Samsung Galaxy Tab To Beat Apple iPad?
Samsung Galaxy Tab
The tablet industry may be heading for a full fledged competition as Samsung is gearing up to launch its Galaxy Tab in November. The gadget is expected to be a strong competitor to the Apple iPad.
Meanwhile, a report appeared on a leading newspaper says that BlackBerry maker RIM has also planned to bring out a tablet called BlackPad in sometime soon.
Samsung Galaxy Tab sports a 7 inch touch screen with many features like a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, a 3MP camera with LED Flash and a secondary, front-faced 1.3MP camera for video conferencing and chat facility. It will run with Google’s Linux based Operating System called Chrome. Chrome is expected to be released in October.
Apart from that, the Galaxy Tab will encompass gyroscope and accelerometer. Bluetooth and 3G features are also expected if the device is connected to a BlackBerry smartphone. The set will be compatible with DivX, XviD and MPEG4.
Speaking about Froyo, Hugo Barra, director of mobile products at Google, said, “Froyo is not optimised for use on tablets,”
"If you want Android market on that platform, the apps just wouldn't run, [Froyo] is just not designed for that form factor," he said.
Interestingly, Google will also release its own tablet which will run on Chrome OS rather than Android OS.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is expected to be available for $999. And possibly, Telstra, Optus and VHA are the carriers to bring the tablet for the customers. So, the customers can expect a wide range of tablets in various price ranges.