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Google Nexus 7 (Tablet)

Google might of surprised us with the awesome Google Glasses Demo they showed off at I/O this year but the next best thing an affordable tablet that even a parent on the Family Tax Benefit* in Australia can afford. Google announce the Nexus 7, and of course its a tablet. The new Android slate running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, with an amazing 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, and of course a big 7 inch screen resolution of 1280×800.

The tablet which comes with 1GB of RAM (Random Access Memory), 1300 MHZ quad processor, and also comes with Google Chrome for android as its default browser. One of greatest features with the tablet (in my opinion) is that the screen is scratch resistance. So if your like me that throw my keys in my bag with my electronics the chances of the screen being scratched is very slim. And this seems to be a feature lacking in many of the current Android tablets available on the retail market.

The only issue i have with the Nexus 7 is that you don’t have a SD card slot for expandable memory, basically your stuck with the basic Nexus 7 internal memory with 8000MB (about 6.6GB) of available space. However the tablet does have USB 2.0 ports and Micro USB support.

The Nexus 7 built my Asus also comes with Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Voice commands, Voice recording sensors and features. The Nexus 7 Tablet is to be released in the third quarter of 2012 in the US and its RRP (Recommended Retail Price) should be around the $200 range according to Google.

*Payments vary per person, based on full family tax benefit scheme

Amazon Kindle Fire unveiled - As cheap as it can get

Amazon Kindle Fire slashes Apple and Android tablets! Sets a new stage.


Amazon released its newest tablet in the market, the Kindle Fire. Priced at just $199, the tablet is all set to take out the bigger chums like Apple, HP, RIM and set a new level in the tablet world.

CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos unveiled the tablet on Wednesday. Adam Leach, an analyst at Ovum said,

“We believe that the launch of an Amazon tablet will significantly boost the tablet market and inject a much needed competitor to Apple’s iPad”

Amazon Kindle Fire being launched

(Credit: Slashgear)

Even though the tablet is priced so low, there are more tempting offers awaiting for you. One of them being: When you become the owner of the Kindle Fire tab you will also become an Amazon Prime subscriber. What does this mean for you? Well that’s where it gets good! By becoming a subscriber you will get a 30 day free trial of the Amazon Prime, a service that offers you free streaming videos on the Amazon channel. Also you can shop more and enjoy all the Amazon services at a reasonable price.

Although having these advantages brings a whole lotta cons on the list. The primary one being the Hardware. Amazon’s Kindle Fire doesn’t even have half the hardware compared to an iPad. For example there are many features missing on the spec list such as no camera (front or rear), no video calling, no microphone, no 3G wireless, no bluetooth connectivity or even GPS! To top it all off it only gives you 8GB of storage space and believe it or not the display is only a mere 7 inch.

However some of the eye-catching features include a dual core processor, free syncing to amazon’s cloud servers and a cloud accelerated mobile browser known as Amazon Silk which caches your favourite websites for faster loading.

Amazon sleak looking tab - the Kindle Fire

I think even if there are a lot of cons, neglecting such a low priced tablet for features we (really) rarely use on a tab, is not my gut feeling. Amazon Kindle Fire will surely be a good decision made and will outrun its rivals (not to mention Apple’s highly priced iPad 2 and HP’s mildly priced TouchPad) in the near future.

If you want, take a look at the Winners and Losers speculations made after the Kindle Fire was announced!

So what are your thoughts about the Amazon Kindle Fire tab? Please drop a comment and tell us if Kindle Fire will manage to slash out its competitors from the race or will prove to be a failure, share us your views!

via Bloomberg

Motorola Xoom 2 leaked images and spec details

Motorola Xoom 2 surfaces! [Leaked images, Specs and rumors]

Motoroal Xoom 2 images have been surfaced on the web. We are pretty sure that it is the Xoom 2, the new Android powered tablet from Motorola Mobility Inc.

Showcasing the new Motorola Xoom 2

Just recently Motorola had launched its most awaited tablet, the Motorola Xoom and now rumors are already cropping up about its next tab the Xoom 2.

This is my Next has come with some interesting news. Here are some spec details regarding the hardware that’s rigged within the Xoom 2.

Motorola Xoom 2 just 9mm thick

  • 9mm in thickness compared to Apple iPad 2‘s 8.8mm.
  • Media Edition sports an 8.2 inch HD IPS display and weighs in at 0.95 pounds, also includes an IR blaster and a subwoofer at the back.
  • 1.2GHz ARM Chip dual-core processor powered by Google’s Android 3.2 Tablet OS
  • 1GB RAM which is the same we saw in the Xoom
  • Capable to record 1080p videos and sync files wirelessly to your PC
  •  Tablet ships out with the latest Adobe Flash Player 11
  • Keyboard Case and a Stylus Pen are also included in the accessories.

Motorola Xoom 2 HD Graphics

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Why an Ubuntu Tablet will sell

       Recent times have shown what a tablet pc can do. Apple revolutionized the tablet technology. No matter what the critics,you or me say, the fact and numbers show what they have achieved. 1 million I-pad and there is no stopping them.

Ubuntu For Humans

       Now that the digital industry has seen the market for tablet PC , every company wants to get a share of the market. Hp, I heard, is working on a web-OS version that uses cloud computing to deliver quality services.Nokia has announced that it too is working on a revolutionary tablet. Revolutionary or not they have announced their presence. For all these product there is few critical area that daunts its credibility.

  1. Battery life
  2. Connectivity
  3. Computing power
  4. Apps
  5. looks

Considering these 5 points which i beckon most would agree requires an excellently designed hardware and an OS that can handle the hardware profusely well and this is where an Open Source OS is needed.

There are many tablet OS ‘s like Android and Chrome Os both from Google.Ubuntu has also announced the the release of a tablet version of OS that will be launched by end of 2010.

Why i think Ubuntu might capture the era of tab’s

Open Source Community Support

    Ubuntu’s community is huge with thousands of developers ready to help you to customize Ubuntu.If you want to install Ubuntu for your phone and if Ubuntu is capable of doing so, the community will help you.There is extensive documentation for Ubuntu.

Extensive driver support

    When i installed lucid lynx Ubuntu9.10 i was amazed at the driver support thats available . If there is driver you need they’ve got it. I’m sure anyone who used Ubuntu would know that.

Visual Appeal

    The Tablet version is rumored to have multi-touch capabilities with a new dashboard design that allows you to create a widget based dashboard . Which is very interesting actually . One can put a box of his/her favorite website and get live feeds . Nice.

App Store

     An App store with unlimited free Softwares to make life simpler . No more App Store where i need to pay per click.I personally hope they get a better E-book Management Tool.Since object C code can be run on Ubuntu i presume there will be ability to port Ipad apps to Ubuntu. And since Android is also based on Linux architecture i guess one can port that too to Ubuntu .Humanity for Humans is here Guys.

Its Free

     Its free what more does one need .