Posted on | October 30, 2012 | No Comments
Although Hurricane Sandy wiped out Google’s big New York press event plans, the company went ahead and announced its tablets and new Nexus phone anyway. The Samsung Nexus 10 tablet is Google’s first Nexus tablet to compete directly with Apple‘s iPad, and it offers a Retina-beating 10.1-inch, 2560-by-1600 resolution display as its claim to fame. Other specs include a dual-core A15 processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1.9-megapixel front camera, Micro USB, Micro HDMI and NFC.
Critic Harry McCracken: “….(W)ith its featherweight form factor, sharp screen and pleasant user interface, the Nook HD — which is being joined by a 9″ big brother, the $269 Nook HD+ — keeps Barnes & Noble in the cheap-tablet game it helped create with its original Nook Color. Anyone who’s got $199 to spend on a tablet should give this Nook a look.”
Flurry Analystics found that the he average age of a tablet owner is 34 years, but the 35-54 age bracket still accounts for 24 percent of the overall total. Those in the 55-plus group make up 17 percent of the total, which is quite large when compared to the 7 percent of overall smartphone owners in that same age bracket. Of all the ways those surveyed use their devices, tablet owners played games 67 percent of the time they picked up their slates.