Should i buy Apple iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab in India?

You must have seen that i haven’t included the option for Dell tablet steak which is just released in Indian market. It is a new device and it still need sometime to become completely stable.

As far as India is concerned these tablets till now is a big failure and main reason behind this is their price and the attitude of Indians towards Windows enabled gadgets! Yes you are thinking right i am referring to all those feature rich net books available today at much lower prices than these tablets.

As far as India is concerned Apple MAC operating system haven’t get good response. Main reason isĀ  price and non availability of cool software’s.I also want to share one more point that you must have seen many celebrities taking side of Apple ant their favorite gadget being Apple MAC.The main reason behind this is that all these celebrities are too dumb to use Windows enabled devices.

Now to the point that in case i have to buy a tablet than which should i prefer?

  1. Screen Size:- Apple iPad comes with a screen size of 9.7 inch and Samsung Galaxy tab comes with 7 inch. Yes there is a bit of disappointment from Samsung in this field.
  2. Panel Technology:- So Apple iPad comes with a IPS LED panel and Samsung Galaxy Tab comes with a TFT LCD.Again Apple wins here with better screen quality and in today’s world LED is the boss according to a common men.
  3. Operating System:- Apple runs on IOS 4.1 and Samsung Galaxy Tab runs on Android 2.2 Froyo (Upgradble to 3.0 but date is not mentioned) and here only time will tell who is the actual winner. Both these operating systems are fast and responsive and have large number of applications on their respective stores.
  4. Internal Storage:- Apple iPad comes with 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB memory options and Samsung Galaxy Tab comes with 16 GB and 32 GB memory options.OK no winner here but yea more memory options from Apple iPad.
  5. Expandable Storage:- Apple comes with no expandable option as usual but Galaxy comes with expandable memory option up to 32 GB.
  6. RAM:- Apple iPad comes with 256 MB memory options but Samsung Galaxy Tab comes with 512 MB.So Galaxy wins here.
  7. Multi Tasking:-This feature is not available with Apple iPad initially but in IOS 4 style background processingĀ  is available and in Samsung Galaxy Tab it is available. So Galaxy wins here as they provide Galaxy with complete Multitasking options but on the other hand Apple iPad comes with so called IOS 4 style background processing.
  8. Multitouch:- This feature is available in both devices.
  9. Camera:- Apple hates camera so no camera options for iPad but Galaxy comes with a 3.1 megapixel camera on the rear side and 1.3 megapixel camera on the front side. You might be thinking that what’s the use of camera in a tablet.The answer to this entirely depends on individuals opinion.Some may find it useless and power wasting feature but some of you may find it useful as you can see the picture on a bigger screen at the spot without going and connecting your device to a computer or something like that.
  10. Phone:- Calling features are not available in Apple iPad but they are available in Samsung Galaxy Tablet.
  11. Bluetooth:- This is available in Apple iPad but the version is 2.1 + EDR and in Samsung Galaxy Tab the version is 3.
  12. GPS:- This is most useful feature of any tablet.This is available in Apple iPad’s 3G model only. GPS is also available in Galaxy without any restrictions.
  13. Battery Life:- Apple can play videos for 10 hours continuously but Galaxy can play it only for 7 hours approximately.
  14. Adobe Flash Support:- Apple hates flash because it consumes lot of battery power so iPad didn’t support Flash Content Flash is available in Samsung Galaxy Tab

Camera powered tablet by Samsung to compete with Apple iPad

Samsung Electronics Co. (KSE: 005930.KS – News) on Thursday unveiled the Galaxy Tab, its take on Apple Inc.’s (NasdaqGS: AAPL – News) iPad, as more technology companies trickle into the nascent tablet market.

Galaxy Tab Has Smaller Screen, Similar Features to Apple’s Device; Likely Cost Is $200-$300

Tablets represent a potential new source of revenue for Samsung, which is making up for lost ground in the intensely competitive smartphone business.

Rather than sell it directly to consumers, Samsung will rely on its carrier partners to sell the Galaxy Tab, which runs on Google Inc.’s (NasdaqGS: GOOG – News) Android software, comes with a cellular connection, and features a seven-inch screen. The tablet will debut in Italy, moving to other markets as Samsung locks in more carrier deals.

Vodafone Group PLC (NasdaqGS: VOD – News), the world’s biggest mobile operator, said it would start selling the Galaxy Tab in most of its European markets and a number of its other markets worldwide in October.

It is expected to launch in the U.S. over the next few months, but the company would only say it was in talks with multiple carriers. The Galaxy Tab is essentially an enlarged version of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S smartphone, which was originally available through AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T – News) and Deutsche Telekom AG’s (Buenos Aires: DT.BA – News) T-Mobile, and more recently Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S – News).

While a price hasn’t been set, Samsung product executive Hankil Yoon said in an interview that it would likely retail for between $200 and $300, although the final price would vary depending on different carrier subsidies.

Mr. Yoon expects to ship 10 million units and take a third of the global tablet market next year.

But it’s unclear if any tablet beyond the iPad will prove to be a hit. Samsung follows Dell Inc. (NasdaqGS: DELL – News), which launched its Streak through AT&T last month. More tablets are expected for the holiday selling season.

While many companies are devoting resources toward building a worthy iPad competitor, history shows that Apple often enjoys a lengthy lead with its products, said Rhoda Alexander, an analyst at iSuppli.

The iPad, which sold 3 million units after 80 days in the market, is expected to control three-quarters of the tablet market this year, with its share only slipping to 62% by 2012, according to iSuppli.

Like the iPad, the Galaxy Tab customizes core applications, such as email and contacts, to take advantage of the larger screen, offers Wi-Fi capabilities, and provides a hub for reading magazines, books and newspapers. It also lacks a removable battery and requires a proprietary dock to connect to a PC.

The Tab sets itself apart on size. The 7-inch screen allows for a slimmer profile than the iPad, which packs a 9.7-inch screen. Also, the Samsung device supports the latest version of Adobe Flash–something the iPad doesn’t do–enabling the Tab to show more video found on the Internet.

“It’s a truly mobile device,” Mr. Yoon said.

It features a camera on each side of the device, as well as a slot for expandable memory. It also has the capability to make phone calls, but carriers will decide whether that capability will be offered. Mr. Yoon said Samsung plans to support the device with two major software updates a year.

The Tab will run on Android 2.2, the latest version, and will have access to the Android Marketplace for a number of applications. But Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi said she was concerned about how many apps will be designed specifically for the device. The iPad already benefits from a number of third-party apps that utilize its larger screen.

Samsung is exploring the possibility of a tablet with a 10-inch or 6-inch screen, and Mr. Yoon said the company plans to eventually launch a family of Galaxy Tab devices. Samsung has invested $200 million in advertising the Galaxy S phone around the world. The company plans to spend less promoting the Galaxy Tab, because it feels the product appeals to more of a niche audience than the more mainstream smartphone, said Samsung mobile marketing executive Younghee Lee.