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Old 23rd November 2010, 15:47   #46
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Kanwal and Rehaan .thanks

OT: Kanwal we have the hyd bhp mega meet on nov 13,details on the meet thread.
Thanks for your note Rajesh. Unfortunately, I missed your message. never mind, lets hope to meet next time.
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Old 23rd November 2010, 15:55   #47
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Good News for iPadded bhpians..iOS 4.2 released today. iOS 4.2 makes the iPad a completely new product, just in time for the holiday season, said Steve Jobs.

iOS 4.2.1 Available Today, iPad Users Sing in Harmony iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad news Multi-Touch Fans
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Yup.. updated my ipad to IOS 4.2.1 yesterday. features like multitasking, folders and airplay are really cool. tested video streaming over wireless by playing movie (Peepli Live) - it worked great!
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Old 24th November 2010, 15:05   #49
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Updated my ipad to 4.2.1 . Frankly creating folders and multi tasking is hardly revoulationary.Something that should have been there right from the start.
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GPS does not lock without the sim card, direction though work if you try to route between point A to B. Hence the earlier confusion.
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GPS does not lock without the sim card....
Jags,

I'm not sure this is entirely correct. (or is it some OSv4 bug / "feature"?)

GPS should be able to lock without a sim card / internet connection -- it will just take a LONG time (for the first lock - ie cold start).

Go out to an OPEN area -- no buildings or trees around / overhead to block the satellites. Turn on GPS and open up a program that uses it (eg. maps). Wait for about 10-15 mins. The device will download the GPS Almanac from the satellites itself.

This almanac has the up-to-date info of all the satellite positions and is what helps get an accurate lock.
(Typically this info is downloaded over your internet connection - but it can also be got from the satellites themselves - it just takes a lot longer)


Hopefully after this, your next start (hot start) will be faster, as it already has this data.
The almanac data might expire after a while, needing a repeat of the process -- im not sure about if / how often this happens.

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Rehaan i did not try for long, but i was standing outside and with wifi connected. As you said i will try again, maybe for a longer duration and see what happens.
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Folks,

I might be in the market shortly. Quick Q - iPad or Tab ?
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You are asking this question in a thread where only the apple fans bother to reply?

What is the intention of your purchase?
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iPad is available through apple outlets in India but there's a carch, they are only catering to bulk orders.
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To fill the void I am feeling currently in-between a cell phone and a laptop.
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According to a new survey, Women prefer Apple & Men - Android.

Apple hasn't committed itself to the Indian market so far, Android is the way to go.
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iPad is available through apple outlets in India but there's a carch, they are only catering to bulk orders.
Interesting news. And who would be placing that bulk orders? I havent heard of any organization distributing it yet to its employees. In a company I know, they recently placed a bulk order of 500 pieces for their staff, but the order is made in the US.
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who would be placing that bulk orders? I havent heard of any organization distributing it yet to its employees.
Many corporates like HCL, Indiabulls, Bajaj, etc.

For more: Is the Apple iPad Officially in India? > News on Tablets PCs & Laptops > Tech2.com India
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I might be in the market shortly. Quick Q - iPad or Tab ?
The way i see it :

iPad

+ Bigger screen
+ Simple interface (good for non-tech friendly)
+ Reliable software / OS
+ If you don't feel restricted by the limitations of apple devices, it works great.
+ Tons of well polished and awesome apps for the ipad (expect higher app prices though!)

- Severe limitations, if say you want to download a file and then send it to your laptop later.
- Can't natively play divx etc videos or even simple AVIs. (VLC fixes this, but who knows if / when its gonna get pulled from the store).
- No flash (gets irritating - crippled web experience)
- Bulky (its surprisingly heavy, and not easy to carry around unless you get a case etc)
- Scroll fast and you will see checkerboard, even on text-only sites.



Galaxy Tab

+ Back button and Menu button make browsing MUCH easier (IMO)
+ Choice of several browsers (downloadable via market)
+ Phone functionality
+ Front facing camera
+ Screen isn't as big, but resolution and usability is almost the same. More carryable/portable.
+ Flash
+ Less likely to see checkerboard when browsing / scrolling.
+ DLNA support (if you have a compatible TV etc)
+ Can natively play almost any damn video format you give it. No transcoding required.

- Will be outdated very soon (as opposed to more spaced out HW upgrades with apple)
- Not as many "made for tablet" apps as the ipad has (yet)
- Might end up waiting a long time for a gingerbread update (ugh, samsung!)
- Android OS is not as rock-solid as iOS yet, may need a reboot about twice as often as the ipad.



I had an ipad for a week -- got really bored of it. Also found it a little too big and heavy, even during a completely in-house usage.
Saw the galaxy tab last week at croma, it was quick, a really nice size, and it would be my pick between the two.

I also feel really restricted by apple stuff. No flash seems like not such a big deal, but when youre using the ipad for a "magical browsing experience" its just damn irritating to not be able to see content on certain sites.
Add to that i couldn't even download a mp3 from mediafire etc while my computer was off (wanted to download and then send it to my computer later). Even my android cellphone can do that!

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