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The Android OS Comparison Chart [Infographic]

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Android are coming up with different versions periodically and we’ve seen many major changes in each version. The best part is the naming conventions of each version of Android are different types of desserts like Donut,Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb[for tablets only] and the upcoming version “Ice Cream Sandwich” which is to released on 4th quarter of 2011.

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Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 In India Next Month, Priced at 35K and 28K!

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Finally a much awaited gadgets release date is out. Just a week before Apple took a step ahead by releasing iPad 2 in Indian Market. Now get ready to experience the next versions of Galaxy Tabs.

Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 inches tablets had a release date in mid April before Apple’s iPad 2. But due to some unknown issues it got delayed by Korean Manufacturers.

Both the versions of next generation Galaxy tablets are set to hit Indian market in next month for Rs. 35,000 and Rs. 28,000 respectively.

Tech link: 15+ Best Features Of Android 3.0, Honeycomb

In a recent interview for the daily newspaper Business Standard, Samsung Mobile India Head, Ranjit Yadav said,

“We will launch the 10-inch tablet PC at around Rs 35,000 and the 8-inch device will be priced around Rs 28,000. While the tablet PC market today stands at around 25,000 units a quarter, we expect it to grow exponentially here on.”

The pricing seems to be pretty decent, but it is still unclear that this pricing is for 3G version or WiFi only versions. I think, it is for the WiFi only versions, as the 3G version of original Galaxy Tab was priced at INR 38,000 at the time of launch last year.

Specifications:

 

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According to official press release,

Samsung Unveils GALAXY Tab 10.1 and GALAXY Tab 8.9, World’s Thinnest Mobile Tablets.
GALAXY Tab 10.1
GALAXY Tab 10.1, with its WXGA TFT LCD display (1280 x 800) powered by 1GHz dual core AP, is 8.6mm thin and weighs only 595g. It is the perfect device for sharing and enjoying media content with family and friends. In addition, with its surround-sound stereo speakers and support for Flash 10.2, the GALAXY Tab 10.1 will deliver premium entertainment experience whether watching videos, movies or playing games.

GALAXY Tab 8.9
At just 8.6mm thin and weighing only 470g, the GALAXY Tab 8.9 is the perfect device for today’s mobile professional. Whether writing emails on a trip or reading an eBook on the couch, the GALAXY Tab 8.9 provides the ultimate tablet experience without compromising mobility.

When compared to these two versions of Galaxy tab, Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet targets customers who need a larger display at their disposal, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 could be the perfect choice for those who prefer mobility.

Both the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, are powered by 1 GHz dual-core processors, and come with 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of internal memory.

Ranjit Yadav also said “Along with Galaxy tab 10.1 and 8.9, Galaxy S II will also be available in India next month!”

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15+ Best Features Of Android 3.0, Honeycomb

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Google has started 2011 on high note by updating all its products. Recently we saw Google Chrome 9 beta got updated and its almost ready for final release. And Chrome OS is trying to get some market share from Microsoft Windows.

Well this is done, Google new venture into smartphones war also proving one more successful product in the market against iPhone, Symbian and others. Google recently released Nexus S and Android 2.3, Gingerbread. And they still not done with buzzing new news to its loyal customers!

On Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Google previewed next version of Android i.e Android 3.0, Honeycomb. Honeycomb is the next version of the Android platform, designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets.

Whenever the version number increases, even list of features get increases. Google has said to have spent a lot of time refining the user experience in Honeycomb, and developed a brand new, truly virtual and holographic user interface.

Following are the exciting features added in Honeycomb,

#1. User Interface(GUI)

The new interface is much more user friendly as compared to its predecessors. Home screen customization with a new 3D experience. The home screen space is brilliantly distributed with the four corners decorated with well thought in  functions. Below is the video based on UI demo,

#2. Enhanced Keyboard

It’s amazing to see how much Android’s user interface has changed ever since Matias Duarte was hired by Google to improve Android.

According to Google, “the Android soft keyboard is redesigned and optimized for faster text input and editing. The keys themselves are reshaped and repositioned for improved targeting, making them easier to see and press accurately, even at high speeds.”

Android 3.0 Honeycomb qwerty:

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Android 2.3 Gingerbread qwerty:

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#3. Gmail

Gmail is very intelligently customized, all features are kept in reach and looks pretty neat.

#4. Google Talk

Google Talk, now allows you to video and voice chat with any other Google Talk enabled device (PC, tablet, etc). One could use the front or the rear cam, mute themselves, mix the video all together.

#5. Google Maps 5

Google Maps 5 now with 3D interactions.

#6. Newly Redesigned YouTube

#7. Updated Web Browser

#8. Tabbed Browsing

As you can see the above video, the newly updated web browser now supports tabbed browsing as well.

#9. Incognito Mode

The newly updated web browser also supports incognito mode for private browsing.

#10. Google Chrome Bookmarks

Syncing with your Google Chrome bookmarks is now possible with new web browser.

#11. Form auto-fill

Well form auto-fill finally reaches tablet browser as well.

#12. Google eBooks

Now this has been totally revamped, tablet exclusivity can be seen over here, unlike simple tiles of books we could flick through each book this time, also the two-page format feels great. Now user can access to over 3 million Google eBooks.

#13. Widgets

Redesigned widgets that are richer and more interactive.

#14. Apps

Nonetheless, now users can access to over 100,000 apps on Android Market.

#15. Offline Reliability

Google Maps for Android version 5.0 features an improved caching mechanism over previous versions. If your phone’s battery level is near-full and you’re connected to a WiFi network, Google Maps will passively prefetch map and road data near to your current location.

If you lose access to a mobile data connection, you can still get directions and view locations if the area in question has been cached on your phone.

There are few more small updates available in Android 3.0,

#16. elegant notifications

#17. refined multi-tasking

Well these are some of the new features found in Android 3.0, Honeycomb till now. As far now, Tablet exclusive Android 3.0, Honeycomb lived upto its expectation and by far is the best version of Android we have seen so far, but it would be interesting to see how it fits on mobile devices.

Will these features add an advantage to Android based tablets to fight against iOS based iPad’s? Please share your thoughts and update us if you know some more features icon smile 15+ Best Features Of Android 3.0, Honeycomb