WiFi-Only Galaxy Tab finally gets official

For a long time there has been speculation about the WiFi-only Tab, but have not seen any official announcements. Samsung did mention that one was eventually coming, but no date.

We still have no launch date or price, but it is safe to assume that it will be launched soon. As far as pricing goes, it could be as high as $499. I could see it go as low as $400 though to be competitive. Especially if Samsung plans on launching the Galaxy Tab 2 soon.

The specs will be exactly the same, except for the 3G connectivity of course. It will launch with Froyo 2.2, but will be upgraded to Gingerbread 3.0 shortly after.

Source – Android and Me

Verizon launching refreshed Galaxy Tab with LTE and 1.2 GHz

CES is full of surprises, good ones so far. Verizon just announced that it is launching a new version of the Galaxy Tab on their 4G LTE network. Of course it will also work on their 3G network.

Additionally Verizon and Samsung felt the need to increase the camera’s resolution from 3 to 5 MP. This is a welcome increase. The camera never seemed to impress me, but hopefully this one will.

The last upgrade, and my personal favorite, is an upgraded Hummingbird processor. It will no longer be sitting at the industry standard of 1 GHz, but instead be bumped up to 1.2 GHz. That is a healthly 20% increase.

Are you going to ditch your Tab and jump onto Verizon’s ship? Or are you waiting for the Galaxy Tab 2?

Source – Engadget

Honeycomb 3.0 shown off at CES, Exclusively for tablets (Video)

Google finally decides to give us an official preview of the OS that all Galaxy Tab owners have been dying for, Honeycomb. In the video, it says that the new OS was built entirely for tablet.

Instantly you can tell that this is unlike any Android OS you have seen before. Sure there are widgets, but the whole user interface has changed, in a good way. The UI is packed with 3D transitions and other cool effects.

The new and improved apps in the video include, Gmail, Google Talk, Google Books, Google Chrome, and YouTube. Gmail has been optimized for tablets in the same way that Samsung optimized the mail app for the Tab. Google Talk now supports video chat. Google Books looks much more polished. Google Chrome actually has tabs at the top. YouTube has a cool 3D effect with the videos.

Why are you even reading this? Just go watch the video!

PS – Samsung has not promised to upgrade the Tab to 3.0, but all future Tabs will definitely be!

Source – Engadget