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Tablet week continues with Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

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At this point, I think we may be entering tablet overload. So far in this "tablet week" alone we have got word of the Kindle Fire, Huawai Mediapad, Kobo Vox, and the Toshiba Thrive 7-inch. Now, Samsung is throwing down there own impressive tablet, a successor to the original Galaxy Tab.

The Plus brings a number of hardware improvements, including a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, and up to 32GB of internal storage. Unfortunately, the display is the same 7-inch 1024 x 600 panel as the original tab. While not bad for a 7-inch display, it would still have been nice to see at least the same HD resolution Samsung has managed to fit into a phone.

By far the biggest update is not the hardware, but the software. The original Galaxy Tab was so early to market that it released with Android 2.2, because Honeycomb had not even been released yet. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, on the other hand, will be shipping with the tablet-optimized Android 3.2, the very latest in Android. (At least for now.)

A little concerning to me is the fact that Samsung has disclosed neither a price nor a release date, although they do plan to release in the US eventually. With tablets like the Kindle Fire priced so competitively as well as the many other tablets we just mentioned, Samsung will have to keep its price pretty low to stay in the game. 

However, I'm sure the Tab 7.0 Plus will appeal to a lot of original Tab owners who were happy with their purchase. Are you interested in this updated Galaxy Tab?

[TechCrunch

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4 thoughts on “Tablet week continues with Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

  • Avatar of John in Norway

    I don’t understand why you people keep demeaning Android 2.x. It’s far better than 3.x in a lot of ways. Here’s an example (I have both iterations, a Galaxy Tab 7″ and an ASUS Transformer): One (2.3) will play full HD videos with no problem, the other (3.2) won’t even try most of the time and when it does it’s like watching a slow motion, stuttery film. We have three cameras in the house that record in full HD and none of them can be used with 3.2. This just proves that specs really aren’t that important if the software is half-baked.

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  • Waiting for the already announced better 7.7 one instead.

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  • Unfortunately, the 7.7 is just a little to big for us to cover here.
    However, I did find it odd that Samsung released two very similar
    tablets.

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  • I see the phone icon is still on the updated version. Let’s see if they are still willing to lose the 25% of buyers they alienated with their first release. Either way I wouldn’t touch an Android device with a 1000 foot pole. Perhaps they should slow down on their rapid pace and actually release a stable version. I am so disappointed. I must say on paper this looks like a dream devices to me but I’m not willing to throw another $700 in the trash. I will stick with my Blackberry combo for now and wait to see what Microsoft releases in the future.

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