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  • 1. A Look at Android Tablets April 2013
  • 2. What is Android?Android is an operating system  Developed by Google  Is Open Source  Used on a wide variety of smart phones and tablets
  • 3. Computer FamiliesThere are three major families of computers.  Apple  Microsoft  Google
  • 4. Microsoft• Primary supplier of desktop and laptop operating systems• Supplies Operating Systems to other manufacturers• Windows 8 designed for Microsoft Surface and Windows smart phones• Operating Systems • Windows 95, ME, XP, Vista, 7 and now 8
  • 5. Apple• Manufactures a wide range of computers, smart phones and tablets• Maintains tight control over apps from iTunes Store• Operating Systems • Jaguar • Panther • Snow Leopard • Mountain Lion
  • 6. Google Developed Android Operating System primarily for touch screen mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet computers Most widely used smart phone platform Operating Systems  Éclair, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and now Jelly Bean
  • 7. Android Tablets and PhonesTablets Phones Manufactured by  HTC Droid DNA many global (Verizon Wireless) manufacturers (Acer,  LG Optimus G Pro Archos, Asus, HTC, (Unlocked) Samsung, Sony, Toshiba,  Samsung Galaxy Note Viewsonic) 2 (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Amazon Kindle Fire U.S. Cellular, Verizon) Barnes and Noble  Motorola Droid Razr Nook Maxx HD (Verizon)
  • 8. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 inch Bought through Verizon Includes Data Plan of $20 per month for 1 GB Switches automatically between wi-fi and cellular networks (Wi-Fi is free)
  • 9. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 inch Verizon network Front and rear camera – still and video Weight – 13.5 oz Battery Life – 13 hours 16 GB SD Card included USB, Bluetooth and wi-fi included Can act as “hot spot” for other devices $280 plus $20 per month for 1GB as needed