Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 reviewed

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What have we here? The guys over at BGR have their hands on the new tablet from Samsung and put it through the ringer for the week. They had mainly positive things to say about the tablet itself, which included everything from excellent built quality, to a thin (extremely) and light device in itself. So yeah, it’s an awesome tablet. Of course, this was pretty much a rightfully deserved roasting session for the Android OS itself. The reviewer noted how often the system crashed, apps didn’t install, sluggishness despite the dual core processor, and the lack of worthy apps in the market at all (seriously, there’s a reason you haven’t seen many Android app reviews here). Basically, 3.1 can’t come soon enough, and it better bring some serious improvements. All in all, a solid review and one definitely worth checking out unless you are a huge Android fan and don’t like seeing your baby called names. Heck, they basically said NOT to buy an Android tablet for a while unless you’re a die hard Android fan.

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Allen Schmidt

Allen is a former contributing editor at Nothing But Tablets, which was merged with Pocketables in 2012.

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6 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 reviewed

  • Avatar of Geep
    May 13, 2011 at 8:55 pm
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    I just can’t believe that android 3.+ is so half baked this far into the program…if you intend to be an iPad killer you best be putting 110% on the table NOW, not three updates from now….is it just a race to have pruducts on the shelf only to have customers having a less than positive experience? Jeeezzzzz!

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  • Avatar of M
    May 14, 2011 at 8:23 am
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    So what do you guys think is up with the developers/lack of good apps? Seeing how they make or break a platform for a lot of people, what gives?

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    • Avatar of allen schmidt
      May 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm
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      Well, the initial Honeycomb tablets haven’t sold well. The XOOM has been a joke, the transformer has had low supply, and the others are just trickling out. Basically, only the die heard android fans have enjoyed the new tablets. So, there aren’t many people out that have tablets compared to ios. No real reason to develop apps for a tablet until more people are interested in it. With the huge difference in performance b between honeycomb and ios, it’ll still be some time until that gap closes. Oh, android users are also noticeably cheaper and or more willing to pirate software and media content vs ios users, which until widespread adoption happens gives another reason for developers not to jump right into honeycomb apps.

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  • Avatar of joey
    May 14, 2011 at 3:46 pm
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    BGR is apple cheerleader based site so i would not take their review seriously.

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  • Avatar of Nikko
    May 17, 2011 at 5:41 am
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    It just needs the 3.1 update, hopefully…

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  • Avatar of Taleim
    May 18, 2011 at 11:20 pm
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    Engadget tested this and didn’t have as many issues, and they have a notorious apple bias. They really seemed to like it. I think with the 3.1 update (coming to the galaxy tab in about a month i think i heard) this is a killer tablet. Want.

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