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Samsung has confirmed that its latest Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, will be heading to the UK in August. The GalaxyTab 10.1 builds on the company's existing seven-inch Galaxy Tab, replacing the smaller screen with a 10.1-inch multi-touch WXGA panel and upgrading the operating system to Android 3.1 'Honeycomb' for good measure.

As with the company's existing Android-based products, Samsung will be bundling its 'hubs' with the default apps from Google: Readers Hub provides access to eBook, newspaper, and magazine stores; Music Hub offers MP3 downloads; Games Hub provides the latest games, as the name suggests; and Social Hub offers a unified interface for multiple e-mail and social networking accounts.

"The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the latest example of Samsung’s ongoing innovation in this market and commitment to the Android platform," claimed Samsung's Simon Standford in a statement to press. While the Tegra 2 SoC offers impressive graphics potential, the 1GHz clock speed is notably slower than the 1.2GHz dual-core processor used in the UK model of Samsung's Galaxy S II smartphone. Samsung also confirmed that it is planning a mid-range entry to the Galaxy Tab line, dubbed the Galaxy Tab 8.9. Designed for those who find the original Galaxy Tab cramped but the Galaxy Tab 10.1 a little bulky, the 8.9-inch device will weigh 470g and measure 8.6mm thick. 

Running Google Android Honeycomb, version 3.1 of the operating system aimed specifically at tablet PCs and available in both Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi and 3G versions, Samsung says the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 supports network speeds of up to 21Mbps and offers reduced data transfer times. "The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the latest example of Samsung's ongoing innovation in this market and commitment to the Android platform. Our Galaxy family all feature a premium design, excellent screens and are packed with compelling entertainment features. 

As with the US version when it arrives in the UK the tablet will feature a dual-core 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM and options of internal memory starting at 16GB and going up to 64GB. On the back there's a 3mp camera and a 2mp one on the front for video calling, challenging the resolution of the iPad 2's cameras. The display is a 10.1" WXGA TFT LCD screen and the whole thing weighs 565g with the tablet measuring just 8.9mm at its thinnest point. It will of course be running Android 3.1 and comes pre-loaded with Samsung's Readers Hub and Music hub. These two services will offer access to over 2.2m books and over 13m songs.
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Friday, June 24, 2011 | 0 comments | Labels: , ,


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