Kindle Fire vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0)

Kindle Fire vs Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

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?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Review: Using The Tablet With Your TV

Using the Galaxy Tab 2 With Your TV

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.

How To Use Google Voice With Android Tablets And Media Players

Google voice

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 Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Review – $249 Android Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

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.

Samsung’s $399 Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Arrives May 13

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Along with the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 that we just reviewed, Samsung also announced today that the 10.1-inch variant is just a few weeks away. The Tab 2 10.1 will hit stores on May 13th, though pre-orders begin on May 4th. It’s priced at a sweet $399. Samsung is shifting away from creating tablets only […]

Survey: Smartphones Don’t Totally Dominate Photos, Image Editing Yet

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Camera

There’s no doubt that smartphone cameras are getting better and that apps like Instagram, Camera+, Photoshop Touch and other apps for enhancing and sharing photos are extremely popular. However, it turns out that the majority of photo-takers are still loving and using their digital cameras. According to a study conducted by 6sight, people with digital […]

Clean Up Your Android By Starting From Scratch Or Monitoring Apps

Since folks are in spring cleaning mode now that the northern hemisphere is warming up, now is a good time to consider cleaning your gadgets as well. Not just physical cleaning — though I did cover that earlier this week — but also cleaning things on the software end of things. Taking a hard look […]

8 Best Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Accessories

MiniSuit Dual View Leather Case and Cover

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 may not be the least expensive 7-inch Android tablet around, but its multiple charms have earned it some loyal fans. If you recently bought the 4G LTE tablet, it’s time to accessorize. Below are eight great accessories and cases for protection, productivity, and fun. Whether you use the Tab instead of […]

SoftMaker Office Mobile 2012 for Android Now In Public Beta

TextMaker Reviewing, Track Changes, and Comments Toolbar

A few months ago I wrote about the SoftMaker’s Office Suite for Android and how the document-editing app, TextMaker, provided a feature missing from every other Office suite for Android and iPad: true Track Changes functionality. While most people hope that Microsoft Office for iPad will solve this problem on iOS, SoftMaker has so far […]

March 2012 Ultrabook, Laptop and Tablet Review Roundup

New iPad 3rd Gen

The biggest and most anticipated product of March was the new iPad, of course, but it’s not the only noteworthy piece of mobile tech we reviewed here at GBM and on our sister site, Notebooks.com. Ultrabooks keep coming and they keep getting better. Just take a look at the Dell XPS 13 below. And the […]

World Backup Day: Back Up Your Android Smartphone And Tablet Automatically

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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.

5 Kid-Friendly iPad Alternatives For Ages 4 – 13 And Up

Ever since it first came out the iPad has proved popular with kids as well as adults. There are hundreds, if not thousands of apps aimed at kids as young as 6 months old. However, the iPad is not a toy. Anyone who’s let their small child near an iPad or any other piece of […]

Windows 8 Will Be Retina Display Ready

windows-8-different-sizes

Microsoft would like everyone to know that they’re paying attention to all the madness around the iPad’s new display. To that end, they’ve posted a very detailed look at some of the ways Windows 8 and apps will work with displays that sport a high pixel density. Over on TechCrunch they’re calling this post-HD, but […]

New Angry Birds Space Trailer Reveals Little Yet Excites Us More

Angry Birds Space

We only have two more days until Angry Birds Space launches. (At this point, I’m not going to even try to avoid the puns.) Today Rovio posted another new trailer that is designed to tease more than anything. It features a few extra snippets of gameplay and a hint at the storyline around the beginning […]

Why Would You (Or Did You) Buy A 3G or 4G Tablet Instead Of Wi-Fi?

Verizon 4G LTE iPad Setup

Industry analyst Chetan Sharma released a wireless market update report today that reveals, among other things, that consumers overwhelmingly preferred Wi-Fi only tablets to those with mobile broadband capability in 2011. This comes as no shock to us here at GBM. Wi-Fi tablets are less expensive and don’t come with 2-year agreements and ridiculous termination […]

Quick View: Tablified Market HD Only Shows Apps Made For Android Tablets

Tablified Market HD

Android tablet owners may be few compared to certain other, uh, fandoms, but those of us who do belong to this exclusive club enjoy our slates. However, when it comes to finding apps made specifically for larger screens and higher resolutions the Android Market Google Play Store isn’t the most helpful. There is a section […]

Nook Tablet vs. iPad 3rd Gen

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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.