July 28, 2014

Android #1 in PC World Top 100 Tech. Products

PCWorld has taken the entire world of tech. that has been revealed in 2010. HDTVs, phones, tablets, PCs, e-book readers, storage, software, services, apps, digital cameras, camcorders, printers, just about anything high tech and picked the top 100 best technology products for 2010.  Look who is number one!

Here are the top 5 tech products and services:

1. Google Android 2.2
2. Apple iPad
3. Amazon Kindle (third generation)
4. Netflix
5. Samsung Galaxy Tab

#1 Android topping the list does not surprise us a bit but I’m sure Apple is scrambling to change their pants right about now.  Google is now offering great mobile products which are expected to surpass Apple’s iOS in market share by year’s end.   Android provides one thing that the iPhone platform can’t promise, a flexible browser with Flash 10.1 support, OS-wide voice control and dictation features, and a rapidly expanding app ecosystem just to name a few.

The second place position of the iPad is pretty surprising considering the success in sales the unit has had.  Right now everyone is waiting to see what kind of sales figures the slew of Android tablets coming out this Holiday are going to have.  It is a major win for Google for Android to be rated above the “magical” device.

Third place goes to the new Amazon Kindle another version of their popular E-reader. A ton of improvements over the last version of Kindle. Amazon wants to get their foot in the door before the tablets take over. Look at the improvements
All-New, High-Contrast E Ink Screen – 50% better contrast
Read in Bright Sunlight – No glare
New and Improved Fonts – New crisper, darker fonts
New Sleek Design – 21% smaller body while keeping the same 6″ size reading area
17% Lighter – Only 8.5 ounces, weighs less than a paperback
Battery Life of Up to One Month – A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off
Double the Storage – Up to 3,500 books
Built-In Wi-Fi – Shop and download books in less than 60 seconds
20% Faster Page Turns – Seamless reading
Enhanced PDF Reader – With dictionary lookup, notes, and highlights
New WebKit-Based Browser – Browse the web over Wi-Fi (experimental

Forth place is Netflix. Streaming video service and video-by-mail. Netflix a dominant and growing provider ofstreaming-video movies and TV shows, Netflix came on strong this year with its Watch Instantly service. With release of new mobile apps it looks like Netflix will continue to grow.

Fifth place goes to the Galaxy Tab. The main contender of the 1st generation Android Tabs. This tablet is by far the best available to date. Sleek design with a nice feel and believed to soon be sporting the latest Android OS “Gingerbread” when it is released this holiday season. The iPad is about to have a fight on its’ hands. With a $399 price tag the Galaxy tab is fairly priced and well worth the money. See the Specs in relation to the iPad (below)

See the full list of the Top 100 Tech Devices here > http://www.pcworld.com/article/207485/best_tech_products_2010_full_list_1100.html