Thursday, November 04, 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Engadget has published a hands-on review of Samsung's Android tablet.

Conclusions include:

- Compact and extremely solid build
- Great quality 7-inch, capacitive touchscreen
- Two cameras

- Not all apps scale to the screen
- Little support from Google
- No decent video calling software

"The Tab is the first true competitor to Apple's iPad. Its crisp display, compact form factor, touch-friendly software and dual cameras undoubtedly have what it takes to win over the average tablet seeker."

"However, we still have some reservations right now. Google hasn't yet provided any direction on Android as a tablet platform, which means that the Tab is held back by lagging application support and software that doesn't fully take advantage of the extra screen real estate."

"Remember, that when the iPad launched many developers were already working on tablet specific apps and Apple had an iPad app store in place. Without that ecosystem and support from Google, Samsung is left to its own devices."

"Samsung says it's working with Google and plans to use future iterations of Android, so we'll have to see what happens - but for now it looks like the saga of the Samsung Galaxy Tab still has several chapters to go."

No comments: