User Experience matters a lot when it comes to the success story of any device or gadget. Talking about the smooth experience of Android Technology, people had seen a platform which brought the technology world to a new dimension. This was the first of its kind Operating System to get introduced by Google for smartphones and tablet computers. Today, it is a multi-carrier OS which enthralls the whole world capturing the global market. You thought this is it? Wait for the next era of Android is over with Google releasing the Android 4.1 on the masterpiece of tablet computer world, Nexus 7.
Android 4.1 is codenamed as “Jelly Bean” and has been released with Google and Asus based Nexus 7 on July 13, 2012. The wide and capturing 7 inch screen of Nexus 7 draws your attention towards itself in the first go. Due to the strong competition in market, Google optimized the performance and caliber to such an extent which holds the maximum strength in terms of hardware and software utilization in the tablet world. Contenders in the market include Apple iPad and Kindle Fire prominently along with others. The first look of Nexus 7 unveiled on June 27, 2012 in Google I/O atSan Francisco. The first Quad Core tablet computer enthralled everyone and was the talk of the whole show along with Jelly Bean. Supporting the Google Play arsenal on its play center, Nexus 7 engages people with its smooth functioning of Tegra 3 processor and other amazing specifications. These include the following points in particular:
- Display Delight – 7 inches display with highest resolution of 1280×800 is a quality unmatched. Watching movies or paying games with a user experience like never before is delivered by Nexus 7.
- Game On – Sony is known for its game development arena and the strongest fields that not only support the majestic world of gaming but technology as well. Google along with Asus has managed to bring out the best perspective for game lovers in the tablet computers zone. Support of Google Play reveals a gaming world to you that was never experienced before.
- Google Synchronization – It is obvious that Google will raise the market standards with its own patent and it was unveiled officially on June 27, 2012. Nexus 7 comes with perfect Google synchronization with all the products and releases of Google arsenal to the best of its kind. Google Chrome along with Gmail, Google+, and YouTube is available on the go with Nexus 7.
- Design Domicile – When it comes to the designing aspect of Nexus 7, it again wins with a bang on representation of this superb technology on a soothing black matte, curvy edged and stylish design. Griping of Nexus 7 is strong in your hands and texture smooth renders of the whole tablet is just marvelous.
Google Nexus 7 is available on the home webpage of Google Products and pre-orders were enabled since its announcement date only. Tablet market has been waiting anxiously for a product that would embrace the new era in technology world. Surely the dominance of Apple iPad has been consistent all this time but Google’s Nexus 7 arrives in full glory to enthrall the global market of tablets with its own style.
Competition in the tablet market has been raised in this year’s IFA Consumer Trade Show held inBerlinwhere Samsung introduced their latest flick Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7. This is a counter to the raising popularity of iPad in the tablet section. The size of 7.7 inches is what everyone is talking about. With a sleek and stylish finish overall, it has maintained a close work frame in every aspect. AMOLDED touchscreen is the first thing that you will notice in this huge display tablet PC. They say that all tablets are almost the same in functioning as well as features. Well, with Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, this myth can surely rest in peace. To create a legal apprentice in a better functioning mannerism, AMOLDED screen was soon dropped out and replaced by glossy screen. Since it is one of the copyright products used by Apple, Samsung didn’t want anything to hinder the popularity of Galaxy 7.7 in a good way.
Storing is not a problem anymore with a massive 16GB of internal memory support. Along with that, you will also be able to extend the storage space to a satisfying 48GB with external slots available for micro SD cards. Though there are many obligations on this product for copying and mimicking the style of Apple’s iPad, it has certainly moved ahead with a clam and consistent speed. Custom USB socket is provided for charging your device. This is one point which lags behind as charging takes a lot of time in Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 with just another headphone socket attached near it. Camera also disappoints at one point with its normalized 3.15MP strength. You may not want to use it until and unless you are in urgent need. Comparing it with fellow rivals in market, Apple and Asus both have better quality in their tablet and hence gain a head boost to say the least. However, as BlackBerry is simple yet astonishingly attractive for people, similarly Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 finds its place in the market and in people’s home. HDMI slot is also present which makes it a soothing connection with TV-out cable and you can view a good resolution on the bigger screen especially on Samsung Television sets.
Some of the exclusive features that make it interesting include the dedicated Screenshot keys alongside home key. Samsung ‘Hub’ handles the social networking connections and all your profile in a single platform. You can login to various platforms using a single frame making it easier to connect with your friends. The dual core processor makes it easy to work on an improvised speed. PressReader is present to give the best e-book viewing along with Android apps Zinio and Kobo. Though charging is slow but the power support is elongated to almost four days if used in a general way. Overall, the trade verdicts have given Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 a full 5 out of 5 rating in terms of performance. It certainly lacks in descriptive features but overall gets a fair rating of 4 stars out of 5.
IPad is Apple’s one of the finest creations provided to the world. There are several gadgets in the market today but nothing goes in comparison to iPad. This has a wide effect on the industry which needs to support the upcoming technology as well. There are manufacturers who have collaboratively worked with Apple to enhance and improvise the working of iPad. One of the biggest assets of iPad is the accessories and function enabled gadgets that come along with it. You can buy them separately from places including online market, tech shops, and your app stores as well. One of the finest creations by Bang & Olufsen is the audio dock BeoPlay A3 which is especially made for iPad. With a unique style and basics, A3 audio dock technically has a weird design panel. Placing it straight vertically it will dock iPad with a wide base which goes into a tripod shape when going to the top panel. The sides are installed with speakers which provide a great audio experience for all. Critics have rated it one of the most unique items in the dock categories. There have been multimedia docks suitable for all kinds of smartphones and gadgets like iPad, iPhone, etc. but nothing like BeoPlay A3 has been seen in the market.
Some of the classic technical specifications of this product include the Class D amplifier which automatically amplifies the sound coming out from your iPad. Conversion of sound into crisp and amazing quality is not the only thing that you get with BeoPlay A3. Along with this, automated functioning has been kept in mind while designing the panels and features of this amazing audio dock. When you will place it vertically, the sound will come in amplified mode from the side speakers. At the same time, when you place it in a different position, say horizontally, the sound will automatically change directions and adjust from the side panels as well as the front. This function is possible due to automatic orientation sensors which take the adjustment factor into play and likewise the output of sound is out from the respective docks. Built-in facilities are also crisp and sharp with clear edges and integrated connectors. Almost 5 hours of playback time is supported when it is fully opened at maximum volume. This is one of the coolest features as one can enjoy almost two movies and many songs of their choice.
Currently, it is prices at a whopping $730 USD which is surely an expensive figure. This has been the only drawback since its launch which fetched a dialed down rate in terms of sales. The triangular piece of cheese by looks comes at a high price but with rich assets. Landscape mode or portrait mode can be connected to add on woofers to present a more dynamic sound output. Weighing only around 1.26 Kg, it is one of the lightweight arsenals in the iPad accessories department. Online offers and deals are available only at Bang & Olufsen official website.
BlackBerry needs no introduction to set its pace in the market. Developers of BlackBerry, RIM, have taken the next leap in the market by introducing their 7.1 inches Tab known as the PlayBook. There are many famous books in the world already, Facebook is one among them for sure, but that is constrained to different entities. PlayBook offers all the legitimate response required from a tablet PC as well as filling the gap of the perfect PDA that you always wanted to have. Talking about the specifications and details of PlayBook, one may want to grab it instantly as you see it. Having a sleek and stylish design, it has wide bezel screen which is not that great as the sensitivity is not present in a good way. Along with that, there is no home button to navigate back in an easy way. These drawbacks make it a little difficult to play with but surely the PlayBook is a lot more than that. Swiping action is an eased up working way to provide a good support to this. Although there are fewer functions to it but the BlackBerry is known for it’s hard hitting solid materials and surely PlayBook is one handsome piece of set in your hands.
Swiping effect goes the same when you are operating various apps on PlayBook. Single stroke and your inactive app will shrink to the side coming to the active participant on the screen. Speed is not an issue with the dual core processor attached with it. This is well supported when you are doing multi-tasking on your gadget of wonders. This is why the name PlayBook is kept keeping in mind the playful activity that is possible with ease on this tablet PC. Some of the things that have been borrowed from other devices include the way one app is closed. You just need to flip it backwards and it goes away just like on HP TouchPad. Along with that, many ideas have been taken from Palm web OS interface. Stroking and swiping are the two main productive outcomes on your PlayBook. This signifies the sheer presence of this device in the BlackBerry section.
Taking the screen and resolution into perspective, it has a high setting configuration and impressive working cadre with HD support on videos. However, one of the drawbacks is the absence of Clear View Technology which makes it difficult to view in bright sunlight. BlackBerry assistance is provided in full respect to it and synchronization to your desktop or laptop is possible in a very convenient and hassle free notion. Store all your music and video files in a collection which goes well on PlayBook. USB and mini HDMI port is given for sharing and transferring purposes. You can do a lot more than just play on your PlayBook. Security essentials have always been the top priority for BlackBerry for which RIM has invested millions in the first go ensuring the proper safeguard facility provided to all PlayBook users worldwide. Global acceptance of this tablet PC is yet to see a bigger dimension.
There is something about BlackBerry that sets it apart from the crowd. Smartphones have been in the market for quite a long time and BlackBerry is one of the veterans in this field. Initially, people used to like it due to the sturdy look and messaging facility in best form. Later on with time passing by, there came new devices which took the market to a different level. Among them were Android driven handsets and iPhone as well. The best part was the user friendly notions and amazing support of apps which made a terrific impact on whole. Some of the most commonly used apps include Skype, Instagram and Piccasa. Most of them are not available on a BlackBerry. Still there are people who are fond of having a BlackBerry with them no matter what other device they are having. There is no specific reason for it but the fact that it is bold, stylish, small, and available at a reasonable price are some reasons which can prove that these small yet brand icons are needed in your arsenal.
BlackBerry Bold 9790 delivers all these and many more for its users. Though there are upgraded versions available in market today for “Bold” flagship but 9790 has an introspective outlook over the people to make it a personal favorite of almost all BlackBerry lovers. Some of the common features that you will find in all BlackBerry sets are included in 9790 too. First and foremost, durability of a BlackBerry handset is world famous. You may drop it several times accidentally but would not find a scratch on your handset. Nokia is close in this competitive lineup but BlackBerry being a smartphone rises above in this arena. People are used to this fact which has embalmed the existence of BlackBerry in market today as the most sturdy and solid handset in smartphone range. Talking about QWERTY keyboard on mobiles, BlackBerry 9790 is the sure-shot leader in the arsenal and sets the best comfort in form of its smooth keyboard panel.
The specifics style features of a BlackBerry include the 4 keys under the screen which is now being raised at a better position in BlackBerry Bold 9790. Designing area is a little under developed when it comes to BlackBerry but the original feeling of being a BlackBerry always remains with it. Volume keys are separately situated in the right hand side corner of the panel along with dedicated mute button. USB socket has been replaced on the bottom of the smartphone whereas the phone locker button is on the top of the device. Supporting HSDPA and Bluetooth 2.1 it has a good background in terms of connectivity. Camera shoots at 5MP range that is quite far a decent one for BlackBerry Bold 9790. This is same as 9900 but night shots are not that good in quality as it is with other handsets. Online purchasing is a valid option for BlackBerry as you will find great deals with maximum benefits on the handsets especially smartphones.
Year 2012 saw least releases in the smartphone section. There were several dominating entries in the past year which have been proclaiming success in this year as well till the new dominator arrived in form of Sony XPERIA S smartphone. Launched in the Consumer Electronic Show of 2012, Sony’s collaboration with Ericsson had a grandeur effect with XPERIA S coming as the first product down the line. Powered with Sony’s own BRAVIA engine optimized technology, it engulfs the visual aids in best form. Sony is known for its brand quality and its amazing visual graphics. Dual core processor enhances the speed of the smartphone along with a crisp and sharp image quality with 12MP camera installed on the back panel of XPERIA S. Storage space is not a problem with 32GB enlarged internal memory and RAM of 1GB for smooth functioning. The usual touchscreen size of 4.3 inches is present on this smartphone as well with high quality graphics and smooth finish on the screen.
HTC Rezound is integrated as a software support in this product for getting the highest pixel density. Exmor R technology is installed for getting sharp images at lowered quality light effects and supports the HD recording facility with great resolutions. Like BBM facility, Sony XPERIA S has a recognition device installed in the mobile for keeping a track of the SmartTags of XPERIA. Gaming experience was never this great on any other smartphone as XPERIA S indulges in the best gaming façade with PlayStation Certified games. Sony is also the smartest gaming console brand with PlayStation consoles. Working originally on Android 2.3 OS, XPERIA S is available for an update till Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Social networking is ultra cool in this mobile and connecting with friends and family on the online world was never this easy as it is on XPERIA S.
Critics have praised the camera functioning as well as the amazing response of the hardware working of this smartphone. Camera optics is especially designed keeping in mind the Sony brand image and the market value of Sony in camera world. Touch focus, smile detection, blur reduction and optimized editing after pictures are features which present a calibrated image of Sony XPERIA S. Optimized working on the whole has been the key frames of this smartphone. For example, the LED flash can be used in both ways. When you are taking pictures, it works like a flash excluding the dim light situations for taking pictures. Along with that, the same LED can be used as still lights for clear video recording or in form of torch for general purposes. The screen of Sony XPERIA S seems to be AMOLDED in whole as there are no sharp edges that finish the screen arena except the three buttons on the downward side. With a clear design and features which have not been seen in others in whole, Sony dominates in the smartphone section with XPERIA S. Due to its recent and latest launch, there have been wide appreciations on the global platform regarding its style and unique presence in market.
Welcome the new brigade in the highly successful flagship of RAZR under Motorola Mobile, the Motorola RAZR Maxx. Arriving back in year 2004, RAZR was the fashion fiesta in the mobile world. Down the line, it has sold over 50 million units by 2006. This said a lot about its successful run in the mobile world. Arriving in 2012, Motorola RAZR is the best-selling flagship phone beating everyone in the market. With new arrivals in the smartphone arena, RAZR have taken a sharp turn towards a more successful edition known as Maxx. Year 2011 saw the resurrection of RAZR flagship by introducing Android enabled smartphones and Motorola RAZR Maxx arrived with full glory. Motorola V3x was one of the most successful running phones in the market and Maxx is the upgraded version of V3xx. Retaining most of the features and style of V3xx, Maxx has improvised in other detailing of its features. It is under the clamshell series and is a flip mobile which has been popular since Motorola first launched this style of mobile and despite being a relative newcomer to the market there are already a lot of great accessories and cheap deals available on the Razzr.
Some added-on features for the Razzr include touch sensitive music keys which are dedicated for music lovers and provides them easy functioning to listen to their favorite tracks in no time. NVIDIA processor makes sure that you are up-to-date with fast running speed and efficient working of a smartphone. There are several shortcomings to this phone if you compare it with a high class smart-edge smartphone like HTC One or Samsung Galaxy but still manage to hold the interest as some strong points. There are many in the elite category but general smartphones are missing from the market. Motorola RAZR Maxx provides the essential requirement of a good brand and general smartphone category making it a hit in the mobile world. Profoundly called as the latest “Down to Earth” smartphone in the market, RAZR Maxx holds a solid performance to maintain the key aspects of RAZR flagship. Droid RAZR can be connected in every single way with Maxx but the only difference being the added features and the bigger size battery support. This means a single charge and your mobile is on for a long time. Getting your touchscreen shady with fingerprints is not an option anymore with Gorilla panel installed on the front dock of the mobile. Creating a difference in the design a bump on the top of Maxx makes it distinctive and a complete on-slot selling unit in the market. Ports on the smartphone include headphones, USB for transferring files to your system, and finally the mini HDMI port. The power button is situated on the right side of the panel along with volume buttons. Additional storage to save your music files along with videos and documents is provided in form ofMicroSDexpansion. One of the most noticeable features in Motorola RAZR Maxx is the fact that it is a complete manufacturer’s unit. This means that the battery pack cannot be removed as the back panel has no exit for removing the battery pack. You have to send the whole unit to the service center if you face any kind of problem regarding the power functioning of your mobile.
Tablet PC have not much difference in their existence. Same goes on with other devices like mobiles, laptops, desktops, etc. Some specifications and modifications on the already developed technology is performed to deliver a more convenient way of doing tasks assigned for that specific device respectively. Motorola XOOM 2 hits the market with astonishing speed and defining its predecessor XOOM as a class to say goodbye. Not all modifications are as good as the original entities. People called iPad a newer version of iPhone with oversized bulky looks. This was the first outlook of the product. Today, iPad has enthralled the whole market with its techno drive adolescence and captivating presence. XOOM 2 holds out to be that perfect Tab for you which can prove to be the outlook changer for you regarding Tablets.
XOOM in the first go had some disastrous problems concerning designs. Some said it was too heavy to be a Tablet and others complained about the inconsistent design pattern and uncomfortable holds. Erasing these drawbacks in the past, Motorola XOOM 2 arrives as the perfectly docked and lightweight counterpart of XOOM. Resting inside an aluminum backing, the sides and the whole design frame has been improvised to make it sleek, stylish, comfortable and better in all respects. Gripping problem has been taken under control with thick black rubber strips on the side panels. This has made it easier to hold and move in a sturdy way. Smile Please! You can say that in front of XOOM 2 with 5MP camera vesting with LED flashlight. Hold on the paparazzi craze as there are dual combo speakers which add to the charm of Motorola XOOM 2. This is something that goes out of the way regarding the style of Motorola. Placing the speakers in this position has been seen for the first time in any device and gains a certain attraction by people. Quality with elegant performance is what Motorola XOOM 2 offers you.
Build of XOOM 2 can be defined as a power-packed dilemma. It confuses at one end as the buttons are placed in tightly packed rubber sides which makes it a little cramped up. You need to look up in a good way before operating the power button as it gets confused with the volume rockers on the same side. Mini HDMI port along with charging USB port is situated at the bottom. SIM card slot is also provided but extension for memory is not provided in XOOM 2 which is quite a shocker. There are various sizes for memory options starting from 16GB but the absence of SD Card Sots is a drawback to say the least. Styling in all respect is done to improvise the drawbacks in XOOM but not much has been laid out in the working panel or software of XOOM 2. Security essentials include splash resistant coating to protect it from moisture and unexpected water drops. Though it is lightweight but you need to handle it with care as it is not shock proof.
They say that looks is not everything and when it comes to Motorola ATRIX, it holds the same. The first attention towards this handset will not impress you as it has a normalized outlook with a sleek design. When you come across its features, you will be blown away with its specifications and implications at various ends. Released in 2011, it has taken many critics in the first go. By far, Motorola has come across many situations where the flagship of ATRIX was not possible to continue but with time, Motorola has shut down all the facets against ATRIX and introduced Motorola ATRIX 4G. Fast processor speed is just the beginning of its long list of improvised assets. Beginning from its processor only, it contains high end NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor which runs on a dual core management system. Along with that, it is the first phone in the global market to use the technology of PenTile color display. High resolution luminance was offered in the first go along with a distinctive brigade that laid the foundation of this technology in mobiles like Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One, Nokia N9, Dell Venue Pro, and many more.
Winning a total of 9 Awards in the year 2011, it proclaims to be the best in the business class as well as HD synchronized smartphones with laptop view. Arriving at an interesting junction in current year 2012 for Motorola ATRIX 4G smartphone, it has set a new standard for one all the smartphones out there. Accessories are one of the most important assets of any entity. It topples the performance along with increasing the possibilities of the parent entity involved. Motorola ATRIX flagship got the same notion with amazing accessories to circumnavigate its presence in the global market. Motorola introduced the Ubuntu based application named “Webtop” for the first time in any mobile device. It is an extension to support the platform of HD laptop view when connected to external devices for improvised viewing. There were a total of 4 accessories which were announced for Motorola ATRIX.
Laptop Dock was the first in the line which introduced the ATRIX to the bigger viewing platform. When connected to this dock panel, you are able to view all the apps and various menu controls on your laptop. It is a portable keyboard screen on your mobile phone which gives a sense of laptop to you. After that comes a more upgraded accessory known as HD Multimedia Dock. This makes it a complete entertainment kit when connected to various devices like home theatres and docks all your multimedia functioning devices. Along with this, vehicle dock and standard dock complete the whole accessorizing bonanza for Motorola ATRIX flagship. Releasing its upgraded version in the Photon 4G enabled smartphones, it has improvised with style and comfort to say the least. Gaining a whooping 9 out of 10 ratings from the critics, it has been given “Best CES Award” in its opening years only. With a promising touch in future, Motorola ATRIX has a distinctive arena sorted out for its development.
HTC is known for its high end graphics and a distinctive touch in market which is not provided by any other in the market. Known for its high range and captivating essentials for a techno driven basic mode, HTC has its enlistment in almost all the categories of the electronic world. Tablet PC has been one of the main sides in recent past. With the rise of this newer version of personal computers, competition has been increasing day by day in this category. HTC is known for its versatility and unique inclusions in every field. Planning to hit the market in a big way, HTC has taken their time and finally arrived with HTC Flyer in the Tab Market.
HTC Flyer is not the first Tab by HTC in market but has surely gained the first perspective in terms of distinction. Earlier, HTC has maintained a strict consortium but this time with HTC Flyer on the go, it has banished all the critics and estimators on the edge. Cost has always been an eminent form with HTC. Similarly, HTC Flyer costs just double in its category of Tabs but precisely gives a lot more than what you expect. First and foremost is the inclusion of Digital Pen which is usually absent in Tabs launched these days. Blazing speed of the processor along with a stylish matte finish covers up the visual delight. Aluminum and molded mat plastic at the back makes it comfortable and stylish at the same time. You can manually adjust the display settings according to your benefit which comes with clear view technology. This will eliminate the gloss effect that comes when you take it out in sunlight. Resolution of 1024×600 is by far astonishingly great as compared to others in the market. Multi-touch options specifically provided for added-on junctions with an introspective stylus make it a great platform for first time users as well as experienced. Scribbling and doodling was never this much fun as it is with HTC Flyer. You are free to move your stylus and draw your favorite art or write in your own language. Responsive censors and pod detailing at every step makes it even better. HTC Sense technology is combined with the amazing Android driven processor and 1GB RAM which is more than enough for the apps and other functions. Paginated is the word for the apps on this Tab. This is an exclusive feature which again sets it apart from the crowd and gives it the crown for being the unique one.
User friendly modes and working interface provides a sense of relief to all. Some of the major drawbacks in HTC Flyer include the low quality sound and video support. Though it has managed to present the HD format in Tab functions but still needs a little touch in the display zone. Easy use of features is definitely an advantage but the camera quality is not at all satisfying with similar Tabs available in the same category with better camera view. 3D panel menus and other touchscreen notions include the magic pen provided as a stylus with HTC Flyer. This may prove to be a flipper to all as for some it is one of the best tools provided with Tab. At the same time for some people the fact that it needs to be carried separately and utmost care is to be taken to save it from getting damaged is an extra load and a drawback to say the least.