Galaxy Note 8.0: Still the best small tablet

Summary:Google recently launched the new Nexus 7 into the small tablet space. While a nice tablet at a decent price, the Nexus 7 is not in the same league as the Galaxy Note 8.0.

Good apps on the Galaxy Note 8.0

The tablet is only as good as the apps used, and this list includes some nice ones.

(For a complete list see: Good apps for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 )

S Note -- Samsung has included a note-taking app that takes full advantage of the pen. Sliding the pen out of the silo on the Note 8.0 causes a pop-up note page to appear on the screen, ready to capture handwritten notes.

S Note

Kindle app -- The Note 8.0 is the perfect reading tablet as the screen size of 8 inches combined with the slim form of the device is as good as any reading device.


Flipboard -- Reading news from the web and following Facebook updates using this app is great on the Note 8.0. 


 Tweetings -- This app is a Twitter client that works particularly well in multiview mode.


Pocket Informant -- This is a PIM app that can do all the things related to calendar, tasks, contacts, and note functions. The 8-inch display of the Note 8.0 is particularly suited to displaying the many different views of the app.

Pocket Informant

 Google+ -- The Android version of Google+ is top-notch, and using it on the Note 8.0 is pure joy.


 These are just a few of the apps that work particularly well on the Galaxy Note 8.0. Most Android tablet apps are pretty good, too.

Next page: Great accessory for the Galaxy Note 8.0; Conclusion

Topics: Mobility, Reviews, Samsung, Tablets


James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

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