HTC Flyer vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 vs Galaxy Tab 8.9 vs Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi Only Models
HTC Flyer and all three Samsung Galaxy Tabs are based on Android operating system. The 7 inch HTC Flyer has chosen Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) as the OS while the older Galaxy Tab (Galaxy Tab 7) runs Android 2.2 and the two new Galaxy Tabs, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 run the tablet optimized OS, which is Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). All the tablets run skinned Android and differentiation is made with their own UI. HTC Flyer for the first time using HTC Sense on a tablet and Galaxy Tab has TouchWiz 3.0 UI and the latest Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 have the new TouchWiz UX. If you see the display size, HTC Flyer and Galaxy Tab are small, compact and light weight, easy to carry around. Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 as the name suggest have 8.9 inch and 10.1 inch display. Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 are the thinnest tablets, it is only 8.6mm. Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 have set a new benchmark beating iPad2. So the difference between HTC Flyer and Galaxy Tablets are not only on hardware, their performance depend on the software too, which differ from one to other with their UI.
The good features of these tablets are the voice calling, video calling and video conferencing facility, you can communicate through speakerphone or your Bluetooth headset. With these Android tablets you can surf and enjoy seamless browsing with Adobe Flash Player, chat with friends, take photos and capture the memorable moments with the HD camcorder, play games, listen to music, watch movies, drive safe with GPS and navigation support and you can do many more.
HTC Flyer is the first tablet from HTC that was unveiled in Feb 2011 at the Mobile World Congress. HTC Flyer is a compact and powerful Android based tablet that features a 7 inch capacitive multi-touch display with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution, 1.5GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, 5 megapixel camera in the rear with 720p HD video recording capability and 1.3 megapixel camera in the front, dual speakers with SRS WOW HD vitrual surround sound for rich listening, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Buetooth 3.0 and weighs only 420 grams with a thickness of 0.51 inch.
HTC Flyer runs Android 2.3 with HTC sense as the user interface. HTC Sense is introducing some new features with the first HTC tablet such as HTC Watch video service, HTC Scribe Technology and OnLive cloud gaming.
The tablet also gives you the pleasure of full browsing with the Adobe Flash Flash 10 and HTML 5. For input it has a combo of on-screen virtual keypad and digital PEN. HTC Scribe Technology introduces the digital pen that make it easy and natural to take notes, sign contracts, draw pictures, or even write on a web page or photo.
HTC Sense also inroduces HTC Watch for video streaming. The HTC Watch enables users to download High-Definition movies from major studios and instant playback and instant playback over Wi-Fi.
HTC boasts about its integrated OnLive Mobile Cloud Gaming, saying that they are taking mobile gaming to an entirely new level by being the first mobile device in the world to integrate OnLive Inc.’s revolutionary cloud-based gaming service. Users can play a variety of games, including hits like Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, NBA 2K11 and Lego Harry Potter.
HTC Flyer – First Look
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7
Samsung Galaxy Tab is a small compact device with 7 inches TFT LCD screen, less than half an inch thickness and weighing only 0.84 lbs, but packed with many amazing features and functions. The Android based Samsung Tab runs Android 2.2, which is upgradeable to Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and features, 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 3.0 magapixel rear camera with the capacity to record HD video at 720p@30fps, 16GB/32GB internal memory and microSD card slot that support expansion up to 32 GB. The other features are the support for a variety of audio/video file formats including FLAC, DivX, XViD. You can directly play those media files without re-encoding. Samsung Galaxy Tab was released in Q4 2010 and available globally.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is the third sibiling in the Galaxy Tab family. It is a smaller version of Galaxy 10.1 with 8.9 inch display. It’s conveniently sized in between the smaller 7″ Tab and larger 10.1″ Tab and has WXGA (1280×800) TFT LCD display with 170 PPI. Both 8.9 and 10.1 are high end tablets, giving excellent performance and awesome browsing and multi-tasking experience with tablet optimized Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and 1GHz dual core high performance processors. 1GHz dual core processor is the performance benchmark in tablet market as per today. Both are compatible with Smasung’s newly designed personalized UI, TouchWiz UX. The new TouchWiz UX has magazine like live panels instead of live tiles and widgets. The live panels can be personalized. The UX is unique to Galaxy Tabs and will be the differentiating factor.
The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is incredibly lightweight at 470 grams and extremely thin, measuring only 8.6 mm. In the context of multimedia, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is loaded with features such as 8 megapixel camera, HD video recording at 1080p@30fps, dual surround sound speakers, DLNA and HDMI out. It gives users an excellent multimedia experience with the higher pixels display, powered by high performance processor together with amazing tablet platform Honeycomb and its personalized TouchWiz UX. Users can experience faster downloads and faster media streaming.
The high performance high speed 1GHz Dual Core processor combined with 1 GB DDR RAM and tablet optimized operating system gives excellent web browsing experience, the web pages load at lightening speed. Less power consuming processor with low power DDR RAM and 6860 mAh battery enables perfect task management in energy efficient way.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Model P7100) features a 10.1 inches WXGA TFT LCD display (1280×800) and weighs 599 grams. Except for the dimension all other features in Galaxy Tab 10.1 are same as Galaxy Tab 8.9.
Difference between HTC Flyer and Samsung Galaxy Tabs
| Galaxy Tab 7
Galaxy Tab 8.9
|Galaxy Tab 10.1
|1GHz Dual core
|1GHz Dual core
|Camera – rear
|Price (Q1, 2011) Wi-Fi only
|16GB -$ 469, 32GB – $569
|16GB – $499, 32GB – $599