Ok iPad 3 was sold and the galaxy tab 8.9 was also sold, the latter due to Samsung mincing around and not updating the OS to ICS.
The former the iPad3, whilst an amazing piece of technology, was for me just more of the same, but with a better screen.
Enter stage left the Google Nexus 7. I was wary of this tablet due to the teething issues posted on the Web, but more so as it was made by Asus.
Why? But Asus is a great laptop maker you may say, well I had a TF300 for 2 days, and liked it but the screen, for some reason, gave me a sore head.
Not to also mention the washed out looking reds, buy from someone with a good returns policy so you can try at home for a couple of days to see if it works for you.
I digress, after using the N7 for over a week I have to say the size and portability is just bang on for me. Downsides? If any perhaps Web browsing as it does involve a bit more zooming and the built in speakers are a tad on the weak side.
But overall, bright screen, fast processor and compact size and weight are bang on, was close to getting a Samsung tab 7.0, but I am glad I waited for the Nexus 7 and jelly bean as unlike the Samsung devices I know it will receive timely updates.
Not posted anything in a long time, went back to blogger, but nice though it is the mobile application, well kinda sucks!
Posting this on a Nexus 7, what has to be the current best vfm tablet around. The size of the device is also, for me, perfect. 🙂
Having just installed swift key 3, this device just gets better!
Ok this post has been sitting in my drafts for a few weeks and since then I have went back to the fruity side with their gen 3 tablet!
Having had the Moto Xoom i decided to revisit Android after my brief iPad 2 fling
The pad of choice is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. An excellent compromise in size and portability 🙂 however i soon remembered why i went back to Apple, video content.
However having a good selection of bluray I decided to look in to converting some to digital format to playback on the tablet, because lets face it the digital copies that accompany your bluray purchase are next to useless, ok useless for Android users.
Step in a LG bluray player for pc, DVD Catalyst 4, and Slysoft Any DVD HD, some time and you have excellent quality video files to play on any device, result!
Well after posting about a nice WordPress app for the N9 I went a got a new phone.
Yup the Galaxy Nexus.
Is it better? In a lot of ways yes and others no. The build quality of the N9 is great the Samsung not as good, BUT it is still a very well made phone.
The thing is, and I never thought I would say so after using the N9, ICS is a joy to use, better than MeeGo? yes I’m afraid it is in my opinion.
Makes MeeGo feel how Android did with version 1.6 to 2.0 a lot of promise but not nearly ready.