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Video: Quick Hands-on with the Limited Edition Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Google I/O

We couldn’t possibly just leave you hanging with a simple unboxing of the limited edition Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 that we just received at Google I/O, so we took it for a quick spin in a “hands-on” video.  You might be surprised to find out our thoughts on how it compares to the Motorola XOOM.  While it’s way too early to declare a winner in this battle, we’re definitely impressed by this new Honeycomb tablet.   YouTube Preview Image

  • Jeff

    Will Netflix app work on this device?

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    i personally like the xoom better, that’s just me though.

  • Tuna

    This or the Xoom….

  • http://profiles.google.com/bhinson15 Brandon Hinson

    Does anyone know if the people that bough the “Student” priced ticket still get the tabs? Or is the free stuff saved for the ones who payed full price?

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  • Kontakt

    Reason for difference in screen is that these are different screens :-). Xoom has plain old LCD while GT 10.1 has SPLS display. Your’re welcome.

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  • Anonymous

    Compare quake3droid framerate on both and you’ll find the winner :P

  • Stephen D

    Jealous. I want one.

  • Anonymous

    so since you guys already have the xoom wanna hit me up with that? hell if u want send me the xoom. i need some android everywhere.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nickclyde Nick Clyde

    I need to go to IO next year. This thing is sexy.

  • Dollyllama

    No micro sd is a potential deal breaker for me…really awesome looking but that’s disappointing news. Was really looking forward to this…

  • slappynutz

    did it come rooted?… :)

  • Anonymous

    Stop by http://GalaxyTabForum.com for even more video and info on the new 10.1 by Samsung.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like a nice device. If I were in the tablet market right now I’d definitely be considering this over the Xoom if they leave it stock Honeycomb… really not interested in Samsung’s interpretation of a skin… at least not if it’s anything like on their phones.

  • Anonymous

    All of your presentations are done very well: clear, direct and easy to follow. Congrats!

  • Tesseract 3

    Sorry if I didn’t see this somewhere, but is there a full specifications list for this device?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    I’m definitely liking the thinness of this compared to the Xoom. I still love my Xoom and thanks to Droid-Life I got the 3G version for 20% off!

  • Anonymous

    The color difference you notice is because the Galaxy Tab is oversaturated as hell; just like AMOLEDs, and just like the Thunderbolt. Moto seems to be the only company that cares about accurate color reproduction, most likely because every (but me apparently) goes crazy for oversaturation.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      I noticed this immediately when I upgraded to the Thunderbolt from the OG Droid.

    • Stephen D

      It isn’t the saturation, it’s the brightness. I wanted a XOOM, but when I used it and saw how dim the screen was and how horrible it was in any light, I passed. It can be bright and accurate.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jimmyg21 James Goldsmith

      While i agree w/ the statement about the GalaxyTab being over saturated (that g-mail icon almost looks orange) i don’t think the TBolt falls in with that statement. I just picked up my and had a closer look at the g-mail icon again; its a solid red with deeper tones. TBolt is very bright, but i don’t find it to be over saturated.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jimmyg21 James Goldsmith

      While i agree w/ the statement about the GalaxyTab being over saturated (that g-mail icon almost looks orange) i don’t think the TBolt falls in with that statement. I just picked up my and had a closer look at the g-mail icon again; its a solid red with deeper tones. TBolt is very bright, but i don’t find it to be over saturated.

    • Anonymous

      I own both the thunderbolt and the wifi xoom and I can definitely tell you that the xooms screen is indeed a disappointment. The thunderbolt is not over saturated, it displays beautiful and very vibrant colors. The xooms problem is not lack of brightness. It is lack of contrast. While it seems very capable of displaying very dark blacks, the brighter colors just look a little washed out. Still a nice screen though, especially when I learned to hold it not so darn close to my face lol

  • DanSke

    Noooooo. Don’t skin it Samsung. Leave it alone, for god’s sake. We don’t want it.

  • DanSke

    Noooooo. Don’t skin it Samsung. Leave it alone, for god’s sake. We don’t want it.

    • Bill

      It is supposed to be a nice addition. Revamped touch buttons, Power Control toggle in notification bar, quick acces to apps, and adding a little more white than blue here and there. oh and they are adding a homescreen indicator.

      • DanSke

        Sorry….Just make it for Bill. The rest of us don’t want it. Hahaha

      • Josh Groff

         At last, another person who likes sprinkles on their vanilla ice cream. ;)

    • Stephen D

      They added widget resizing and extra settings in the notification bar. If anything, it improves on the stock HC experience. Well, maybe not after 3.1 since it added resizing, but still.

  • Timmah

    He ALMOST didn’t say peace at the end. It wouldnt a DL video without that. Haha

    • http://AndroidTaskForce.com Chris Gustafson

      Phew, that was close.

  • http://twitter.com/NovembersDirge The Observer

    I’m defintiely getting tix for next years I/O.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I’m not even tangentially involved in tech (I’m in medicine) but I’m all over a ticket to I/O next year if they’re giving away 5000 tablets this year, phones last year, who knows what next year!

      • http://profiles.google.com/abrobins Andy Robinson

        I hear it’s 5,000 houses with Android @ Home and 5,000 Fords with Google Prediction built in. Well worth the price of admission!

      • Anonymous

        Ummm if you’re not a developer than you should think twice about how unethical that would be.

        • Anonymous

          Surely you’re aware of the fact that many non-developers go to this conference. You’ve got the press to account for as well as your everyday tech-savvy consumers.

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