“Porn” button on Samsung Galaxy Tab is error not erotica

Oct 8, 2010
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A combination of localization and ill-considered abbreviation has seemingly left the Romanian version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab with a "Porn" button, though the only risque picture it'll show you is whatever you've set as the desktop wallpaper.  Mobilissimo spotted the oddly named control on a Romanian-language version of the Galaxy Tab, where "Home" has been translated as "Porn".

The issue, they say, is that one of the Romanian words for "Home" is "Pornire".  One of Samsung's UI engineers has obviously decided to truncate that down to four characters, and hence you get the suggestion of easy access to a wealth of erotica.

There's no way of knowing whether someone at Samsung will spot the potentially embarrassing decision and change it for the final Romanian SKU, but we wouldn't be surprised.  Considering Steve Jobs said the iPad offered "freedom from porn," perhaps Samsung should leave the Galaxy Tab as-is and position it as the slate that gives owners freedom of choice.

[via Android Community]


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