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.
|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|
|Weight||380 grams (0.84 pounds)|
|Memory||16GB onboard + microSD support|
|Operating System||Android 2.2 Froyo w/TouchWiz UI|