Among the other Android based mobile phones, the Galaxy S II from Samsung catches my eyes. The mobile phone looks really nice, slim, and elegant, even in screen shots (or product photos, to be exact). The GALAXY S II features a dual-core processor, an AMOLED PLUS screen for screen quality, and 8.49mm in thickness, which will go well inside my pants' pocket :) The GALAXY S II comes with the latest Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread pre-installed.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab has also received many good feedbacks from consumers, definitely a strong alternative for the Apple's iPad. Those who don't want to jump into the Apple's wagon can now enjoy the recently released Galaxy Tab 10.1 announced at the Mobile World Congress for an even more rewarding experience. It features a 10.1" Display (1280×800) with dual surround sound speakers and HD recording/playback capabilities. It comes with Android's newest platform for tablets, the Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
I've been in love with my iPhone 4 and iPad, don't get me wrong. However, at times, I just want to tinker around with them more. Apple has restricted us from fully customizing the phone which means that every one has the same Home screen and interface (unless if you jailbreak). If you like to have more degrees of control, the Samsung GALAXY S2 and the GALAXY Tab 10.1 are the winners definitely in this area.
GALAXY Tab 10.1 video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBeLe-euq9U
The reason why I didn't go for Android was because of the applications. Last year, I found that I was in love with many of the iOS apps but not many of them were available in Android. However, the Android apps are quickly catching up and many of great iOS apps are available on the Android platform now such as Angry Birds, Whatsapp, and many more. This year will definitely be a fierce battle between many smart phones and tablets. So far, Samsung has managed to stay ahead of a few other companies with their GALAXY series.
At this moment in time, there is no reason not to have a look at Android based devices, especially the GALAXY S II and GALAXY Tab 10.1