Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Joins the Galaxy Family
Consumer electronics titan and Apple archrival Samsung announced its latest tablet: the Galaxy Tab 3, which runs Google's Android Jelly Bean 4.1 operating system and boasts a 7-inch display. A WiFi version of the Galaxy Tab 3 will be available globally beginning this month, and a 3G version will follow in June, although product availability will vary by market and will be rolled out gradually. eWEEK columnist Don Reisinger calls the Galaxy Tab 3 a good buy as a personal tablet for book reading, movie watching and Web surfing. The release of the company's latest tablet device follows the much-hyped launch of another product in the Galaxy family, the Galaxy S 4 smartphone. The handset features a larger, richer display than the Galaxy S III—5 inches and a resolution of 1,080 by 1920—as well as an eight-core processor and a 13-megapixel camera. Samsung dialed up the software features as well. Here's a look at the new Galaxy Tab 3 and some other smart devices that make up the Galaxy universe.