Android Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab
The new market phenomenon nowadays is called the tablet computers. The release of the Apple’s iPad proved to be successful and popular, and so other electronic companies have followed suit. They have started developing and making their own, but actually, the concept of a tablet computer is not relatively new. The mobile Internet connectivity and the demand for an on-the-go productivity tool only gave it a sure footing. Most electronic companies tapped Google’s Android OS, and their products can be collectively called Android tablets. Samsung’s new tablet computer, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, has just been unveiled to the public. Can it prove to be worthy of iPad’s rival?
The Samsung Galaxy Tab looks like battling against Apple’s in the aspects the latter isn’t doing well. Samsung’s Android tablet is significantly smaller than the iPad, measuring 7.4 x 4.7 inches, and this means it is easier to hold and carry. The iPad is little bigger and it needs to be held with both hands, which can be uncomfortable especially when using it in bed.
The tablet computer scale tips off a little in favor of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, because of its dual camera, on the front and at the back. These are 3.0 megapixel auto-focus cameras with LED flash. Though they won’t ever be at par with real cameras, this Android tablet is perfectly okay for video-calling and taking pictures with friends. The large viewfinder can be quite a scare-off, though.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab uses Google’s Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, and is sped up by a 1 GHz processor. Similar to the iPad’s App Store and iTunes, this Android tablet has access to the Android Market, where various applications can be downloaded. Lastly, it keeps the user always online with its support for HSUPA, HSDPA, EDGE, GPRS and WiFi networks.