The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 takes on the Kindle Fire (photos)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Kindle Fire compared as Amazon consumption devices.
There's a difference
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and the Kindle Fire mark a breed of tablet that is low-priced and primarily used for media consumption. With expandable memory and a full Android OS, does the Tab 2 7.0 make a better Kindle Fire than the Kindle Fire?
On the left is the Tab 2 7.0 running the Android Kindle book app, and on the right is the Kindle Fire. The Fire's version of the Kindle app has more options and, thanks to the device's better-calibrated screen (not really apparent in this pic), looks better overall.
Amazon's complete video library is available for rent, stream, or download only on the Kindle Fire. As an alternative, Google Play on the Tab 2 7.0 offers plenty of movies to rent and the 99-cent Flash Video Player app allows you to access Amazon's streaming library.
The Kindle Fire (top) can play Amazon video in full screen, just not in HD. Using the 99-cent Flash Video Player app, Prime video can be streamed onto the tab 2 7.0, but I couldn't figure out how to get rid of that annoying address bar.