The release of the Ipad 3 and Kindle Fire has the tech world buzzing. As the holiday season steadily approaches Amazon and Apple are not the only technology giants setting dates for the release of new tablets. Whether you’re a business traveler on-the-go, a parent organizing a family calendar or a tech-enthusiast simply interested in watching funny videos online – there is a tablet for everyone.
The Fire’s dual antennas give it a “faster download and streaming speeds over its competitors,” reports the Los Angeles Times. Running on “Amazon’s highly modified version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which is the second-most-recent version of the Google operating system,” helps give the new generation Kindle its edge in fastness. The HD tablet “runs on a 1.2Ghz dual-core OMAP 4460 Texas Instruments processor” and receives about 11 hours of continuous power.
According to an article in WIRED the upgraded version of the Ipad 2 has “two new key features — the new display and faster wireless connectivity.” The Ipad 3’s display is a huge change from the grainy resolution of the Ipad 2, making it perfect for reading text or viewing images and video. Released in March 2012 the third generation Ipad is distinguishable through” its quad-core graphics processor, 5 mega-pixel camera, multi touch, 1 GB Ram and iOS 5.11,” reports WIRED.
Weighing 340 grams the 7-inch Nexus 7 is one of the lightest tablets around. The Los Angeles Times reports that the tablet runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and uses a quad-core Tegra 3 processor. With one speaker, one 1.2-megapixel camera and one antenna for detecting Wi-Fi the Nexus delivers eight hours of continuous power.
Set to release in early 2013, Windows 8 tablets were revealed at Computex this past June as reported by WIRED. The 600 and 810 are ‘hybrid laptop-notebooks’ running Windows RT (the Windows 8 version for devices running ARM processors).” Essentially the 810 is the larger 11.6-inch version of the 10.1-inch 600, an increased storage space from 32GB to 64GB, two megapixel cameras: an 8 megapixel and an additional 2 megapixel (the 600 only has one 2 megapixels).
According to The Verge, his tablet features 1 GHz dual core processor in Blackberry Operating system. Extremely portable weighing only 15 ounces the dual cameras; front 3 MP and the rear 5 MP combined with a high resolution LCD screen make this tablet great for video chatting. The tablet includes GPS navigation–great for travelers. With storage capacities from 16 GB to 64 GB and syncs easily with a Blackberry Smartphone, making it easy to access and store files wherever you are.
Coming with a pre-installed Samsung Media Hub and Adobe Flash player the Galaxy Tab 2 makes downloading and using multi-media apps easy. Powered with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system users can browse the Internet smoothly. Hubpages.com reports that the tablet comes with the All-Share feature, Samsung’s Content Sharing Service, where your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 turns into a universal remote system.