Enterprise Mobility: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy S II Smartphone Answer Critics' Questions
Samsung was the first to bring a high-profile Android tablet computer to the market last year with the Galaxy Tab. But that device was criticized for running Android 2.2, ostensibly a smartphone operating system, on a 7-inch screen. The knock was that apps running on the Tab would not be sufficiently suited for the larger screen. Samsung Mobile President J.K. Shin was peppered with questions during a media briefing at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show about when the company would launch both a larger tablet and one based on Google's new Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS. Shin advised journalists to wait until Mobile World Congress. Well, MWC convened Feb. 13 in Barcelona, and Samsung Mobile delivered on Shin's promise, unveiling not only the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet, but the next-generation Galaxy S smartphone, aptly named the Galaxy S II. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a deeper dive into the features of the new Galaxy Tab 10.1, which is powered by a dual-core processor and the Galaxy S II, the second coming of the hugely popular smartphone line that shipped more than 10 million units.