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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Now Launches with Android 3.1

May 25, 2011 by Alex in Android Tablet, Other, Samsung, Software / OS, Tablet with 1 Comment.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Samsung's 10.1-inch Android tablet - has just had its spec sheet updated. The yet-to-be-launched tablet was to originally run Android Honeycomb 3.0, but is now upgraded to Android 3.1. This piece of news was confirmed by a Samsung rep who spread the news on the company's facebook page. If you are not yet in the know, Android 3.1 brings with it better hardware acceleration for faster graphics performance, resizable home screen widgets, an improved app menu that shows up to 16 apps, USB host capabilities and more. So when will you be able to get your hands on an Android 3.1, 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab? The company is expecting to ship the tablets out come June 8th, although that date may now be pushed back due to the OS update. That or if Google surprises us all wit

Waterproof SDHC and MicroSDHC Cards From Samsung

March 30, 2011 by HS in Accessories, Other, Random, Samsung with No Comments.

Samsung have announced the impending availability of waterproof SDHC and MicroSDHC cards in Korea. It's an interesting idea, and I suppose would be handy for people with certain high-risk professions, like fisherman or lifeguard or pool sweeper. Protecting your data for up to 24 hours of being submerged in water (what happens after that we're not sure of yet), you could drop your phone into the swimming pool, retrieve it, and still have all your music files, photographs and contacts saved on the SD card. Pretty nifty, but you're still out a phone. It's small consolation for what is ultimately an expensive lesson. via akihabaranews

Catching Up – Preview Of The Galaxy Tab 8.9

March 30, 2011 by Alex in Android Tablet, Samsung, Tablet with No Comments.

Perhaps a bit of a late exposure on our part, but here we have a users experience preview with the Galaxy Tab 8.9, thanks to Stewart Wolpin of Uberizmo. To brief you before we delve in, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor, runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb and has an 8.9-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800. Its specs are impressive, however as we've all come to learn by now, specs aren't everything. It's the experience you have with a tablet that counts. And Stewart managed to experience a Galaxy Tab 8.9 first-hand during the CTIA event. Read what he had to say after the break. Like most major tablets out on the current market, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 was also compared to the iPad 2. We've heard news stating that the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is thinner than the iPad 2 as

Galaxy Tab 8.9′s Specs Are Up

March 23, 2011 by Alex in Android Tablet, Samsung, Tablet with No Comments.

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 has previously been shrouded by an air of marketing mystery with teaser posters and what not. Well now its specs are up. The specs read that the Galaxy Tab 8.9 will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb as its OS with Samsung's customised software layer (widgets, app switcher and more) called TouchWhiz, it's powered by a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, it has an 8.9-inch (obviously) screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 (higher than the Motorola Xoom), it weighs 470 grams and is 8.6mm thick (thinner than the iPad 2). it will also come with a 2-megapixel front facing camera, a 3-megapixel rear facing camera with an LED flash and will come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions. It's able to support MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DiVX and Xvid video as well as 1080p video playback and 720p

Samsung Galaxy Player 4-inch And 5-inch Going State-side

March 18, 2011 by Alex in Android Tablet, Samsung, Tablet with No Comments.

Samsung are going to be shipping two of their smaller sized Android tablets - the Galaxy Player 4-inch and the Galaxy Player 5-inch - to the United States of America, and are expected to be out and about this spring. Both Galaxy Player tabs will be shipped with Android 2.2 (FroYo) and will be getting an upgrade to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) later on in the year. Both tablet have practically the same specs - both support Adobe Flash, both have WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, both have a 3.2-megapixel rear facing cameras wth auto-focus as well as a a front facing VGA camera, both have MicroSD expansion support and both support MP4, H.264, DivX, Xvid, MP3, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, and AAC media formats. Their major differences would be their screen size - one being 4-inches and the other 5-inches,

Video: Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Teaser

March 17, 2011 by HS in Android Tablet, Samsung, Tablet with No Comments.

A short teaser video has been unveiled by Samsung promoting their March 22nd event where it is expected we'll see the new Galaxy Tab with an 8.9-inch display. Samsung also has plans to bring in a 10.1-inch mode. The theme of the event and in the teaser video is 78910 - it seems that Samsung wants to offer a range of choices for screen sizes for their Galaxy Tab line up. Other than that, there is very little information currently, but just a few days more and everyone will know the real deal. via liliputing

Video: Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Advert

March 11, 2011 by Alex in Android Tablet, Samsung, Tablet, Video with No Comments.

Here's a fun, quick blog feature Samsung's new ad for their Galaxy Tab 10.1 that runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb. The quick clip shows a Galaxy Tab user turn from man to an octopus-Hindu-deity-like man in an attempt to show off the multiple uses one can do on the tablet. The ad is neat and produced well enough, but does it really sell a device that's suppose to be at the top of the line in today's technology? You tell me. Keep in mind, Samsung are also coming out with an 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab so perhaps more and different adverts are to come. Video after the break. via ubergizmo

Living In Korea And Fancy A Galaxy Tab? Here’s the Wibro Galaxy Tab

March 10, 2011 by Alex in Other Tablet, Samsung, Tablet with No Comments.

Companies KT and Samsung have banded together to come out with the first ever Wibro Galaxy Tab which is technically identical to Samsung's other Galaxy Tab. The difference with the Wibro Galaxy Tab is that it allows for speedy internet connection in Wibro covered areas, as well as free internet access in any of KT's 40,000 WiFi zones throughout South Korea. via akihabaranews

A Subtle Glance At Samsung’s 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab

March 10, 2011 by Alex in Android Tablet, Samsung, Tablet with 2 Comments.

Again, nothing official, but certainly something to speculate over - a poster for the CTIA Wireless show on March 22 shows a close up of what seems like the back of the 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab. If indeed a example of what's to come, then by golly it looks nice! Its netted pattern and seemingly thin depth measurement puts this device up there with the slim iPad 2. Could the 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab be even slimmer? Samsung are after all the company with the slimmest phone - the Galaxy S II which was shown at MWC to be 8.9mm in depth. via tablet-news

Samsung Galaxy 8.9-inch Tablet Ready To Launch

March 1, 2011 by Alex in Android Tablet, Samsung, Tablet with No Comments.

An official invitation was sent by Samsung to all pre-registered CTIA media on behalf of their Galaxy Tab line-up which includes the ready-to-launch Galaxy Tab 8.9. As you can see from the invitation image above - the digits 78910 are smack-bang in the middle. Its meaning: possibly a subliminal (or obvious?) 7-inch, 8.9-inch and 10-inch, or seen as the whole Samsung line-up for your Tab life. Speculations, mainly due to competition (LG's Optimus Pad), would lead to the 8.9-inch tablet using Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS. As for what processor - it's currently a speculative toss up over either the Tegra 2, the processor used in Samsung's 10-inch Galaxy Tab, and Samsung's very own SoChip. With its official launch to come, we're assuming we'll be blogging its full specs soon. via ubergizmo

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