Navigating the many Samsung tablets available can be a bit confusing, so I put together a Guide to the Galaxy Tab to help you sort them out. Below is a list of all the Samsung tablets either currently on sale or announced starting with 10-inch devices and moving on down. (I know I'm cheating a little by including the Galaxy Note, but it's a tablet!)
If you read my post comparing the Kindle Fire to the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, you probably think you know how this particular matchup is going to end. After all, the Nook has many of the same limitations as the Fire, including limited hardware and app selection. However, the Nook has some benefits over the Kindle Fire that make it a better choice for some consumers, even over the Tab 2.
With the introduction of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Samsung has entered the low-cost tablet space with an excellent entrant. Priced at $249, it’s only $50 more than the $199 Kindle Fire from Amazon. The price alone is enough to tempt many users, but $50 is a significant gap when budgets are tight. Is the Galaxy Tab 2 worth the $50 premium?
According to research cited by Samsung, over 80% of tablet owners use the device while sitting in front of the TV. Because of this, Samsung included an IR blaster on the Galaxy Tab 2 along with the Peel Smart Remote app. The idea is to make the Tab 2 the center of your home media setup, thus making it the center of your world.
Even though my tablet doesn't have a number and can't make calls (without help), it's still a useful platform for Google Voice. Same with Android media players like the Samsung Galaxy Player. In fact, with Google Voice you can turn a non-phone device into a free texting paradise for a kid or teen.
Samsung's new Galaxy Tab represents a welcome shift in the company's attitude toward the tablet market. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 offers the full tablet experience with the newest Android operating system, Bluetooth, cameras, and a few other extras Amazon and Barnes & Noble's tablets don't offer. All for $249.
Backing up an Android phone or tablet isn't that hard and can even happen automatically in the background. We'll walk you through how to back up your apps, SMS history, settings, and even your Home screens. Remember, if your data is backed up only in one place, it's not fully backed up. Take advantage of more than one of free and inexpensive backup options listed.
Consumers looking for a 7-inch tablet have several to choose from and now many good choices under $300. Price isn't the only factor, of course. You also have to consider how easy it is to use, access to content, the operating system, and app selection.
Each tablet has pros and cons based on how and where you plan to use it, how into eReading or media you are, and how much you're willing to spend. Need help deciding which one is best for you? Read on for comparison of the new iPad and the Nook Tablet.