24 posts • joined Tuesday 9th February 2010 12:49 GMT
Following a string of Nexus devices, I'm jumping on this one. It's the stylus see.
I just hope I can remove most of the Samsung duplication of function and get close to a Nexus experience, with a stylus.
Beware the Yoga...
The Lenovo Yoga is a brilliant device but it's unusable due to a really crappy WiFi adapter/installation. A Google search of "Lenovo Yoga WiFi problems" will tell you all you need to know.
Oh, and the fan never stops.
Took mine back.
Re: Smart move by Google.
It'd be better if it was a Jim Bowen soundboard.
"Come and have a look at what you could have won"
The title that doesn't lie.....
One week too late!
Had it been available for my Galaxy Nexus any time since October 2011, that would have been great. As they chose to release it exactly 6 days after my Galaxy Nexus was upgraded to Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean), an OS they do not support, it just make them look silly.
Big announcement: "look what we now support!" Except you don't.
This is a deal between the UK government, Apple and Jonathan Ive - Ive gets a K, Apple get senior employee with a K, Ive now allowed to locate design dept in UK, UK gets major tech company design dept.
I have a feeling they are perceived requirements rather than actual requirements. I had a phone with all three (Nexus One) and, on reflection, never really worried about them after I'd stuck the sim, microSD and battery in for the first time. I occasionally swapped the sim for a local sim when travelling and that was about it.
One music library good, two music libraries bad
I too found it pointless to maintain two music libraries so a long time ago I ditched iTunes and the iPod/iPhone, primarily due to the lack of background play of Spotify. The combination of Android phone and Squeezebox streaming (at high bit rate) is all I want for my music listening. Apple had me, then lost me and it was all their own fault.
The recent changes do not make any difference to me, a Spotify Premium user, as I could always stream/download from my own collection.
I have both......
Early days yet but I have a feeling that the Samsung will be more useful and most used. There are some funny opinions above about what the Tab cannot do, but ignore them, they are either born out of ignorance or carrier restrictions. The Tab is much more capable than the iPad, and I love my iPad. I also love my Nexus One so I have a foot in both OS camps and I should probably declare an understanding of both but a preference for Android.
Ultimately, for me, it's a size thing and the Tab fits in my pocket so it will be used. The iPad will remain at home for desktop use. Size matters - just not the way some think.
Nothing wrong with DAB
Just had a little count and we have six DAB radios in the house and they all do what they are supposed to. Without interference. Or dropped signal. At the push of a button. Sound good too, for portable devices. And we get 6 Music (for now) and 5 Live Sports X etc.
So no routers, servers, internet connections, wifi, modems, encryption, ISPs etc. to worry about.
Just in case you are thinking I'm a complete luddite, most of my music listening at home is streamed from the pay version of Spotify so I get the internet bit too. But there's nothing wrong with DAB.
Another decent handset about to be rendered useless by Orange and their customer losing practice of removing function and adding nonsense. Better to buy the handset and then choose your provider based on needs/cost/contract terms.