The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 that just landed on Verizon beat the Motorola XOOM to market as the world’s first 4G LTE tablet. It also managed to sneak in at cheaper price points, a lighter weight, skinnier build and with varying storage sizes and colors. At first glance, it’s pretty obvious that this would be the tablet to jump on over the majority of the other offerings, for many of the reasons I just listed. The thing we really need to look at here though, is whether or not this tablet is worth the 2-year contract that you will be asked to sign in order to avoid paying an outrageous full retail price. (more…)
The WiFi Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 appears to have a new update available that brings the tablet to version P7510UEKME from P7510UEKMB. The file is just 3.5MB in size and is definitely not Android 3.2, so we’ll assume that it is simply fixing a couple of bugs introduced by the TouchWizUX update.
Jump into Settings>About tablet>Software update now to see if it is available to you.
Starting August 21st (this Sunday), if you had plans of heading into your local Best Buy to pick up an HDTV, then you should check out a Samsung. For one week, when you pick up certain models of Samsung HDTV’s, they will throw in a 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, for free. Unfortunately, it looks like the smallest amount you can spend to get the deal, is to purchase the Samsung 46″ Class LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV, all for the low-low price of $1499.00. Not bad, right? (more…)
If you have not yet updated your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to the newest TouchWiz UX update that Samsung is pushing out, then we should suggest you hold off. It appears as though users are reporting some type of bug, and it must be a pretty legit problem if Samsung is going to halt the updating process. Most users are in favor of the update, but there has been talk of incredible lag from certain people after taking the update. Any owners of the tab here experiencing this?
A Samsung rep tweeted to our friends at Android Police that the stop on the update was merely a means to “assess progress and ensure it is a positive experience for users.” If there is something wrong with the update, Samsung has their lips shut. We’ll keep you posted.
Via: Android Police
If you’re an owner of a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, then we are sure you have been searching for cases and accessories for your new device. Logitech has just announced pre-orders for their keyboard case which was insanely popular for the iPad, and is now available specially made for our new 4G and WiFi friend.
It protects, has shortcut keys, and even acts as a stand for landscape/portrait tabbing. It won’t be the cheapest case you ever purchased and will run you a cool $99, but if this is what you were looking for, then Logitech has delivered. Is a hundred dollars too much to be blowing on a case these days? I prefer my XOOM ‘nekkid’, but everyone has their own preferences.
We finally decided to give the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 4G LTE a spin even though it has been available from Verizon for a couple of weeks now. The device, as many of you know, is exactly like the WiFi versions that have been in retail stores for a month or so, but packs that extra special 4G radio, making your mobile life outside of home that much faster.
We got a hold of the white 16GB version ($529 on 2-year contract) and will be putting it through the proper tests over the next few weeks to help you decide if you should pick one up or wait to see what the holiday lineup will look like. If it’s anything like the our special edition I/O version, we’re more than likely have some nice things to say about it. (more…)
The TouchWizUX update for the WiFi Galaxy Tab 10.1 is available now if you are still awake and feel like pulling it. The update will include a new set of live panel widgets, a mini apps tray, new bloatware, and maybe most importantly, Swype for tablets. While this may be one of the first Honeycomb tablets to alter the OS, we’re actually hearing pretty decent things about it. Grab it and let us know what you think!
Cheers Chris, @Ar_tune, @NickDimauro, and @Virgo119!
One of our readers who purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 4G LTE has already found a way to root it using the same file and method that was used to root the WiFi-only version. It actually doesn’t get any easier than this, folks. It’s a simple file download followed by a boot into recovery and a quick flashing. I guess a big “Thanks!” to Samsung is needed for making this so simple.