Galaxy Tab 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (see our review of the special IO edition) is set to debut June 8, apparently it will be shipping with Android 3.1, the latest version of Honeycomb.

Android 3.1 was announced at Google IO and brings a number of improvements, including:

  • Resizeable widgets
  • Open accessory API
  • USB host API
  • Media Transfer Protocol and Real-time Transport Protocol improvements

The new Samsung 10.1-inch tablet with Android 3.1 will be available June 8th for $499 (16GB) and $599 (32GB).

Source: netbooknews


Reader comments

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to ship with Android 3.1


Wonder if this means that my I/O edition will get the update soon. Weird thing on the I/O edition is the settings screen to select country for update does not have the US as an option lol.

Too bad it doesn't ship with an sd card slot or HDMI out. Was looking forward to this tablet but the Transformer beats it at almost everything.

Like what? One reason I never take my iPad1 anywhere is because its so damn heavy after a few minutes. Being slim and light weight like the tab makes a big difference for me.

Personally thought I'll be waiting for the 8.9incher for even more portability.

The dock for the Transformer is better, no discussion there. We know that the Transformer has 1 GB of RAM, I don't know if the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will have 1 GB of RAM. The Galaxy devices tend to have a dedicated GPU and that can give it a great boost to graphics performance. Right now I think that these tablet will be the big dogs in Android Tablets. The main benefits of the Transformer is the fact that it is cheeper than the iPad 2, Xoom and the Tab 10.1 and that it has both MicroSD and Full Sized SD support (with the dock). This makes it cheep to get a secondary storage device for much cheaper than the MicroSD card. A 32 GB MicroSD class two card can cost anywhere between 60-100 dollars, and thats only for class 2. You can get a 32 GB SDHC class 10 (!!!) card for anywhere between 40-100 dollars. What this means is much faster speeds and data transfers. While you could get a 32 GB SDHC class 4 card for 20 buck!!! (thank you amazon). The benefit that the Tab 10.1 has is obviously its unbelievable thin and lite design and has it 'hummingbird' dual core processor in there which has never disappointed. So thats the main difference that I see.

Like, pretty much everything except the weight. That's why I said "almost" =). Thickness isn't a big deal at all.

Do you know how accurate those specs are? There seems to be some confusion as to what exactly will be in the final release, you know, cause of the whole 10.1 and 10.1v spec change that happened. I checked on Samsung’s official website, and I can’t find any mention of the 10.1 having an SD card slot. I would think that if it has an SD card slot, that they would mention it there, but who knows. I, like many, would love for this tablet to have an SD card slot, but it’s not a deal breaker for me – just a bit of a disappointment.

According to the android central review and the samsung website there is no mirco SD card slot on the wifi version.

TouchWiz sucks because it changes control buttons, color scheme (white instead of black) and makes extra load on the processor (not sure though)

I will never get another Samsung Android product again. Not after their Galaxy Tab and TouchWiz media player. That thing reaked havok on my MP3's ID tags. If they keep it stock with no TouchWiz then I'd buy it.

So from my understanding this tab will have a dual core Hummingbird CPU, so I guess my question is will it have support for all the new Tegra 2 games? This is the only tab other then the EEE Pad (which can't be found anywhere) I'm interested in, but not if it won't support the Tegra 2 games.

The new Samsung tabs look very nice; but I don't think Android Honeycomb is ready yet. Perhaps by 3.2 or 4.1 they will be.

I fear that ALL current Android tablets will be expensive paperweights in 12 month time. The companies that make will be unwilling, probably even unable, to support them after that.