Canadian Galaxy Tabs and Galaxy Note are starting to get updated to Ice Cream Sandwich today. The tablets to receive the update are the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the 5.3 inch Galaxy Note. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 is also listed to receive the upgrade, but I wouldn’t count on the original Galaxy Tab to receive the Ice Cream Sandwich update. Though the updates are starting to roll out already, they have allotted the whole quarter to finish the roll out process.
Source: News Wire
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.
The seven inch tablet from Samsung is coming to T-Mobile November 16th. It will cost $250 with a two year contract (after a $50 rebate).
If you do not need the data and can survive solely on Wi-Fi, then consider the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Wi-Fi Only model for only $399.
You can find more information about the specs on our specs page.
Source: The Verge
The sequel to the Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, has a release date now for the United States – November 13th. It will only come in the 16 GB variety at first for $399. It is sad that it is no Galaxy Tab 7.7, but the main difference between the two devices is that the 7.0 Plus has a 1024 x 600 resolution and the 7.7 has a 1280 x 800 resolution on Super AMOLED Plus.
So the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus has a Wi-Fi only version coming out soon. It has just cleared the FCC and is up for pre-order on J&R for only $399. That $399 will buy you a pretty impressive seven inch slate. It packs a 1.2 GHz Dual Core chip, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
The specs fairly decent, but are a huge disappointment compared to the Galaxy Tab 7.7. The 7.7 rocks a Super AMOLED Plus display with an HD resolution, while the Plus is stuck with the same resolution as the orignal Galaxy Tab.
Are you interested in the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, or just frustrated that its the Galaxy Tab 7.7?