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Preview: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb Tablet

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Preview: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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It didn’t seem that long ago when Samsung ushered in its mid-size Android tablet, the 7-inch Galaxy Tab. Now Samsung is beefing up its tablet lineup with the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Unlike the first Tab, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 sports a bigger screen — I’ll give you one guess as to how big it is — plus Google’s much talked about Honeycomb Android operating system for tablets.

Here’s a look at the Galaxy Tab 10.1 specs provided by Samsung.

THE BRAINS

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is powered by Android 3.0, (a.k.a. Google’s Honeycomb OS). Running the OS is a 1GHz dual core processor. Wireless connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1, HSPA and EDGE. Power is provided by a 6860 mAh battery. Memory options include 16GB and 32GB of space.

THE BODY

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is 246.2 millimeters (9.7 inches) long and 170.4 millimeters (6.7 inches) wide (or vice-versa depending on screen orientation). The device is 10.9 millimeters or 0.43 inches thick and weighs 599 grams or 21 ounces. As the name implies, the TFT display is 10.1 inches and sports a resolution of 1280 by 800.

Camera options comprise of an 8-megapixel rear camera with flash and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera. Sound options include dual surround-sound speakers. The tablet also features USB 2.0 and 3.5 millimeter earphone slots. Included sensors are a gyroscope, compass, accelerometer and proximity sensor.

THE TALENTS, ER, FEATURES

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 can play 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second and record 1080p HD video at 24 frames per second. Supported video formats are MPEG4, H263 AND H264. Supported audio formats are MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB.

Once of the best parts about the Galaxy Tab 10.1? It's a full-fledged Google Experience device with no custom skin. That means you'll get updates fast and won't be at the mercy of Samsung's infamous Android OS update delays. Expect a full review once we get our hands on the device.

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