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Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Now Available for Pre-order

Written on May 04, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is set to hit the stores on May 13

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 can now be pre-ordered via Office Depot. Samsung’s latest tablet will hit the stores on May 11.

Samsung’s latest tablet boasts of a Vivid 10.1″ screen, a dual-core processor and Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, bluetooth, built-in microSD card slot that allows you store up to 32GB of data and improved speakers.

It can be yours for the retail price of $399.99.

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Galaxy Tab 8.9 Gets First Bite of Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Written on December 23, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Folks at XDA Developers have compiled a booting version of Android 4.03 for the Galaxy Tab 8.9.

Not long after Samsung confirmed its plans to roll-out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to other devices, some innovative folks from XDA forums have already tried it on their beloved Galaxy Tab 8.9.

Recent updates shows that the homebrew ICS build for Galaxy Tab 8.9 is now bootable and has its touch screen, auto-rotation feature, sound, Bluetooth, Wifi and Hardware acceleration (tested on Angry Birds) working.

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T-Mobile’s G-Slate Receives Android 3.1 Honeycomb Update

Written on August 13, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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LG G-Slate gets Android 3.1 update, brings Google Videos and resizable widgets.

The LG G-Slate seems to be catching up with its tablet contenders, Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab, as T-Mobile recently announced that the Android 3.1 updates are already available in the device. Casting out the former Android 3.0, the revamped G-Slate tablet now prompts users to display Google Videos for movie rentals. They could also take good advantage of the USB accessory that can be used to connect the tablet into keyboards, mouse, or other controllers.

The interface of the LG G-Slate has also been enhanced. New features such as re-sizable widgets, an expanded list of applications, and Gmail, have been added to the device — allowing users to have a wider range of activities. T-mobile as well pointed out that along with this Android 3.1 update, they have also fixed most of the G-Slate’s bugs that were attested before — including the issues regarding the Google Talk and Music apps. Moreover, the company unveiled that users can now experience an improved tablet browser and widget responsiveness.

T-Mobile LG G-Slate Android 3.1 update is already rolling out to all customers. Owners will be informed when the said update is available for installation.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Banned from Sale in European Union

Written on August 10, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Apple was granted a preliminary injunction, preventing Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 from being sold in Europe.

Samsung seems to be facing some troubles with regards to its newly launched tablet. Recently, the Regional Court of Dusseldorf in Germany allowed Apple to file a preliminary injunction against Samsung, barring it from selling and promoting the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in any European countries except for The Netherlands.

As affirmed by the court, Apple claims that Samsung’s tablet breached their patents and even copied most parts of the iPad 2.

Although Samsung could appeal on this ruling, it would take them at least four weeks before they can do so.

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Anymode Creates Smart Case Clone for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab

Written on July 19, 2011 by Lulu

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A company called Anymode produced a Smart Case clone for Galaxy Tab. This can be fishy!

Korean company, Anymode, produced an obvious copy of the iPad 2’s Smart Cover for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Even if it can’t use magnets to wake the tablet like Apple’s device, the Smart Case is definitely a one-for-one imitation that is complete with the folding, four segment design and even five of the same colors.

Its only difference is a basic shell to cover the Android tablet’s back.

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Samsung Introduced Their New Accessories for Galaxy Tab 10.1

Written on June 22, 2011 by Lulu

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After releasing their Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, Samsung introduced several new accessories for their new tablet.

Samsung introduced several accessories that is developed to support the company’s new Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. Users of the Galaxy Tab can now choose from several docking options that includes a multimedia dock and a keyboard dock. Samsung also offers three different cases, a HDMI adapter, a travel charger, car charger, stylus, Bluetooth keyboard and even a SD card adapter.

The multimedia dock is attached to the Tab in a landscape view. It enables users to view video, pictures and contents. A 3.5mm jack is also provided for audio output, but users still have to buy and connect the company’s HDMI adapter for video pass through. There is also a second option where users have to integrate a keyboard with hotkeys for fast and easy access to Android features.

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Samsung Ships the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with Android 3.1

Written on May 26, 2011 by Aiken Lewis

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Original plan was scrapped! No Honeycomb for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. It now carries the Android 3.1.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet will now carry the updated Android 3.1 operating system, which change was already made on its product page. In addition to this, a representative from Samsung Mobile confirmed the new version in a comment.

Integration of the updated Android 3.1 operating system means that the Samsung Galaxy Tab will have a support for Google’s Android movie rental service, USB-connected peripherals, resizable widgets and Flash Player 10.2 support.

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Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab Officialy Gets Gingerbread

Written on May 17, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Finally! Samsung's Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab will have a taste of Android's Gingerbread update.

Samsung has come up with an official statement, announcing that their Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab will get an Android 2.3 update. In addition to these, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Gio, Galaxy Mini and Galaxy Fit will also get the Gingerbread. Highly anticipated since March, the Android 2.3 update promises better performance with its lower CPU consumption rate and enhanced 3D graphics.

The release of the Gingerbread update to the said devices will begin on mid-May in the UK and Nordic Countries. Then it will proceed to Asia, Africa and North America. And if the mentioned schedule is to be trusted, Samsung owners could see the update in the coming days.

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Google I/O 2011 keynotes available on YouTube

Written on May 14, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Google I/O 2011 event which takes place on San Francisco last week May 10-11, has been attended by thousands of people and watch via live streaming by the whole world.

Major Google product / software announcements:

  • Google announces Android 3.1
  • Google TV getting Android 3.1 and Market this summer
  • Google Ice Cream Sandwich coming in Q4 2011 to smartphones and tablets alike
  • Android Market launches movie rentals, thousands of titles available to your PC, phone or tablet
  • Google Music Beta to stream 20,000 songs for free
  • Google partners with OEMs and carriers to guarantee timely Android updates
  • Google announces Android Open Accessory standard, Arduino-based ADK
  • Google announces Android@Home framework for home automation
  • Google clarifies 18 month Android upgrade program, details far from solidified
  • Google adding Netflix, Hulu support, offline Gmail, Calendar and Docs to Chrome OS this summer, prices hardware at $20 per month
  • Google unveils Acer Chromebook: $349, 11.6-inches with 6.5-hour battery
  • Official: Samsung reveals Chrome OS laptop — the Series 5
  • Google teases Samsung-built Chromebox, desktop version of Chrome OS

If you miss the change to watch the event you can now watch the whole event via Youtube, Watch the video after the break.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Spotted in FCC Under GT-P7510 Moniker

Written on May 04, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a go!

It looks like there’ll be no stopping the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 as the tablet hits the FCC. Don’t confuse this one with the thicker 10.1v tablet that’s slowly being distributed across Europe and Australia. As proof, the older Honeycomb tablet has the monicker GT-P7100, while the 10.1 version has the codename GT-P7510, though for the WiFi version only.

It still remains a mystery on what the 1GHz dual-core CPU inside the razor-thin Galaxy tablet is. But with the release of the FCC application, it won’t be long before it is unveiled.

Hit the break for the back picture of the device!

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