Pinoy Android » Android Tablets Philippines' First Android Blog and Forum Wed, 26 Feb 2014 03:20:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, Gear also unveiled/android-tablets/galaxy-note-10-1-specs-price/ /android-tablets/galaxy-note-10-1-specs-price/#comments Thu, 05 Sep 2013 10:29:36 +0000 /?p=3035 samsung galaxy note 10 1 Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, Gear also unveiled

In line with Samsung’s unveiling of the revamped Galaxy Note, the largest of its line also received some changes as it was seen in the company’s Unpacked 2013 event.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, much like the Note 3 will have a massive 3GB RAM and an upgraded screen resolution, bumping it to 2560×1600 pixels or 299ppi. Long Term Evolution (LTE) will also be incorporated in the 2014 Edition of the Galaxy Note 10.1.

The Korean based powerhouse also gave the Note 10.1 a faux-leather back cover and again, just like the Note 3. In all, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is the steroid version of the Note 3 (aren’t they all :D)

Also revealed during the event is the partner in crime of both the Note 3 and the Note 10.1 2014 Edition, the Galaxy Gear.

First and foremost, the Galaxy Gear is a watch, but not just an ordinary watch: Samsung equipped the Gear with a camera and is made out of stainless steel. The strap is an unknown material but is flexible enough to support the entire gadget.

On a single charge, the Galaxy Gear can give the user 25 hours and with sensors detecting “hand signals and waves during operation”.

The Galaxy Gear, when it comes out (probably by October also) will be available in six colorways: Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, and Lime Green and will shed $299 off your wallet.

Expect the Note 10.1 to be out by September 25 and will be available globally by October.

Image by: Cnet

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is delayed because of Ice Cream Sandwich/android-news/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-delayed-ice-cream-sandwich/ /android-news/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-delayed-ice-cream-sandwich/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2012 15:01:46 +0000 /?p=2675 galaxy tab 2 10 1 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is delayed because of Ice Cream Sandwich

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7 and 10.1) is the upcoming ICS Tablet  from Samsung. This was announced last February and expected to be released last March but its already April and no Tab 2 on market shelves. The reason for the delay of the Galaxy Tab 2 is the Ice Cream Sandwich. Samsung and Google is working closely to make the Galaxy Tab 2 to work well with ICS operating system. The Galaxy Tab 2 will be available at the end of April in UK.
Samsung faced  delays in the release of ICS on their Android phones. It started with the promise that the Galaxy Note ICS upgrade in Q1 and now it is moved to Q2. The ICS upgrade for Galaxy S II is currently available for the International version (I9100) and carrier variants are still waiting for their specified update because carrier branded S II needs more scrutiny from the carriers.

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iPad 3 A5X vs Nvidia Tegra 3 benchmarked/android-news/ipad-3-a5x-nvidia-tegra-3-benchmarked/ /android-news/ipad-3-a5x-nvidia-tegra-3-benchmarked/#comments Sat, 24 Mar 2012 05:36:05 +0000 /?p=2662 Following the claim of Apple during the iPad 3 unveiling that its A5X chip is 5x faster in graphics capability compared to the Nvidia Tegra 3 without showing any benchmark to support their claim and this resulted to questions. The Tegra 3 is the latest processor that is powering the Android quad-core slates and smartphones to date.

The good guys from LaptopMag did the test using the new iPad versus ASUS Transformer prime powered by Tegra 3. The result shows that the iPad 3 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is no way faster than the Tegra 3 as it claims to be 5x faster. The physics and details of Tegra 3 is unquestionable, while the iPad 3 A5X is lacking details as it was tested in the game Shadow Gun. Shadow Gun is one of the most intesive 3D mobile game “the quad-core Tegra 3 blew its competitor way as it achieved an overall score of 1,571 to the A5X’s 692. On the integer (1391 to 614), floating point (2408 to 825) and memory subtests (1076 to 784), the Tegra 3 dominated, but the A5X bested it by a small margin of 324 to 266 on the stream subtest.”

iPad A5X vs Nvidia Tegra 3 iPad 3 A5X vs Nvidia Tegra 3 benchmarked

Credit: LaptopMag

For more detailed bechmark result of the iPad 3 A5X vs. Nvidia Tegra 3, check the full result at Laptop Mag.

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Samsung Philippines Galaxy Tab 7.0+ price cut now only at Php19,990/android-tablets/samsung-philippines-galaxy-tab-70-price-cut-php19990/ /android-tablets/samsung-philippines-galaxy-tab-70-price-cut-php19990/#comments Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:08:28 +0000 /?p=2656 If you are looking for a tablet, Samsung Philippines just cut the price of the Galaxy Tab 7.0+ from Php23,990 to just 19,990, a 3990 discount. This is a good deal considering that Apple iPad 2 is already in the range of 18K to 19K. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 is a dual core powered tablet running Android 3.2 Honeycomb.

samsung galaxy tab plus 70 Samsung Philippines Galaxy Tab 7.0+ price cut now only at Php19,990

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Specs:

  • Display: 7-inch PLS display with 1024×600 resolution
  • OS: Google Android 3.2 Honeycomb
  • CPU: 1.2GHz Exynos 4210 Dual-Core processor
  • RAM: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 16GB or 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB via microSD
  • Camera: 3MP rear camera
  • Camera: 2MP front-facing camera
  • Network: 3G and HSPA+ with 21Mbps speed
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • DLNA
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • GPS w/ aGPS support
  • IR port
  • 4000mAh Li-Ion battery

Source: Samsung Mobile Philippines

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[Rumor]Google Nexus Tablet – specs, price and release date/android-tablets/rumorgoogle-nexus-tablet-specs-price-release-date/ /android-tablets/rumorgoogle-nexus-tablet-specs-price-release-date/#comments Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:56:47 +0000 /?p=2586 memo 370t [Rumor]Google Nexus Tablet   specs, price and release date

ASUS MEMO 370T | DeviceMag

There’s been whistling around that Google is currently building its very first Google Nexus Tablet. This rumored Tablet is very cheap that its price is almost half the price of current Android Tablet.  The first expected price was in range from 249- $299, and now reported from DeviceMag, the price should be around $149 – $200 and that is cheap!

ASUS is rumored to be the official partner and in the process of manufacturing with expected release date of May of 2012.  The Nexus Tablet has a 7-inch display size and will be using ASUS MeMo 370T processor and not be using the well celebrated Tegra 3 processor form Nvidia.

The “Nexus Tablet” is just the code name for this device and no formal word from Google and Nvidia if the device is in existence but we can’t avoid to speculate because one senior supply chain employee confirmed that both companies are already in agreement.

So, lets hope that this device will arrive sooner or later because high-end Android tablets is bit pricey and so is Apple iPad. With the price from $149 to $200 this is a price killer in the Tablet market and probably will be the cheapest Android tablet in the Philippines with performance like those of higher spec devices.

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Comparing Android Tablets to the “all new Apple iPad” – specs, connectivity and price/android-tablets/compare-android-tablets-apple-ipad/ /android-tablets/compare-android-tablets-apple-ipad/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2012 04:31:54 +0000 /?p=2489 The new iPad is out and this is the first Apple device to  be compatible with LTE connectivity. If you compare the “all new iPad”  to current Android tablets like the Asus Transformer Prime, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, and Kindle Fire the only advantage I see is the display resolution as it uses Retina display of very high resolution.  See for yourself if you are convinced that the new iPad is the real king of tablets.

ipad new comp vert Comparing Android Tablets to the all new Apple iPad   specs, connectivity and price


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ZTE Mimosa X – Pure NVIDIA Goodness, Tegra 2 and Icera Modem/android-phone/zte-mimosa-pure-nvidia-goodness-tegra-2-icera-modem/ /android-phone/zte-mimosa-pure-nvidia-goodness-tegra-2-icera-modem/#comments Tue, 21 Feb 2012 07:51:42 +0000 /?p=2381 11 ZTE Mimosa X ZTE Mimosa X   Pure NVIDIA Goodness, Tegra 2 and Icera Modem

Nvidia and its partner ZTE announced the pure Nvidia Smartphone - ZTE Mimosa X. This the first smartphone to be powered by all Nvidia technologies. The CPU+GPU is the Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC and Nvidia Icera 450 HSPA+ modem (14 HSPA+ with IceClear interference cancellation technology).

Other than this is a pure Nvidia smartphone this phone is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The display is 4.3″ (960 x 540) display, a rear 5-megapixel camera (HD video capable), front facing camera, 4GB of storage (expandable to 32GB).


The Icera 450 slim-modem platform works with NVIDIA Tegra® processors to enable high-performance HSPA+ smart phones and tablets. This platform is based on the ICE8065 baseband and ICE9225 RF IC.

  • HSPA+/3G/2G multimode
  • Multiband HSPA+ Cat 18 (28Mbs)
  • HSUPA Cat 6 (5.7Mbps), Cat 7 (11Mbps) HSUPA upgradable
  • Quad-band GPRS/EDGE
  • Full 3G and 2G voice
  • Radio Interface Layer (RIL) for Google’s Android™ operating system
  • MIPI high-speed interface to multiple leading application processors
  • Major PCB savings due to integrated baseband and integrated RF chips
  • 3GPP Release 7 features inc MIMO and higher order modulation to enhance performance and improve spectral efficiency
  • IceClear® interference-cancellation technology to improve cell edge performance
  • Targeted for high-performance HSPA+ Android-based smartphones
  • Sampling now

Their no word yet for the pricing but for sure NVIDIA and ZTE will feature this phone next week at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.

[via] UberGizmo

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Motorola XYBOARD WiFi Pre-Order Price/android-tablets/motorola-xyboard-wifi-preorder-price/ /android-tablets/motorola-xyboard-wifi-preorder-price/#comments Sat, 28 Jan 2012 02:44:26 +0000 /?p=2255  Motorola XYBOARD WiFi Pre Order Price

Motorola XYBOARD ‘WiFi only’ is now available for pre-order in the U.S. The Motorola XYBOARD has two versions, the 10.1 an 8.2. Both are running on a 1.2 Ghz processor, 1GB of RAM, Gorilla Display, 5MP-Rear Camera and 1.3MP for front. It is powered by Android 3.2 Honeycomb but Motorola will provide update for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Motorola XYBOARD Price are as follows:

    • XYBOARD 8.2 32GB: $499.99
    • XYBOARD 8.2 16GB: $399.99
    • XYBOARD 10.1 32GB: $599.99
    • XYBOARD 10.1 16GB: $499.99

Note: The price is for pre-order  and available only in the United States.

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CyanogenMod 9 is almost ready – HP TouchPad video demo shown/android-tablets/cyanogenmod-9-ready-hp-touchpad-video-demo-shown/ /android-tablets/cyanogenmod-9-ready-hp-touchpad-video-demo-shown/#comments Fri, 13 Jan 2012 16:18:39 +0000 /?p=2239 cyanogenmod 9 hp touchpad CyanogenMod 9 is almost ready   HP TouchPad video demo shown
Cyanogenmod Dev team is almost ready with their current project CyanogenMod 9 that is based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In a video released by CM Dev team they successfully ported the CM 9 to HP TouchPad. The HP Touch Pad was discontinued because of low sale and HP stops developing the WebOS which is the original OS of the HP tablet.

HP TouchPad found a new life when Android 2.3 Gingerbread was ported to it and Cyanogenmod team started to give support to the dying tablet. The CM 7 update for HP Touchpad was released last September 11, 2011 and users find it satisfactory because of some glitches.  cyanogenmod hp touchpad android 4 CyanogenMod 9 is almost ready   HP TouchPad video demo shown

Now, that CM is almost finish with this project, HP TouchPad is given a second life thanks to CM9  though in the test it shows some laggy performance but it is taken and I know that CM Dev team will give their best in improving more Android 4.0 for HP TouchPad. Some of the most important feature is working well like the Wireless and Bluetooth. Games runs smoothly as it runs Angry Bird in the demo. They currently working right on the Video Playback but they are getting there.
When CM say it is coming soon, this means that by couple weeks we can see CM 9 in action not only in TouchPad but in other smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S II.

So, what do you think HP TouchPad owners are you ready for some Ice Cream Sandwich?

Video of CyanogenMod 9 on HP TouchPad

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0N – launched in Germany/android-tablets/samsung-galaxy-tab-70n-launched-germany/ /android-tablets/samsung-galaxy-tab-70n-launched-germany/#comments Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:21:30 +0000 /?p=2223 Samsung Germany launched the newest member of the Galaxy Tab family. The Galaxy Tab 7.0N is a smaller version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N with a twist. The new design added a front-facing speaker compared to non 7.0 version. The OS is Android 3.2 Honeycomb and upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich once the update is available from Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0N 374x600 Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0N   launched in Germany

The specs of the Galaxy Tab 7.0N are as follows, the display  uses  7-inch PLS-LCD display at WSVGA 1028×600 resolution in a 169.6 pixels per inch. The internal storage is 16GB and expandable via microSDHC up to 32GB. For connectivity it has Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi and 3G/HSPA. In all mobile devices like tablet the battery life is becoming an issue and the Galaxy Tab 7.0N is packed with 4000mAh for longer operation.

Via: YouMobile

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