An interesting question! Recently, Apple won a lawsuit against Samsung when an EU-wide ban on the release of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 was imposed by a Dutch court. Later on, the ban was lifted except in Germany. Similarly, Samsung filed a lawsuit against Apple in a French court on Tuesday over infringement of three of its patents in iPhone and iPad tablets.
So, what’s up with Apple fighting the release of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with all its might? Finally, I got my answer when I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 the other day. With Android dominating the smartphones’ market of today and Samsung using Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) in its Galaxy tab, I must say Samsung surely knows how to play their cards right.
I have found Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 much better than Apple iPad 2, why? Well, apart from being more fast and light-weight, there’s a lot more to it that makes it a reliable choice. Here’s a brief comparison for you to decide for yourself that which one is better and why?
|Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1||Apple iPad 2|
|Screen Size||10.1 PLS TFT||9.7 inch LED IPS|
|OS||Android OS, v 3.1 (Honeycomb)||iOS 4|
|Screen resolution||1280 by 800||1024 by 768|
|Processor||1GHz Cortex A9||1 GHz Apple A5|
|RAM||1 GB||512 MB|
|Internal Storage||16 GB, 32GB and 64 GB||16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB|
|Rear Camera||3.2 Megapixels rare-facing camera||0.7 Megapixels, no flash|
|Front-facing Camera||1.3 Megapixels front-facing camera||VGA|
|Phone||Yes (speakerphone or Bluetooth)||No|
|Bluetooth||Version 3||Version 2.1+ EDR|
|Adobe Flash Support||Yes||No|
|Weight||0.84 pounds||1.6 pounds|
|Apps||Android marketplace||Apple App Store|
|Battery Life||Upto 7 hours of video playback||Upto 10 hours of video playback|
|Network||HSDPA+ / WiFi||3G / WiFi|
Gathering from these features, clearly, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 takes the lead here. I was glad to find out that Samsung Galaxy Tab comes with two cameras, an integrated phone and Adobe Flash support. Wow! With Android’s open source ecosystem, browsing is so much fun on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
What’s more thrilling for me was that fact that we tested our Android Video Calling BETA app on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and it worked, Great! Since, we are all set to upgrade our FriendCaller for Android app by adding the Video Calling feature; it was quite a delightful surprise with improved echo cancellation, no blurry video and crystal clear voice quality.
No wonder! Apple is not ready to give up on this patent dispute with Samsung. With so many great features to offer and an open source Android ecosystem, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is definitely a win!