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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Review

This week we've gotten the next Galaxy Player family member in the house with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. What's that, you say? The Galaxy Tab 2 is a tablet and not a Galaxy Player? I beg to differ, ladies and gentlemen, as the Samsung world has done a big split in recent months, with no less than the Galaxy Tab 2 line heading in the direction of the media player while the Galaxy Note line (including the 10.1, for example) moves in the direction the Galaxy Tab 10.1 original started in back at Google I/O in 2011. Have a peek at what the Tab 2 line continues here in the 2 10.1 for the media world.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Review

There's a brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet in town, and this one is what Samsung hopes will be a whole new experience driver for the whole hardware family. Where what we've seen before from Samsung has been a set of tablets that tried to be everything at once, this and the 10.1-inch version of the Galaxy Tab 2 are both aiming more at the services they can provide with other devices rather than concentrating on that plus content creation plus gaming plus a partridge in a pear tree. What we've got here instead is Samsung's suite of connected services encapsulated in one machine - and it feels nice to use, too!

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ARCHOS 80 and 101 G9 tablets with Android 4.0 ICS shipping now

ARCHOS 80 and 101 G9 tablets with Android 4.0 ICS shipping now

There are a couple of low-cost relatively high-quality dual-core tablets out there made by ARCHOS and ready to be scooped up by you, both of them ready to be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box. Both the ARCHOS 80 G9 and the ARCHOS 101 G9 are available today straight from the ARCHOS online store and both certainly a hearty value proposition for less than $400 for either model. Have a peek at what's up on the docket!

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Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap-up

Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap-up

At what must be one of the most beautiful venues on earth to have a conference such as this, we've got Mobile World Congress 2012, a yearly event which takes the whole world's mobile device market and gathers it up into one big week-long masterpiece. Of course it's not as perfectly simple as that, and if you've never been to the event or have never tried to follow along with the news that spills forth from it before, you may very well have a hard time fitting all the pieces together. That's why we've got this easy to read, easy to decipher guide for you to work your way through all of the devices and services announced, displayed, and teased during the events - have a look!

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Texas Instruments teams with Harman and iRobot for OMAP 5

Texas Instruments teams with Harman and iRobot for OMAP 5

This week Texas Instruments has announced the first big collaboration with OMAP 5, their next-level processor. Both iRobot and Harman have decided to use the newest architecture available on the market, Texas Instruments OMAP 5, in their newest technologies for a multi-core experience that brings their products to the forefront not just for the excellence of their products themselves, but because the Texas Instruments OMAP 5 platform has proven itself capable of handling their robots and in-vehicle systems the best, quite simply.

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OMAP 5 detailed in-depth

OMAP 5 detailed in-depth

At Mobile World Congress 2012 Texas Instruments have detailed their next mobile processor OMAP 5. SlashGear got a chance to catch up with Texas Instruments to speak in-depth on each of the elements that make the OMAP 5 the most well-balanced multi-core processor on the planet. With two A15 CPU cores, two M4 CPU cores, and unique architecture tuned to so many specific graphics processes it'll make your head spin, this is the OMAP 5 as it will exist in the mobile market soon.

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TI OMAP 5 blows past quadcore Tegra 3

TI OMAP 5 blows past quadcore Tegra 3

Texas Instruments recently released a new demo video showing off the performance of its upcoming OMAP 5 processor, pitting it against a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor that's presumably a hit at the Tegra 3. Quipping that "sometimes less really is more," TI proceeded to show how its dual ARM Cortex-A15 smoked the quadcore rival.

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MWC 2012 Smartphone Pre-Show Rundown

MWC 2012 Smartphone Pre-Show Rundown

This week we're getting one major influx of tips, previews, and leaks of information on the smartphone wave that's about to be crashing down upon us at Mobile World Congress 2012, and it's time you got a round-up! Everyone from Fujitsu to HTC and back to Nokia will be bringing some powerful combinations to the show, and with more cores, better resolution displays, and perhaps most exciting of all: much higher class cameras as well. This Spain adventure looks to be the best one yet - let's have at it!

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LG Optimus 3D Cube revealed and detailed

LG Optimus 3D Cube revealed and detailed

The next generation of 3D smartphones has begun to drop here just one year after we first saw similar devices drop at Mobile World Congress 2011. It appears that LG will be the first big manufacturer to come back swinging with a new Optimus 3D, this time called the LG Optimus 3D Cube complete with 3D video editing. At the moment it appears that this device is only set to be released in Korea, but afterwards we can expect this handset to hit at least one carrier here in the United States - bet on it!

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Notion Ink Adam II detailed: TI chipset and Ice Cream Sandwich

Notion Ink Adam II detailed: TI chipset and Ice Cream Sandwich

Notion Ink has announced the first details of its second-generation Adam II Android tablet, revealing a partnership with Texas Instruments and plans for using a customized version of Ice Cream Sandwich. The new tablet - seemingly called Adam II, though as far back as mid-2010 Notion Ink was talking about an "Eve" successor to its Adam first-attempt - will use a chip from TI's OMAP44xx range, jumping ship from NVIDIA and the Tegra series in the original tablet.

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