Samsung Tablet 10.1

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Samsung Tablet 10.1 full name is Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and is a member of the Samsung Galaxy Tab family. It was first introduced on February 13th, 2011 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Featuring 10.1-inch HD screen running NVIDIA Tegra 2 with Android Honeycomb as its operating system. A limited edition of Samsung Tablet 10.1 is available on was released at Google I/O 2011:

At Google I/O 2011, during the Android Keynote, Hugo Barra introduced the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to the public, announcing that Samsung would give one to every attendee, estimated at 5,000 units. This version is labeled as the “Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Limited Edition”. It sports a white Android-themed back cover, Android Debug Bridge, Fastboot, and a 7000┬ámAh battery. The rest of specifications are in line with the 32 GB version of the Galaxy Tab.

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Unboxing Samsung Tablet 10.1 by John from AndroidDog

The video was shot on June 9th 2011. The Samsung Tablet 10.1 in the video above is the WiFi version, 1GHz dual-core Tegra2, 1GB RAM, 10.1 inch display at 1280×800 pixels, with surround sound. 3MP Rear camera, 2MP Front Camera. Android OS installed out of the box is Honeycomb 3.1. A great unboxing video from John, 13 minutes of great information.

 

Specifications

Samsung Tablet 10.1 weighs 565gram. Its battery can play upto 9 hours of video and 72 hours of music. Capable of Full HD Video Playback (1080p) playback at 30 frame per second. Surround sound speakers are embedded, as well as A-GPS. Sensors installed are Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor and Compass. As mentioned in the unboxing video above, it comes with Wifi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3MP rear camera and 2MP front facing camera. The processor installed is NVIDIA Tegra 2 with dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM. The screen is 10.1-inch widescreen, 1280×800 WXGA TFT LCD, 149 pixels per inch (ppi) density and 4-way rotation.

On the software side, Google Honeycomb 3.1 is installed out of the box. The entire Google Mobile services suite are also available, including GMail, Google Talk Video Chat, Google Calendar, Youtube, Google Maps, Google Latitude, Google Places, Google Maps Navigation and of course the Android Market. Polaris Office is also installed which allows creating and editing of PowerPoint, Word and Excel documents.

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Samsung TouchWiz Interface

TouchWiz is a touch interface developed by Samsung Electronics with partners, featuring a full touch user interface. It is sometimes incorrectly identified as an operating system. TouchWiz is used internally by Samsung for sophisticated feature phones, and is not available for licensing by external parties.

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Most Samsung Galaxy Tab comes with Samsung TouchWiz interface. You can consider the TouchWiz like a skin. The TouchWiz interface is also available on other platform other than Android, such as Windows Mobile, Samsung phone and even Symbian.

Samsung ToucWiz Mini Apps

Samsung ToucWiz Mini Apps

What does TouchWiz interface brings ? Larger fonts, stylized pop-up notification, and widgets. The widgets, part of Samsung Live Panel makes the interface a magazine like feeling. There are also Mini Apps, handpicked by Samsung. Once activated, the app is always visible on all screen or app.

Samsung TouchWiz interface brings mostly cosmetic changes that makes Samsung Tablet 10.1 looks great.

 

Reviews And Comparisons

CNET was one of the first to review the Samsung 10.1. The review was last updated June 16th, 2011. Check out the video review below:

 

The bottom line: Sleek, sexy, and light, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 gets as close to the iPad 2 as any Android tablet before it.

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Apple iPad 2 is currently the king of tablet, and therefore comparison between Samsung Tablet 10.1 with Apple iPad 2 is inevitable. So far, from the reviews we have read over the Internet, the Samsung Tab give similar performance and looks of the iPad 2.

Let us take a look at size and weight. The Samsung Tablet 10.1 is as thin as the iPad 2. The iPad 2 weighs 1.32 pounds while Samsung Tablet 10.1 weighs 1.24 pounds. Not only Samsung beats iPad2, but it is also the lighter of all Android Tablets.

Next, the overall outlook. The Samsung Tablet 10.1 is very similar in appearance to IPad 2. It looks like Samsung copied Apple design. Apple still wins with its brushed metal back which is much better than the Samsung white plastic back. Apple design is still more elegant and favored.

The speaker is located on the side, as opposed to the back on most tablets. This makes the sounds to be much better compared to most tablets. Still no match to the iPad 2 though.

Buttons and ports are minimal, there are no micro-USB or HDMI ports. Only propietary 30-pin port is available. You can buy a converter or use Bluetooth to attach additional devices such as keyboard, mouse or an external memory card.

The screen is bright and crisp. Watching movie is a joy using the Samsung Tablet. It is on-par with iPad 2. The cameras are also better than the iPad, primarily because the Samsung Tablet uses 2MP for the front camera and 3MP for the rear camera, compared to iPad 2 0.3MP for the front camera and 0.7MP for the rear camera.

Performance and battery life is excellent. The tablet can last a full day, maxing out at about 7 to 8 hours. Still behind the 9 to 10 hours of the iPad 2, but good enough for a tablet. Using the tablet is also a joy with few occasional glitches, mostly when loading content-rich websites.

Overall, the Samsung Tablet 10.1 is the best Android Honeycomb tablet available right now. A direct competitor for the iPad 2.

 

Patent Problems

Due to the extreme similarities with Apple iPad 2, the Samsung Tablet 10.1 is unavailable in Germany. Around the world, Apple is suing Samsung for violating their patent. It is still an ongoing process, and it might affect availability of Samsung Tablet in many countries. For now, the Samsung Tablet 10.1 is banned for sale in Germany. It will be lifted once the Samsung Tablet 10.1N is available.

After European Union lift the ban, except Germany, finally Germany issued a preliminary ruling on December 23, 2011 that the Samsung tablet no longer violates Apple’s European design patent with a final verdict will be handed down on February 9, 2012 over Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N was a new version with a number of changes to the design when Apple won a block on sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the country in September 2011. Samsung has changed the design of the tablet PC sufficiently, making it clear to consumers that it was different from Apple’s iPad, said the German judge.

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Summary

In summary, Samsung Tablet 10.1 is a close competition to Apple iPad 2, and is currently the best Android Tablet you can buy!

Get The Best Android TabletSamsung builds the best Android Tablet by far today. It offers a complete range of tablet experience from 10-inch to 7-inch. There is a tablet for everyone. It is a bestseller worldwide. So good that Apple tried to ban sales of Samsung Android Tablet.

We have created an exclusive report on the best Android Tablet especially for you. Click here to read our best report.

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