Here is the comparison of the devices:
The screen resolution was updated for the Nexus since last time I did
The Nexus has no slot for a microSD card.
The S II has better cameras (front and back).
The battery life is also quite different, but the figures could be wrong....
Anyway, see the comparison at the above link.
The Galaxy S III should be nice when it arrives, in the meantime, we are
getting the Galaxy Note this month, another consideration ;-)
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Craig Sanders <cas(a)taz.net.au> wrote:
> who cares about Brunswick, anyway? :-p
> i want NBN in Coburg.
This might not happen before the Coalition takes power and disbands it (or
ceases its expansion).
I heard recent commentary which suggested that by the next election, the NBN
will not be sufficiently advanced to make undoing it infeasibly expensive.
Craig Sanders wrote:
> ps: there are so many commercial CAs to choose from. some even make a
> decent attempt to verify your identity when you request a certificate.
> others will cheerfully sell you a cert for google.com or whatever you
> want. apart from that, you have the choice of having your private key
> secretly passed on to the CIA, NSA, Mossad, Iranian government hackers,
> or any other spook agency of your choice (if you can figure out who is
> owned by whom)...hell, ASIO may even have their own pet CA.
Last time I looked, ASIO were still fighting the Red Menace.
I'd be more worried about ASIS and the DSD.
While people are talking about android phones, I thought i'd mention a
nice little android tablet that I just bought.
It's a 7" Ainol Novo 7 Aurora. Cost me $239 delivered from an ebay
seller here in Melbourne. I ordered it last Tue, and arrived last Thu.
I could have bought it direct from China for about $160 but it would
have taken 3 or 4 weeks to arrive.
There are also cheaper models starting from about $100, with slower CPUs
and without the IPS screen.
It runs Android "Ice Cream Sandwich", 4.03
No cyanogenmod yet, but there is an active user & dev community,
and a number of replacement firmware images for it. I first heard about
it on whirlpool
The firmware image i'm using has a known-to-be-buggy touchscreen
driver, but i'm happy with the tablet so far. The touch problems will
be fixed soon enough (supposedly fixed in the current version), and
i'll eventually install CM9 on it when that becomes available.
There is also a Gingerbread (android 2.3.x) image for it which
apparently works perfectly and gives a much longer battery life...i
haven't decided whether I want to try that yet.
speaking of battery life, installing SetCPU or similar is essential -
the kernels in all current ROMs have the CPU freq set to "performance"
mode. need to set it to "on demand".
It doesn't have the polished build-quality of an Apple or Samsung or HTC
etc product (it's plastic and obviously cheaply-made), but it's cheap,
and the specs are good.
CPU Many Core Allwinner A10 1.2GHz, 1GB DDR3 RAM
GPU Mali 400 512MB
OS Android 4.0
Display 7.0 inch, capacitive 5-point IPS touch screen, 1024*600 pixels
Memory 1GB ROM, 1GB RAM, 8GB or 16GB storage memory, support MicroSD card that can expand up to 16GB
G-senosr Yes, 3-way support
Microphone Support, High-sensitivity input
OTG Can connect U Disk, Multiple Partitions HD etc. USB external devices
USB High Speed USB2.0
Charger DC input, 5V--2.0A power adapter (can also charge from USB port)
Ports 1 x TF card port; 1 x MINI USB port; 1 x MINI HDMI port; 1 x 3.5mm earphone port
Size 189 x 123 x 9mm
Wifi-only, no 3G....but it has a USB OTG port so you can plug in a 3G
adaptor if you want.
I'm running v0.5, an alpha version, at the moment. v0.6 supposedly
fixed the touch problems. I'll probably upgrade today.
PS: I was tempted by a 10" tablet, but a) IMO they're still too
expensive, and b) 7" is a better size for my primary use of it as an
ebook-reader to replace my sony prs-650. with fbreader installed and
configured to use my calibre opds server, it's far better than the sony.
e-ink displays are nice to read but too slow....and i don't mind reading
on an LCD display with the brightness turned down.
craig sanders <cas(a)taz.net.au>