out first. We'd like to see a new tablet or two from Sony so stay tuned for further details.

Another firm looking to launch a new tablet is HTC. The smartphone maker told PC Advisor it will launch a follow-up to the Flyer in the UK.

So,which will be the best-selling tablet?Time will tell us.
frompcadvisor

Friday, July 13, 2012

How to Play M2TS Videos On Kindle Fire 2

So,guys,2012 London Olympics are coming near. Are you ready? You are lucky if you got the tickets of Olympics. Undoubtedly,you should prepare camera so that you can record the process of competition.Certainly,you can get the game video first and share it on the Facebook, Tweet and burn a DVD and so on. However, there is a problem. You want to play it on your Kindle Fire 2,but the video format that camera outputs is .mts or.m2ts.It is evident that your Kindle Fire 2 which can only support MP4 and VP8 cannot play it,so a video converter is a must.

OK,just don't worry.Leawo video converter can help you.It can support most popular formats such as AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, FLV, RM, MOV, Xvid, 3GP, etc.Now I will show you how to convert the 2mts to the format Kindle Fire 2 can support.

Firstly, we should download the leawo video converter and install it in our computer.Then, we can begin the conversion.

Step1 Load your video

Click the"add video"button and import your recorded video or just drag your video to the left side.You can add two or more videos if you want to merge the videos into a video. You can preview the video on the right.

add videos

Step2  Edit video with customized features

Click the “Edit“button to enter into the edit interface, you can do the operation of trimming ,cropping, enabling the watermarks and other operations.
Edit the video

Step3 Setting

(1) Click drop-down button next to “Profile” on the main interface to find the suitable format.We can find the Kindle Fire and we choose it.We choose the Kindle File as the output.The converter also have specialized formats for iPad, iPhone and other mobile devices.

choose the format

(2) Click “Settings” button to open the “Settings” interface to make detail setting. The main specifications which are decided by your tablet we should concern are video codec and video size and we can save the  new format for later use.Since we have chose the Kindle fire,we don't need to set it.

format setting

Step4 Start to convert

Click the “convert” button on the right bottom, and the video begins to convert, and done .The converted video is in your Kindle Fire 2 and you can play it.

converting

Also,you can convert your video into 3D video if you want.

We have already finished the conversion,it is easy and convenient,isn't it?Now,you can go to the Olmypic games without worry. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Review of Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 (16GB)

As technology advances, so do expectations and what was good, even three months ago, can be an overpriced waste of money today.

Despite the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109A's performance issues (detailed below), price is the major deterrent. It's not terribly expensive and even includes some useful connections for its price. At the end of the day, however, you want to buy the best product, and unfortunately, the S2109A just can't hold a candle to other, similarly priced tablets that more clearly push the envelope in performance and features.

Design

Though it shares a few dimensional similarities with the iPad (and more specifically, the iPad 2), I doubt you'd have difficulty distinguishing the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109A from Apple's tablet. First, the similarities: each tablet houses a screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio, sporting a 1,024x768-pixel resolution. Dimensions and weight are also nearly identical, but the S2109A has a wider side bezel.
Lenovo IdeaTab S2109
Then, the differences begin to slowly seep in. The S2109A's corners are more rounded and the beveled edges on the back aren't as dramatic. These more bulbous corners keep the tablet from digging into my palms, making it more comfortable to hold with two hands. The back is made of a medium-gray plastic panel that curves around the tablet's edge to the front, creeping a bit into the bezel.

Unfortunately, this creates a seam between the bezel and the back panel that feels like shoddy workmanship and serves as an unintentional reservoir for small particles like crumbs, if you're the type (unlike me, of course) who likes to eat while you do tablety things. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

In the center of the left-side bezel is a 1.3-megapixel camera, and on the tablet's left edge is the easily depressible power/sleep button, with the headphone jack directly above it. On the left top edge sits the volume rocker.

Ports and connections, however, are what some buyers look to when making their tablet-purchasing decisions, and the S2109A shows up as fairly strong in that department. Along the right edge, from left are a microSD slot, a Micro-HDMI port, and a Micro-USB port. On the back are four speakers, two each on the right and left sides. 
Ports and connections
Overall build quality seems sturdy enough, but there's little chance you'd mistake this for a high-end device. It just lacks the kind of panache and sound design sensibilities you find on tablets like the Nexus 7 and Transformer TF300. It's difficult to articulate exactly what's "off," but if someone told you the S2109A costs less than $300 (it actually starts at $350 for 16GB), you'd probably reply with a "Yep. That sounds about right," rather than, "OMG! Amazeballs!!"

Software features

The S2109A ships with Android 4.0.4, but I didn't notice any changes from 4.0.3, and most of the apps included on the tablet can be pulled from the Google Play store for free. File Browser, which is a handy app that allows you to directly access files on the drive, is the only notable exclusive app addition.
software
The tablet also includes an SRS sound setting, allowing you to switch the speakers from music and movie mode, but this pales in comparison to SRS settings (like an Ambient Noise Equalizer) Toshiba offers on its tablets.

Hardware features

The S2109A houses a 1GHz dual-core OMAP 4430 processor and 1GB of DDR2 RAM, and comes in 16GB and 32GB varieties. Tablet mainstays like 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi support, Bluetooth 3.0, and GPS are included as well as gyroscope, accelerometer, and digital-compass support.

Performance

The S2109A uses an IPS panel for its screen, sporting wide viewing angles and a high brightness. And as mentioned, the screen runs at a resolution of 1,024x768 pixels. While that matches the screen specs of the iPad 2, it's actually lower than what you get on the vast majority of Android tablets. The lack of pixel density of the S2109A's screen isn't really noticeable in most apps; however, home screen text and text on the Web are noticeably blunted.

When swiping through pages and navigating menus, the screen matches the sensitivity of most Android tablets out there but can't quite compete with the ubersensitivity of the Transformer Pad TF300, and on some occasions it was frustratingly difficult to swipe open the lock screen on the S2109A. Apps launched without delay, in that they began their launching process as I tapped the appropriate icon, but some larger apps, like games, clearly took longer to load compared with even other dual-core based tablets, like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.

Web and app download speeds were, on average, slower than when using most other Android tablets when within 5 feet of our test router. App downloads especially took up to four times longer to download than on the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.
Depending on the speed of the tablet's CPU, Riptide GP will deliver a noticeable increase or decrease in frame rate. The S2109A delivered playable frame rates, about on par with other 1GHz, dual-core-based tablets, but obviously didn't approach Tegra 3 levels of quad-core-infused performance.
The 1.3-megapixel front camera
Successfully playing movie files was fraught with frustrating inconsistency. MP4 and MOV files usually played without requiring much coaxing, but even that wasn't guaranteed. MKV files, though (once I could actually convince them to play; usually by restarting the tablet) played with stuttery performance. This was using the Dice Player, one of the most compatible players I know of, and again, isn't something I've seen lately with the deluge of Tegra 3 tablets I've crossed paths with. 

As mentioned, the S2109A has a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, and the 720p video recorded with it looks like 720p video recorded on a typical tablet: Webcam-looking stuff, with a distinct lack of clarity and washed-out colors. That is, if I could get the camera app to actually start.
One of the 4 speakers on the S2109A
Battery life appeared to drain a bit faster than what we typically see on tablets and required a recharge after about 8 hours of periodic use. Check back soon for official battery life results, once CNET Labs has a chance to fully test it.

Conclusion

The S2109A is a decent device and $350 is an appealing price, but the tablet is less than the sum of its parts. When you start paying close attention to what else is out there, this becomes readily apparent. If you're strictly looking for a 10-inch tablet in this price range, I recommend the $400 iPad 2. If you prefer Android, however, the $380 Transformer TF300 is worth the extra $30 (or more) you'd be paying over the S2109A. It has most of the S2109A's ports and is much faster and more stable, with really good cameras, and useful Asus software features.
If you absolutely have to save that last $30 or so, then money is probably too tight and a tablet may not be the wisest of investments. If you have the disposable income, however, the TF300 is the better Android buy, with the iPad 2 being the overall recommendation in the $300-to-$400 10-inch tablet subcategory.

from cnet