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note: I do not have a voice like David Attenborough, so I do not do voice-over, please pardon me.
If you are currently using an Android mobile phone, getting a hang of the Honeycomb OS is easy. “Back” and “Home” buttons are located on the bottom-left of the "taskbar". A new button sitting on the 3rd position is the "alt-tab" function that allows you jump to previously used app. The 4th button is neat feature, “Screenshot” (who says only iOS gets it!), that captures any screen you are currently at, into a picture stored in Gallery.
Instead of the usual pull-down Notifications panel in Android 2.x, a "system tray" is located on the bottom-right of the "taskbar". The "system tray" brings up the clock, quick settings and notifications.
Home screens and widgets should not be unfamiliar to you, except that some apps are resizable to your liking.
Galaxy Tab 10.1 handles gaming very well with hardly any lag, attributed to the Nvidia Tegra hardware architecture. This is especially so when running demanding 3D games on the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
For those who love to do mobile photography and bring your photos around, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the perfect device for you. Like the Galaxy S II, the stock camera app has a nifty Sweep Panorama feature. Like the Android 2.x phones, the Honeycomb OS picks out the folders containing any image files and shows them in the Gallery, a great way to carry your work of art around!
File formats such as “.rmvb” and “.mkv” cannot be played directly on the stock video app. However, there are workarounds, such as the free DICE Player, which can be downloaded from Android Market. This app is comparable to vlc player on your PC, a must-have app! You can now bring your favourite drama and animation along with you, everywhere and anywhere!
- Widgets - Galaxy Tab 10.1 supports widgets but not the iPad 2.
- Notification panel - Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a pull-up notifications panel but iPad 2 will only get theirs in iOS 5 (yet to be released).
- Rotation speed - Galaxy Tab 10.1 falls behind iPad 2 which gives instant rotation.
- Response and performance speed (subjective) - iPad 2 triumphs with unrivaled speed.
- Email attachments (documents and other file types) - Galaxy Tab 10.1 allows you to easily attach multi-files of various file types easily while iPad 2 needs more steps.
- File transfer from workstations - Galaxy Tab 10.1 allows drag-and-drop files and folders from your computer; functions as a mass-storage device, but not the iPad 2.
- File System - Galaxy Tab 10.1 utilizes Android OS which makes use of a centralized file storage system while iPad 2 utilizes iOS which makes use of localized file storage system.
- USB external drives support - Galaxy Tab 10.1 readily supports USB flash drives and SD cards, with the use of optional USB dongle but not the iPad 2.
- Uploading - Android browsers allow you to access your file system to upload any files, but not iOS browsers which do not allow file uploading.
- Flash-support - Galaxy Tab 10.1 supports Adobe Flash 10.3 for browsing. iPad 2 does not support Flash.
- Camera performance - Galaxy Tab 10.1 sports a 3MP rear camera, while iPad 2 has a mere 1MP rear camera.
- Comfort in hands (subjective) - Galaxy Tab 10.1 is lighter and comfortable on prolonged use, while iPad 2’s weight starts to sink after 15 mins of continuous use.
If you are expecting to use the iPad 2 for photography, you better check out the sample pictures comparison here: http://mybearbrick.blogspot.com/2011/09/samsung-galaxy-tab-101-hands-on-review_1081.html
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