Good news awaits all AT&T customers as two of Samsung’s newest tablets, namely the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 are landing on the carrier’s shelves this Friday on the 6th of June. Both tablets come with support for LTE out of the box, which is good news.
To make the deal sweeter for potential buyers, Samsung is offering $30 off on the bluetooth keyboard with the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and a $50 off if you’re looking to buy either of these tablets with the Galaxy S5 or the Galaxy S5 Active.
The Note Pro 12.2 will set you back by $799 with a two year contract or $45 per month for a duration of 20 months. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 however will set you back by just $24 per month on the same plan or $379.99 with a two year agreement.
Both are very capable tablets and will certainly attract a wide range of customers. The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is tailor made for power users while the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 is a device suited for the average tablet user who doesn’t care too much about hardware specs. It is being marketed as a budget offering across the globe, so the low pricing by AT&T doesn’t surprise us.
One of the key advantages with the Note Pro 12.2 is that it comes with a stylus built-in and packs a pretty solid hardware specs sheet as well. Hit the source link below for more information on the two tablets and make sure you mark your calendars for June 6 if you’re interested in either tablets.
There has been plenty spoken about Samsung’s aspirations with the tablet industry. Its capabilities were brought to the fore by the arrival of the Nexus 10. The tablet actually showed a lot of promise but has been marred by supply issues on the Google Play Store. But all that apart, it’s a pretty good tablet. If we dive into the past a little, we will remember tablets like the Galaxy Tab and the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Both these devices were Samsung’s only known tablets even though there were plenty of other Sammy tablets in the fray. And we’ve been hearing since the past few days that Samsung was looking to upgrade the lineup one more time after the 2012 upgrade in the form of the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 and a newer iteration of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Unfortunately though, these reports were claimed to be rather useless as a subsequent report claimed that Samsung had axed the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 to bring only 8 and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab variants. But now, according to a new leaked image, the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 might not be dead after all. The tablet has made a surprise appearance in the news and managed to pose for some images as well, hence revealing its existence. What makes these pictures even more believable is the fact that it shows off a brochure or a box of the device as well.
These images don’t show us a lot but merely a device wrapped in the traditional plastic and what appears to be a brochure for the tablet. So does this mean that the device is indeed real? Well we hope so, because we don’t see a reason to believe otherwise. There’s been plenty of talk about Samsung’s tablet lineup so far, especially since the Galaxy Note 8 leaked. We certainly hope this tablet sees the light of the day, as it certainly looks like something which would be targeted towards the masses and not just a niche audience. The tablet in question doesn’t appear to have any hardware buttons on it, which could be because of the highly reflective camera flash visible on the device. Regardless, it’s good to be treated to leaks like these as we now have an idea as to where Samsung is heading with its tablets. It’s still to be seen if this device will actually be launched by Samsung or if this is just an early demo unit of the tablet.
With continued focus on Samsung’s smartphones (read: Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy S III) we almost tend to forget about the tablet industry. But the fact of the matter is that Samsung is one of the few Android OEMs which has been pretty active in this area. Be it with the original Galaxy Tab, or the Galaxy Tab 10.1 or the Galaxy Tab 8.9, Samsung has tried it all. The company will hope for the people to take these devices more seriously than they have in the past. The iPads have absolutely eclipsed these tablets since the past few years, so let’s hope that trend changes with this device. Expect this tablet to be announced at the MWC event in Barcelona next month.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 under Verizon network would soon receive an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, although the exact date for rollout is still unknown. The carrier already provided and posted in its website all necessary information on how to update Galaxy Tab 7.7 to ICS.
When it rolled out ICS update for Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 almost a couple of weeks ago, it also posted the details in its site a few days before the actual rollout and such pattern has been going on for years. The point is, if the ICS update for Galaxy Tab 7.7 will not come tomorrow or next day, it would be sooner than later.
If you are an owner of Verizon Galaxy Tab 7.7 and one of the people waiting intently for the update, here is some information you might want to know.
Over-the-air update. The package will pushed over the air with a size amounting to 283.1MB, which may take around 15 to 20 minutes of download depending on the speed of your internet connection. You might be able to receive a notification if update is already available for download; otherwise you need to check manually: Home => Applications => Settings => About Device => System Updates.
Unresponsiveness during update. Your device will totally be unusable during the update process. So, don’t panic if your device becomes unresponsive because as long as you follow the standard operating procedure on how to implement the new ROM, you will be fine. Your Galaxy Tab 7.7 may be rebooted several times during the process and it’s normal and make sure you don’t interrupt it.
Here are some features you may enjoy once the update is complete:
You can now use Face Unlock feature, Pinch to Zoom functionality and Desktop View can be used on Internet Browser.
The update integrates Google Plus into your device so you can now manage your profile on your tablet.
The Music App will receive considerable upgrades and new menu icons have been added for your perusal.
Your Gallery app will be redesigned and a photo editor will be integrated. Aside from getting an improved Picture Gallery widget, you can also edit photos in it and manage your albums easier.
Basically, this is going to be a huge update and your device will definitely be getting all the features Ice Cream Sandwich can offer. However, it seems like it’s going to be the last update you’ll receive because most likely Galaxy Tab 7.7 will not be lined up for Jelly Bean update.
T-Mobile U.S has announced a new promotional “Buy One Get One Free” offer also known as BOGO for the [easyazon-link asin=”B00894K248″ locale=”us”]Samsung Galaxy S III[/easyazon-link] along with a bunch of other Samsung devices. The offer was revealed today as the Galaxy S III is just beginning to pick up pace in the country. The offer is also valid on the Galaxy S II, the Galaxy S Blaze 4G, the Galaxy Exhibit 4G and the Galaxy Tab 10.1. It’s not as simple as it sounds though. The customer will have to pay for both the devices up ahead, but the amount will be later reimbursed through a rebate.
It seems like T-Mobile had this promotion planned for a while as the Galaxy S III it sells costs about $80 more than the prices offered by other carriers like Sprint or AT&T, not including the discounts that online retailers offer. So basically, at $279.99 and $329.99 for the 16 and 32GB variants, the Galaxy S III on T-Mobile seems like a viable option. This promotion seems to be T-Mobile’s way to bring back customers who would have shied away initially due to the heavy price tag.
Available in 16 and 32GB variants, the Galaxy S III is highly anticipated on Verizon’s network with T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T already getting the device. But this plan might have just made the decision making a tad harder for new buyers. We’re not sure how long the promotion will last, but it is advised to get it before stocks run out or T-Mobile changes its mind. Maybe the carrier is a little too late with the promotion considering that most retailers are already selling the device for discounted rates with Sprint’s version being the cheapest. But that shouldn’t matter much as the Galaxy S III is not the only device being offered in the promotion. A similar promotion was carried back in May, which included devices like the HTC One S, HTC Radar etc. We love this new promotion, for most of Samsung’s 4G smartphones are included, plus there’s the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.
Apple has always had a problem with Samsung or any other Android OEM for that matter regarding design and other patents. Pertaining to the design of the Samsung Galaxy S, Apple claimed that the company borrowed heavily from the iPhone’s design. And it’s not just one device that Apple has an issue with. Fast forward to June 2012 and Samsung is battling it out with Cupertino based giant to resume the sales of the [easyazon-link asin=”B007M50PTM” locale=”us”]Galaxy Tab 10.1[/easyazon-link] in the States. Samsung however received a major setback after last week’s ruling by the U.S District Court, which barred Samsung from selling the device in the U.S. Apple was granted a preliminary injunction to restrict Samsung and its subsidiaries from selling the tablet in the country. Samsung however wasn’t going to rest and requested for the ban to be lifted.
It has now come to light though that the court has refused to rethink the ban as Samsung didn’t make a strong case. The sale of the device, according the court, will be halted as originally ordered, pending an appeal from Samsung. The judge further mentioned that Samsung wasn’t in a condition to make a better argument in the event of an appeal. “Apple has clearly shown that it is likely to suffer irreparable harm in the absence of preliminary injunctive relief,” said Judge Koh.
Adding to Samsung’s woes, the court rejected Samsung’s request to lift an injunction on the sales of the Galaxy Nexus smartphone. So it seems like we have a tough legal tussle ahead of us with Samsung clearly being on the back foot. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn’t exactly a new tablet, but it’s the temporary ban of the Galaxy Nexus that is causing some concern for the South Korean manufacturer. It has however filed an appeal in the court on the basis of approximately 7 grounds. It is to be seen if the Galaxy Nexus will resume sales in the States. As for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, it seems to be the end of the road, pretty much.
Samsung is preparing to finally sell a modified version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 down under in Australia. Samsung has said that the modified version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for the Australian market only has one slight design difference and the inner workings of the popular Android tablet are the same as the global version.
Samsung may be having trouble getting their favorite Galaxy Tab 10.1 into Australian retailers but so far no one has challenged the Samsung Galaxy Note. For those who haven’t heard, Samsung released the Samsung Galaxy Note at IFA last month. It’s a 5″ phoneblet that comes with a stylus/digial pen that slides into the device. Very reminiscent of a Treo or even a Clie’
Samsung has had major problems with Apple’s patent litigation in Australia. They tried to come to an agreement and change some of the design of the Galaxy Tab specifically for release in Australia but that idea was rejected by Apple. Samsung was also made to remove the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from their display at IFA while the Galaxy Note remained unscathed.
Samsung has officially announced that the Galaxy Note is headed to Australia in the early part of 2012. This is only the second market to get a confirmation from Samsung.
We’ve just heard via the Silicon Alley Insider through German news agency dpa that Apple has been granted a preliminary injunction against Samsung temporarily blocking the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in other parts of the European Union except for the Netherlands.
This German injunction comes with some very stiff penalties. According to SAI sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the areas where the injunction stands, could result in fines of $350,000.00 (US) or imprisonment for Samsung’s management.
German patent law is a lot stricter than the United States. In the US patent violators need to fail a four factor test to qualify for an injunction. In Germany, patent holders always win an injunction.
Apple and Samsung are in patent legal disputes all over the world stemming from the Samsung Galaxy S series phones and Samsung Galaxy Tab series of Android tablets.
While a trademark infringement case between Apple and Amazon has halted German Android developers from submitting apps to Amazon, a patent case in Australia between Apple and Samsung has halted sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.
According to a Bloomberg report, Samsung has been teasing a pending launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia since July 20th. That pending launch has now been delayed indefinitely. Samsung will have the opportunity to relaunch the Galaxy Tab 10.1 pending either the review and approval by Apple to sell an Australian version of the tablet computer, or the outcome of a patent infringement case between Apple and Samsung.
Android 3.1 brought all new options for USB Hosting mode which include the use of a mouse, keyboard or storage device. The trick was getting the USB device connected to your tablet. There is an adapter that goes micro-USB male to regular USB female which will add a computer like USB port to your tablet. However the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 uses a proprietary 30 pin connector and lacks a micro USB port.
Voting for our “Sing For A Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1” contest is starting now. Below are the four finalists in the contest. Here is how to vote. Remember follow the instructions CAREFULLY.
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