Google finally got around to updating Google Search on the web for tablets. In the past tablets were always sent to the desktop version of Google, but that was obviously designed for desktops. The mobile version was not a good fit either. So Google tweaked the desktop version with tablets in mind. Basically the certain elements are larger and more touch input friendly. Go ahead and give it a try by going to www.google.com on your Honeycomb 3.1+ tablet.
Teardowns are always fun. Why? You get to see all the cool circuits and whatnot that make the device work. Tech Republic did a great teardown of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 this month.
- 1.0 GHz dual-core NVidia Tegra 2 application processor (12B3B452 1113A3)
- 1GB Samsung K4P8G304EC-FGC1 LPDDR2
- 16GB SanDisk SDIN4C2-160 MLC NAND flash chip
- 3MP rear camera
- 2MP front camera
- 6,860mAh Li-polymer battery (10hrs video playback)
- Wolfson WM8994E CODEC
- Atmel mXT1386 touchscreen controller (MXT1386-U EEI QS524)
- Atmel mXT154 touch controllers x3 (MXT154 CU-520)
- Broadcom BCM4330 802.11a/b/g/n MAC/Baseband/Radio with Integrated Bluetooth 4.0+HS and FM Transceiver (BCM4330XKFFBG)
- Invensense MPU-3050 three-axis gyroscope
- Silicone Image Sil9234BT HDMI interface
- Samsung CMC6230R LCD driver
- Texas Instruments TPS658624 GPIO
- Texas Instruments LVDS83B power controller
- STMicroelectronics 811C
- 3.5mm headset jack
Source: Tech Republic
Android tablets sure have come a long way since last year. Back in Q2 of 2010, Android only held 2.9% of the tablet market. Now they have made the jump all the way up to 30%, second only to the iPad which has a firm grip on 61.3% of the market.
The original Galaxy Tab started this trend and now the Galaxy Tab 10.1v, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and more are going to bring Android tablets to the number one spot.
Just as we reported earlier, the UK has already begun rolling out the Gingerbread update to the original 7 inch slates. It has taken Samsung ages to get this update out, but it is here at last. Unfortunately, the update is not OTA (over the air), but instead requires Samsung’s desktop client for the Galaxy Tab called Kies.
Report back your experiences with downloading the update.
Source: Unwired View
The long awaited (or dreaded for some) TouchWiz UX update is coming to NYC on August 3rd. NYC was also the first to buy the Galaxy Tab 10.1. You have to literally go in to the Samsung Experience center in New York City to grab the update. They will manually sideload the update on to anybody’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 that wants it. The doors open to the public at 1:00 PM.
Earlier in the day Samsung shows off all the features of TouchWiz UX to the media. You can read about what the update brings here. An over the air update will be rolled out to everybody else soon. You do not have to wait though, because XDA has a leaked version that you can install if you so choose.
Source: Slash Gear