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Google Search can now compare specifications between devices and highlight differences

Google occasionally adds new features to its web search or makes design changes, sometimes without a public announcement. Most recently, Google began rolling out a rounded interface to the mobile search. Now, the company appears to be testing a new comparison feature.

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[Update: Winner!] Giveaway: Win A 16GB Nexus 10 From Android Police And Sortable

When trying to decide on a new device, most people spend a lot of time comparing various models. How does product X stack up against product Y? Which one offers the most bang for the buck? Which is going to stay relevant the longest? There are so many things to take into consideration - it's quite an overwhelming task.

Thankfully, is there to assist you in the quest for a new gadget. Regardless of whether it's a camera, phone, tablet, laptop, or TV, you can compare all of the most popular products in each class against each other to really figure out which one is the best for you.

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[Visualized] Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Vs Motorola XOOM

If you've been following the Google I/O coverage today at all, you are probably aware that Google and Samsung gave out about 5,000 Galaxy Tab 10.1 units early to all conference attendees. I didn't take the XOOM with me to the conference to avoid carrying extra bulk, so I didn't have a chance to compare the 10.1 to it while doing the deep dive first look.

Now that I got home and put the two side-by-side... let's just say it's not even funny how much bulkier the XOOM is. The 8.6mm Galaxy Tab 10.1 is not here to mess around, making the 13mm XOOM looks like a year-old clunker.

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Compared: HTC Droid Incredible 2 vs The Original Droid Incredible [Specs]

It's April 28th, the official release date for the 2nd generation Droid Incredible from HTC, and if you haven't studied this phone in detail yet, you're probably wondering just what exactly has changed since the original "Dinc" entered the market last April. Let's have a look, shall we?

Key Differences


First and foremost, just like the Droid 2 Global Edition, the new Incredible 2 is a world phone with both CDMA and GSM frequencies. Verizon Wireless provides the following interesting numbers:

  • voice service in over 220 countries
  • data in over 200 countries
  • 3G speeds in more than 125

Quite a step-up from the original already, isn't it?

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eReader Mega Roundup: Spring Design Alex VS Barnes & Noble Nook VS Amazon Kindle 2 VS Kindle DX - Detailed Comparison

Last year was definitely the year of the Kindle - we've seen a whole new generation of eBook readers come out, finally making this gadget category popular. To help you navigate the eBook reader waters, we spent the last few days compiling a table comparing some of the biggest eReader devices:

  • Spring Design Alex
  • Barnes & Noble Nook
  • Amazon Kindle 2
  • Amazon Kindle DX

If a category has a winner, it is highlighted in bold (in some cases there could be more than one winner).

Kindle DX features that are the same in Kindle 2 are marked with "<-".

Without further ado, let the best eReader win:

Alex eReader

Barnes & Noble Nook

Amazon Kindle 2

Amazon Kindle DX

Order of release 4 3 1 2
Release dates April 14, 2010 November 30, 2009 February 9, 2009 June 10, 2009
Internal memory 2GB 2GB 2GB 4GB
Expandable memory Yes - MicroSD Yes - MicroSD No - SD slot was removed <-
Average # of books that can fit in internal memory 1500 1500 1500 3500
CPU speed 624 MHz Unknown but in the range of 533-800 MHz 523 MHz <-
Screen(s) Dual, 6" E-Ink, 3.5" color LCD Dual, 6" E-Ink, 3.5" color LCD Single, 6" E-Ink Single, 9.7" E-Ink
Screen resolution 6": 600 x 800 px
3.5": 480 x 320 px
6": 600 x 800 px
3.5": 480 x 144 px
600 x 800 px 1200 x 824 px
E-Ink display Yes - 16 level grayscale Yes - Vizplex, 16-level grayscale Yes - 16-level grayscale <-
WiFi Yes - b/g Yes - b/g (+free WiFi at B&N stores) No <-
Global wireless (3G, 4G, etc) No but 3G, EVDO/CDMA, GSM support coming in a model that should be out later this year Yes - 3G Yes - 3G with fallback to EDGE/GPRS <-
Web browser Yes - on the color screen and the E-Ink screen Stock Nook - no
Rooted Nook - yes
Basic browser but a firmware update brought a more capable browser <-
Content sharing/lending No Yes, up to 14 days, between nook, iPhone, iPod Touch, PC, and Mac devices No <-
FM radio No No No <-
PDF support Yes Yes Yes <-
Formats supported EPUB, PDF, TXT, HTML, JPEG, GIF, BMP, MP3, MP4, Flash, 3GP EPUB, PDB (eReader), PDF, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MP3 Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion <- + Audible format 4, RTF
Speaker Yes - stereo Yes - mono Yes - stereo <-
Text-to-speech No (confirmed to us by Spring Design) No Yes <-
Auto rotation No (confirmed to us by Spring Design) Unknown No Yes
Connector type MicroUSB MicroUSB MicroUSB <-
Battery capacity 3.7V 1530mAh (confirmed to us by Spring Design) Unknown 1530mAh <-
Battery life 14 days with wireless off,
6 hours with LCD screen on
10 days with wireless off 7 days with wireless on,
14 days with wireless off
User replaceable battery Yes Yes No <-
Book selection Borders via Kobo, Google Books,
any protected ePub book from any bookseller
Barnes & Noble - 1,000,000+ paid and 500,000+ free books, newspapers and magazines Amazon - 450,000+ post-1923 and 1,800,000+ pre-1923 books at the time of this review <-
Synchronized last page read between devices No but promised later No but promised in early 2010 Yes <-
Operating system Android 1.5 (2.0+ coming summer 2010) Android 1.5 Linux <-
OTA (Over-The-Air) software updates Yes (confirmed to us by Spring Design) Yes Yes <-
Size 8.9" x 4.7" x 0.4" 7.7" x 4.9" x 0.5" 8.0" x 5.3" x 0.36" 10.4" x 7.2" x 0.38"
Weight 11 oz 12.1 oz 10.2 oz 18.9 oz
Price $399 $259 $259.00 $489.00
Buy it Buy It Buy It Buy It Buy It

Alex eReader

Barnes & Noble Nook

Amazon Kindle 2

Amazon Kindle DX


So, who is the winner?

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