Samsung, LG and Motorola have new android tablets due to launch this year. Apple declares, 2011 is the year of the Ipad 2, do you think this is an overstatement? With the new android tablets coming out, the Ipad 2 might struggle to win the tablet wars.
Since the release of android 3.0 (a.k.a. honeycomb), mobile device manufacturers released their version of tablets with a whooping dual core processors (despite the fact that Samsung already released the pre-cooked galaxy tab last year I still don’t consider it as a full tablet because it’s too small for a tablet and too big for a phone – weird). So it’s not just the Ipad 2 for 2011, I want to rephrase that statement as “2011 is the year of Tablets.” Hehehe.
Let’s start introducing the tabdroids, shall we?
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7100, others call it Galaxy Tab 2.
Its difference with the original galaxy tab is obviously the screen size. Galaxy Tab 2 is comprised with a 10.1 inch screen size with a resolution of 1280×800, while the old one has 7-inch @ 1024×600 resolution. See the table below for more tech specs for Galaxy Tab 2.
Next in line is the LG Optimus Pad, otherwise known as G-Slate in the U.S.
If Samsung owns the Galaxy line, LG has its Optimus series. LG Optimus pad’s major highlight is the 3D video recording, with the two 5-megapixel rear camera doing the job. The fact is, it doesn’t really playback glass-free 3D, but you can always buy a 3D eyeglass to recreate the effect.
And last but not the least, the Motorola Xoom. It boasts a 10.1 inch HD widescreen 1280×800 capacitive display. 1 GHz dual-core NVDIA Tegra 2 with 1GB of DDR2 RAM, that’s a xoom xoom! There’s no confirmation yet if this tablet will arrive here in the Philippines or not but let’s hope it will. The more players in the market, the better price we get.
Made up your mind with the tablet you want? Compare the tech specs below.
|Xoom||Galaxy Tab 10.1||Optimus Tab|
|Width,Depth,Height||6.6 in x 0.5 in x 9.8 in||6.71 in x 0.43 in x 9.69 in||5.88 in x 0.5 in x 9.57 in|
|Weight||1.6 lbs||1.32 lbs||1.38 lbs|
|Display||10.1 inch||10.1 inch||8.9 inch|
|Resolution||1280 x 800 pixels||1280 x 800 pixels||1280×768 pixels|
|Processor||1GHz Dual Core Tegra 2||1 Ghz Dual Core Tegra 2 CPU||Dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 1.0GHz processor|
|Camera||5 megapixel rear|
2 megapixel front
|8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera|
record FullHD 1080p video
|Two 5MP rear camera|
record 3D video
2 megapixel front
|Wifi, 3G||Wifi 802.11 a,b,g,n||Wifi 802.11 b,g,n||Wifi 802.11 b,g,n|
|Battery||upto 10 hours browsing over wifi||tba||tba|
|OS||Android 3.0||Android 3.0||Android 3.0|
Prices are yet to be confirmed but the estimate is around 25K – 35K. I will update this blog once we have it.