Hey, I’m Stefan, the guy who runs Android Beat, and I recently saw some Apple related news that got me so incredibly upset that I wanted to come here and share some thoughts. First of all, I want to let you know that I’m not a Google fanboi. I’m using a MacBook Pro to write this article, and for two years I carried an iPhone.
A few years back, HP acquired Palm, the makers of WebOS, to compete with Apple and other Android manufacturers in the smartphone and tablet market. Since then a lot has changed — HP’s WebOS based tablet flopped and so did the Pre 3. Following this disaster, the company decided to abandon further WebOS based product development and dumped WebOS in the open source territory.
Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9 which was unveiled at a media event in September to take on Apple’s full-sized iPad and Google Nexus 10 finally ships today.
For the first time since Apple launched the iPad, it is going to face stiff competition from bigger Android-based tablets like Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and Google’s Nexus 10.
After years of rumors and speculations, Apple finally launched a smaller and cheaper iPad – the iPad mini to compete with 7-inch Android based tablets such as the Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD.
On Monday, Google unveiled the larger version of the Nexus 7 tablet – the Nexus 10 to compete with Apple’s full-sized iPad, which has been dominating the larger tablet market.
The Nexus 10 comes with a stunning 10.055-inch display with 2560-by-1600 resolution, a dual-core ARM Cortex A15 processor with 2GB RAM, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera and lots more.
Google has also unveiled the larger version of the Nexus 7 tablet – the Nexus 10, along with Nexus 4 smartphone.
The Nexus 10 is manufactured in partnership with Samsung. It comes with a stunning 10.055-inch display with 2560-by-1600 resolution, a dual-core ARM Cortex A15 processor with 2GB RAM, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera and lots more.
Google To Unveil 10-Inch High-Res Samsung Nexus Tablet, LG Nexus 4 Smartphone With Android 4.2 At October 29 Event
Microsoft started taking pre-orders for its Microsoft Surface RT tablets yesterday.
Surface RT is powered by NVDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, comes with 10.6-inch display, 2GB of RAM, 720p HD rear and front facing cameras in a “VaporMg” magnesium casing. The Windows RT (Microsoft’s ARM-friendly version of Windows 8) tablet, also offers a built-in kickstand.
Microsoft Surface RT Pricing Revealed: 32GB Surface RT For $499; 64GB For $699 With Touch Cover Keyboard
Back in June, Microsoft took most of the tech world by surprise by unveiling its own tablets called Microsoft Surface to take on Apple’s iPad and Android-based tablets.
Microsoft had announced that it will be offering two versions of their tablet, which will come with 10.6-inch multitouch display – the first one will be powered by an ARM processor and will run Windows 8 RT – the tablet version of Windows 8 and the second one is powered by an Intel Core processor and will run Windows 8 Pro – a desktop version of Windows 8.