Samsung to refresh 7in Galaxy Tab this September
Gingerbread baked in
Samsung is reportedly gearing up to release a second generation of the 7in Galaxy Tab, one year on from the launch of the original Android tablet.
According to Italian site HDBlog, the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 will come with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of Ram and Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread rather than last year's Froyo. The slate will pack a 7in WSCGA IPS LCD display and is reportedly hitting shelves this September.
While the company has already announced the Android 3.0 Honeycomb-based Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, there has been no official word on this fresh-ish 7 incher, but we'll let you know as soon as we hear more. ®
Speak for yourself!
Well I think 10" tabs make people on trains look like comedy waiters juggling huge plates desperately trying to watch the lastest CSI episode or read The Times! MIght be perfect for a desk or loafing on the sofa, but not tightly confined public transport systems.
I want a 7" sized tablet as I don't want a "comedy plate sized" tablet that's too bulky but still want something bigger than a phone screen to watch movies on, my hands are big enough to comfortably hold a 7" tablet in one hand.
@Speak for yourself
I want so much to agree with you. I even had my eye on a Nook Color to root with Honeycomb, but after looking at technical ebooks on a 7" and 10" tab, was forced to change my mind. The 7" only holds half a page, and constant scrolling would be maddening when trying to read through a programming book.
2.3.3 is here? Just bought mine for rock bottom price SIM free, and updated it more or less as soon as I got home? Early June, admittedly, but even so...
This is what puts me off Android
With iphone, you get the OS updates as soon as they are released, there is none of this fragmentation, or relying on a manufacturer to release an update.
I still don't get why this would be running Gingerbread rather than Honeycomb. Y'know, the tablet OS. On a tablet. :crazy:
New firmware. Few hundred megabytes of shite downloaded.
...and the Tab tells me I'm still running 2.2. Hang on?