The Samsung Galaxy Tab, the most anticipated Android tablet has been in the news all week. First, detailed specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Tab were leaked, then it was announced that it will be launched at IFA 2010, Berlin in September. Then a video of the Galaxy Tab surfaced on the internet, and today we also saw a few leaked images of the Galaxy Tab in action, running Android 2.2 Froyo.
Just a few minutes back, Samsung also launched the official teaser website of the Samsung Galaxy Tab. It doesn’t reveal much, just that it will be launched on September 2 in IFA. It also confirms that the Galaxy Tab will have a 7 inch touchscreen display and runs Android 2.2. It will also offer video calling, Swype for text input, HD video playback, Flash support, GPS, ebook support and full web browsing.
The teaser is really awesome, do check it out at http://galaxytab.samsungmobile.com/
Finally, after the endless wait with only some blurry images and spy videos of the Galaxy Tab to keep us company, we have some clear pictures of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung’s upcoming Android tablet in action.
ifanr, a chinese blog, has uploaded some clear shots of the Samsung Galaxy Tab which is supposed to be unveiled officially at IFA 2010, Berlin in September.
It runs Android 2.2 Froyo and has a 7 inch SuperAMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. It will have a 1.2 GHz Cortex A8 processor and a PowerVR SGX 540 graphics processor. It will also have 512 MB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. It will also sport a 3.2 MP camera and all the usual connectivity options: Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth. It will also have A-GPS and will be priced around $499 – $599.
Check out the Samsung Galaxy Tab images
The folks over at Electronista managed to shoot a video of the Samsung Galaxy Tab in live testing in Sydney. The Galaxy Tab was caught in a train in the hands of a guy who apparently works for some telecommunication company. The Galaxy Tab has a 7-inch screen with 3G capability, as the video confirms. When the person using the Galaxy Tab was enquired about the device, he only said that the device was awesomeand mentioned that it was quite differentfrom the Apple iPad.
As seen from the above video, the device seems to have a very responsive UI. This indicates that the Galaxy Tab will feature the same 1 GHz Hummingbird processor which currently powers the Samsung Galaxy S. The responsive UI may also indicate that the device is running Android 2.2. The public testing of the Galaxy Tab suggests that the device is pretty close to its launch.
I guess Samsung must be busy applying the final touches to the UI of the Tab, and talking to various network providers for subsidizing the price of the tablet with a 3G contract.
Looks like the tablet fever has caught up with Samsung as well. The company has just officiallyannounced the Galaxy Tab, a tablet device. According to Engadget, the Galaxy Tab has a 7-inch high-resolutionscreen. On top of the Android OS, the Samsung’s popular TouchWiz UI is also running. The Galaxy Tab tablet was officially announced by a tweet from Samsung Blog South Africa.
The tweet goes as follows Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab (tablet). More pics to follow.The link to the image does not work now. Looks like, Samsung has deleted the picture after the tweet was made. Engadget did manage to get hold of the image before it was deleted. The image below shows the Samsung Galaxy S (left) and the Galaxy Tab (right) tablet.
The screen on the Galaxy Tab is rumored to be AMOLED (Super AMOLED, perhaps?). It is also rumored that Samsung will also launch an app store for the Galaxy Tab. As of now, Google does not allow tablets to be equipped with the Android market. No further information about the specifications of the Galaxy Tab are available as of now. It will be interesting to know whether the Galaxy Tab will be running the Android OS v2.1 or v2.2.