This Video Will Make You Want an Android Honeycomb Tablet

by: Darcy LaCouveeMarch 16, 2011
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Cheers to YouTube user AndroidHD for being the first to drop a world exclusive, documenting an exclusive hands on of one of the most promising Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets – the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. In this 10 min + epic video, we get a preview into the future of mobile tablet computing.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a wonderfully designed piece of hardware. Weighing in at a svelte 599 grams, it fits nicely in the hand. It’s also packing an 8 megapixel camera – a world’s first for tablets, and enables it to record video in full 1080p HD. As you will see in the video below, it really shows you that a tablet could be an amazing  device to have around the house, and for GPS navigation whenever the need arises.

With Mobile VP of Samsung having publicly stated that they  “have to improve the parts that are inadequate,” we have to disagree. Clearly, the iPad 2 is a worthwhile competitor, and keeps the bar high for new entrants to this space. That being said, we’re happy to accept the trade offs that come with having Android a part of our lives. Sure, it’s not perfect, and it’s not completely polished, but it’s made significant strides in the right direction in recent months. As the video below will demonstrate, it functions very handsomely in the most compelling of areas – web browsing. Smooth zooming, flash in the browser, great navigation with Google Maps 5.0, voice commands and search, and a fantastic notification system all make for a highly compelling offering.

If the price is right – we’re there Samsung. Big thanks goes out to Android HD for creating an amazing video!

What do you think? Good enough to earn you hard earned dollars? A worthwhile adversary to the iPad 2?

  • Tony

    The video keeps coming back to the same points. It really showcases the need for more apps on Honeycomb.

    Maybe some Qt apps? I know that would be very niche right now, but I look forward to trying out qt apps on my android phone/tablet.

  • Iamsra

    Excellent. I want one. When is it coming?

  • Thanks for sharing i own a Xoom and the video justified what an android open source platform can actually break barriers when it comes to maximizing users experience.

  • Android has make a great and magnificent job in has a operating system where 80% of all phones and tablets are using these os.