Articles taggés Tablets
It’s the perfect tablet for the Olympics!
It’s portable, powerful and cheap!
– NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core
– 1GB RAM + 16GB Flash
– 7″ IPS Touch + Wifi
– Camera + Bluetooth
– Free £15 Google Play Credit
– Android 4.1
RIM’s OS now scores 391 points at html5test.com and keeps introducing new features. This time it’s the FileSystem API, full device encryption which will make many BlackBerry fans happy and some very welcome enhancement to the Android runtime in order to support more Android apps.
The 2.1 branch is also supposed to be finally plugging a huge hole developers have been complaining about since launch and which allowed anybody to browse through the code of all apps, looking for things like API keys or just to steal code or to pirate apps.
PlayBook 2.0. Too little, too late or does it finally offer what most people expect from a tablet in 2012?0
So PlayBook 2.0 is finally upon us and it brings some functionalities which the tech press was complaining were missing at launch (PIM), but is it the update you were waiting for?
It’s not for me… Lack of a dlna player, security features (for everybody, not just BES users) and a browser that supports extensions means that it can only be used in a corporate environment.
I don’t think my use cases are that unusual…
– Picking a show to watch from my library, without having to transfer it to the tablet
– PIM stuff (looks amazing on 2.0) if my data is protected (sadly it’s not)
– Browsing the net, if I can control the environment and block ads, scripts, etc. It’s especially important with a mobile device with limited hardware and network capabilities.
– Use a VPN when I’m connecting to a hotspot
– Use apps that help me get the job done. Luckily, I can build my own…
RIM is pushing games big time and I couldn’t care less about that, but I understand that it’s a big reason why people buy other tablets: they have kids and cats.
DISCLAIMER: I have not played with the final version of OS 2.0, so I’m making a judgement based on what was publicly shown.
Some transitions were not always smooth, but I love the way open apps are arranged and what they’ve done with some of the apps.
Don’t forget that because you can get a version with a dual-technology screen (Pixel Qi), you can read outside, even when the sun is bright.
Also, it’s running Android :). That means you have access to a large range of very useful apps.
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This presentation doesn’t show too much of what the tablet can do, but it’s much slimmer than I thought and seems to run multiple Adobe Air apps at the same time quite well.
I find it quite paradoxical that RIM is pitching the Playbook as a tablet for professionals given it’s name, but I guess an OS that can truly multi-task while saving battery and a proper notification system will make it an ideal choice for busy suits.