Video: Typical session with Samsung Galaxy Tab

Video: Typical session with Samsung Galaxy Tab

Summary: I routinely hear statements about the Samsung Galaxy Tab that are false, and the easiest way to prove that is to show a typical work session with the Galaxy Tab on video.

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All of the tablet buzz has shifted to the 10-inch form factor with the exception of a few hardy 7-inchers coming soon. Samsung started the 7-inch touch tablet phenomenon with the original Galaxy Tab, although it has left the small form behind with its upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1.

I am barraged by communication with folks about the original Galaxy Tab that makes incorrect assumptions: the 7-inch form is only as useful as a small smartphone; Android 2.2 (Froyo) is no good on tablets; the Galaxy Tab is not a good touch tablet. In my daily usage of the Tab I know that these statements are false, and the easiest way to prove that is to show a typical work session with the Galaxy Tab on video.

This work session shows working with Twitter (Plume), checking RSS feeds (gReader Pro), mind mapping (Thinking Space Pro), web browsing (Dolphin Browser HD), working with Calendar (Tab version), handling email (Tab version), using Pocket Informant, and listening to Music (Tab version).

Topics: Hardware, Laptops, Mobility, Samsung, Tablets

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  • The video fails to show that these 200000 applications look/work ridiculous

    There are few applications that are included with the tablet, which are really optimized, but nothing more.

    And none of tablet applications (Andoid 3.*) will ever run on such device. Though, as of now, it would not make sense any way since Andoid 3.* application will not gather in sensible numbers until couple of quarters will pass.

    For now, the only real choice is iPad -- unless you want to have more physical ports or hold tablet in *one* hand for a long time. Camera will soon to follow in iPad 2.
    DDERSSS
    • RE: Video: Typical session with Samsung Galaxy Tab

      @denisrs
      unless you wanted a device to fit in a jacket pocket, or, if you want a device not run by Apple, or you want flash, or you want to root it, or you would rather have cloud syncing of contacts, or you hate iTunes, or any number of reasons.

      For the record, people are working on getting honeycomb working on the smaller devices, so stay tuned.
      hoaxoner
    • RE: Video: Typical session with Samsung Galaxy Tab

      @denisrs
      I don't have iTunes, nor do I want my tablet computer to have to be tethered to a real computer for any real functionality/updates.

      So, no, iPad is not a viable choice.
      Droid101
    • Bullshit

      @denisrs having owned both, I can honestly say that I can be just as productive on my Galaxy as I could my iPad... probably even more so because of the freedom the platform affords me and they gave me an office suite on par with the iWork apps for free!
      slickjim
      • I also own both the iPad and Tab

        @Peter Perry
        I stopped using the iPad, except for testing iOS apps, when I got the Tab. It's extremely functional and far more portable than the iPad. If I want to carry around a 10 inch device, I'll just take my Sony VAIO X, which is a full fledged Windows laptop. For reading ebooks, web browsing much more comfortably than on a phone, social networking, watching videos and viewing photos, the Tab is the perfect size and doesn't need Honeycomb to do any of that.
        deb@...
    • RE: Video: Typical session with Samsung Galaxy Tab

      @denisrs

      This is the slowest clunkiest brick I've seen. It's very slow to respond to touch gestures and I don't think Twitter, browsing and one fingered typing count as work. Surely even a blogger needs to actually create a page or two of text and doing it on these screen keyboards is an exercise in masochism.

      This video should be made compulsory for anyone who suddenly feels like they want a tablet. I tried the iPad and although it's a little smoother than this one, it's just as useless.
      tonymcs@...
  • RE: Video: Typical session with Samsung Galaxy Tab

    Using a tablet looks very counter-productive. Yep, just a fad.
    Loverock Davidson
  • Looks cluttered (nt)

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    x21x
    • RE: Video: Typical session with Samsung Galaxy Tab

      @x21x he's modded the device, it does not look like that by default but it is very customizable though and to me that is a very big strength over the iPad.
      slickjim
  • RE: Video: Typical session with Samsung Galaxy Tab

    I suggest:
    -LCD Density change to 180
    -xScope Browser
    -and I use my Tab to do all of my texting now with my GVoice account...
    aquastubacca
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