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  Finally, the original 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab gets to taste some Ice Cream Sandwich.  Thanks to a MIUI 4 port for the original Galaxy Tab P1000, the tablet can now enjoy some of the goodness of Android 4.0. A member of XDA Developers, sinamosavi, was able to port the MIUI 4 ROM to the Galaxy Tab.  The ROM is based on CyanogenMod 9, which in turn is based on stock Android 4.0 code from the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). The custom ROM for the Galaxy Tab is still an alpha build, so you can expect it to carry…

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For anyone who’s still not convinced of the success of Android tablets, the latest market share count proves just why the iPad and TabClones are losing momentum. Thanks to the 7-inch Kindle Fire, many have seen the light of day with this non-Google tablet. Ever since its release in November, the tablet has already reached neck-to-neck spot with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab as the ‘Most Used Android Tablet.’ So the big question now is how this non-Google, muddied up UI tablet take the spot away from a real Android tablet? According to Flurry, ‘Amazon’s launch of Kindle Fire had more in…

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Samsung’s expanding Galaxy seems to want to cover all inches. The company just officially announced yesterday the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0, and the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0. All three Android devices are already available for preorder through Samsung’s website. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 will hit stores all over the U.S. starting on October 2. Two models are available: 16-gigabyte and 32-gigabyte, priced at US$469 and US$569, respectively. The Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 and Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0, on the other hand, will reach store shelves starting on October 16. The 4.0-inch Galaxy Player costs…

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Simply put, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is one of the sexiest tablets ever made. Having already landed in the US, it’s UK arrival is imminent. Currently the thinnest tablet on the market, this particular svelte Android tablet has received rave reviews – especially for its best-in-class display, where it beat out all its tablet competitors, including the iPad 2. Here’s the specs if you’re interested – and we bet you are. Specs:  Display 10.1″ 1280 x 800 (WXGA) TFT Chipset - CP: XMM6260 Bearer - HSDPA 21Mbps  900/1900/2100 EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 Memory - 1GB (RAM), 16/32/64GB (ROM) Camera / Flash - 3MP AF (Rear) + 2MP FF …

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Samsung and Apple have been at each others’ throats over patents for awhile now. The latest casualty in the entire mess was the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The Regional Court of Düsseldorf recently decided that the tablet should be banned from being sold in EU countries, a solid hit at its marketing strategy. However, Samsung isn’t calling it quits just yet. The Korean company is all set to appeal the ban at a hearing scheduled for August 25. The big European ban is supposedly Apple’s knock-out punch for this round, but with Samsung not surrendering the European market just yet, it may…

Battle of the 7-inch Tablets

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The rise of Android as an open-sourced operating system paved the way for continuous developments in the mobile device department. For the past few months, a number of announcements for upcoming devices were made, giving us an idea of what would the market be like in the near future. What is noticeable however in the list of anticipated releases (as well as in the recent ones) is the rise of 7-inch tablets– bigger than your average smartphone, but definitely more handy than your usual tablet. Here’s a quick rundown of five of the talk-of-the-town 7-inch tablets: ASUS Eee Pad MeMO…

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I know many of you have been waiting for the debut of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 in the market. Try to reign in your excitement for a little while longer though as the exact date of its release isn’t confirmed as of yet. While it’s been offered for pre-order over at Amazon UK, its list price has been fluctuating between £600 and £606. And its ship date has been changing almost daily too. It’s common for suppliers to get a hold of precious pre-consumer market units of yet unreleased devices for earlier offering. While some gadget fanatics would rather…

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If you’ve been hankering to try out Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab 10.1, there’s a simple way to do so. American Airlines gas just announced that they will be offering the Galaxy Tab as part of the airlines’ premium class in-flight entertainment. Although other airlines have already added tablets to their repertoire of offerings for travelers, this is the first time that a branded tablet has been offered. American Airlines’s plan is to have 6,000 of the new Galaxy Tabs available of select flights later this year. It is already slated to be part of premium cabins on transcontinental flights between…

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Stop! What are you guys doing? I’ll take one of those! Occasionly one of these videos pop up, and we can only watch in horror as these guys destroy perfectly good gadgets. With this particular video from ElectronicsBreak, we get front row seats to see just how tough these tablets are, and apparently not so tough. The contenders are the Samsung Galaxy Tab, an iPad 2, and a Motorola XOOM. One by one, from waist level, all tablets are dropped, face planting into what appears to be marble or concrete. While all devices are pretty much finished after hitting the…

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If you like the original Galaxy Tab from Samsung but felt it needed a bit more to it – which is no surprise considering its small size – well, here’s some good news for you. Samsung Mobile has just confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is going to be arriving next week at select retail outlets. Packing a customized version of Android 3.1 Honeycomb, the Tab 10.1′s 16 GB version will be selling for $499 while the 32GB version will have a price tag of $599 at Best Buy. Here are some of the specs: As you’ve noticed from…