Monday, August 13, 2012

New Galaxy Note 10.1

I like my "mini-tablet" Samsung Note 5.2. It's a great pocket ereader. Now Samsung is bringing out a 10-incher. The video below is interesting. But beware: "sequences are shortened and screen images are simulated". Also, I can't really tell what's going on. But it sure shows things you can't do on an iPad, so maybe for some users it may lead somewhere interesting. (I'd suspect a small audience though, I don't think very many really want to use a stylus unless they have a very good reason.)

... In other news, there are voices saying that Android tablet sales are much worse than we even thought. Which would be bad, because Apple really needs the competition to be kept on their toes. A company with a de facto monopoly usually start slipping in areas like customer service and development.


Bruce said...

I don't do links very well, but I saw an x-large Android tablet may be coming from Archos:

I know you've been waiting for something bigger than 10 inches.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Yes, thank you.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Might be interesting, but looks a bit low-end. The Toshiba (I think you mentioned) looks more interesting:

Good screen rez etc.
I'd prefer a big iPad for the system and the content ecosystem, but I doubt we'll get one within foreseeable future.

Admittedly my cries for large tablets are a bit abstract at the moment, since my main uses for them still don't really exists: art books and such, in high resolution. There are comics, yes, but I've been disappointed largely in recent years, maybe I've actually outgrown them finally, I didn't expect to! (I really didn't expect to do much maturing after 40!)

Stephen A said...

The stylus is a wonderful thing hands were meant to do more than slide around Pictures Under Glass.

A new multitouch stylus can exploit this

Eolake Stobblehouse said...