We have had unofficial releases of CyanogenMod 9 builds for months on the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but today we get our first ROM from an official channel. Steve Kondik, CyanogenMod founder who now works for Samsung, released the pre-alpha version of CM9 for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 today via a post on Google+. You can download the files here.
The installation is quite simple. Just flash the recovery image in fastboot and then the .zip file.
Starting today you can walk into a store and buy a Galaxy Note on AT&T. You can choose from three data plans 300 MB for $20, 3 GB for $30, and 5 GB for $50. Hopefully you still are grandfathered into the unlimited data plan for AT&T. Though they might start to throttle you after 2 GB.
Samsung might have just outed their announcement at Mobile World Congress today by mistake. Their website listed it in their Guide to Samsung Developer Day at MWC 2012. Since then, Samsung has taken down the webpage with this on it.
The Galaxy Tab line of 7.0 inch tablets is now three strong. The original Galaxy Tab was launched in 2010 and was the first Android tablet to take seriously because it had access to the Android Market unlike other Android tablets. It launched with Android 2.2 and was later upgraded to Android 2.3. The second 7.0 inch tablet is called the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. It launched in late 2011 with Honeycomb. Last there is the Galaxy Tab 2 coming in March 2012 with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It will likely be the first Android 4.0 tablet by Samsung unless they provide a software update to another tablet in their lineup before next march.
You might expect the specs of these devices to be better with each iteration but that is not the case. While there are some significant differences between the original Galaxy Tab and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, there is hardly any difference between the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and Galaxy Tab 2. Check out the whole specs breakdown.
I certainly was not expecting a new Galaxy Tab to be announced this morning and in a way I feel like a new one wasn’t. Samsung just announced that it will be releasing the Galaxy Tab 2 in Europe. The Galaxy Tab 2 is essentially the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus with a 1 GHz dual core processor instead of the of 1.2 GHz processor found in the 7.0 Plus.
The battery capacity is also a bit lower in the Galaxy Tab 2 at 4,000 mAh compared to 4,100 mAh. It has the same 4,000 mAh battery found in the 7.0 Plus.
Hello everybody, today we have the Logitech Tablet Keyboard made for Android.
If you have a Galaxy Tab, you may be wondering, where can I get a keyboard for it? Maybe you’re considering purchasing it but the Tab’s lack of a physical keyboard is the one deal breaker for you. If either of these describe you, this may be the gadget you need.
The Logitech Tablet Keyboard For Android 3.0+ is a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard, meaning you don’t have to physically connect it to your tablet for it to work. This Android keyboard from Logitech comes with its very own case as well. The case folds over the keyboard and uses magnets to keep itself closed, so your keyboard never slides out when on the go, and you don’t have to worry about broken buttons or scratching.
There are two versions of this ROM, one for the 3G model and one for the Wi-Fi model. Make sure that you download and flash the correct one. The latest versions of this were compiled earlier this month on February 3rd.
The bugs are similar to the ones prevalent on the Galaxy Tab 10.1: camera is broken, screen goes black before orientation change, and other various bugs. Battery stats do work on this build according to the post on XDA.
Want a taste of CM9 and Ice Cream Sandwich before either of them officially come to the Galaxy Tab 8.9? Download and install the ROM from the source link below.
Qualcommm tweeted yesterday that the Galaxy Note is one of over 340 Snapdragon-powered devices. There is no doubt anymore that the AT&T Galaxy Note will use a Snapdragon S3 instead of an Exynos processor.
This is definitely a disappointment for many geeks out there. The Snapdragon processor scores lower on benchmarks than the Exynos. Below are some benchmark results from GLBenchmark.