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Will come with Android 3.1 out of the box

We first caught a glimpse of Samsung's larger follow-up to its fairly successful 7-inch Galaxy Tab, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, back in February. With its 10.1-inch display (1280 x 800), dual-core 1GHz processor, HSPA+ connectivity, and 3MP/2MP cameras, the larger iteration of the Galaxy Tab appeared to be a fairly decent addition to the Android Honeycomb-based tablet lineup, if nothing too exciting or different.

Then, at CTIA, Samsung dropped the news that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (along with the smaller 8.9-inch version) would be even thinner and lighter than the iPad 2 — at 0.33 inches thick and weighing 1.31 pounds. 

While the rumored launch date for the new tablet from Samsung is June 8, the company posted this tweet on its official Twitter page Monday:

What is 10.1 inches of Android 3.0 Honeycomb delight? Only a few days away! Sign up NOW - http://pub.vitrue.com/LXy" rel="nofollow

And while the tweet references Android 3.0, the official webpage of the Samsung Tab 10.1 now lists Android 3.1 as the tablet's out-of-the-box operating system. (It also updates the device's thickness to 0.34 inches, which would match the iPad 2.)

The device will reportedly come in 16GB and 32GB iterations, with Wi-Fi-only models priced at $499 and $599 respectively. No official announcement regarding 3G-integrated versions has been made, although those are expected at some point in the future, as well.



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Who cares?
By Belard on 5/25/2011 10:31:55 AM , Rating: 3
I expect Samsung to support their tablets like they support their phones.

Like pure crap.




RE: Who cares?
By theapparition on 5/25/2011 12:56:37 PM , Rating: 2
It really is ashame, isn't it. Samsung makes some really decent products, and then kills them with lack of support.


RE: Who cares?
By bhigh on 5/27/2011 12:12:41 AM , Rating: 2
Carriers are generally responsible for supporting the phone, not the manufacturer. If you're unhappy with the delay updating the Galaxy S phones, complain to Verizon, Sprint, AT&T or T-Mobile.

You could also buy a phone that isn't controlled by the carrier. For Android, it limits you to the G1, original MyTouch, Nexus One, Nexus S or the Nexus S 4G. (I'm unsure about the iPhone, but I think AT&T needs to approve the OTA before you'll get it.)


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