Galaxy Tab

Galaxy Tab

Brief history

The Galaxy Tab was announced September 10th 2010 at IFA. It was the first Android tablet blessed by Google’s services like the Android Market and Gmail. The reason that Google gave this tablet access to these services and not other tablets is because it was also a phone. At the time Google did not want manufacturers to put Android on tablets and did not grant tablets access to its services. Since the Galaxy Tab could be considered a phone as well, Google blessed it.

It was first released in October 2011 and trickled out to even more countries in November 2011.

A Wi-Fi variant was announced on April 6th 2011 and released April 10th 2011. The specs slightly worse on this version due to the inferior GPU.

Specs

Screen Size 7 inches
Screen Technology TFT LCD
Resolution 1024 x 600 WSVGA
Rear Camera 3 MP with Auto Focus and LED Flash
Front Camera 1.3 MP
Processor 1GHz Cortex A8
Battery 4,000mAh
Weight 380 grams (0.84 pounds)
Memory 16GB onboard + microSD support
Ram 512 MB
Operating System Android 2.2 Froyo w/TouchWiz UI

Where to buy

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Reviews

“After spending the last couple of days with the Galaxy Tab, we can confidently say it’s the best Android tablet on the market. Now, that’s not saying much given the state of the Android competition, but we can also assuredly say that the Tab is the first true competitor to Apple’s iPad.”
7/10
Read Full Review on Engadget.com
“Another little advantage the Tab has over the iPad is Adobe Flash 10.1 compatibility, allowing all of the Web’s Flash video content to play natively in the browser. The results are a little choppy in some cases, but it’s nice to have the option.”
7/10
Read Full Review on CNET.com
“Samsung’s very first tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, is surely a device with its own philosophy. It is very compact and easy to carry around, and due to a healthy-sized 7″ display, it is a great offering for casual users. It is still quite versatile though, being equipped with a lot of connectivity options and also two cameras for occasional shots and video calls. In the meantime, its design is solid and contemporary, although executed mainly out of plastic.”
7/10
Read Full Review on PhoneArena.com

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