Sources: Archos, Engadget, The Verge
quote: A step up from a bare-bones tablet like the Kindle Fire (from Amazon), the Archos will compete most directly with Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
quote: Apple IS a singular entity, and would would trembling in ITS boots.
quote: I'm going to be rated down for being a grammar Nazi, but I just can't let this slide any more. Apple IS a singular entity, and would would trembling in ITS boots. I don't expect you to be objective when Apple is the subject, but at least use the English language correctly.
quote: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 is thinner than the new iPad and not a nightmare to fixSee, Apple (AAPL)? It is possible to make a super-thin tablet that can be repaired by mere mortals after all. The repair gurus iFixit have torn down the Samsung (005930) Galaxy Note 10.1 and have found that the device is not only thinner than the Apple iPad but also vastly easier to repair. Unlike the newest iPad, which scored a dismal 2 out of 10 on iFixit’s repairability scale, the Note 10.1 scored a strong 8 out of 10 and iFixit in particular praised the tablet for using only Phillips screws and for not using complicated ribbon cables that hinder repairers’ efforts to replace parts. iFixit says that the Note 10.1 was able to retain its repairability despite packing a quad-core processor and 32GB of internal storage into a frame that measures just 8.9 millimeters thin.
quote: On paper, it all sounds very good. Reality, however, is an entirely different story. It's not enough to just have a good idea, you have to actually make it real, you need to build it.
quote: If you've read some of the early reviews floating around out there, you've probably heard mixed things about the performance. Out of the box, this thing runs like crap. I mean it. I'm talking slower than a Xoom.
quote: So, did you catch the theme here? This idea, and even the execution, is great, the problem is all these apps suck. Most of this is just useless. A clock app with no timer or stopwatch, an email app that can't look at emails, a redundant music app that takes up half the screen, a note app that doesn't respect data - this isn't well thought out.
quote: On the software side: Samsung desperately wants to develop the next version of Android themselves, but they lack the technical ability, vision, ecosystem support, and design chops to make it happen. They want to add features, and maybe even have a good idea or two, but they just can't execute those ideas in a way that makes them good.
quote: Floating apps have got to be the most frustrating thing in the world for Samsung. You try for years to differentiate yourselves with Android. You finally come up with a good idea, and you build it, and it works, and the UI is even almost-good, but it still doesn't matter because you don't control the right parts of Android to innovate in any meaningful ways.
quote: The overall impression I get from this is arrogance. "We're Samsung. You slobs will buy anything we crap out. We don't have to try, we don't even need the latest components. You'll buy it no matter what."
quote: I'm suprised that crApple hasn't sued you guys yet claiming that they "invented" the english language as they invented EVERYTHING else and use the language as well.
quote: It's just his typical douchebaggery...