The Android-versus-Apple battle has officially made its way to the world of tablets. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is a 7-inch slate built to compete with the current tablet king, Apple’s thus-far-unchallenged iPad. We’ve heard a lot of chatter about the coming army of Android tablets, but we haven’t seen any real contenders posing a threat to the iPad—until now.
Galaxy versus IPad:
Size and Weight:
First thing you can find out that is Galaxy Tab’s manageable size.It is compact enough to fit into your spacy pocket and 0.84 pound unit can be easily handle in single hand unlike the iPad,which weighs 1.8 pounds it too heavy to grasp with single hand for a long time.Next spec is size- Galaxy Tab is 13 millimeters while the iPad is 13.4 mm.The size and weight of Samsung Galaxy Tab Will allow you to use the device with single hand or two and you can type with your thumb.
Display and Camera:
Although the Super VGA, 1024-by-600-pixel TFT display appeared bright and viewable at an angle.Samsung claims that its display has a better viewing angle and contrast ratio than the iPad’s higher-resolution screen.You will find 3.2Megapixel rear facing camera and Front-facing 1.3-Megapixel camera plus Camcorder for video chat.
Battery and Storage:
The 4000-mAh battery can provide 7 hours of video, according to Samsung. In addition to a 1Ghz Humming bird processor, the Tab has two SIM slots, a 3G radio for data connections, Wi-Fi and dLnA support, 16GB of storage, and a Micro SD slot for expanding storage to up to 32GB.
Running on Android 2.2, the Tab supports Adobe Flash 10.1 and Microsoft’s PlayReady DRM, and has a tablet-optimized version of Touch Wiz 3.0, the Samsung interface found on the Galaxy S phones.The Tab supports the Swype input method for faster typing. Samsung’s Social hub for aggregating email, text, and social network messages and a new service called Media hub for download and rental of TV shows and movies. You can share a Media hub account among up to five Galaxy devices, although at this time you can’t start watching something on one device and then return to the same place and resume viewing on another. That capability is in place for e-reader software such as Amazon’s Kindle apps; if Samsung can establish something comparable for Media hub, which could give it a competitive advantage over Apple’s iTunes.
Three e-reader apps (PressDisplay for news, Kobo for e-books, and Zinio for magazines) are preinstalled. Of course, you can download and use any Android e-reader application. The only question is whether that application has been designed in a way that works with tablets.Samsung says the 80,000-plus apps in the Android Market will run on the tablet, although just a small number are optimized for the screen. Apps that aren’t optimized, the company says, appear centered at 800-by-400 resolution, which may help to explain why we thought that unscaled apps looked better on the tab than unscaled apps on the iPad do.And also Tab has preinstalled Microsoft Doument Viewer and Editor which allows you to work on Word,Excel,Power point and PDF documents.
Some of the largest differences between the Galaxy tab and the iPad come down to the software: Android and iOS are worlds apart in style and function. While Apple’s mobile operating system has its strengths, an Android based tablet such as the tab could have an advantage in numerous areas.
- App support:
Apple’s App Store may provide a larger selection than the Android Market, but Android’s open ecosystem lets you install View anything means no approval required. That means there’s no censorship of things like political satire, celebrity cartoons, or even porn.
Love it or hate it, flash is still a big part of the Web, and omitting support for it restricts what users can do. Especially for a tablet, being able to access any material you need is going to be a big selling point.
- Full access:
Android devices can act as hard drives. You can drag and drop files from your PC, and browse your device as if it were a computer.
- Full multitasking:
On Android you can run multiple programs at the same time. Apple’s newest iOS allows only limited and carefully defined types of multitasking.
- Battery replacement:
Unlike Apple’s mobile hardware, Android devices tend to have removable batteries. We’re hoping that this trend carries over into the tablet realm. The Galaxy tab seems very promising.