Top 5 Android Tablets – Which One is Yours

Are you planning to buy an Android tablet? Are you looking for the best Android tablets in the market? Then check out our top list of Android tablets.

Android Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

This tablet was the successor to the first ever tablet from Samsung, the Galaxy Tab. The main attraction of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the Android 3.1 or Honeycomb operating system it runs. It is more powerful, light and user-friendly than previous Android versions for the tab. When compared to the iPad, it is a lot sleeker as well. The Galaxy Tab makes use of the Tegra 2 Dual Core processor which is a real monster. Camera duties are handled by a 3MP unit at the rear and a 2MP unit at the front for video calling capabilities.

Motorola Xoom

When launched, the Motorola Xoom was the first tablet to run the latest version of Android for tabs, i.e. Honeycomb. It was also the first tablet to use Nvidia’s powerful Tegra 2 Dual Core processor which is clocked at 1.2 GHz. With 1 GB of RAM, multitasking is hassle free as is multimedia playback. The Xoom features 32 GB of in built storage which is fantastic if you watch a lot of videos and have a large music collection. The tablet is equipped with both 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity options which can even be upgraded to the super fast 4G.

Toshiba Tablet

Toshiba’s yet to be named tablet runs the latest version of Android 3.1 aka Honeycomb. The main feature of the tablet is its video improvement technology and resolution. What this innovation from Toshiba does is vastly improve the image quality apart from making even standard definition videos appear like high definition. This coupled with the tablet’s fantastic screen (sporting Toshiba’s Adaptive Display Technology which adjusts screen brightness as per ambient light) provides a fantastic multimedia experience. One of the more user friendly features of the tab is its user replaceable battery. Overall, an excellent effort from Toshiba.

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HTC Flyer

HTC has long been producing some brilliant smartphones and the Flyer is their first attempt at garnering a share in the tablet market. But quite to the disappointment of many industry watchers and consumers, the tab still runs the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS instead of the more tablet-optimized Android 3.1 Honeycomb. On the plus side, the HTC Flyer has one of the most beautiful shells out there with its all aluiminum build. It also comes with a nice case and has the ability to record audio of very good quality. Personalization is very easy with the Flyer with its many widgets and apps.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer

The striking design of the Transformer instantly differentiates it from the other tabs in the market. A keyboard/docking station is bundled with it which turns the Transformer into a netbook. It also features a very sharp screen which has a 1280×800 resolution. ASUS has opted for IPS technology for the Transformer’s screen and it shows in the incredible viewing angles and color reproduction offered by it. The tablet is powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 2 Dual Core processor and runs the Android 3.2 OS. The rear camera is a 5MP unit with LED flash while the front is a 1.2MP unit.

Android Rooting – Where To Get Information?

There are sources on the internet that serve as the ultimate guides that can help even the non-techies with rooting their phones, possible outcomes on bricking, recovery, tweaks, enhancements, limitations, etc. Here we are going to have a look at some primary sources.

Android Rooting

The XDA Developers Forum

It is undoubtedly the number one Internet forum to look out for if you’ve any question on rooting your phone. It is a commonplace of all the brilliant minds of the techies, hackers, tweakers who view this forum as a common platform to share ideas. Different models of phones are discussed here, links are shared, guides are available and most importantly all the custom rooting tools are uploaded on to the XDA forum.

Information is well organized on to the different threads spread across the entire website, where each thread is dedicated to a particular phone model or a problem faced by many android users and its solution and comments. You can get information about tweaking android on your phone model, and possibly the anything and everything you could explore about such tweaking. You’ll also get different choices on ROMs, kernels etc. availability for your phone model. When you are in doubt, a simple question can help you with answers from android geniuses from around the world.

Android Root Guide

AndroidRootGuide.com is a website dedicated for providing Android rooting tutorials. They have given tutorials to root plenty of devices in their website. All there tutorials are newbie friendly and just by following them, anyone can root their device. Apart from rooting tutorials, they provide firmware upgrade tutorials, stock firmware installation tutorials, custom ROM installation tutorials, etc.

Cyanogen Project Wiki

CyanogenMod is one of the most widely recognized and hugely popular custom-made ROM available for your Android phone. The project has reached to such a level and maturity that it has a fantastic Wiki Page dedicated to the different aspects of this custom ROM.

Tons of information is available about how this custom ROM behaves on the different devices, the possible implications and the solutions for it. Even if you are not very keen to flash CyanogenMod into your Android device, the wiki page will still be a great source of information for Android Rooting, popular tools available etc. making it an absolute worth to check out once.

RootzWiki

It used to be more popular for rooting and custom ROMs in the past, although the hits on their pages have kind of deprecated over the last few years. However, one cannot deny that their wiki pages are still and excellent source of information to the naïve user who is new to android platform. It is a developer’s delight as plenty of information is available on development tools and aspects in their forums.

The Phandroid Forums

Even though as not popular and much widely used as the XDA Developers forum, this website is still a good source of information on Android Rooting. Information about custom methods like rooting, flashing ROMs, installing recoveries, FAQs etc. are organized decently to serve as a quick source of information for their users. It could definitely be a good place to begin with. There is a sub-forum called as the “All Things Root” which is widely popular amongst the android enthusiasts who regularly visit this website.

Although these sources serve as guides to rooting, it is the user’s responsibility to make sure their software version, phone models etc. exactly match the ones described in forum.

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