Tab 2 Questions


  1. kanashimoo

    kanashimoo New Member

    Samsung Tab 2 (7.0, 3113 Wifi with IR)

    Android vers 4.1.1 (afaik latest for this device)


    Hi, I have some questions. I would appreciate any assistance.


    1) Could anyone recommend a case? I need something that can flip (prefer a magnet based lock). It needs to be able to take massive impacts (ie. drop from onto cement from 2 meters) from EVERY angle, including corners. I also need it real quick (within 12 days) - so big department stores are good, and Amazon Prime is good (I live in Canada)

    2) Is there any way to adjust screen dim time?

    3) Is there any way to have the screen automatically turn on/off using the sensors? Namely, the light and proximity sensors. Ex. proximity sensor: IF object is detected within 2 cm continuously for 5 seconds, shut off screen. IF object is removed, turn screen on. I had a Nexus 7 with a magnetic flip case, in which the Nexus 7 would automatically turn on when the flap was opened, and turn off when the flap was closed, as sensed by its magnetometer.

    4) Could I get detailed instructions into the installation of Cyanogenmod? What exactly is it good for? Any other BIOSes worth looking into?

    5) A suggestion for a fast PDF reader? I need something that will process large, coloured images very quickly (a large sized travel book).

    6) Any tweaks to maximize speed? I just bought it 2 days ago and its not as fast as I'd like even out of the box.

    7) Is there any way to get better camera quality? I want to use it in the place of a discrete camera (personal reasons).


    Thanks in advace. Any help with even one of the questions would be great.

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  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    1. How about the official Samsung case?

    2. None that I know of, but I know you can use Llama to make the screen not turn off while some apps are on the foreground.

    3. None that I know of.

    4. Its good for getting a pure Android experience and having less bloatware but you lose the Samsung TouchWiz add on features. Personally its not really needed.

    5. ezPDF. I open medical textbooks in that.

    6. You had a Nexus 7, so the speed will really be slower. The N7 has a quad core Tegra3 processor, while the Tab 2 has a dual core processor which is basically the same as the one on the Galaxy Nexus, a two year old phone. So no matter how you tweak it, the Nexus 7 will be faster.

    7. I don't think so. The sensor really isn't that good, and its only a 3.2MP shooter. Dedicated cameras not only have larger sensors allowing greater sensitivity, they also have bigger megapixel counts allowing more resolved detail.
  3. droider1996

    droider1996 Member

    The only question I could answer is number 5. I use the Kindle app that comes with the Tab, and it looks good and is pretty quick.
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