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The Nexus S Google will certainly be one of the numbers of those who hear about a lot this year 2011. And although it has not yet been announced its launch in Spain, Engadget and analyze in depth we have this new phone with Android under the auspices of Google.
After testing with HTC in the Nexus One, the search engine company has entrusted the hardware of the new Nexus S to one of the brands 2010: Samsung. As you can see from this analysis of the Nexus S, the similarities to the Galaxy S is more than remarkable.
Nexus S, a phone early 2011
Following the successful experiment (at the hardware level and little else) of the Nexus One, Google has opted for a telephone base as the Galaxy S guarantees that the hand of one of the leading brands on the current scene (Samsung) , has taken the lead in mobile telephony with the iPhone 4 last year. Google has also changed the way we distribute and can be purchased at stores like any other phone.
So the Google Nexus S, at the hardware level, which is what we discuss in this first part of your analysis, you can expect the best from today.
However, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona a few weeks and the new phones are expected to see there, the feeling after testing Google Nexus S is that it can become ephemeral. The reason is clear: while the other manufacturers can move their catalog of high-end devices with more or less easily in a single year, Google does not seem determined to make a move with its own terminal at least another year. Although I honestly do not need it for the Nexus S has proven more than reliable.
Can it be allowed only with the advantage of the Google phone? For if one is not an early adopter with economic possibilities to switch phones every three months, certainly yes. The Nexus S will guarantee successful months knowing that updates will not be a hardware problem and that comply with guarantees.
Specifications Nexus S, all as it should be
Made the introduction go to the analysis of the physical part of the Nexus S. The first thing we talk about is your processor to 1 Ghz HummingBird is a step forward (not much) about the chips last year. But we do not settle with cold data because the end is not paramount in this type of phones.
The key think is in balance, and with this processor, 512 MB RAM and 16 GB of storage, along with the latest version of Android 2.3, everything works. And banish the idea that a faster chip will give us better use the phone. Please forget it.
We’re talking a 4-inch screen SuperAMOLED with resolution of 800 x 480 pixels (233 dpi) that looks spectacular. Its bright, colorful and outdoor operation we love it. If you had on hand a S Galaxy, for example, the feeling is the same.
Okay, the screen looks great, but what about the answer in operation? Well, the tactile response also seems excellent. The control of the menus and writing (especially the phone landscape) is right at all times and with the extra power the new processor and Android 2.3, everything seems to fly over the screen.
Earlier this month we mentioned that Huawei would be presenting its new tablet, the MediaPad, which ultimately has already happened.
- Android 3.2
- Capacitive touch screen of 217 pixels per inch
- Front camera 1.3 MP
- Rear camera 5 mp
- 802.11n WiFi
- Qualcomm’s dual-core processor at 1.2 Ghz
- Width 8.6 mm
- Weight 390 grams
- Playing in 1080
- HSPA +
- 8gigas internal memory
- MicroSD card slot
- Flash 10.3
The downside of this app is not doing well on WiFi only version and will only be sold with its partners and suppliers. It hopes the United States in the third quarter.
Bad times those who live RIM, the company behind the popular Blackberry. The poor reception given his tablet on the market, called Playbook Blackberry has not only confirmed the crisis being experienced by the company. Meanwhile, Apple has gone back to Android continues its momentum and steadily.
Commercial failure. So we could call the first days on the market of the Blackberry Playbook, the tablet with RIM wanted to stand up to Apple and its iPad. In Canada, users responded much less as had happened with the launch last March iPad 2, where they waited in long lines at the mall to get one of these devices.
As we saw days before its release, the poor record sales had been predicted by analysts for the shortcomings of the device. “It’s elegant but flawed and yet offers a secure email service,” said one of them. That has to be connected to a Blackberry handheld for now makes a device with a potential audience too small.
The price of the tablet is also similar to the iPad, when RIM had promised a cheaper gadget and try to stand up to Apple for that edge. The sad results achieved by now had a direct impact on the Nasdaq, down 3% in their actions. Some analysts said the lack of publicity given to the device might have been another cause of these results, noting that by the end of the year RIM will sell 3 million tablets.
The iPad 2, sales leader
Despite being in the millions, these figures are far from the iPad 15 million that were sold in 2010 and the high number of iPad 2 that is expected to sell before 2012. Apple has once again gather momentum and strengthen its leadership with its latest tablet, even though these innovations have not convinced everyone. The thinness of the device is one of its strengths, but have yet to try to get more tablets than stand up to the Apple tablet.
Android is the operating system chosen by other manufacturers to compete with the U.S. company. Google’s platform has a fast pace of growth and to date are activated more than 350,000 terminals worldwide within it. In the market for smartphones, phones like the LG Optimus 2X or expected Samsung S II Galaxy hope to shake the iPhone the easy chair 4, whereas in tablets Samsung also try to do the same with its updated version of Galaxy Tab.
Google will continue making this newborn spicy 2011. Now the new ingredient is the expected launch of Android 3.0 Honeycomb. This new version of mobile operating system looks to be the turning point in the market for tablets, where Android already owns 22% and finally begin to scratch the exclusive iPad.
That company originally from Palo Alto did not imagine, while receiving payment from Google for all of their shares, which Android would become what is today the most widely used mobile operating system. While Android has been having a hard time with Froyo and then raise the level of acceptance with Gingerbread, the presentation of Android 3.0 Honeycomb is one of the most important moments for the operating system, Google and the mobile industry in general. Especially by the progress that brings Android 3.0 Honeycomb for tablets, from which comes its primary mission.
Android 3.0 Honeycomb shows some significant changes to interface, and it was this which first prompted looks of astonishment from the audience to its world. To begin with, the general platform has been developed with the optimization to support the dimensions of the tablets. Android Desktop 3 takes a three dimensional shape and breaks everything known so far. In addition, Android includes a 3.0 Honeycomb more orderly work area with its completely redesigned interactive widgets and past into focus with the most used tools, such as different operators. The bars have been specially tweaked by adding shortcuts to active notifications (email, Twitter, etc..), System status and some aesthetic details configurable. The action bar, however, has drop-down menus to suit the application in use and becomes very flexible system with drag and drop files and applications.
On the multimedia side, polished Android flaws Honeycomb 3.0 from previous versions, where the resolution of the videos. The fluidity of the changes between different sites were poorly maintained, so we play some games was a little embarrassing, but always depending on the tablet used. This has changed for the better in Android 3 with the optimization of the graphics acceleration, in both 2D and 3D. Full-screen video calls are redefined positively Android Honeycomb 3.0 by integrating Gtalk. As for the camera, both the interface and the menus have interesting functions and properties.
Internally, Android 3.0 Honeycomb shows that fully emancipated from its association with a smartphone OS to improve its structure to support multi-core processors, which translates into better performance in multitasking mode and breadth of compatibility with future tablets. Special mention deserves the final integration of the Android Market Android 3.0 Honeycomb, meeting the demands of better pay, which often fail for security. Undoubtedly, this version of the Google OS has a bright future and will not miss that opportunity to do a detailed review of every aspect of its structure, but with the experience of having tried Android 3.0 Honeycomb in different tablets today and fight for incorporate.
Apple has already thought of this, and its arsenal of accessories for your iPhone and iPad tablet laptop accessories can turn these into real computers. The most obvious starting point is an adapter and an integrated keyboard (69 dollars). The back of the adapter has a standard connection charge Apple and connection of accessories, as well as an audio port and stereo speakers.
But there are other alternatives. IPad a small dock, for $ 29, can be used to establish a radio link with a Bluetooth wireless keyboard-Apple (69 dollars) oo-party. This offers some benefits over the first “rigid” solution: first, lets you use a Bluetooth keyboard that already has at home and, second, if you buy a new keyboard now, you can use later with other accessories. It only remains to see if the sleek new iPad 2 and other accessories that will continue to be adjusted even first-generation adapter.
Bluetooth technology is the key to writing on the screen of a smartphone or tablet with a keyboard. Bluetooth keyboards there are a wide range of variants. The range between 40 and $ 60 range like Kensington, Sharon, snugg and others, with the typical dial the iPad and an integrated keyboard.
With these additions, however, the user has to accept that their slim tablet will become a kind of bulky mini-laptop. Other manufacturers offer their own versions of a dock iPad, including ZAGG, ZAGGmate your Bluetooth keyboard, which also functions as a “cover” for the touch screen (around $ 85).
There are other universal Bluetooth keyboard in various price ranges. On one side it has the classic keyboards, relatively bulky, between 30 and 100 dollars, depending on the manufacturer and the resources they offer. Special versions for portable use, such as made of silicone flexible keyboards are offered by Ricco (17 dollars) or CHIN FAI (30 dollars).
Keyboards i-Connex, however, are made of hard plastic but can be folded in half like a book (75 dollars). An appeal is initiated only for flexible keyboard SU-8W Nokia Bluetooth, although the model has been withdrawn from circulation by the Finnish manufacturer and can only be purchased through eBay. Another option is the mini-keyboards from manufacturers such as Hebron, which can hold in one hand while typing with the other (35 dollars).
But Apple smartphones and tablets are not the only ones able to work with these solutions. There are interesting ideas made by other manufacturers. Asus, for example, provides an inspiration with their Eee Intelligent Transformer Pad. The adapter itself is also a backup battery for extending the working time.
Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has announced for this summer’s launch of its LePad, which is actually two computers in one. As a single tablet, the device works with the Google Android operating system. But, when connected to the keyboard, it becomes a computer running Microsoft Windows 7.
The advantage of this solution is that the LePad can be used as a full PC, including a mouse, while the Android operating system IOS nor Apple provides this solution. But LePad may end up being an expensive toy: Current estimates calculate that the combination tablet and IdeaPad U1 base station can cost about $ 1,000, even in China.
Viewsonic, brand known for its displays, is proving a cheaper alternative. Your ViewPad 10 works with both Windows and Android, and will soon Avaliab for about $ 500, but no keyboard or adapter. Another unusual difference: while most of its competitors work with multi-core chips based on the architecture promoted by the British manufacturer of ARM chips, on the ViewPad is built around an Intel Atom processor.
In the U.S., Motorola has attracted attention with his concept Atrix, a laptop in which all the work makes it a smartphone Atrix connected to a port on the back of the unit. Laptop only costs about 360 U.S. dollars. With dozens of tablets based on the Android operating system announced for this year, the options begin to appear in the next few months.