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A Galaxy Tab
A Galaxy Tab
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a line of Android-based tablet computers produced by Samsung. The first model in the series, the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, was first introduced on 2 September 2010 at the IFA in Berlin. Since then there have been several models released, including models with 7.7, 8.9 and 10.1-inch displays.
The original Galaxy Tab was introduced on 2 September 2010 at the IFA in Berlin. It has a single core 1 GHz Exynos processor, and a 7-inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Its operating system is based on Android 2.2 Froyo with some custom skins and applications. Most Android 2.2 apps developed using Google's guidelines for Android should scale properly when displayed on larger-screen devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab, according to Samsung. In May 2011 it was reported that Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 was being made available in Italy, with other regions expected to follow. Several updates have been made throughout the world and in February, 2012, Android version Gingerbread 2.3.6 is available.
During the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced that a new 4G LTE-Enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab features access to Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Network and a 5 megapixel rear-facing Camera will be available
The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is the direct successor to the original Galaxy Tab. This model has the same resolution as its predecessor at 1024 x 600, but uses a PLS panel. Also it now comes with Android 3.2 Honeycomb pre-installed as well as including newer, more powerful hardware. The new model includes a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 16GB or 32GB of user accessible flash storage, and a 2-megapixel front and 3-megapixel rear-facing camera. The device is much smaller than the original, measuring 193.5 x 122.4 x 9.9 mm and weighing just 345 grams. It runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb, with Samsung's custom TouchWiz software, but an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is available.
At the Mobile World Congress event in 2011 Samsung showed a new Galaxy Tab model with bigger 10.1-inch HD display and faster processor, running Google's Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system. It was set for a US release in March 2011 and a European release in April. However, after the iPad 2 release, some specifications were described as "inadequate"  by the executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division.
This would lead to the introduction of a newer, slimmer 10.1-inch model at the Samsung Unpacked Event during CTIA Wireless Convention in March 2011, together with a 8.9 inch model, pushing the release date further to 8 June for the US release and "early summer" for the latter model. Although there was no information about a delay of the European release date, it was announced that the previous design, seen at the Mobile World Congress, would be sold relabelled as "Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v".
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb, with Samsung's custom TouchWiz software. An update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is available.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1v was scheduled to be released in the UK by Vodafone. After the annnouncement of the slimmer Galaxy Tab 10.1, Vodafone confirmed that the 10.1v would still be released. However, the release was later cancelled, and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was released by Vodafone instead. The Galaxy Tab 10.1v is thicker than the standard 10.1, at 10.9 mm compared to 8.6 mm, but has an 8 MP camera compared to the 10.1's 3 MP camera.
During IFA 2011 in Berlin, Samsung announced the new Galaxy Tab 7.7, sporting a dual-core 1.4 GHz processor, 1GB of memory, support for 32GB MicroSD cards (possibly only on some models), a 5,100mAh battery, a front-facing 2-megapixel camera and a rear-facing 3-megapixel camera with flash. There are 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models. The device measures 196.7 x 133 x 7.89 mm (7.75 x 5.24 x 0.31 inches) and weighs 335g (11.8 oz) making it much more single-hand friendly than larger models from Samsung and other manufacturers. It runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb, with Samsung's custom TouchWiz software, with an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich available. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 was released in the US on Verizon on 1 March 2012.
The Galaxy Tab 8.9 was announced at the CTIA Wireless Convention in March 2011. It features the same Nvidia Tegra 2 processor as used in the Galaxy Tab 10.1, with a 3 megapixel rear-facing camera and 6100 mAh battery. The device measures 230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm and weighs 470 grams. It runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb, with Samsung's custom TouchWiz software, but an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is available. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 was released on 2 October 2011 in the US.
The latest tablets in the series are the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 and are aimed at budget markets. The front facing cameras have been downgraded to VGA quality, the rear camera to fixed focus, the chip set is now a TI OMAP4430 1.0 GHz dual-core, and is slightly thicker. In addition, the 5GHz WiFi has been dropped. The 10.1-inch version retails for $399 and the 7.0-inch version retails for $249. Both models run Samsung's TouchWiz software on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and have been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
At the Mobile World Congress 2012, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 10.1, as an alternative to the Galaxy Tab 10.1. It has a 10.1-inch display and uses a quad-core 1.4 GHz processor and supports the Samsung S-Pen input as seen on the original Galaxy Note phone.
The second tablet in the Nexus series, the Nexus 10 was announced by Google on 29 October 2012. It is a 10.1-inch tablet produced by Samsung, with a 2560x1600 PLS LCD display and a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor. The Nexus 10 runs the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and is available in 16 and 32 GB models.
|Name||Model number||OS||Released||Network||Display||CPU||RAM||Front camera||Rear camera||Video recording||Internal Storage||External Storage||Height||Width||Thickness||Weight||Battery|
|Galaxy Tab||GT-P1010 (WiFi)|
|11 November 2010||HSPA+ 21 Mbit/s 850/900/1900/2100||1024x600 TFT||1 GHz Samsung Exynos 3110||512 MB||1.3 MP||3 MP AF with LED flash||720p HD @30fps||2 GB (CDMA), 16/32 GB||microSD (up to 32 GB)||189.9 mm (7.48 in)||120.4 mm (4.74 in)||11.9 mm (0.47 in)||385 g (0.85 lb)||4000 mAh|
|Galaxy Tab 10.1||GT-P7510 (WiFi)|
|8 June 2011||HSPA+ 21 Mbit/s 850/900/1900/2100|
|1280x800 PLS||1 GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2||1 GB||2 MP||3 MP AF with LED flash||720p HD @24fps||16/32/64 GB||No||256.2 mm (10.09 in)||172.9 mm (6.81 in)||8.6 mm (0.34 in)||565 g (1.25 lb)||7000 mAh|
|Galaxy Tab 10.1v||GT-P7100||Android 3.2|
|4 May 2011||HSPA+ 21 Mbit/s 850/900/1900/2100|
|1280x800 TFT|| 1 GHz dual-core|
Nvidia Tegra 2
|1 GB||2 MP fixed focus||8 MP AF with LED flash||1080p full HD @24fps||16/32 GB||No||246.2 mm (9.69 in)||170.4 mm (6.71 in)||10.9 mm (0.43 in)||599 g (1.32 lb)||6540 mAh|
|Galaxy Tab 8.9||GT-P7310 (WiFi)|
|2 October 2011||HSPA+ 21 Mbit/s 850/900/1900/2100|
|1280x800 TFT||1 GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2||1 GB||2 MP||3 MP AF with LED flash||720p HD @30fps||16/32 GB||No||230.9 mm (9.09 in)||157.8 mm (6.21 in)||8.6 mm (0.34 in)||470 g (1.0 lb)||6100 mAh|
|Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus||GT-P6210 (WiFi)|
|13 November 2011||HSPA+ 21 Mbit/s 850/900/1900/2100||1024x600 PLS||1.2 GHz Samsung Exynos 4210||1 GB||2 MP||3 MP AF with LED flash||720p HD @30fps||2 GB (CDMA), 16/32 GB||microSD (up to 32 GB)||193.6 mm (7.62 in)||122.4 mm (4.82 in)||9.9 mm (0.39 in)||345 g (0.76 lb)||4000 mAh|
|Galaxy Tab 7.7||GT-P6810 (WiFi)|
|1 March 2012||HSPA+ 21 Mbit/s 850/900/1900/2100||1280x800 Super AMOLED Plus||1.4 GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos 4210||1 GB||2 MP||3 MP AF with LED flash||720p HD @30fps||16/32/64 GB||microSD (up to 32 GB)||196.7 mm (7.74 in)||133.0 mm (5.24 in)||7.9 mm (0.31 in)||340 g (0.75 lb)||5100 mAh|
|Galaxy Tab 2 7.0||GT-P3110 (WiFi)|
Ice Cream Sandwich
|22 April 2012||HSPA+ 21 Mbit/s 850/900/1900/2100||1024x600 PLS||1 GHz dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4430||1 GB||0.3 MP (VGA) fixed focus||3 MP fixed focus||720p HD @30fps||8/16/32 GB||microSD (up to 32 GB)||122.4 mm (4.82 in)||193.7 mm (7.63 in)||10.5 mm (0.41 in)||344 g (0.76 lb)||4000 mAh|
|Galaxy Tab 2 10.1||GT-P5110 (WiFi)|
Ice Cream Sandwich
|13 May 2012||HSPA+ 21 Mbit/s 850/900/1900/2100||1280x800 PLS||1 GHz dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4430||1 GB||0.3 MP (VGA) fixed focus||3 MP fixed focus||720p HD @30fps||16/32 GB||microSD (up to 32 GB)||256.7 mm (10.11 in)||175.3 mm (6.90 in)||9.7 mm (0.38 in)||581 g (1.28 lb)||7000 mAh|
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