Honors students at the University of Southern Mississippi are getting Galaxy Tab 10.1s to enhance their academics. The university is giving out 1,000 units to the students to test this program.
“Tablets are like the Swiss Army Knife to academic excellence. By leveraging this new technology, we are committed to transforming the way students interact, engage and learn in the classrooms.”
- Homer Coffman, Chief Information officer for The University of Southern Mississippi
Check out the video below for more information on why you should be jealous.
Note this is for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi.
In the past, rooting the Galaxy Tab 10.1 could be very frustrating and confusing for many users including me. Well now there is a fairly simple way to do it thanks to the fine folks at XDA. It will require a bit of work, but can be done in just a few minutes.
- Install samsung drivers or download samsung Kies and install on your computer which will in turn install the drivers for you.
- Run Odin.exe, choose PDA and point it to recovery.md5 file.
- Connect tab via usb to your computer while in downloading mode then hit start in Odin on computer after connection has been established. Run, wait then reboot.
- Connect tab to computer in usb storage mode (make sure usb debugging is off in tab settings) copy root exploit (Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_10.1_root.zip) to root of the storage. Turn off tab. Reboot into bootloader again but this time go to recovery. Select to install zip from SDcard. Install the root.zip. Reboot into android. Your tablet is rooted.
Samsung released the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Italy a few days ago and TouchWiz UX was already installed on the tablets. The US release is due out any day now. I for one and checking for System Updates daily.
Below is a video walkthrough of an Italian Galaxy Tab 10.1 with TouchWiz UX. It looks just as snappy as sock Honeycomb (some things look even faster!).
What do you think of TouchWiz UX? Let us know in the comments or on the forums.
One thing that has kept many users from adopting touchscreen devices is the lack of a physical keyboard. Tablets are large enough to be docked onto keyboards though. Today I am going to review the official Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Keyboard Dock.
My first experience with the dock was bad to say the least. It took me forever to get the keyboard to work! After a long search on the internet, I found the solution. Power off the Galaxy Tab, place in dock, and then power on. Since then it has paired flawlessly each time.
While the keyboard was indisposed, I got a chance to admire the beauty of the hardware. The design is simple and elegant – a keyboard with a slot for the tablet. The keys have good resistance and it does not feel more cramped than a small laptop’s or larger netbook’s keyboard.
The response time on the keyboard is instant. There is absolutely no delay between the time I press a key and the time the letter appears on the screen.
Of course the keyboard has plenty of Honeycomb specific keys including back, home, application switcher, lock, brightness, media controls and app tray. The placement of the back key is absolutely perfect in the top left of the keyboard (where the Esc key would be).
The keyboard has a USB charging port so keep your tablet powered. Also it has a 3.5mm jack in the back of the keyboard to hook up to external speakers.
This $79 ($69 on Samsung.com) accessory can make tapping out an important email feel as natural as writing it on your computer. The keyboard is buggy at times, but I believe that it was optimized for TouchWiz UX and will work perfectly with it. You can purchase it now from Samsung and Amazon.
Earlier today, Samsung uploaded a walkthrough video onto their YouTube channel. It demonstrated, among other things, TouchWiz UX. The video shows us the same things we have seen and read about for months – Live Panel widgets, Mini Apps, and more. This is just further proof that the TouchWiz UX update is just around the corner.
Watch the video below. (TouchWiz UX demo starts at around the one minute mark.)
Have of the fun of having an Android device is all of the hacking that can be done to it. Well Ubuntu was just ported over to the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Now you can run all of your favorite Ubuntu programs on your Galaxy Tab 10.1 or 10.1v.
I won’t get into how to install it because you can find out how to do that over at GalaxyTabHacks.com. The one thing I will say is that you must be rooted to enjoy the slick Linux build.
Ubuntu will not replace Android on your device or even be dual booted. Instead Ubuntu will run in a virtual box on top of Android, but it is still snappy on the 1 GHz Dual-Core CPU.
Source: Galaxy Tab Hacks