galaxy tab 10.1

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  1. Mountainbikermark

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    I got one yesterday. Man I've missed widgets for settings.
    The battery life is, as posted above, about 8 hours per charge vs 10 on my ipad.
    I didn't get it for the camera and don't know if I'll use it much but it takes decent shots.
    I was concerned the ratio would "feel" more Xoom like because the dimensions are so similar vs the more square feel in either mode of my Ipad but it feels fine in both portrait and landscape.
    Im not sure the definition of no Honeycomb apps but I was able install most of the ones from my phone, excluding of course, phone apps.
    Having several keyboards to choose from has been nice again as I prefer sliding over typing and making my own themes is great.
    The screen resolution on the Galaxy is sharper and more crisp, especially darker colors and photos with lots of contrasts like shadows in sunlight on snowy day, but the Ipad is nothing to frown upon either. Different photos on each home screen setup to do a slideshow each time I switch screen has been a real joy. Making my own widgets and icons has been nice also.
    Transferring data via Bluetooth rocks. I've sent songs and photos from my desktop and phone to the Tab and it was quick and painless.
    The metal back vs the plastic feeling back of the Ipad wins hands down but the plastic feel gives me a more confident grip on the Galaxy vs the ipad2.
    True multitasking is something again I've missed, Apple just dosent allow enough apps and features to play together for me and the Galaxy wins there as well.
    The speed of the Galaxy blows away my ipad1 in every aspect from power up to YouTube to browsing full sites but that could be the 1gb of ram and dual core vs my Ipad setup
    I don't see Galaxy 10.1 as an anything killer but it is a very nice alternative to Apple and for those who want different than Steve Jobs definition of individuality. ios is more about a thought process for the owner and a brand. There will never be an i killer unless Apple commits suicide by makingmthe mistakes of Microsoft by assuming yesterdays gains and ideas are good enough for tomorrow.
    Those who got the OG iphone know there are growing pains with new directions and I'm rather pleased with my 32gb model
    Anyway to anyone on the fence about which way to go, either one is a winner, they bothhave very good build quality and will out perform our smartphones easily.
    Again not a full desktop replacement but, imo, closer for my needs than my Ipad
    Edit: turning animations eliminates the keyboard lag and many of the aftermarket keyboards have language packs you can install
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    Congrats on the Sammy tablet! Android 3.1 is a really nice OS and really manages the specs well I think. The reports of its half baked buginess are highly exaggerated.

    Prolly wrong forum, but just as Android 3.1 help....installing non stock browser helps with keyboard lag. It exists mostly in forums and places chugging heavily on java. With Dolphin HD and Thumb keyboard, I have pretty much eliminated the little typing lag left on forums (set the default on Dolphin to desktop profile.)

    Also, don't feel the neec to close apps just because they were opened. Let the OS manage them. It will relegate them to background processes and closing them will actually use more resources than leaving them there. On the whole, task killers are not needed but I do recommend an app called Watchdog - as it will monitor CPU usage and let you track downa rogue app by freezing processes.

    Pick up Ghost Commander with the Samba plugin for free! Prolly the best file browser on the market! Good luck...have fun.

    Its my favorite OS by far but I have high hopes for iOS5. A world without iTunes makes the days sunnier and brighter :)

    Sent from my Android 3.1 Motorola Xoom Tablet!
     
  3. Mountainbikermark

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    I use Astro. It has built in tools for opening/extracting .zip files and other things.
    I'm not a fan of Dolphin, don't use my browser enough to bother. I turned animations off and have 0 lag now
    Not.sure about all that crashing stuff I read. I get many more apps closing per day on my iPad. Gmail opening in.the pull up bar has crashed a couple.times but if I just listen to the CUSTOM tone and open via the WIDGET I MADE it works fine.
    ios5 is why I went back to Android. After seeing all the "changes" I knew it wont be for me for quite a while
    Anyway I'm in on the ground floor, loving being able to slide again and will put up with the quirks . Once acclimated sliding is faster than 10 finger typing on a full size keybord. I keep getting frustrated when I have to type on my desktop now. I'm comfortable with the 2finger typing on the iPad onscreen keybaord now as well but sliding at full speed is like candy to my ADD brain : D
    Again I mean no harm to Apple but I'm home with this gTab.

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  4. Itzxdjx

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    Nice! I'm Glad everyone is enjoying there tabs!

    Hs anyone noticed it takes for ever to charge? I think it because of any background services that could be hindering the charge or is it my charger?
     
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    Very nice pictures, thank you for posting them. After seeing the 10.1" Galaxy tab side by side with the iPads 9.7" screen, I think I prefer the smaller size of the iPad.

    Can you or Mark comment on whether or not lightbleed is an issue for you? I was reading a thread on one of the Android forums about the Galaxy 10.1 having lightbleed issues just like the iPad which I thought was kind of strange considering Apple went with Samsung screens to stop the backlight bleed that the LG screens had.
     
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    I agree ~ very nice pictures.

    But ~

    Dontcha just hate "buts?"

    A video would be very cool.:D

    Just sayin'...:)
     
  7. Irish Rose

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    Hey, that's a new one! :D

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    This is the one i would have got if I did not have the. iPad and that I love . But samsung and android is coming on strong . I have a duel core android phone and it works very good so I am sure there tablets should be as good . But for now iPad is still the top dog

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  9. Mountainbikermark

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    Im comparing a Tab to an iPad1. Too much of a change for a video. I wouldn't know how to post one anyway :(
    I checked mine out for lightbleed doing the go into a dark room at night thing and have none . I dont know if I'd know what it is anyway. In the dark the only light comes from the screen, nice sharp lines , no jagged edges of light, just like my iPad.
    Rose I was apprehensive like you as well. I cant stand the ratio (width vs height) of the Xoom but this is more ipad1 like than I'd thought it would be.

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    This is a picture taken on the Tab.
    Ive got a few to add I took from my phone of the 2 devices side by side
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