in 2012. I set myself a challenge to replace the usual contents of my briefcase with something a lot smaller for a week long business trip to Luxembourg for SystemNet Data. I went from this:to this: I failed on this attempt badly. I wasn’t prepared enough. Last Sunday I tried again. I left home for a business trip to Prague carrying a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 with a Belkin Keyboard case. A Samsung Galaxy S4 mobile phone. 2 Sandisk Cruzer 64 GB memory sticks, my passport and my wallet. Thanks to innovative private cloud solution from Wimbledon Systems and Portable Apps on the memory sticks. The challenge worked for the most part. The only downside was running out of battery a few times. All in all a good week 🙂
About 18 months ago I tried to replace a briefcase full of kit with a tablet device. You can read more that here.http://www.courtguinness.co.uk/a-bank-holiday-weekend-challenge/. Well I am going to try and repeat the challenge in a weeks time. The one thing I am lacking is a decent video editing app for Android. Anyone got any bright ideas. I’m taking a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and a Samsung Galaxy S4 mobile phone. The only kit I will be carrying is 2 memory sticks a notepad and my wallet and passport. The idea is to ditch the briefcase. On another note has anyone sucesfully rooted a Galaxy Tab 3 with Cyanogen yet?
I have been using a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for just under a year and have had to live with some serious limitations with regards to functionality from the Samsung build of Android 4.03 (Ice Cram Sandwich) such as no support for App2sd. My Galaxy tab is a part business device and part play device. The other day I came across the Cyanogen Mod kit for “rooting” the Galaxy Tab. I rooted the device and installed Cyanogen and then the Google tools. I have to say I am so impressed. Performance has been increased by about 40 %, usable on board disk space by about 50 % and battery life has increased by 30%. The interface is slicker and friendlier too. If you have become disenchanted with the Factory installed operating system on The Samsung Galaxy Tab devices in a similar fashion to which I have I do suggest you give Cyanogen a try. I really rate it! I shall be taking delivery of a Samsung Galaxy S4 shortly and the first thing I shall do is to replace the stock operating system with Cyanogen.