Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung Galaxy Tab teardown: big battery & tough screen

Samsung Galaxy Tab teardown: big battery & tough screen

We've been waiting to see the Galaxy Tab torn down fully for some time now, having had our appetites whetted a few weeks back, and iFixt has done the honors. They found the Android slate's Gorilla Glass fascia took a fair amount of heat to remove, but otherwise all of the components are accessible without  soldering and the huge battery is user-replaceable.

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Galaxy Tab Flash: an Embarrassment of Riches

Galaxy Tab Flash: an Embarrassment of Riches

With the first stages of the US launch this past week, and European model reviews in the weeks before, the Samsung Galaxy Tab's Flash performance has been well raked over. Flash support has taken center stage as one of the key differentiators between Apple's iPad and Android-based tablets, with Steve Jobs making no disguise of his dislike of the technology and several reviewers flagging up its spotty performance in their coverage of the new Samsung slate. It's enough for Silicon Alley Insider (without actually having used the Galaxy Tab) to describe Flash as "an embarrassing disaster" for Google slates. Problem is, it's a naive stance when an integral part of the Android proposition is flexibility.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 11 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 11 2010

Welcome to your very first edition of the SlashGear Morning Wrap-up, made to cover all those massive amounts of updates and releases our peeps in earlier timezones publish before most of the USA is even awake! Inside today's edition, you'll find a teardown of the lovely Boxee, a hands-on look at the Wall Street Journal app for Android tablets, a legal fight between Motorola and Microsoft, and a possible update for Apple users to iOS 4.2, plus much much more!

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Wall Street Journal for Android tablets hands-on

Wall Street Journal for Android tablets hands-on

The Wall Street Journal's app for Android-based tablets has hit the Android Market, and we've been testing it out on the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Exclusively for large-screen devices, rather than Android smartphones, the WSJ app has been tweaked to suit the real-estate a 7-inch slate like the Galaxy Tab offers; it's a free download with limited access to certain daily articles with a basic registration, or full access for $3.99 per week. Check out our first impressions after the cut.

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AT&T’s Galaxy Tab arriving November 21 for $650?

AT&T’s Galaxy Tab arriving November 21 for $650?

Leaked pricing details for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Tab have emerged, suggesting that the carrier will actually be asking more for the 7-inch Android tablet than they do for the entry-level 3G-enabled iPad. Engadget's tipster sent in shots of what's believed to be an internal training guide for AT&T staff, which suggest the Galaxy Tab will be $649.99 contract-free.

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Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Tab up for $600 order

Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Tab up for $600 order

Another day, another place to buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and if you prefer CDMA to GSM then Verizon has the 7-inch slate for you. Priced at $599.99 with either no data contract, a month-to-month agreement or the full two years, the Verizon Galaxy Tab joins T-Mobile's version from yesterday with a data-only 3G connection, Android 2.2 Froyo and a 1024 x 600 display.

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Brave Samsung Galaxy Tab owner tests Gorilla Glass with air-pistol [Video]

Brave Samsung Galaxy Tab owner tests Gorilla Glass with air-pistol [Video]

Gorilla Glass is tough stuff, but if you want more evidence than just a press release then how about someone shooting a Samsung Galaxy Tab at around a meter-range with a CO2 powered air pistol? The shot - carried out by one Gorilla-confident YouTuber metafonic - is certainly sufficient to smash regular glass, but three steel pellets fail to produce even a scratch on the Galaxy Tab's display.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab hits T-Mobile with free messaging

Samsung Galaxy Tab hits T-Mobile with free messaging

T-Mobile USA has become the first US carrier to launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab, with the 7-inch Froyo slate priced at $399.99 with a new, two-year data plan or $599.99 plan-free. Two data packages are on offer - $24.99 for 200MB or $39.99 for 5GB - but each comes with unlimited text, picture and video messaging from the slate.

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Samsung 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab mock-up uses super-slim LCD

Samsung 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab mock-up uses super-slim LCD

Samsung seems determined to stir up some tablet controversy discussion in Japan this week; after showing what looks like a prototype Galaxy Tab using a 7-inch Super AMOLED panel, the company has now wheeled out a 10.1-inch tablet mock-up using their new super-thin LCD. The 10.1-inch LCD measures a mere 1.8mm thick, thanks to a new manufacturing process using a resin substrate.

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Samsung’s 7-inch Super AMOLED gets Galaxy Tab style outing

Samsung’s 7-inch Super AMOLED gets Galaxy Tab style outing

As promised, Samsung Display brought along their new 7-inch Super AMOLED panel to FPD International in Japan this week, and they slotted it inside a Galaxy Tab style prototype as well. Although initially tipped at WXVGA 1200 x 600 resolution, according to Samsung's press release the display actually runs at the same WSVGA 1024 x 600 as the existing LCD TFT screen in the first-gen Galaxy Tab.

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Samsung “confident” of one million Galaxy Tab sales in 2010

Samsung “confident” of one million Galaxy Tab sales in 2010

Samsung mobile division chief JK Shin has outlined the company's sales ambitions for the Samsung Galaxy Tab, telling reporters at the Korean launch that Samsung expect to sell one million of the Android slates by the end of 2010. The estimate falls well short of Apple's sales success with the iPad, where one million of the iOS tablets were shipped in the first 28 days.

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Samsung upbeat on Gingerbread & Honeycomb updates for Galaxy Tab

Samsung upbeat on Gingerbread & Honeycomb updates for Galaxy Tab

Promising news from Samsung this week, as the company's Indian arm apparently used the launch of the Galaxy Tab there to say that updates to not only Android Gingerbread but Honeycomb were on the roadmap.  The confirmation seems to be more a statement of intent than a solid promise right now, though, despite what executives told Samsung Hub at the launch.

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