Desktops and Notebooks: Samsung Galaxy Tab Offers Media Hub, Android 2.2, Video Conferencing

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-09-17
 
 
 

Samsung Galaxy Tab Offers Media Hub, Android 2.2, Video Conferencing

by Nicholas Kolakowski

Samsung Galaxy Tab Offers Media Hub, Android 2.2, Video Conferencing

Galaxy Tab Unwrapped

Samsung's American unveiling of the Galaxy Tab took place at New York City's Time Warner Center. Executives demonstrated the device's battery life, slim form-factor and other features.??í

Galaxy Tab Unwrapped

Adobe Flash Support

The Samsung Galaxy Tab natively supports Adobe Flash, allowing the device to display rich content from a variety of Websites. Samsung is counting on Adobe's platform to help differentiate its tablet from the Apple iPad, which makes a point of not supporting Flash.

Adobe Flash Support

3G-Enabled Version First

Samsung will release a 3G-enabled version of the Galaxy Tab first, followed by a WiFi-only version at some undefined point later. Company executives were tight-lipped about cost and exact release dates for the device, saying that much of that would be up to the carriers.

3G-Enabled Version First

Galaxy Tab Home Screen

The Galaxy Tab's home screen. Like the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone, the Tab offers multiple home screens for pinning widgets and applications.

Galaxy Tab Home Screen

Even More

More widgets and icons.

Even More

Media Hub

Samsung is releasing its Media Hub, which offers movies and TV shows for purchase and rental, and doubtlessly hopes it will become a viable competitor to Apple's iTunes storefront.

Media Hub

Android Productivity

The Samsung Galaxy Tab, like all Android-based devices, features a range of productivity apps.

Android Productivity

Surfing

Web-browsing with the Galaxy Tab.

Surfing

Virtual Keyboard


The Galaxy Tab's virtual keyboard supports Swype, for users who want to drag their finger to form words. With the 7-inch screen, users with big hands can also type one-handed.

Virtual Keyboard

Landscape

The Galaxy Tab in landscape mode.

Landscape

From the Back

The back of the Galaxy Tab. Note the 3-megapixel camera in back, with flash.

From the Back

Videos and Images

The Galaxy Tab's software for images and video snapped with its integrated camera.

Videos and Images

Kindle in the Galaxy Tab

The Galaxy Tab's Kindle app. Tablet PCs are seen as a growing competitor to e-readers such as the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook.

Kindle in the Galaxy Tab

Video Conferencing

The Galaxy Tab's dashboard for its video conferencing feature. The device includes a 1.3-megapixel front camera.

Video Conferencing

Iron Man

The Galaxy Tab playing a clip from "Iron Man." The enhanced TFT display boasts a 1024x600 resolution.

Iron Man

Native Gmail

The Galaxy Tab's native Gmail application seems close in style to the smartphone version.

Native Gmail

Android Marketplace

Google's Android Marketplace features a growing collection of apps.

Android Marketplace

Accessories

Samsung's planned Galaxy Tab accessories include a full-size keyboard (seen here), as well as a docking station and a hard dock for a car dashboard.

Accessories

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