Rollout starting in Asia via OTA or Kies, other markets to follow in due time
Samsung's mid-sized tablet offering from 2012, the Galaxy Tab 7.7, is seeing a Jelly Bean update start rolling out starting today in select markets. Users of the 3G version of the Tab 7.7 in Asia -- Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia so far -- have been updating their devices both OTA (...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 16 Dec 2012 4:53 pm
A new kernel exploit has been found (credit to alephzain at XDA) that affects some Samsung Exynos chipsets -- which happen to power many of Samsung's more popular phones. Normally kernel exploits don't make the rounds as news, but this time the word "malware" got attached to it so it has a bit of steam behind it.
Let's start this by reminding everyone that any app or program that roots your...
Following a few scattered releases in Europe, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is landing in the U.S. by way of Verizon. All of the stuff you'd expect is there, including a new tab for handling home screen widgets, a data usage monitor, revamped settings menu structure, and a few other odds and ends. The full feature list can be found in this PDF.
If you've been...
The latest chapter in the ongoing patent feud between Samsung and Apple sees one of the former's tablets being banned throughout the EU, and the latter seeking damages of over $2.5 billion in the U.S. courts.
First up, a court in Dusseldorf, Germany has ruled that while the Galaxy Tab 10.1N doesn't infringe upon Apple's patented designs, but its 7.7-inch sibling wasn't so lucky. As a result, the...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 18 Jul 2012 4:26 pm
Bloomberg reports that UK Judge Colin Birss has ordered Apple to post notice on the Apple UK website -- as well as Financial Times, the Daily Mail, Guardian Mobile magazine, and T3 -- stating that Samsung did not copy the iPad's design. This comes on the heels of the ruling from the British High Court stating that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, 7.7 and 8.9 are sufficiently different from Apple's...
Apple has been defeated in a court case against Samsung in the UK, which sought to determine whether the Korean manufacturer's Galaxy Tabs were infringing upon Apple's registered community designs for the iPad. The British High Court today ruled that Samsung's designs for the Galaxy Tab 7.7, 8.9 and 10.1 are sufficiently different to Apple's, and cited examples of prior art in the area of tablet...
After what seems like an eternity, Samsung's original Galaxy Tab line-up is finally starting to see Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. According to SamMobile and corroborated by forum reports, European Galaxy Tab 7.7 devices are first to get their upgrade. Specifically, Tab 7.7 owners in Germany and Austria have confirmed that they've received the over-the-air update package.
It looks like the ICS...
There be rumors out there I tell ye. The word on the street (well according to sammobile.com) is that the Samsung Galaxy Tab collection is to get an update to Ice Cream Sandwich starting next month with a roll out through August.
As far as we are aware there is no official word from Samsung regarding this so believe what you will, but it would be jolly nice wouldn't it?
The tipster that has '...
No real surprises here -- the XYBOARDS already had been announced, same for the Xoom and the Rezound. It's good to see the ThunderBolt and Droid Incredible 2 make it.
Here's the full list
HTC: ThunderBolt, Droid Incredible 2, Rhyme, Rezound
Motorola: Xoom, Bionic, RAZR/RAZR MAXX, Droid XYBOARD 8.2/10.1, Droid 4
Samsung: Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 7.7
No word on when...
With Verizon and Samsung having already announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, all that remained left to be said was a release date and pricing. Wonder no more though, as Verizon has just announced availablity for 4G LTE enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 come Mar. 1st. Need a specs reminder?
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be packing a Super AMOLED Plus display with 1280x800 resolution, a 1.4 GHz...
Verizon has been rolling out quite a few exclusive deals today and their latest announcement brings a long-time iOS app to select Verizon wireless Android devices, namely -- the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 as a start.
"Verizon Wireless has been a key partner since we launched on iPad, and we're thrilled to now be available to Android customers as we...
Samsung has been working on their “Samsung Approved for Enterprise” suite of applications since October 2010 and with the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note and Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 for North America Samsung has confirmed both devices have been approved for SAFE.
“More and more employees are demanding greater choice in the mobile devices they carry for both work and personal use. Their...
When it comes to tablets, Samsung isn't exactly new to the market. However, this time around, they're bringing a little something to the table in cooperation with Verizon Wireless that they are hoping will stand out among the rest of the crowd. Although it's not exactly anything brand new, it's the same device that was announced at IFA in Berlin.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be packing a...
Samsung has given in sneak preview into some of its devices that will receive updates to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in 2012. They are:
Galaxy S II
Galaxy S II LTE
Galaxy Tab 10.1
Galaxy Tab 8.9
Galaxy Tab 7.7
Galaxy Tab 7 Plus
That's an international list, of course. For those of us in the United States, we'll probably be waiting on...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 28 Oct 2011 3:12 pm
According to the Italian blog Android.HD, Samsung has confirmed that they will be providing the Ice Cream Sandwich update to their latest top-tier devices. Phones and tablets set to get a bit of the latest tasty treat are:
Galaxy S II
Galaxy Tab 10.1
Galaxy Tab 8.9
Galaxy Tab 7.7
Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
This is a pretty obvious list, and we came up with something...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 26 Oct 2011 5:19 pm
Here's what you've been waiting for if your an Android fan and love to play action shooters -- Shadowgun (see our early review) is now available in the Android Market for Tegra 2 devices. It's got killer graphics (console quality, I kid you not), a great storyline, and will give you hours and hours of gameplay. It's by far one of the best mobile games on any platform. I've been playing the...
Stories are floating around this morning lamenting Samsung having "no plans" to release the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Note in the United States. Apparently we need to refresh how this works.At European shows like IFA and Mobile World Congress, you get product announcements from the likes of Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Acer, ASUS, etc. You get some hands-on time, then we return to the U.S. and hope...
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, the world’s first tablet to feature the brilliant Super AMOLED Plus display as well as Samsung's Game Hub.
This 7.7-inch Android tablet features a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, Android 3.2 OS (Honeycomb), 5,100mAh battery, LTE support as well as 1080p HD playback.
Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.77.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display1.4 GHz dual-core processorAndroid 3.2 (Honeycomb)Full 1080p HD playback5,100 mAh batterySupports microSD up to 32GBSupports LTE and HSPA+Samsung Game HubVoice call support