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The tablets are back to battle with the newcomers locking horns. And we are not talking about any tablet; they are the cleanest, meanest and most amazing tablets to hit the market. Yes, we are talking about the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 2014 Edition and the most recently revealed, about to be released Apple iPad Air. Apple did use some creativity here though to give them credit. The 4th generation iPad are not called the iPad 4 anymore, it is now the iPad Air. Let’s get on with the comparison then.

Apple iPad Air

Design and Looks:

The body of the iPad Air is pretty compact and sleek. The bezel on the front size is also less than ever and the overall shape and design is pretty usual compared to the previous iPad. What is interesting is that the current one is much thinner, about 0.6” thinner than its predecessor and weighs in much lighter. The overall weight of the iPad Air is 478 grams for the cellular version and 469 grams for the Wi-Fi version. On the other hand the Note 10.1 is bigger in size than the iPad Air and is bulkier as well. Considering that it has a bigger screen, more hardware inside and all, it is pretty fair for it, but is still quite heavy to hold comfortably. It weighs in at 547 grams for the cellular version and 540 grams for the Wi-Fi version.


As for the screen, the iPad Air has a 9.7” Multi-touch IPS LED screen with Apple’s own Retina Display. It has a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels at 264 ppi. It is a great display with crystal clear visibility and good visibility even in bright sunlight. On the other hand the Note 10.1 has an Ultra HD display of 2560×1600 pixels at 298 ppi which is way more than iPad Air’s display considering that iPad has a smaller screen. The Note 10.1 has a 10.1” TFT display which is amazing with very high pixel density. I guess the rest is to be understood.

Performance & Connectivity:

Coming to the hardware, the iPad Air runs on the A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor. The architecture is one of a kind on tablets which is famous in PCs. With this overall efficiency is much better and the M7 coprocessor does a more than good job with handling the graphics. The Note 10.1 runs on a Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa-core chipset with 1.9 GHz Quad & 1.3 GHz Quad processor and Adreno 330 GPU to handle the graphical needs. Being an Octa-core processor, it has much greater ease with handling multitasking and the heavy applications and games on Android. Both the tablets come in both Cellular and Wi-Fi versions where the Cellular versions are capable of 2G, 3G as well as almost all LTE (4G) bands.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Camera and Photos:

The camera on the iPad Air is a 5MP iSight Camera from Apple which uses the big pixel technology. This way it can capture more details and greater clarity of videos and images than a normal 5MP camera. This camera is capable of 1080p Full HD videos at 30 fps. It also had a 1.3MP FaceTime camera capable of 720p HD videos. The Note 10.1 has an 8MP camera with LED flash capable of Full HD videos as well. But the difference here is that the 8MP camera has a bigger sensor, hence greater detail capturing. There is no surprise that even with everything the camera on the Note 10.1 is better than the iSight from Apple. Note 10.1 also has a 2 MP front facing camera also capable of 1080p Full HD video recording. Now match that Apple!

Main Memory, Storage & Battery:

On the memory front Apple will always lack behind. Not because it is bad, but because it does not provide the expandable memory option. It sure does come in 16/32/64/128 GB versions, but still the absence of expandable memory is still a let-down considering that now this is a 4th generation iPad. It has 1 GB RAM. On the other hand Note 10.1 also comes in 16/32/64 GB versions, but the added advantage of this is the expandable memory slot which allows expansion of memory using SD cards upto 64 GB. That is a huge amount of memory which provides a huge advantage to the Note 10.1 over the iPad Air. Also the Note 10.1 has 3 GB of RAM which is 3 times more than the iPad Air. On the battery front, iPad Air has a new and improved battery of 32.4 watt-hour which gives upto 10 hours of surfing on Wi-Fi and 9 hours of surfing on cellular network which is pretty sufficient. The Note 10.1 has an 8220 mAh battery which is really huge compared to other tablets and is good enough for upto 12 hours of usage on a full charge.


Coming to the features, the iPad Air runs on iOS 7 which is nice, zippy and colourful. With its improved and added features, this tablet is amazing. Apple has introduced loads of inbuilt apps and features in this tablet, though a fingerprint scanner which was expected is absent. But still it is no less a bad tablet. It also features a full integration of the App Store, iTunes and many other apps along with its personal voice assistant “Siri”. Also it is equipped with Apple maps with an option to use Google Maps as well which is a much better mapping service compared to Apple Maps.
On the other hand Note 10.1 runs on Android 10.1 JellyBean out of the box with the Samsung UI overlay on top of it. And when it comes to Android, there is no more need to say. Android just has it all, and if you want anything extra, you can just simply download it from the Google Play store and get it on your Android device. Also there is the presence of Google Now which is Google’s own personal voice assistant.


Our comparison of the Apple iPad Air and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition yielded some pretty surprising and amazing results. For starters the iPad Air is an amazing device with great specs and design and the extra added features, but still it does not quite feel that great compared to the Note 10.1 which has amazing features, has got Android 4.3 running and got a much better screen, camera, expandable memory and the works. So if asked us, the Note 10.1 seems to be the better among the two. Now the question is how the iPad Air features against the recently released Lumia 2520? Well! That we will have to wait and see.

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Android updates are pretty tedious to get, especially since they are available over the air (OTA) and especially when there are custom overlays on top of the original Android UI. Unlike Windows Phone and iOS, Android updates are hugely dependant on the region and network carriers, etc. there are like n number of various factors and so by the time you actually get an update for your device it either gets outdated or else a newer update is about to be launched. So we thought, why wait for all this and just update your phone manually all by yourself? So in interest of all the Android users to get their updates in time, we are providing the steps for installing the Android 4.3 Jelly-Bean update which is the latest for the Samsung Galaxy S4. Download Galaxy S4 pc suite drivers

Samsung Galaxy S4

Please note that installing certain updates to your phone, flashing ROMs and fiddling with your official softwares could have some intermittent risks. So please make sure that you know what you are doing here. So make sure you follow all the steps properly and it will all be fine. But still just a disclaimer that there are risks involved in this and any damage caused to the device or any firmware or software while you tinkering with it is none of my responsibility. Now with this we shall start.

1. First step always to any software solution is to acquire the software in the first place. So you will need to download the software and you can do that from the link provided here. Download the firmware here: Android 4.3 official firmware Samsung i9505 Galaxy S4.

2. After downloading the file, you will get a Zip file. On unzipping the file, you will get two files in it with the extension “.md5” and a file with the extension .tar

3. After that download software called Odin 3.09, and open and unpack the .zip also.

4. Launch Odin.

5. Then reboot your Galaxy S4 in download mode. You can do this by long pressing the Volume Up, Power and Home button all at the same time.

6. Connect your Galaxy S4 via USB cable to your computer and wait for Odin to recognize it. A blue box should then appear (in the program).

7. Add: 5 to AP

8. Before going ahead and pressing Start, do make sure that the re-partition box is not checked.

9. Click Start and wait a few minutes until the procedure ends. Do not disconnect your S4, be patient. The screen might go blank in this process, nothing to panic there as well, it is perfectly normal.

10. After the process finishes, then your Galaxy S4 restarts and then you know that it’s over!

Please note some important things here. This is the officially released version of the Galaxy S4 4.3 JellyBean in Germany. So it is risk free and will eventually come over in your country as well soon depending on the schedule Samsung has made. To check that, you can go into Settings > More > About Device > Software update > Update. But also remember an important thing that this is the firmware only for the I9505 model and not the I9500. So do not please try this on an I9500 model. So please do check out which model your S4 is else you might end up screwing up the phone.

Something to cheer you up here and also to let you know all the cool things that will be added to your phone with this update.

– OpenGL 3.0 Support


– TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)

– ANT+ Support

– Samsung KNOX Implementation (KNOX bootloader and dedicated application)

– Samsung Wallet comes pre-loaded

– Improved RAM management

– Improved Display colour reproduction (Display looks much sharper than before)

– Improved TouchWiz Launcher (Much less launcher redraws and less lag)

– New Samsung Keyboard

– New Samsung Browser (Full screen by default, new tab interface and more)

– New Reading Mode (Optimises display for reading, used by only a few specific applications)

– New Camera firmware

– Minor UI tweaks (Contacts app, Flashlight Widget, dialog boxes etc.)

So many goodies to look forward to for an awesome powerhouse of a phone, the Android 4.3 update is sure going to make your S4 look way more awesome that it looks now. So get the update and enjoy your smartphone at now a better, newer level.