Samsung Galaxy Tab is already a huge hit worldwide. Last month we posted that Samsung managed to sell 1 million units of Samsung Galaxy Tab. And now, after a month, Samsung reached another milestone by selling 2 million units of its 7 inch tablet. This device runs on the older version of Android operating system. Galaxy Tab was launched in September and within 5 months, this tablet has reached the 2 million milestone.
Galaxy Tab runs on the Android 2.2 (FroYo) Operating System. It comes with a 7 inch TFT LCD touchscreen display with 1024Ã—600 pixels resolution, 1GHz processor, TouchWIZ 3.0 UI, 3.2 megapixel camera, HD (720p) video recording, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G Connectivity, 512MB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 32GB expandable memory and a 4000mAH battery.
According to Yonhap News, Samsung has managed to sell 500,000 units of Galaxy Tab in Europe, 350,000 units in North America and around 330,000 units in Asia. Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Tab’s successor next month at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona.
At Verizon’s CES 2011 press conference, it announced a lot of new devices, including smartphones and tablets. With the Motorola Xoom, it also announced an upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
The refreshed Galaxy Tab will offer some improvements over its predecessor.
It will now be powered by a 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor. It will also offer 4G LTE connectivity and will have a better 5 MP camera.
Everything else will be the same as the original Galaxy Tab, including the display, RAM, OS and other specs.
No details about the pricing of the new Galaxy Tab have announced yet.
Back in September, Samsung launched its first tablet device, the Galaxy Tab. And now, the company announced a Wi-Fi only version of their popular tablet at the CES 2010 in Las Vegas. There are no changes in the device, expect the fact that, the lastest variant does not come with a 3G connectivity option. The Wi-Fi only version of Galaxy Tab is powered by the same old Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system.
Samsung Galaxy Tab features a 7 inch TFT-LCD touchscreen display, Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS, TouchWIZ 3.0 UI, 1GHz processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, 3.2 megapixel camera, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 512MB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 32GB expandable memory and 4000mAH battery.
The AllShare DLNA Technology in the Galaxy Tab allows you to take video or pictures with the device and send the original content wirelessly to other DLNA-enabled devices such as HDTVs, laptops, PC monitors, etc. The price of this device is not announced yet. The Wi-Fi only Galaxy Tab will be available for purchase in the US from the first quarter of 2011.
The Samsung Galaxy S is undoubtedly the most popular Android smartphone yet. It is available worldwide and has had record sales since its launch, eclipsing any other Android phone. In fact, the Galaxy S was such a huge hit that Google launched the next phone in the Nexus series – the Nexus S, with Samsung as a partner, and not HTC which has been the most staunch Android supporter since years.
The Galaxy S is now reaching the 10 million milestone. Earlier this week, Samsung announced that the Samsung Galaxy S and its variants have already sold 9.3 million units since launch. With about 10 more days since the announcements, and the Christmas shopping season in full swing, Galaxy S may end this year with 10 million sales. Even the Samsung Galaxy Tab may sell 2 million units by the end of 2010, making it a very good year, for both Samsung and Android.
It has been less than 2 months since the Samsung Galaxy Tab was released, but it has already sold 1 million units worldwide. The Galaxy Tab is the best Android tablet around, so the numbers are not surprising.
Compared to the iPad, which sold 1 million units in exactly 28 days, the Galaxy Tab completed 1 million sales in slightly more than a month, as it first became available around the end of October. In the US though, which is probably its largest market, it became available only after November 10, so in a way, it might have beaten the iPad in terms of sales. Such a comparison is not exactly fair, because the Galaxy Tab is available in many more countries than the iPad, 64 to be precise.
The sales of the Galaxy Tab have been consistently great, despite the high pricing; in fact, it had sold 600,000 Galaxy Tab units by November 22, which means that it pushed out 400,000 Tabs in just 10 days.
Samsung has also increased its sales estimates to 1.5 million Galaxy Tabs by the end of 2010, but I wouldn’t find it surprising if it clears 2 million units by then, extrapolating from the current figures. With the Christmas holiday season in sight, it might even sell more.
A Korean newspaper The Korean Herald has reported that Samsung have managed to sell more than 600,000 Galaxy Tab worldwide. The newspaper reports that these numbers have been confirmed from the company itself. Earlier, analysts suggested that the sales of Galaxy Tab is pretty weak worldwide due to its high pricing.
However, the sales figure of the Tab sure has managed to beat the analysts’ prediction. According to the newspaper, the demand for the tablet is higher than its supply in many countries. In its home land Korea Samsung has managed to sell around 30,000 units since the Tab launched on November 14. At its current pace, the sales of Galaxy Tab will be able to meet Samsung’s expectation of 1 million units by the year end.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab has to be the first tablet running Android 2.2 to have sold in such huge numbers. Even though not an iPad killer, the Galaxy Tab sure is a worthy competitor to the Apple iPad.
The folks over at CellPassion have apparently received an invitation from Samsung for an upcoming press conference to be held by them on October 29. The Invite says “let’s tabâ€¦.let’s talk”. From this tag line, it is pretty clear that Samsung will be unveiling their latest creation the Samsung Galaxy Tab in India.
The Galaxy Tab sports a 7-inch S-LCD screen made of Gorilla glass with a resolution of 1024×600. The tablet is powered by a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and packs 512MB of RAM and 8/16GB of internal memory. The Tab runs on Android 2.2 with TouchWIZ 3.0 UI on top of it.
Rumors suggest that Samsung will be pricing the Galaxy Tab at around Rs. 40,000. It will be interesting to see if Samsung launches a subsidized carrier version of the Galaxy Tab with some packaged data plans in India.
Since at its rumored price the Galaxy Tab will be priced higher than the iPad, I doubt the Galaxy Tab will find many takers.
Today, in a press release Sprint has officially confirmed that they will be launching the Samsung Galaxy Tab on November 14th in the U.S. Interested users can already pre-order their Galaxy Tab from here. Sprint has priced the Galaxy Tab at $399.99 with a two-year 3G mobile broadband plan.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab sports a 7-inch S-LCD with a resolution of 1024×600. The tablet is powered by a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and packs 512MB of RAM and a PowerVR SGX540 to handle the graphics department.The tablet also sports the usual GPS, WiFi n, Bluetooth 3.0, 2gb of on board memory and a 400mAh in built battery.
The Galaxy Tab runs on Android 2.2 with the TouchWIZ 3.0 on top of it. Sprint customers will be offered two 3G plans to suffice all their Internet needs on the tablet a $29.99 one and $59.99 one. The cheaper plan will have a 2GB data limit with unlimited messaging, while the latter will have 5GB of data limit with unlimited messaging.
Other network operators in the U.S. are also expected to announce the Samsung Galaxy Tab soon.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab will be launched in the US in November, with all major carriers – Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. Most of them are pricing the Galaxy Tab at $599 without a contract and $399 with one.
However, that is not your only option. Earlier, Samsung announced that it will be launching a Wi-Fi only version of the Galaxy Tab, and details of that have now started leaking out.
Pocketables has come across some fliers which say that the Wi-Fi only version of the Galaxy Tab will be launched in November itself, and will be priced at $499. It will be launched at Best Buy and will be available at the same time when the carriers start shipping out the preorders.
The Wi-Fi only version is exactly the same as the 3G version except that it doesn’t pack in a CDMA/3G radio. $499 seems to be the right price point for the Galaxy Tab considering that the base version of the Wi-Fi iPad is priced at $499 too, and has much less to offer than the Galaxy Tab.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab, the first major Android tablet was officially unveiled at IFA 2010, Berlin. It will be available for purchase soon with all the major carriers in the US. Sprint and T-Mobile had already announced their pricing plans, both planned to sell it for $399 with a contract and $599/$649 without one.
Today, Verizon announced its own plans for the Galaxy Tab. It will be available starting November 11 for $599.99. This is the full retail price, Verizon isn’t offering any subsidized version with a contract. The data plans are priced at $20 per month for 1 GB.
The Galaxy Tab will come with Verizon apps like VCAST Music, VZ Navigator etc. Verizon will also start selling the iPad from October 28.
For more details, check out Verizon – Galaxy Tab
We already reported that the Samsung Galaxy Tab was coming to Sprint on November 14, priced at $399 with a 2 year contract and $599 without a contract.
Now, TMONews has leaked a few internal slides by T-Mobile which state that the pricing will be almost similar to Sprint’s.
The T-Mobile Galaxy Tab will be effectively priced at $399 with a 2 year contract and $649 without one, after a $50 mail in rebate. We don’t know the exact launch date, but it will probably be around November 14.
Check out these leaked internal T-Mobile slides for more details and a detailed comparison of the iPad and the Galaxy Tab.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the first major Android tablet which will soon be launched in the US. It is touted to be the only real iPad competitor, atleast in the near future.
According to BGR, the Samsung Galaxy Tab will be launched by Sprint on November 14. It will be priced at $399 with a 2 year contract and $599 without one. The retail pricing of $599, if true, is really good. When it was first announced, many were speculating that the price will be more than $1000.
The iPad is priced at $629 for the 16 GB 3G version. If priced at $599, the Galaxy Tab will be a much better option at a lower price.
The early reviews of the Galaxy Tab have been very encouraging. At this price, it has virtually no competition. I am definitely getting one, are you?
Sometimes translations come up with funny words in another language, and it looks like the same happened with the Samsung Galaxy Tab which was shipped in Romania.
As you can see from the screenshot above, the home button on the Galaxy Tab has "Porn" written under it, well it is not exactly Porn but a shortened form of "Pornire" which means start and was abbreviated as "Porn.".
Wonder if there were no English speaking people in Samsung Romania?
(via Unwired View)
Since the spectacular success of the Apple iPad, many manufacturers have been scurrying around, trying to ride the tablet wave. Many new tablets have been announced, most of them being powered by Android, Google’s open source mobile OS.
Samsung is all set to launch the Galaxy Tab soon, in Europe and the US, and even RIM has announced the Playbook, the Blackberry tablet.
Besides that, there are countless other Android tablets by many manufacturers.
LG was earlier supposed to launch their own Android tablet by the end of 2010. It was supposed to run Android 2.2 Froyo, like the Galaxy Tab, which by Google’s own admission isn’t suited for the tablet form factor.
Apparently, LG is now delaying its tablet release and plans to ship the tablet with “the most suitable version of Android for their tablet”. Quite possibly, they have decided to wait it out until the release of Android 3.0 Gingerbread, which will be optimized for tablets.
The new tablet will probably be unveiled at CES 2011 in Las Vegas in January.
Samsung officially launched its Android tablet, the 7 inch Galaxy Tab at IFA 2010, Berlin, just a few weeks back. It sports some really good hardware specifications and runs Android 2.2 Froyo.
However, Android 2.2 Froyo is, by Google’s own admission, not meant for the tablet form factor. Android 3.0 Gingerbread, the next version of Android will be specially tailored for higher resolution displays in tablets.
Gary Twohig, Samsung’s Country Manager in Ireland, let it slip in an interview today, that Samsung plans to launch a 10 inch version of the Galaxy Tab in 2011. They are likely waiting for Google to launch Android 3.0 Gingerbread. Android Market support will be an issue on a 10 inch tablet, we are waiting to see how Samsung and Google work that out.