Saturday, 19 November 2011
Galaxy Nexus: Calling All æ
Introducing Galaxy Nexus: Simple. Beautiful. Beyond Smart.
There’s an uncanny resemblance between Android Beam™ and Bump. But Beam is NFC-based while Bump employs a smart matching algorithm harnessing location and motion data. Neither is perfect, but good luck trying to figure out if your Android phone has an NFC chip or not.
Perhaps Apple needs to show them how it’s done by incorporating Lion’s AirDrop into iOS devices.
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Injunction Lifted æ
Samsung can sell its latest iPad rival in most of Europe again after a German court lifted most of an injunction it had imposed at Apple’s request.
Darn it. Now the Galaxy Tab won’t be as attractive.
The Duesseldorf court said its ban still applied to Germany, and also to the German unit of Samsung, Samsung GmbH, throughout the European Union.
Perhaps there’s still hope.
Thursday, 11 August 2011
Apple’s Ban Makes Galaxy Tab More Attractive? æ
We humans tend to crave that which we are denied. So could Apple‘s successful injunction against Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe, based largely on patent claims, make the rival tablet more attractive?
Now it looks like Apple is also suing Motorola, suggesting its Xoom tablet is a ripoff of the iPad.
Time to stock up on the Xoom too. It’ll be so attractive once it’s banned.
Saturday, 5 March 2011
People comparing the feature lists of the iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab often notice that one has a 10-inch screen and the other has a 7-inch.1 Most may note that one’s resolution is 1024×768 and the other’s is 1024×600.
The Galaxy Tab sounds only a bit smaller. Similar resolution too, you might think. That is, until you actually see and hold the two devices in your hand, and realize how much screen real estate is missing on the Galaxy Tab.
The iPad screen is twice as large as the Samsung Galaxy Tab screen! iPad’s screen measures approximately 45 inch2 (290 cm2) and the Galaxy Tab’s a mere 21 inch2 (140 cm2). The difference is because a 10:7 ratio (of the diagonals) converts to a 100:49 ratio when speaking about area!
Widescreen aspect ratios don’t make for better viewing; a bigger screen for video makes for better viewing. It’s a post-PC world, and people know intuitively that specs matter second.