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Nov

Samsung Galaxy Tab review


The Samsung Galaxy Tab has, for many, been held up as the hero Android tablet. The anticipation surrounding this piece of hardware seems to have reached fever pitch, leaving the likes of Archos, with its cheaper offerings, scratching its heads. The reasons are understandable: Samsung has combined sturdy hardware with Google-approved Android 2.2, meaning you get the full Android experience, rather than the slightly diluted experience that cheaper tablets will offer, lacking the Android Market.

With key hardware specs ticking the right boxes, is the Samsung Galaxy Tab out of this world? We’ve been living with a retail version of the device, putting it through its paces. To see if it lives up to the hype, read on. Read more »

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Nov

Samsung Galaxy S2, Killer Specs, Android 3.0?


We all know how well the Samsung Galaxy S family is doing with respect to the smartphone, and soon, the tablet markets. If you’re Samsung, why slow down?

Rumors are starting to circulate about the Samsung Galaxy S2 possibly hitting production. We have no idea when, again, this is all rumor mills.

Word around the camp fire is that the new S2 will be every bit as powerful as that laptop (or desktop) you had 3 years ago. It may have Android 3.0, 2GHZ processor, 32GB onboard storage, 4GB ROM, 1GB RAM, 8 megapixel camera, capable of shooting 1080p HD video! How does that sound for a killer smartphone? It sounds like someone’s pipe dream.

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Nov

ViewSonic G-Tablet pops up in Sears weekly ad, mistakenly claims to be the ViewPad 10 at Sears' website


Did ViewSonic’s 10-inch tablets catch your eye? We’ve got good and bad news. The good news is that the G-Tablet (with a 1GHz processor and Android 2.2) is now on sale at Sears for $379.99 — even less than we were told. The bad news is that the Intel Atom N455-powered ViewPad 10 apparently is, too. We say apparently because Sears seems to have crossed some wires when putting the latter slate up on its site, most egregiously stating that that dual-booting device does both Windows 7 and Android 2.2 for the exact same $379.99. Last we heard, the ViewPad 10 — like the eerily similar Tega v2 — could only do Android 1.6 alongside Microsoft’s OS and would cost quite a bit more.

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Nov

Google Once Asked Steve Jobs to be CEO!


What if Steve Jobs was the CEO of Google? So many things may be different. Would we have iPhones, iPads? Would Blackberry own the mobile market? Would we even have Android devices?

All of these questions may have strange answers if Steve Jobs would have said Yes when Google asked him to be CEO. In an interview by Bloomberg TV in a their documentary called “Game Changers”, we learn that Sergey Brin and Larry Page had once discussed the CEO position with Mr.Jobs, among 12 or 13 other interviewees.

In the end, Eric Schmidt was the man, and a great choice he was indeed!

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