The Wi-Fi version of the Motorola Xoom just received an updated Android Market that should eventually it all Honeycomb tablets and shed light on how Ice Cream Sandwich will combine the tablet and phone operating systems into one. The new Market looks exactly like the Market found on Gingerbread phones.
The title pretty much says it all. Sunday October 2nd the Wi-Fi version Galaxy Tab 8.9 will be available in the United States. There will be both the 16 GB and 32 GB models for $469 and $569 respectively.
The Galaxy Note has state of the art specs, so of course it will top the benchmarks. It has a 1.4 GHz dual core processor coupled with a gigabyte of RAM. Not to mention the gorgeous Super AMOLED Plus display. It gets a score of 3,624!
Skip to 4:30 for Quadrant Standard benchmark. Results at 5:10.
The Galaxy Note is the Galaxy Q we heard about in July. It is a 5.3 inch Super AMOLED phone/tablet hybrid, much like the Dell Streak before it. Unlike the Dell Streak, it has a screen resolution meant for tablets (1280 x 800). That brings the pixel density to a whopping 285 pixels.
Currently the device does tend to lag slightly despite the 1.4 GHz dual-core CPU found inside it. The Note also has a GB of RAM to compliment it. As for storage you can find 32 GB of internal storage plus microSD up to 32 GB.
One of the factors that sets the phone apart is the S Pen stylus coupled with it. It is a magnetic, pressure sensitive pen that will work on the Galaxy Note’s capacitive screen. There will be a few productivity apps launching on the devices that take advantage of the pen input. Also Samsung will release an SDK in hopes that more developers will include support for the S Pen in their apps.
There will be two variants available depending on the network. One will sport HSPA+ and the other will pack LTE.
No precise release date or pricing, but Samsung did say that it would be available in the “next coming months.”
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display (1280 x 800)
- 5.78 x 3.27 x 0.38
- 6.28 oz
- 1.4 GHz dual-core processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 32GB built-in memory
- microSD/SDHC support up to 32GB
- Magnetic stylus
- 8 MP rear camera capable of 1080p HD recording at 30 fps
- 2 MP front camera
- FM Radio tuner
- 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 3.0
- 3.5mm Headphone Jack
- NFC (Near Field Communications)
- Removable 2500 mAh battery
The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is completely official and better than we could have hoped. Like the name suggests, it has a 7.7 inch screen with a 1280 x 800 screen resolution. If that high pixel density did not get you going, then the screen technology certainly will. The screen is Super AMOLED Plus, the latest and screen technology from Samsung. Basically any screen you have ever seen will pale in comparison.
The internals include a 1.4 GHz dual core processor. So that is faster than the current Galaxy Tab 10.1 on the market. It has a sizable 5,100 mAh battery squeezed into the Tab’s 7.89 mm thickness.
For all of you worrying that this baby would be running Gingerbread 2.3, you do not have to worry anymore. It is running the latest version of Honeycomb (3.2).
I will leave you with a picture comparing the original Galaxy Tab with the new Galaxy Tab 7.7. Obviously the 7.7 is slightly larger but is still graspable with one hand.
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You know how people always say, “The mobile companies should just hire the XDA Developers.” Well, Samsung made a huge step in the right direction by hiring CyanogenMod founder, Steve Kondik.
This does not mean that suddenly Samsung phones and tablets will have CyanogenMod installed on them instead of TouchWiz. Instead it means that there will be a very talented developer with a new insight about how phones and tablets should work. Hopefully we will see some improvements to TouchWiz UX in the near future.
Kondik says he will continue to wok on CyanogenMod as a side project, but CyanogenMod is very community driven at this point.
How do you feel about Steve Kondik working for Samsung Mobile now?
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