Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Brief review of gadgets from Google IO 2011, five months later

At Google IO 2011, swag was received.  Two things really stand out:

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 This rocks.  I use it constantly.  It’s a great dev device, too, since it’s really fast.  (That does require also using dev code on an el cheapo phone too – my choice for that are a couple Samsung Europas I bought in Ireland for E50.)  The only “problem” is that I have to compete with my wife for the device.  We’ve got a Fire on order that should solve that problem.  (I’d buy another Galaxy, but as a developer I feel like I need lots of new devices.  My wife laughs when she hears that.)

Chromebook.  I can’t even be bothered to find a link to these things.  I tried to use it, but it’s slow and has a nasty screen.  Feels like an obsolete laptop I discarded a couple years ago.  I don’t even know where it is, and I realized I can’t even tell you how long it’s been missing.