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Samsung Galaxy Tabs in UK are set to get upgrade to their OS
Jul 11th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung Galaxy Tab, which was originally available on older version of Android Mobile Operating System, Android 2.2 (which is popularly known as Froyo), is now providing an upgrade for the Operating System to Android 2.3, which is popularly known as Gingerbread. Users of Galaxy Tabs through Sprint network in US, recently had this upgrade done over their Tabs, while rest of the world is still waiting for that to happen.

Samsung Galaxy Tab users in UK are going to get this upgrade (upgrading OS from Android 2.2 to Android 2.3) in few weeks.

This does not mean that all Samsung Galaxy Tab users will get this update in one go in few weeks. As per sources from Samsung, Galaxy Tabs without any kind of contract (in other words not tied to any operator) will be getting this update within next weeks. They can do this by logging into their SKIES store. On other hand, those Galaxy Tabs on contract, which are tied to Mobile Network Operators, will get these updates through their Operator and they have to wait for update from their Operators for further information. Currently Samsung is working with them to plan this upgrade by August.

Three UK announced availability of Samsung Galaxy Tab
Jan 19th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Three UK, has been running fast and working hard to march from so called small time network tag to the league of network providers. It has been putting all the pieces together to move forward in that direction. Recent in that direction is its announcement on availability of Samsung Galaxy Tab over its network.

Only news available at this point about this announcement is the announcement only. Three UK has updated its website with the news about the soon going to be available tablet gadget. Apart from that no other news is out in the market. For further news like pricing of the gadget and other aspects, need to wait for official announcement from Three UK sources.

As we all know, Samsung Galaxy Tab is Sumsung’s response to Apple’s iPad. Built over Android 2.2 Mobile Operating System, sporting its 7 inch tablet screen, it consists all the features that Apple iPad sports.

Three UK has recently made Galaxy Tab’s rival iPad available over its network. Now with new Android based comparable gadget in its store, more likely it will price the new kid also on similar lines to keep it moving.

WiFi only Samsung Galaxy Tab confirmed at CES 2011
Jan 6th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung has confirmed a little modified version of its Samsung Galaxy in CES 2011. Currently a version of Samsung Galaxy with a slight change from earlier declared features, the gadget minus 3G capabilities is confirmed in the conference. Another change is in version of Android Operating System. As per earlier announcement, the gadget was supposed to be built over Android 3.0 version of Operating System, but current version is built on Android 2.2.

Without 3G capability, this Samsung Galaxy will be almost all equivalent to Apple’s iPad. Samsung Galaxy Tab will be having certain shortfall of features. The reason for the same can be mainly attributed to its version of Android. As Android 2.2 operating system is not meant for Tablet gadget, instead it is basically Smartphone Operating System and thus may not be able to build certain features into Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Samsung Galaxy Tab is fitted with 7 inch TFT LCD screen with 3 mega pixel rear camera and 1.3 mega pixel front cameras with internal memory of 16 GB, which can be extended. Absence of 3G features of the Gadget has reduced its price to £400.

Free goodies from Samsung with new Galaxy Tab
Dec 10th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung has recently announced £200 worth of free content as goodies on purchase of new Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Samsung has recently announced that they have reached milestone of 1 million sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab and it seems they are planning even more aggressively. Their current target is reach 1.5 million sales by the end of this year itself.

In order to move in that direction, Samsung has come up with a set of free goodies on every purchase of new Samsung Galaxy Tab. Whoever purchase a Samsung Galaxy Tab during 8th December to 28th February next year, will get free goodies in form of free content to the worth of £200. This free content includes 15   movies (15 titles from Samsung Movies), 50 MP3 music tracks (50 MP3 from emusic.com), 5 books (5 e-books from WHSmith) and 7 games (7 Games from Gameloft).

Samsung Galaxy Tab Sales reaches 1 million mark
Dec 3rd, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Sales of Samsung’s Android based Samsung Galaxy Tab have reached one Million mark, in just two months after the release.

Reaching such a great milestone in such a small time span has increased the confidence of Samsung team to reach its target of selling 1.5 million by the end of 2010. Initial supplies of Samsung Galaxy Tabs ran out immediately after the release of the gadget. It has surpassed the expectations of many trade analysts.

With Christmas and yearend sale around, Samsung team is expecting create new records by the end of December 2010. The gadget is available on multiple providers including Vodafone, T-Mobile and 3 in UK, which makes it available across UK for consumers. It has multiple features, which makes it attractive over its rival iPad, some of them like support for Adobe flash, Android 2.2 O.S, Front and rear cameras all packed in attractive size of 7 inch wide body interfacing through 7 inch touch screen. Samsung’s support through various Samsung Hubs for Media, eBooks and Music makes it even more attractive for users.

Samsung’s answer to iPad available on Vodafone
Nov 25th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Vodafone has confirmed availability of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, Samsung’s answer to Apple iPad, is available on its stock across UK.

Galaxy Tab, an Android 2.2 mobile operating system based gadget, is perfect light weight alternative to Apple’s iPad. While 10 inches Apple iPad is bit bulky to fit into your hand, 7 inches light weighted Galaxy tab perfectly fits into your palm. Galaxy tab supports streaming videos over web along with pre-installed Google widgets and Adobe flash 10.1.

Another unique feature being, Samsung’s Galaxy tab is phone indeed, allows making calls and text SMS messages, while Apple’s iPad lacks this feature. It also has front facing camera, to allow video calling. It is just not a tablet, it’s a tablet with phone features like 5 megapixel camera, WiFi connectivity, 3G and comes with up to 32 GB of storage.

Vodafone is making it even more lucrative by offering at really very lucrative price offer. It is available at £25.00 per month over contract with one-time payment £239.99. Deal is also wrapped along with 100 free text messages, 500 MB of Data and 500 minutes of talk time. It is also available with other operators like T-Mobile and Orange with prices pegged slightly higer level compared to Vodafone.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab

Samsung Galaxy Tab price slashed by £50 in the UK
Nov 14th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung Galaxy Tab widely touted as the South Korean technology giant’s reply to Apple iPad has slashed its prices by £50 to be made available for just £470 in the UK. The SIM-free unlocked version of the tablet PC was launched for £529.99 in the UK on 1st November.

The slashed price for the tablet was first seen at Dixons and Amazon followed the suit soon after to offer the tablet for £479 plus free shipping. Given the fact that Samsung had a 1 million tablet sales target, the price slash might help it achieve the feat.

The 7-inch Android 2.2 powered Tablet with a 1 GHz processor, touted as Samsung’s reply to Apple iPad weighs 380g and thus turns out to be easy on the pocket. Thanks to the dual cameras that it sports, the Galaxy Tab can handle video calls and it can be helpful for a lot of business use with it browser an email credentials.

A new content service named as “Media Hub” from Samsung.com will be offered access to the Galaxy Tab. Samsung wants to provide an overall digital experience to its customers by leveraging the new Media Hub. NBC Universal, Paramount, and MTV Networks partner the Media Hub along with Samsung.

The Media Hub shall offer a library of movies, along with new releases, full TV shows and television episodes.

Powered by Froyo aka Android 2.2, the Galaxy tablet has dual cameras thus allowing video chatting and it supports Adobe Flash 10.1 too thus highlighting the glaring differences from Apple iPad.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab,the reply to Apple’s IPad
Nov 8th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, which is not available in market, is a tablet device from Samsung, which can actually compete with iPad in many aspects. Android based Samsung Galaxy, which is also called as SGT, has a 7 inches screen and is well equipped with required front facing camera for video calling capability. It also has regular rear camera.

Samsung has to accept iPad for its superior screen resolution. Samsung Galaxy is available with 7 inches screen with a lower resolution when compared to iPad’s 10 inches screen. iPad has upper hand in displaying text and icons when compared to Samsung Galaxy.

Samsung has added an additional TouchWiz UI, a User Interface, to standard Android 2.2 to enhance the interface for its tablet device. Samsung SGT provides features of phone along with being a tablet gadget. It comes with a slot for SIM card to provide 3G data connectivity and supports Phone Calls and SMS.

Samsung’s light weight design allows you to handle it in same way as you do any other Smartphone. Your thumbs will be doing actual interfacing work, while rest of eight fingers will be holding the device. With these features competing iPad, Samsung Galaxy will be one of the best alternatives available for Android based tablet devices.

Tesco accepts pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy Tab
Oct 23rd, 2010 by Andy Miles

Tesco Mobile Galaxy 7

Tesco, the supermarket chain started to accept pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Tab to match the £529 price of the Apple iPad which the CarphoneWarehouse announced earlier in the week.

The retail major seems to have had intentions of pricing the tablet PC at £599 and might have lowered the price to £529 so that it could match competition in the segment. The reason behind this is that when we hover on the price banner on Tesco’s website, the alt text reads “Pre-order Samsung Galaxy Tab for £599”.

Samsung Galaxy Tab is feared to have overpriced itself from the market leader, Apple iPad as its tablet with 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G at £529 is priced £100 more than the Wi-Fi only tablet from Apple with same storage. Tesco is accepting pre-orders for the SIM-Free Samsung Galaxy Tab at the moment while there is no communication about any future subsidised deals on contract.

The 7-inch Android 2.2 powered Tablet with a 1 GHz processor, touted as Samsung’s reply to Apple iPad weighs 380g and thus turns out to be easy on the pocket. Thanks to the dual cameras that it sports, the Galaxy Tab can handle video calls and it can be helpful for a lot of business use with it browser an email credentials.

Samsung Galaxy Tab slated for early November by Orange
Oct 22nd, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Orange_Large Galaxy 7

Orange confirmed to TechRadar that Samsung Galaxy Tab will be available from early November. There was widespread anticipation that the service provider would offer the Tablet PC from Samsung when it gets launched on November 1st and Orange has confirmed the same.

Orange noted that the details about the availability and price of the Galaxy Tab will be made available as and when the date gets nearer. The 7-inch Android powered Tablet has been touted as Samsung’s reply to Apple iPad.

The tablet was expected to arrive in October earlier though Amazon believed that the tablet should be out on November 1st 2010 and it has got it bang on. If Amazon is going to hit the bull’s eye with the price as well, the tablet should burn a hole of £599 though there is a dilemma about that.

O2, Vodafone and CarPhone Warehouse are the other stockists that would offer the tablet and it would be interesting to see the pricing at which they would offer it. Powered by Android 2.2, the Galaxy Tab weighs 380g and thus turns out to be easy on the pocket.

Samsung Galaxy Tab to hit UK markets on November 1st
Oct 1st, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Come November 1st, the much awaited Apple iPad rival, Samsung Galaxy Tab will be out as per official news from the Korean electronics giant.

The tablet was expected to arrive in October earlier though Amazon believed that the tablet should be out on November 1st 2010 and it has got it bang on. If Amazon is going to hit the bull’s eye with the price as well, the tablet should burn a hole of £599 though there is a dilemma about that.

Touted as Samsung’s answer to the Apple iPad, the pricing of the Galaxy Tablet was not revealed though the announcement said that the tablet PC shall be available in the US in coming months.

A new content service named as “Media Hub” from Samsung.com will be offered access to the Galaxy Tab. Samsung wants to provide an overall digital experience to its customers by leveraging the new Media Hub. NBC Universal, Paramount, and MTV Networks partner the Media Hub along with Samsung.

The Media Hub shall offer a library of movies, along with new releases, full TV shows and television episodes.

The Galaxy tablet has dual cameras thus allowing video chatting and it supports Adobe Flash 10.1 too thus highlighting the glaring differences from Apple iPad.

2011 could see Samsung 10-inch Galaxy Tab
Sep 26th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Samsung Galaxy Tab Android 3.0 Gingerbread

If an apparent slip up from one of its managers can be believed, Samsung might come up with a 10-inch Galaxy Tab in early 2011. If the tablet indeed is going to arrive in 2011, it should be powered by Android 3.0 ( code named as Gingerbread ) instead of Android 3.5 ( named as Honeycombe ).

Samsung quoted at IFA 2010 that Honeycombe shall be used for a larger tablet though there was no clarity about the size. Gingerbread might be the one in race for the bigger Galaxy Tab because Honeycombe has no scheduled launch date while Android 3.0 is expected to be out in Q4 of 2010.

Rumour mills are agog that Gingerbread is lined up for the 10-inch tablets while Samsung believes that the 7-inch tablets shall do very well with Android 2.2 i.e., Froyo.

The 7-inch Galaxy Tab features 7+ hours of battery life for HD content, and a Bluetooth headset that enables phone functionality. The tablet has 3MP cameras which can be used for videoconferencing and it can be used as an e-reader too. The 10-inch model shall support all the above features though there is not much clarity about whether the Gingerbread OS is going to be tablet-specific.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Tablet available at £587.49
Sep 23rd, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Samsung Galaxy Tab

The much hyped Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet, a rival to the Apple iPad, is already on its way to land the UK market very soon. The users will be happy to know that the price of the Galaxy Tab would be certainly falling down to less than £590, which indicates a direct saving of £20 on the earlier price announced two weeks ago.

Insight Direct (UK) is said to receive around 500 units of the Galaxy Tab tablet on 22nd of October. Also, the preorders are said to be shipped the same day, around 10 days prior to that of the Amazon and other retailers.

So, the tablet called as the GT-P1000MSAXEU would be available from Insight for £587.49. Coming to further fall in the prices, they are not likely to change according to Insight Direct.

Moreover, customers can also get the device on lease directly from Insight Direct for as low as £17.94 per month or can preorder them. The price however does not include the P&P at £4.99. The Galaxy Tab is said to be the most expensive 16GB mainstream tablet PC as the 16GB Wi-Fi version of Apple iPad costs around £70 cheaper.

The Galaxy tab will be sporting a 3.2 megapixel camera to its rear with a 240 x 320 resolution camera on its front. It will be powered by a 1GHz ARM11 chip and also comes with Android OS 2.2 along with a new Swype keyboard.

Amazon to offer Samsung Galaxy Tab for £799
Sep 18th, 2010 by Andy Miles

Samsung Galaxy Tab

The Samsung Galaxy tab, a rival to the Apple iPad, is already on its way to land the UK market this quarter. Amazon UK is now offering the world’s largest smartphone on its airwaves for £799. This price seems to be quite higher than £608 for which another carrier is said to offer the device.

However, it is not yet confirmed if this is going to be the actual price of the much hyped device. Moreover, this comes as a dampener as the 16GB Wi-Fi version of Apple iPad can be grabbed at a cheaper price of just £429.

As such, this sky-high cost of the tablet would also bring down the volume of its much awaited users looking ahead to buy the device. Moreover, the Galaxy Tab costs twice to that of the Android tablet, Toshiba Folio 100, even at a price of £600. This also seems to be Samsung’s strategy of attracting customers by offering the device on contracts during its launch.

The display of the Galaxy tab is said to be limited to 480 x 800 which indicates that iPad is a step ahead in this regard. It will be sporting a 3.2 megapixel camera to its rear with a 240 x 320 resolution camera on its front. It will be powered by a 1GHz ARM11 chip and also possess a new Swype keyboard.

Samsung Galaxy Tab to be offered by 3 UK
Sep 9th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Mobile

The Samsung Galaxy tab, a rival to the Apple iPad, is already on its way to land the UK market this quarter. 3 UK is geared up to sell the world’s largest smartphone on its airwaves. However, it did not reveal much details regarding the availability and pricing of the tablet.

3 UK will be offering the SIM-only voice as well as data packages for the Galaxy Tab. You need to shell out £10 to go with the cheapest offer from 3 mobile which will provide you with 100 any network minutes, 3000 texts, 2000 3-to-3 minutes along with 1GB data allowance. An additional fiver will triple your call minutes.

Users can also go with the data packages which cost £7.5 per month for 1GB and just £15 for 5GB if they want to use the Galaxy Tab just as a tablet but not as a smartphone.

However, it is yet to be decided if the Galaxy Tab will be sold by 3 UK as a PAYG model or if it will be offered on contract basis in the days ahead.

Also, as per press release from 3 UK, the tablet would sport a 1.2GHz processor instead of 1GHz as specified earlier by Samsung. The tablet however seems to cost quite a fortune with the SIM-Free unlocked version priced at £608. This comes as a dampener as Apple iPad has got things at a cheaper price.

Samsung Galaxy Tablet with more details
Aug 17th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Samsung tablet

The Samsung Galaxy tab, a rival to the Apple iPad, is already on its way to land the UK market this quarter. More details regarding the tablet specifications and carrier have been revealed now.

The display of the Galaxy tab is said to be limited to 480 x 800 which indicates that iPad is a step ahead in this regard. It will be sporting a 3.2 megapixel camera to its rear with a 240 x 320 resolution camera on its front.

The tablet will be undoubtedly offering Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. However, versions have not been revealed yet. It will be more appealing than the iPad for online games and videos, as the tablet might come with a Flash Player as well. It will be powered by a 1GHz ARM11 chip and also possess a new Swype keyboard.

The Samsung Galaxy tab is expected to be on Vodafone’s upcoming roster of devices according to Engadget. However, its UK launch date or price has not yet been unveiled.

Moreover, it is being claimed that the Samsung Galaxy tab will make its debut at IFA 2010. You need not wait too long to get the confirmation as IFA will commence on 3 September.

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