Posts Tagged ‘3G’
According to a rumour, the Google Nexus 7, a 7-inch tablet first to run Jelly Bean, will not sport a rear-facing camera or 3G connectivity.
Why no 3G and camera? It seems Google and ASUS will be keeping manufacturing costs down to a minimum. The 7-inch tablet is said to be priced at a mere $200 (around £125). Users can connect to the internet via Wi-Fi.
According to Digitimes, component suppliers for the tablet say that it will not sport a primary camera. It will, however, sport a front-facing camera for video calls.
Okay. So the Google Nexus 7 will be cheap, but will this be enough to compete with other Android tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or the highly popular Amazon Kindle Fire? Will this be enough to rival the dominant force in the tablet market the iPad? This remains to be seen.
The Google Nexus 7 is expected to make an appearance at Google I/O on the 27th of June in San Francisco.
Would you be interested in the cheap Google Nexus 7 that doesn’t sport a primary camera and 3G? Give us your thoughts.
The Korean tech giant Samsung has just confirmed its new flagship the Galaxy S3 allows users to enjoy more from faster 3G internet speeds. How does it do this? This is possible via DC-HSPA, which is faster compared to today’s 3G.
DC-HSPA means faster surfing, streaming, and downloading. The Galaxy S2 can download at speeds of 21Mbps. The S3 can download at speeds of up to 42Mbps. Of course, you can only enjoy as much as 42Mbps if the signal in your area is strong enough.
So when do you get to enjoy lightning-fast internet on the S3? The S3 will be landing in the UK on the 30th of May. Early birds who have pre-ordered the handset will get their hands on the superphone by the end of the month. You can also head to the nearest retailer to get your hands on Samsung’s latest flagship.
Excited to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S3 and its lightning-fast internet? Share your thoughts through a comment.
Apple’s new iPad (successor of the iPad 2) could have issues regarding 3G connectivity, adding to the list of issues plaguing the new iOS-powered slate. This is according to reports from owners of the tablet.
Currently, the new iPad is the hottest selling device in the market. However, this doesn’t mean that the third-generation iPad doesn’t come with issues. In fact, its users have reported a number of issues on various forums.
Initially, users complained of the new iPad overheating. Overheating issues is not new to Apple. There were several reports of the iPhone 4 exploding or overheating. Soon after, there were reports of the new iPad saying that it was fully charged, only to find out that it was only fully charged two hours after. Apple says that this is an iOS feature that preserves battery life. After the new iPad’s charging issues, there were reports of the tablet’s Wi-Fi issues, which the Cupertino firm typically denied, blaming its customers for holding it wrong. Now, it’s the tablet’s 3G connectivity that is under fire.
On the Apple Support Community forums, an increasing number of new iPad users are complaining about problems with new iPad’s 3G connectivity. The Apple Insider reports that the issue is said to affect international users, but not as widespread in the US. Furthermore, the problem only seems to happen once users reset their iPads.
Apple is yet to comment on these reports, but, once they do, do not expect an apology. We’re expecting another denial or blaming its customers on the way they use the device.