Samsung Galaxy Tab

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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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’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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