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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Finally Gets The Android 4.0 Update

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is the company’s first tablet device with an unique 8.9 inch display. This device was originally shipped with the forgotten Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Operating System. It packs a 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 3.2 megapixel camera, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 3G Connectivity and much more.

The mid-range Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 has already got the Android 4.1 update, however the Galaxy Tab 8.9 owners were still waiting to taste the Ice Cream Sandwich. Today, Samsung finally rolled out the Android 4.0.4 ICS update for the Galaxy Tab 8.9. This update is currently available in Austria and it will be rolled out to other countries in the coming days.

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This update brings the usual ICS goodies including the redesigned UI, new keyboard with next word prediction, improved performance and stability, improved multi-tasking, enhanced notification bar and much more. The latest update can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). If OTA update fails, you can even connect your device to your computer and update it using the Samsung Kies software.

You will be automatically notified when the update is available for your device. It is always advised to backup all your data before updating the device. If you have not yet received the update, then just go to Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update.

Samsung Starts Rolling Out Android 4.0.4 ICS For The Galaxy Tab 8.9 In The United States

Slowly and steadily, Samsung has been updating its Galaxy line-up of devices to Ice Cream Sandwich. After getting its flagship devices, the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note, out of the way by Q2 of 2012, the Korean company has been silently updating its tablets to ICS.

After rolling out the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy Tab 7.7, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung has decided to shower some Ice Cream Sandwich love on the Galaxy Tab 8.9. The Android 4.0.4 update for the tablet is already live in the United States, can Tab 8.9 owners can use Samsung’s KIES software to install the update. The update is also being rolled out via OTA, but the update notification might take sometime to hit your tablet so use Samsung’s KIES software if you cannot wait to get your hands on the update.

The Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi will bring with it some much needed performance and stability improvements, UI tweaks, Face unlock, in-built data monitoring tool, enhanced copy and paste and in-built dictionary and much more.

Keep in mind that as of now, the update is only available for the Wi-Fi only variant of the Galaxy Tab 8.9, and not any of the carrier versions. Owners of carrier-branded variants of the tablet need to wait until the update is approved from their carrier.

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AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Coming To The U.S On Nov. 20

Samsung and AT&T have just announced via a press-release that both the companies will be joining hands to bring the Galaxy Tab 8.9 to the United States.

As its name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 sports an 8.9-inch HD screen, and is a mere 8.6mm thin. The tablet is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5Ghz, along with an Adreno 220 GPU. The tablet also packs in 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

This 8.9-inch tablet sports a 3.2mP camera at its rear with an LED flash, and a 2MP camera in the front. The tablet runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb with Sammy’s TouchWIZ UI on top of it. All the usual connectivity features are also present, including support for AT&T’s recently released 4G LTE network and its ‘fake’ 4G network – HSPA+ – as well.

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 will burn a hole of $479.99 through its future-owners pocket, which will be accompanied by a two-year commitment. Early Tab 8.9 owners will also get a Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket free of cost with the tablet, with a separate two-year contract. The tablet will be available at all retail stores and online stores beginning from November 20th.

AT&T will also expand its 4G LTE coverage to six new markets on November 20th including Charlotte, Indianapolis, Kansas city, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The cheapest iPad costs $499 without any sort of contract and offers a bigger screen, and a faster processor and GPU combo, and not to mention the fact that more apps are available for it. Compared to all this, the Galaxy Tab costs $479.99 with a two-year contract, offers a smaller screen, inferior processor+GPU combo, hardly has much apps available for it. Its high time Android tablet manufacturers get their pricing right, else the iPad will continue to rule the tablet market.

Samsung Announces The Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE

Samsung recently announced a new LTE version of its popular tablet, the Galaxy Tab 8.9. It is the company’s third tablet device and it runs on the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Operating System, which is specially designed for tablet devices. The original Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 comes with different connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G, Bluetooth 3.0 and MicroUSB, but the new Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE comes with an added LTE connectivity option.

“With the introduction of GALAXY S II LTE and GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE, we will take the capabilities of these devices to a whole new level. LTE redefines the user experience made possible by these devices and opens entirely new possibilities in terms of content viewing, sharing, quality and connectivity,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE features a 8.9 inch WXGA display, 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, 1 GHz dual core application processor, Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) OS, Samsung TouchWiz UX, 3 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, HD (720p) video recording, Full HD (1080p) video playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 and so on.

Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Adobe Flash Player 10.2, Gyroscope, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Quickoffice HD Editor, Stereo Speaker, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, LTE Connectivity, Android Market, Social Hub, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Samsung Mini Apps Tray and a 6000 mAh battery.

Theoretically, the LTE technology allows you to download files at speeds of up to 100 Mbps and upload at speeds of up to 50 Mbps. It means that you can download an entire film in less than two minutes. The LTE variant of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 measures just 8.6mm and weighs only 455g. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE will be showcased at the IFA 2011, along with the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 730 Launched In India For Rs.33,900

Samsung recently launched the new Galaxy Tab 730 at an event in New Delhi, India. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 730 is basically the same Galaxy Tab 8.9, which was announced at the CTIA 2011. This tablet runs on the Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) Operating System. It comes with a 10.1 inch WXGA display, 1 GHz dual core processor, 3 megapixel rear camera and more.

Samsung will only sell the 16 GB WiFi + 3G variant of the Galaxy Tab 730 in the Indian market. Sadly, the Wi-Fi only variant of this tablet will not be available in India. Vodafone 3G subscribers will get special data package with this tablet. Check out the complete specs below.

samsung galaxy tab 730

Samsung Galaxy Tab 730 features a 8.9 inch WXGA display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz dual core application processor, Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) OS, Samsung TouchWiz UX, 3 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, HD (720p) video recording, Full HD (1080p) video playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 and so on.

Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Adobe Flash Player 10.2, Gyroscope, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Quickoffice HD Editor, Stereo Speaker, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Android Market, Social Hub, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Samsung Mini Apps Tray and a 6000 mAh battery.

This tablet measures 230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm and weighs 470g. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 730 comes with a price tag of Rs.33,990. This device will be available for purchase from mid-September. Vodafone offers 2 GB of monthly data for 6 months at just Rs.3000 exclusively for Samsung Galaxy Tab 730 owners.

Samsung Launching Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 in India Next Month

Though the Apple iPad completely dominated the tablet space in 2010, there was one other tablet which is definitely worth a mention – the Samsung Galaxy Tab. It was the only Android tablet that was able to compete (barely, though) with the iPad. It was the most popular Android tablet, with sales of over 2 million units worldwide.

Samsung has already announced two new tablets – the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 – which will take over from the Galaxy Tab and compete with the new Apple iPad 2. Both tablets come with Android 3.0 Honeycomb, dual core 1 GHz processors, 1 GB RAM etc.

Now that India is too big a market to ignore (as evidenced by Apple finally launching the iPad 2 here), Samsung seems to be planning to launch the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 in India as soon as June 2011. Even the new Samsung Galaxy S 2 is slated to launch either this month, or the next.

“We will launch the 10-inch tablet PC at around Rs 35,000 and the 8-inch device will be priced around Rs 28,000. While the tablet PC market today stands at around 25,000 units a quarter, we expect it to grow exponentially here on.” said Ranjit Yadav, Country Head, Samsung Mobile and IT, Samsung India, as reported by the Business Standard.

So the Galaxy Tab 8.9 will be priced starting at Rs 28,000 while the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be priced starting at Rs 35,000. We don’t know which versions – Wi-Fi or 3G, 16 GB or 32 GB yet. Stay tuned for more updates.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Announced; Slim, Sleek And Fast!

Samsung announced a smaller version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 at the CTIA as well the Galaxy Tab 8.9.

As its name suggests, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 sports an 8.9-inch screen with WXGA (1280×800) display. Like its bigger sibling, the 8.9-inch Tab will be powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor and pack 1GB of RAM.

The back of the tablet sports a 3MP camera with Auto-Focus and an LED Flash, along with a 2MP camera in the front. The tablet is also insanely thin with at only 8.6mm!

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Like its bigger sibling, the smaller Tab will support HSPA+ and will pack the usual Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, microSD card slot etc. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 will pack a 6000mAh battery and will weigh only 470grams!

Unlike the iPad 2, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 will sport stereo speakers. The Tab 8.9 will run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb with Samsung’s TouchWIZ UX on top of it. The tablet will also feature hardware-based encryption for both internal and external storage, like the Galaxy S II.

The Galaxy Tab 8.9-inch is coming to the United State early this summer, and the 16GB Wi-Fi version will cost $469, while the 32GB version will cost $569.