Monday, August 1, 2011

Three Things/News To Update You About Android Tablets Today

Three Quick Android Tablet News:

  • Sony's tablets are about to debut.  However, Sony's brand no longer has the appeal it once did.  In the past, Sony was about quality and innovation.  Now, it mostly tries to play catch up.  And its S1 and S2 tablets seem to be an attempt to throw something up against the wall and see what sticks.  S1 is a straight forward device while S2 sports a dual screen that is what the Nintendo 3DS should have been.  So far, it appears only Samsung's Galaxy Tabs has gained any traction in the tablet market for Android.  Here's hoping that Sony can change all this.

  • Samsung is currently producing 7" screen with 1024 x 768 resolution.  Currently 7" screens only support 1024 x 600 resolution. It could pave way for Honeycomb to be used.  Furthermore, it would provided a valued versions of smaller tablets againt Apple's iPad.  Apple had insisted that the 10" screen is the perfect size for tablets.  However, I maintain that Apple is not to be taken at its word and a smaller sized iPad or a large screen iPod touch will be released by Apple.

  • Samsung has agreed to a pilot program with University of Southern Mississippi to give 1,000 Galaxy tablet away to students.  The hope is that the tablet will facilitate learning for the students. I think the education market is one that is vast and full of opportunities.  I would like to know what apps are involved and whether the Tab will serve as textbook replacements.

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