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Which Tablet Has the Longest Battery Life?


Which Tablet Has the Longest Battery Life?
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Which.co.uk has published two infographics comparing the battery life of 10-inch and 7-inch tablets.

Each time we test a tablet we check the battery life for web browsing over wi-fi, over 3G (if relevant) and for video playback. To keep the tests fair we set the screen brightness to 200 nits (a reasonable daytime brightness level) using a light meter to ensure no tablet has an unfair advantage by using a low default brightness setting. We also test how long the battery takes to fully recharge.

As you can see in the graphics below, Apple wins both categories hands down. The Apple iPad with Retina latest for 811 compared to 590 for the iPad 2 and 532 for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.The iPad mini also topped its category lasting for 783 compared to 591 for the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and 550 for the Nexus 7.

 

Samsung releases list of devices slated for Jelly Bean upgrade


 

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Samsung has begun rolling out its first, official Jelly Bean update to its coveted Galaxy S IIIsmartphone. The first Jelly-Bean (Android v4.1.1) update is for Poland. Now, The Vergereports that the South Korean giant has, in an email, released the full list of devices scheduled to receive the upgrade to Jelly Bean.

The list comprises the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S Advance, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy Chat, Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy Beam, Galaxy Ace Plus, Galaxy Mini 2, and Galaxy S Duos; four tablets: the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Note 10.1; and an unknown device, the Galaxy Music. The Verge shares further that it tried to get in touch with Samsung to know more about the lesser known device.Image

Samsung will roll out the latest Android OS to other countries subsequently. “You can use KIES or OTA (Over-The-Air) to update to the latest version of Android. Make sure you’re on WIFI and that your battery is at least on 50 percent. If you want to flash, you’ll need to download the firmware and use ODIN to flash,” revealed a SamMobile report.

We had reported earlier that Jelly Bean would be served to the Galaxy S III by October, speaking of which, The Verge in its report, elaborates that the timing of the Jelly Bean updates coming to the S III will vary depending on a user’s location and wireless carrier.

The Samsung Galaxy S III comes with Android v4.0.4 out of the box, and is fuelled by a 2100mAh battery. The S III is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 4 processor and sports an 8MP shooter.

Here is a quick look at the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S III:

  • 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi with DLNA support
  • GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
  • USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 8MP camera with AF, LED flash, BSI sensor and 1080p HD video recording
  • 1.9MP front facing camera with a resolution of 720p for video chat
  • 16/ 32/ 64GB Internal memory, expandable up to 64GB

The much-talked-about Google I/O 2012 saw the search giant unveiling the latest flavour of Android, Jelly Bean.

Some of the highlighted features of the Jelly Bean OS include:

  • Project Butter – As the name suggests, this feature aims to make the operating system on devices extremely smooth.
  • Text Input: The keyboard is a lot faster and more accurate.
  • Camera – On the camera side of things, the new OS brings to the table new UI and gestures, allowing users to swipe sideways, if they want to access a gallery. It is also possible to delete images by swiping them off the screen.
  • Notifications – With Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean), the notifications bar has also received an upgrade.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 GT-P6200: Upgrade to Official Android ICS 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich P6200XXLQ1


 

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Here’s the manual procedure on how to upgrade the Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 GT-P6200 to the official Android 4.0.4 ICS (Ice cream Sandwich) firmware build number P6200XXLQ1. This firmware was initially released in Austria and not yet available for other region but if you want to upgrade now and already tired from waiting, you can do it by this simple procedures. This firmware is compatible with all Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 GT-P6200, even on U.S version and  all European languages are also included on the packaged.ImageThis new Ice cream sandwich installed on Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 GT-P6200 features a very smooth scrolling, much faster and smoother than in 3.2 honeycomb. The notification bar (bottom right of the screen) seems busier than it was before.
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How to install and upgrade Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 GT-P6200 to Official Android ICS 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich

 

This method is called manual flashing by using Odin downloader and the original stock firmware, for we can’t upgrade to it yet via Kies unless we’re in Austria.

 

Disclaimer: We shall not be held responsible if anything happens t your device for by following this guide. Proceed at your own risk.

 

– Back up all files before proceeding. Although the Internal memory and microSD card are both left alone during after the flash process for this firmware is a non wipe version. But all your settings and configuration will all be reset.
– Fully recharge your phone’s battery.

 

Grab the original stock ROM:
Latest firmware: P6200XXLQ1/P6200OXALQ1/P6200XXLQ1/P6200XXLQ1
Region: Europe
PDA: P6200XXLQ1
CSC: P6200OXALQ1
MODEM: P6200XXLQ1
Version: Android 4.0.4 ice Cream Sandwich
Released: July 2012
GT-P6200_ATO_P6200XXLQ1_P6200OXALQ1_P6200XXLQ1.zip
Odin downloader Odin3_V1.85
USB Driver Samsung USB Driver

 

Odin Flasher Guide: P6200XXLQ1 Android 4.0.4 ICS Firmware on Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 GT-P6200

 

1) Extract all the downloaded stock ROM to get the .tar.md5 file.
2) Run Odin3_v1.85.exe
3) DO NOT CHECK the RE-PARTITION checkbox, only both ‘Auto Reboot’ ans ‘F-Rreset’ left alone.
4) Click the PDA button then load the extractedP6200XXLQ1_P6200OXALQ1_P6200XXLQ1_HOME.tar.md5 file.
5) Reboot the tablet into Download Mode: Turn it Off, then( Press Volume Down + Power ON button at the same time).
6) Once the phone in download mode screen, connect USB cable To Phone. The highlighted yellow ID:COM box is and indication that the device is connected properly to PC. If you still do not get any results, try another USB port on your computer.Image7) Click the Start button to begin flashing.
8 Wait until it finishes or watch out for the word “PASS”.Image

 

Once the phone completely reboots, perform wipe/factory reset to get a fresher firmware installation.
1. Hold Power and Volume Up together, this will switch the device into recovery mode.
2. Release Power after holding it for a second but continue to hold the Volume Up button until recovery menu appears.

 

Select wipe cache
Select wipe data/factory reset.
Select reboot

 

That’s all! The Samsung Galaxy Tab now runs in Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.